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Karnataka: Congress MP Sparks Controversy With ‘Separate Country For South’

On Thursday, DK Suresh, a Lok Sabha MP for the Congress, sparked controversy by saying that Karnataka was not receiving enough funds from the Central government and that there was thus no choice but to demand a separate country for South India.

DK Suresh responded to the Union Budget, which Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had given in Parliament, by claiming that “injustice was being served to South India back the Budget. Funds that were supposed to reach the South are getting diverted and distributed to North India,” he stated.

Reacting to DK Suresh’s statement, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya said, “While the Congress Party has a history of ‘Divide and Rule’, its MP DK Suresh plays the trick again now, wanting the North and South to be divided.”

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According to data from Surya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s NDA government we increased tax devolution to Karnataka.

“On one hand, their leader Rahul Gandhi is attempting to ‘unite’ the country with his ‘Jodo’ Yatras. On the other hand, we have an MP who is hell-bent on breaking the nation. Congress’ idea of divide and rule is much worse than that followed by the colonisers,” Tejasvi Surya said in a tweet.

“Kannadigas will never allow this to happen. We will give them a befitting reply in the Lok Sabha elections and ensure that #CongressMuktBharat attains fruition,” he added.

Another Karnataka BJP leader R Ashoka said, “While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is doing Bharat Jodo Yatra, Karnataka Congress leader and MP DK Suresh is talking about Bharat Todo. As a result of the divide and rule policy of the Congress party, the country has already experienced division once, and now they are talking about dividing India again.”

“A parliamentarian who has taken an oath to protect the integrity and sovereignty of the country speaking like this shows the divisive mindset of the Congress party,” he added.

Karnataka Congress chief and state Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar said, “DK Suresh, his brother, only expressed people’s opinion”.

“I am for Akhand Bharat. He has only expressed people’s opinions. People are thinking like that because they are being neglected. The country is one. Since injustice is served to people, he (DK Suresh) has said that. India should be together and one. We are all one. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, we are one. Every village should get justice.”

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