The carving out of a new taluk from the Chittapur Assembly constituency is a victory for the people of Kaligi and the surrounding villages, said Vishwanath Patil Hebbal, former MLA.

Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, Mr. Hebbal, who spearheaded the agitation demanding bifurcation of Chittapur taluk, said that the formation of the new taluk would end the problems faced by people in over 85 villages in Chittapur and Chincholi. Seventeen gram panchayats in Chittapur and six in Chincholi would be merged with the new Kaligi taluk. Mr. Hebbal thanked Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar for the decision to form new taluks, which would help bring administration closer to the people.

Formation of new taluk will end problems faced by people in over 85 villages: Hebbal