State govt wants to change Ramanagara’s name as it has ‘Rama’ in it: BJP

Bengaluru, Jul 10 (IANS): Karnataka BJP on Tuesday said that the state government wants to change the name of Ramanagara district to Bengaluru South as it has ‘Rama’ in it.

“They only want to change it as there is ‘Rama’ in the name of Ramanagara. Only the Congress government can do this. We cannot accept it,” former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwath Narayan said.

He said that the move to change the name was initiated by Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar. “He will never develop the Ramanagara district. He has also moved the medical college to his native Kanakapura. The people won’t accept this,” the former Chief Minister said.

Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Steel H.D. Kumaraswamy, also questioned the “hidden agenda” behind changing the Ramanagara’s name. “It is no secret that for whose appeasement this name change is being done,” he said.

He said that it is part of a “conspiracy” to make the district a "heaven for the real estate mafia."

“Appeasement of few is another angle. There is a conspiracy to snatch the identity of Ramanagara district which has got a special place in state politics,” he said.

On Tuesday, a delegation led by Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the Vidhana Soudha and sought the creation of a new Bengaluru South district from five taluks surrounding Bengaluru.

The delegation also urged the government to rename Ramanagara District as Bengaluru South district, with Ramanagara city as its headquarters.

“Our objective is to extend the benefits of the reputation of the global city of Bengaluru to the people of Ramanagara, Magadi, Kanakapura, Channapatna, and Harohalli taluks, which are located close to Bengaluru city,” Deputy Chief Minister Shivakumar said after meeting the Chief Minister.

Ramanagara District was initially approved by H.D. Kumaraswamy.





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  • Jhumla buster, Kudla

    Thu, Jul 11 2024

    So, only one party is allowed to rename places, is it ? When others do it, it is wrong. Someone prove that this is not hypocrisy. When is this crap of identity politics going to end ? Incompetent people are making policy in our country.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jul 11 2024

    Rama,Rama,these politicians have no other important work than look out for change of names cities ,places to Gods or their religious gurus.Why not think of citizens needs ?They are selected for citizens welfare ,not to change names of places and bring simply chaos.

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    RAMANAGARA was famous for yester years Sholay movie -- -- many an iconic scene-- (film shooting was here ----)--

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  • JAMAL, Mangalore/UAE

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Why don't you change your house name after RAM. Instead Ashwat Rama your name as Ashwath Rama

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  • Af,,,, mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Iam waiting for the name change , my property will get sold 10 fold if Ramanagara becomes South Bengaluru ,Thanks to DKS for great initiative .

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Last three days international crude prices are down, but our PM not interested in reducing petrol and diesel price. Only fooling the country saying prices of petrol & diesel will change on daily basis corresponding with the international crude price.The country is buying crude from Russia cheaper crude oil and selling petrol and diesel at high price. Giving good dividend and bonus share to the select few who have shares of oil marketing companies like IOC, BPCL &HPCL.Let them not talk about changing names of places.

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  • Indian in Dubai, Dubai

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    This BJP guys will never change, they do this type of politics only, please for GOD sake talk about development, jobs, Women empowerment, women's secruity etc

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  • Rajendra, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    A lot of time is wasted on foolish meaningless issues-- NOW Citizens issues are different -- infrastructure -- traffic jams -- inflation -- jobs -- safety -- crime rate control -- Police -- efficiency in bureaucracy -- no bribes which has reached even to get death certificate -- other issues of health etc. -- Hospitals -- Medical costs shooting up -- Doctors fleecing -- Education for children -- Exams and paper leaks -- --we have high air pollution -- water issues --

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Mudda nahin banavo mudde khaa kar Bhai.... From where to where this thinking is going? Bajapa minds are like school children.... balak buddhi in Asliyat...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Why BJP Government has changed the Muslims names of some famous cities??? In Uttar pradesh???. What was the problem in hat Muslims names.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Siddadevaraya has RAM and Dkshi has SHIVA ....

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  • Mathew, Mangalore / USA

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Congress will turn Karnataka into an Islamic state in thier senseless politics for power . Not a bjp person but what congress is doing is clearly visible 🫡

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  • Prem Prasad, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    The efforts of fundamental humans brain is like history repeats itself without perceiving earlier experiences. Congress or BJP cannot make India Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, except biologically. (By Increasing genealogy)

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Dear Mathew , Donald Trump vows to stop outsourcing, if re-elected US President. bolo Abbki bar Trump sarkar.

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  • Ashwin Perla, Perladka

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    😂😂 Ha ha ha! Matlab, kuch bhi?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Rama was a human. So the name of a human should be Rama not the Place. Sidda-Rama-iah. Good Administrator. God bless him. and all of us. Don't make politics by bringing forward gods and goddesses names.

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  • Pinthaam, Mangloor

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Stop doing too much Ram bhajan, remember Ram defeated you in Ayodhya.......seems like even he is fed up with you guys!!!

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    ON A LIGHTER NOTE, BANGALORE CAN BE RENAMED NEW YORK -- MG ROAD _ -MANHATTAN -- etc. etc. -- but nothing changes with mere name change -- it is only cosmetic -- and theatrics-- ---there are very many weaklings with the name MAHABALA ------ RAMNAGAR will remain as it is -- Only District name will change -- THE PROPOSED BANGALORE SOUTH will comprise ----- Raman agar , Magadi, Kanakapura , Channa Patna, and Harohalli taluks, However mere name change will not brighten the prospects -- Not like -- “a rose is a rose is a rose” Gertrude Stein-- which is a derivative of the original Shakespeare quote, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. does not happen automatically to towns and cities-- all needs good infrastructure -- facilities -- cleanliness - schools -- hospitals - law and order etc. etc

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Property owners in Ramanagara are worried BJP will illegally seize their land to build a Rama temple.

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