“The central minister said the government knew about the threat, and Gauri had sought security, but government did not give. All these, it is most irresponsible statement given by a central minister, who also is a law minister,” Siddaramaiah said
That is the state’s responsibility. It must punish those who violently target dissent
Lankesh’s body was lowered into the rain-soaked ground amid cries of “Gauri Lankesh amar rahe”. No religious rituals were performed, as her brother Indrajit had specified earlier in the evening.
Gauri Lankesh murder: Meanwhile, the police are examining the footage from CCTV cameras that were installed at the entrance of Lankesh’s home from the time of murder on Tuesday.
In the last four years, we have fulfilled a majority of the promises we made. This is why we won the by-elections at Nanjangud and Gundlupet.
No chief minister has returned to power in Karnataka for a second term since Ramakrishna Hegde in 1985. JOHNSON T A on why the Congress, crumbling elsewhere, is hoping that Siddaramaiah will break that record.
Siddaramaiah also inducted a close aide, H M Revanna, who is from the Chief Minister’s own Kuruba community, into the Cabinet after keeping the Legislative Council member at bay for four years.
“Did he give even a single Dalit leader good portfolio? See these are all political gimmicks. He is doing it for 2018 elections, but people will understand (the truth),” Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said.
“On August 30, as people in the state hold meeting to mark the second anniversary of the sad killing of Dr M M Kalburgi, I would like to assure the people of Karnataka that my government will make all efforts to bring the criminals to book.”
“I am not involved in filing the FIRs against Yeddyurappa. I have never played vendetta politics in my career. If I were to do so, I would have done it long back, isn’t it? Hence, the FIRs filed against him are based on facts and evidence,” Siddaramaiah said.
Yeddyurappa is the first chief minister in south India to step down while in office following corruption charges. He has recently been named as the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for the 2018 Karnataka Assembly polls.
Expressing concern over the brazen attack on the family members of retired Army officer Colonel RS Uppal, Amarinder Singh also asked the Karnataka CM to provide protection to the family and directed the police to arrest the culprits immediately, a spokesperson said.
Revealing the IT department has raided 70 places in connection with D R Shivakumar till now, his brother D K Suresh said the money seized — over Rs 15 crore in cash and jewellery — does not belong to the minister or his family.
The Income Tax Department conducted searches at multiple properties related to senior minister D K Shivakumar, who was overseeing the stay of 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort near here, in connection with a tax evasion case.
If Karnataka eventually decides to have a separate flag for it, it would be the second state to have its official flag after Jammu and Kashmir, which enjoys a special status under the Article 370 of the Constitution.