Transport Minister D. C. Thammanna has said that he finds no reasons for anyone pressing for North Karnataka State. Speaking to presspersons here on Sunday, Mr. Thammanna said that he would never back such demands. He said that the people of North Karnataka had played a key role in the formation of the unified State.

Replying to queries on injustice to North Karnataka in the budget, Mr. Thammanna refuted such allegations and said that he was ready for a debate on this issue. The government is committed to developing the entire State without any discrimination against north and south, he said.

Earlier, the Minister visited the City Bus Stand (CBT), old bus stand and other places to receive first-hand information about works. He directed officials to see that the works at the CBT were completed within three months.

Mr. Thammanna expressed unhappiness over the lack of cleanliness in bus stations as well as on buses and said that the officials concerned would be held responsible if they fail to maintain cleanliness.

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