Bengaluru: 'Don't betray Kannadigas' - DKS writes to PM urging not to shift ISRO project to Gujarat

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Nov 28: KPCC president D K Shivakumar has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drop the proposal to shift the Gaganyaan manned space mission, an ambitious project of ISRO from Karnataka to Gujarat.

Shivkumar has written separate letters in this regard to chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and PM Modi. In his letter to Modi he said, "Kannadigas are very proud of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), headquartered in Bengaluru for several decades, and responsible for achieving one important milestone after another in the exploration of space and development of technology required for it.

"As you are keenly aware, ISRO has initiated the Indian Human Space Flight programme in 2007 to develop the technology needed to launch a crew-based orbital spacecraft into low-earth orbit as part of the ambitious 'Gaganyaan' project.

"The agency has planned its first crew-based flight in the year 2023 on an indigenous GSLV rocket. When completed on schedule, India will become the world's only fourth nation to undertake such a prestigious programme after the US, Soviet Union and China," Shivakumar said in his letter to Modi.

"Kannadigas are basically a very emotional people and get extremely attached to various national programmes and feel proud when Karnataka hosts such events. So, the Kannadigas have a close attachment and affinity with the project.

"They are aghast and severely jolted to learn that there are attempts to shift this prestigious project from Bengaluru to Gujarat. If it happens, the people of the state will feel that the federal government at the centre is ignoring, betraying and giving scant respect to the feelings of Kannadigas. It will hurt the self-respect and emotional sentiments of Kannadigas very severely. The move will have an adverse effect on consolidation of the federal system in the country. When the people of one part of the nation start feeling that they are being 'betrayed,' it will have serious repurcussions," Shivakumar cautioned.

Shivakumar further appealed to the Prime Minister to "intervene and stop this ill-conceived move to shift the Indian Human Space Flight programme from Bengaluru to Gujarat."

He also wrote to chief minister Bommai apprising him of the letter to the PM, stating that the central government has been continuously showing 'step-motherly' attitude to Karnataka, and urged him to send a delegation to put pressure on the centre to stop the move.




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  • Amit Singhai, Bangalore

    Tue, Nov 30 2021

    Shri Harikota is in AP SCL is in Chandigarh SAC is in Gujrat Human flight is an space application , ISRO did right thing. Why for every thing PM is targeted. Now for human flight the piolet who qualifies will again be a matter of politics? Isn't Karnataka govt. said no to 60,000 crore semiconductor plant which Centre govt. proposed. Reason given was we have no water... come on.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 29 2021

    These are the issues which the opposition has to fight tooth and nail .

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 29 2021

    If ISRO is shifted entire karnataka will be cusrse Modi , this will be shown in the coming election.

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  • Kumar, Al Khor, Qatar

    Mon, Nov 29 2021

    There is intelligence reports that Karnataka is major sleeper cell of terrorism and defense projects should be kept away from terrorism and illegal Rohingyas... That too after DJ Halli, KG Halli, the matter become extremely serious...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Nov 29 2021

    56 " chest and 86 " belly ---- can they not smash these sleeper cells...?

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Nov 29 2021

    When staying abroad I have proudly talked about ISRO, HAL, HMT, etc. which are based in Karnataka. ISRO is our pride and no part of it should be transferred elsewhere. Increasing number of sleeper cells or terrorist activities cannot be accepted as reason for shifting our pride. Let the law enforcement authorities and the defence forces be given a free hand (without any kind of political interference) in eliminating terrorism. I’m sure those who are with the nation will definitely support this act.

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Modi is the Prime Minister of Gujarat and UP and not of India. And this the politicians of other bjp ruled states dont understand.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    It would be a historic strategic blunder if ISRO and other defence and logistic systems are shifted to close to enemy border and to coastal areas. This BJP govt has already committed a blunder in order to show off the public by allowing Pakistani defence personnel into Pathankot air base which was even criticized by US, France and other foreign nations who have their airforce aircrafts, radar and anti aircraft defence systems with India. Hope Modi’s half baked illerate blind bhakth scientist not pull another blunder.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Nothing to Worry In return Karnataka will get Gujju franchise -Sabudana khichadi,Ganthiya,Shankarpali,Khakhra and Dokla . Acche din for Bakth's......

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    What are Kateel Hero and Pistol Rani enjoying our taxes for ?? Look BJP supporters, this is what your representatives are doing to our state.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    real story behind the kutantra of gujju tea boy...the bhakts of karnataka will not understand..he is still the CM of Gujarat and not the PM of india.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Time to unite all jobs industry going to north India

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  • Golibajje, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Shift everything to Gujrat. Pm knows that losing UP is going to be the first nice in the coffin after which the end starts. After that sit in Gujrat and admire whatever you have shifted there.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Strange! Golbaje thinks like Potato pappu!

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  • Prakash, Dubai

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Alubetta, golibaje at least thinks . But gobar bhakths like you even lost thinking capacity.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Mostly all projects are going to either Gujarat or UP. Rest of the states are at the mercy of the PM and paying more taxes to centre.

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