Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday defended the demand for a separate flag for the state. He asked if there is any provision in the Constitution that prohibits the state from having its own flag. Earlier today, the Karnataka Government has constituted a nine-member committee to submit a report to the state government on the possibility of designing a separate flag for the state. Journalist-writer and president of Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha Patil Puttappa and social worker Bheemappa Gundappa Gadada had urged the government to design a separate flag for Kannada ‘naadu’ and accord statutory standing for that. But Siddaramaiah opposed this proposal.