The issue of naming Belagavi airport as Rani Channamma airport was again discussed in the Legislative council today, and CM HD Kumarswamy said his govt will again send the proposal to Central government and ministry of Civil Aviation.
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who was replying to the question raised by Mahantesh Kavatagimath, said that a proposal for the naming of Belagavi airport as Rani Channamma airport was submitted by the state government to ministry of Civil aviation but it has been rejected. However, another fresh proposal will be submitted to department soon and he would personally meet central aviation minister requesting to approve the proposal.
It may be recalled that, then Union Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapatiraju who was speaking on the occasion of dedicating the upgraded Belagavi airport had said if the Cabinet approves and submits the proposal to the Aviation Ministry the name of Kittur Rani Chennamma would be approved. He said it would help carry the history forward to the next generation.