Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday wrote a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu requesting him to rename Belagavi Airport as Kittur Rani Chennamma Airport and Hubballi Airport as Sangolli Rayanna Airport.
This is been seeing an extension of his continuing effort to woo North Karnataka.
Rani Chennamma is an early 19th-century queen from Belagavi who led an armed rebellion against the East India Company. Sangolli Rayanna was Chennamma’s contemporary, who was the chief of her army.
Replying in the Assembly session recently at Belagavi, Kumaraswamy had said that the Centre had declined the government’s request to name the Belagavi airport after Rani Chennamma.
Chief Minister has said that renaming the airports will be a befitting tribute to the warriors.