The new measures include a direct income opportunity for 70 lakh dryland farmers at the rate of Rs 5,000 per hectare, free bus travel for the nearly 19.6 lakh government students in the state, free gas connections with a stove and two refills for 30 lakh rural homes, and a universal health coverage scheme
According to the tour plan announced by state BJP, besides meeting party workers and addressing public meetings, Shah will visit homes of Deepak Rao in Surathkal (Dakshina Kannada district) and Paresh Mesta in Honnavar (Uttara Kannada).
The BJP has claimed that Rahul’s visits to religious centres are an effort to cover up for a recent circular issued and later withdrawn by the state Congress government, seeking public opinion on government takeover of temples and mutts that land up in financial distress.
While state Congress leaders claim that no deliberate thought was given to the religious stopovers, the nature of places chosen reveals careful planning. Much of the territory Rahul Gandhi will cover is inhabited by Lingayats, the single largest community in Karnataka.
Calling it a “matter of great concern”, Siddaramaiah stated that although more than 45 recommendations have been made by the Karnataka HC collegium since 2016, “we have not had more than 12 appointments”.
Singh, a transport and mining businessman who joined the BJP in 2008 at the behest of the party’s former Bellary strongman G Janardhan Reddy, was inducted into the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state party president G Parameshwara.
Bus driver Balakrishna Poojary (48) and Satish Shetty (30), administrator of the WhatsApp group called ‘Makuri’, were arrested by Bantwal police for circulating the fabricated messages. They have been booked under IPC Sections 354, 504 and 153A
Siddaramaiah has stated that as a man linked to the agrarian economy of the country he perfectly understands the value of the cow in the cycle of rural life, unlike Yogi and Co who view it through a radical Hindutva value scheme.
The TeamIndus head Rahul Narayan has also in multiple discussions suggested that the launch efforts with ISRO are still on, although he has admitted that the startup was struggling to meet financial targets including payments to ISRO for the rocket launch to the tune of nearly $ 70 million.
Since November 30, Honnavar region of Uttara Kannada has witnessed seven police complaints pertaining to communal incidents, including the mysterious death of 18-year-old Paresh Mesta after he went missing amid clashes.
The host of the Dharma Sansad, Vishweshwara Thirtha, who is the head of the Pejawar Mutt in Udupi, brought a resolution seeking minority status for people within the Hindu religion, like Dalits, in order for them to avail benefits.