Bengaluru: Making a fervent plea to the Central government not to shift the Aero Show 2019 to any other location, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in his Independence Day address here on Wednesday, expressed the hope that the Centre will respect and respond positively to public sentiment. There have been reports that Lucknow is being considered as the venue for the show.
The CM has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue while his coalition partner, Congress had alleged that the Modi government is planning to shift the show to Lucknow for political gains in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
On demands from various quarters for statehood for North Karnataka, the CM said the strong will of the people has silenced the ‘feeble voices clamouring for division.’ He announced that the government will organise 1,000 theatre shows named ‘Gandhi-150, a theatrical journey’ all across Karnataka to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2.