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Kannadigas assured of all support

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BANGALORE, JULY 22. The Deputy Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, today said that Kannadigas, whose numbers in Bangalore were dwindling compared to other linguistic groups, would get all support from the Government in developmental activities such as setting up of industries.

Replying to L. Hanumanthaiah (Congress) during Question Hour, he said that of the State's population of nearly five crores, Kannadigas comprised 2.98 crores (68.59 per cent) according to the 1991 Census. There were 1.36-crore people who spoke 17 languages other than Kannada (31.41 per cent).

Mr. Siddaramaiah said Bangalore had only 18,57,320 Kannadigas (38.77 per cent). The number of non-Kannadigas was 29,32,705 (61.23 per cent).

The number of people from other States in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala and their capitals was far lower because those States had tough language policies to promote their languages and people.

Disagreeing with the suggestion that the migration of people from other States should be curbed, Mr. Siddaramaiah said what was required was that they should be taught Kannada.

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