Chief Minister Kumaraswamy announced in the state Budget to bifurcate the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and establish one more at Hassan.
A day after the budget the netizens started the #SaveVTU campaign.
Today protests were held at Rani Chennamma Circle by various Kannada organistations against the division of the VTU.
Various posts and Tweets with #SaveVTU hash tag are making its way on the Internet.
The #SaveVTU campaign was also supported by Suresh Angadi, Member of Parliament.
Ashok Chandaragi said People of NK are highly shocked and disappointed by your decision…. Please take back this decision of bifurcating VTU.
Various members of the industrial, real estate, Traders will meet tomorrow at Foundry Cluster at 4pm (Monday) to formulate a plan to protest against this injustice to Belagavi.
requesting all engineering students & Engineers to participate in #SaveVTU campaign against @hd_kumaraswamy govt which is trying to decimate the pride of VTU by reducing its jurisdiction. we want you to take the lead.@KLESocietys @KLS @jaincollege
— Rajkumar Topannavar (@RajeevTopanavar) February 10, 2019
VTU and Suvarna Soudha was made in Belgaum for a larger political reason by JH Patel, with intent of making it 2nd capital. HDK with his short sightedness will make way for NK ppl with strong reasons asking for statehood. #SaveVTU
— Sunil Gopalachari🇮🇳 (@sunilgopalachar) February 10, 2019
— Nadeem Sanadi (@TheNadeemSanadi) February 10, 2019
#SaveVTU @HDKumaraswamy1 almost every high profile department in this karanataka state r concentrated in Bangalore or some south cities then can we ask for divisions of those as well?North KARNATAKA was never ever developed by any govts then shall we ask 4 NK as separate state?
— NationFirst (@NationFirst30) February 10, 2019
— AGR (@AgrTweet) February 10, 2019