India has failed to secure extradition in many high-profile cases, including that of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, Navy war room leak suspect Ravishankaran and Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy.
The bypolls have turned into a prestige battle between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who hails from the Mysore region, and state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa, who has been projected as the party’s CM candidate.
Investigation into the group began after their arrest following the train blast, and the subsequent death of one group member, Saifullah Khan, 23, in Lucknow during a long-drawn police siege on his rented house.
Devas Multimedia is embroiled in a multi-billion dollar dispute with the Central government over cancellation of a 2005 deal with ISRO to launch satellites to deliver digital video broadcasting services for mobile phones.
Despite not commanding a strong vote base, a veteran Krishna, who has been away from active politics for several years, still enjoys a good standing in his own Vokkaliga community which populates the southern region of Karnataka
“No party where age and experience is not valued will have a great future. Age has to be valued. Out of sadness and grief, I have taken the decision to leave the Congress and I will stick by it,’’ said Krishna.
Reacting to the protests, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state government will take necessary steps to ensure that a popular and cultural event such as Kambala is held, as per people’s wish.