Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his Bengaluru visit is attending the Karnataka Congress Extended Executive meeting on Friday morning.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on a visit to Bengaluru is attending the Karnataka Congress Extended Executive meeting on Friday Morning. The MP, who is on a two-day visit to the state was accompanied by the Congress state unit President DK Shivakumar, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah and other senior state party leaders.
Rahul Gandhi echoed the ‘40% commission minister’ remark during his speech at the party meeting and stated, “Karnataka government is the most corrupt. BJP’s aim is to snatch funds from the poor and give them to the rich. They want to divide the nation. But we want to raise real issues like the economy and unemployment. We want to unite the nation.” He further added, “Congress needs to focus on youth and women for the upcoming elections.”
Rahul Gandhi’s visit comes at a time when the state is debating issues like the Hijab ban, restrictions on non-Hindu traders conducting business inside temple premises and the Halal meat row. Speculations are rife that his visit is set to kick off Karnataka Congress’ 2023 Assembly elections campaign.
Earlier he visited the residence of late actor Puneeth Rajkumar here and paid tribute to the late Kannada superstar.
“I paid my condolences to Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar and other family members of famous Kannada actor late Puneeth Rajkumar after visiting their home. Puneeth left unforgettable memories for all Kannadigas at a young age,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Kannada after his visit.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, the party’s Campaign Committee chairman M B Patil, and former union minister KH Muniyappa also accompanied Rahul Gandhi.
The Congress leader had earlier taken part in the 115th birth anniversary event of late Siddaganga Mutt seer Shivakumar Swamiji. “Offered my respects to Late Shri Shivakumara Swamiji on the occasion of his jayanti celebrations at Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkuru, Karnataka. Known for his selfless service to humanity, the late Swamiji was instrumental in educating lakhs of poor youth & shaping their future,” he tweeted.
The authorities have imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Budh Nagar in view of the upcoming festivals and high-school exams. Major festivals that will be celebrated this month include Ramzan, Ram Navami, and Ambedkar Jayanti. The dates of the General Legislative Council election are also slated to be announced this month. According to the data from the state health department, 60 districts reported zero fresh cases.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah who is on a two-day visit to Karnataka on Friday attended the 115th Jayanthi and Guru Vandana program of Shivakumara Swamiji at Siddaganga Math in Tumkur. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tejasvi Surya were also present on the occasion. Shah will be attending Karnataka State Cooperative Conference at around 4 pm in Bengaluru Palace.
In an unexpected development, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) uploaded its budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year on its website late on Thursday night without any prior notice, moving away from the usual route of presenting it in the public eye. As per Section 196 of the BBMP Act, the local body’s budget is supposed to be announced at least three weeks prior to the start of the next fiscal year.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has questioned West Bengal School Service Commission’s former advisor SP Sinha in connection with an alleged recruitment scam. The questioning followed Calcutta high court’s direction to the CBI on Thursday interrogate Sinha by midnight. Sinha was untraceable before he arrived at the CBI office in Kolkata around 11:15 pm and was questioned till around 2:25 am on Friday. Sinha said he cooperated with the investigators and answered all their questions.
An unidentified pedestrian was killed in a hit and run accident near Ballomajra village in Balongi on Thursday. A passer-by, Jarnail Singh, a resident of Adarsh Colony, Balongi, told the police that he was going to a relative’s house in his car around 2.30 pm on Thursday. When he reached the bridge in front of VR Punjab mall, a speeding car coming from behind hit a pedestrian and sped away, leaving the victim severely injured.