Jarkiholi appears to support Kattis' claims about statehood.

Satish Jarkiholi endorsed Umesh Kattis call for separate statehood for North Karnataka . Satish said that growth could be enhanced in a smaller state .

Belagavi: Former Chief Minister and current leader of the Congress legislature group Siddaramaiah, in July 2018, had wished to highlight the resistance and sacrifices that had led to Karnataka's unification.The former CM was responding to accusations that the then JD(S)-Congress coalition government mistreated North Karnataka, sparking confusion among regional political parties.More than four years have passed that Siddaramaiahs party colleagues' views are being misrepresented.Satish Jarkiholi, a former minister and working president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), appeared on Thursday to endorse forest minister Umesh Kattis' call for a separate statehood for North Karnataka.

The BJP is planning to introduce a bill aimed at reconstitution of states based on population.Any province with a population of three crore is designated as a distinct state under this strategy.Karnataka will be bifurcated if this bill is passed, according to Kattis' remarks on Wednesday, in which the latter said that North Karnataka will be split into two separate states after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.North Karnataka will be one of the fifty states in the country in the upcoming years.

We are not in favour of creating any friction.However, Satish said that the BJP-led Union government's agendum is still in play, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarking on it himself.When the bill is presented in the House, we can discuss it.Satish said the issue has come to the forefront due to remarks made by prominent North Karnataka officials.