We will move Supreme Court on language policy, says Yeddyurappa

2009052952290301GULBARGA: The State Government has continued its defiant stand on the issue of implementing the order of a Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court on the language policy.Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa told journalists here on Sunday that there was no change in the government’s stand that

Kannada should have primacy in school education. “We will move the Supreme Court seeking stay on the implementation of the orders passed by the Division Bench.”

The Chief Minister was here to participate in the first anniversary function of the Karnataka High Court Circuit Bench. Admitting that there had been a delay on the part of the State Government in responding to the orders of the Division Bench last year, Mr. Yeddyurappa said he had discussed the implications of the observations of the High Court with the Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri and Advocate-General Ashok Harnahalli.
The Government had already challenged the Division Bench order in the Supreme Court and it was yet to be disposed of, he added.

Referring to the alleged assault of an Assistant Executive Engineer of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike by Housing and Muzrai Minister V. Somanna, the Chief Minister initially said he was not in Bangalore when the alleged

incident took place, but later said he had talked to officials in Bangalore and was told that the Minister had only pulled up the official and not assaulted him as reported in the press.