Davangere: Demanding the Scheduled Tribe status to the Kuruba community, the Niranjananda Puri Swamy of Kaginele Kanaka Gurupeet will hit the streets and go on a padayatra from Kaginele to Bengaluru from January 15.
“It is our right to get ST status for the Kuruba community and the Mutt will urge all its community people from across the state to arrive in large numbers for the walk from January 15,” said Kaginele Kanaka Gurupeet while addressing a meeting of the community held at Belludi Mutt.
Following the meeting, Swamy directed Rural Development Minister K S Eshwarappa to mediate between the community people and the government to ensure that the state sends the recommendation to the central government and gets the constitutional approval.
It is also gathered that on November 8, a women’s convention will be held at Kaginele Kanaka Gurupeet. The community that has a sizable population should be given the reservation. A mega rally will be held in Bengaluru on February 7.