‘Garden city’, ‘IT capital’ and now second capital of India?
Deshpande has sought the status of second capital of the country to Bengaluru.
The move to establish a second capital, Mr. Deshpande said, would help create newer opportunities in trade, cultural exchange and scientific and industrial innovation in Bengaluru while also giving ‘voice to the aspirations of millions of south Indians to feel that they are part of the national mainstream’.
In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Large and Medium Industries Minister R.V.
He equated Bengaluru’s diversity in student population and professionals to that of New Delhi.