CM Siddaramaiah of Karnataka promises to enact legislation governing Kannada signboards.

CM Siddaramaiah of Karnataka promises to enact legislation governing Kannada signboards.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah convened a high-level meeting with representatives from the Department of Kannada and Culture and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) one day after vandalism incidents rocked Bengaluru. According to him, there will be an ordinance established requiring business establishments to display name plates that contain 60% Kannada. Additionally, he exhorted all Karnataka company owners to observe the regulations and maintain composure.

"I directed the BBMP and culture department officials to pass an ordinance and enforce the '60% Kannada' rule on all name plates," he declared. We'll make some rules and let everyone know about them."

Additionally, Siddaramaiah advised businesses to abide by the rules established by the state government. Prioritizing the local language and emphasizing it on name plates is crucial. By February 28th, owners who do not have 60% Kannada on their name boards are required to replace them. I promise that every business will be protected, so stop worrying," he continued.

The chief minister denounced Karnataka Rakhsana Vedike's Wednesday rampage as well. "No one has the right to impose law and order on themselves. We do not support vandalism of any type.

Meanwhile, Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara stated that a law exists to safeguard the native language. "There is already an act to protect Kannada language and culture," he remarked. However, we require a change to Section 17, Subsection 6, where the percentage of language, such as name boards, must be determined. An law will implement the 60:40 (Kannada to a secondary language) ratio."

However, the BBMP had previously asked commercial businesses to construct signpost boards with 60% Kannada content earlier on Tuesday. Tushar Girinath, commissioner of the BBMP, stated, "There are 1400 km of arterial and sub-arterial roads in the city, and all commercial shops on these roads will be surveyed zone wise."

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