The Congress made a comeback in Bellary Rural after six years, wresting it with a margin of 33,104 votes from the BJP’s B Sreeramulu.
Congress has fielded a low-profile candidate H S Shantaveerappa Gowda against Yeddyurappa’s son but has put in serious effort to rally support for the party in the region.
Among the 13 government servants are five police officers.
Day long bandh was peaceful and evoked a mixed response with schools and commercial establishments like shops and hotels remaining shut.
The ruling Congress in Karnataka is seeing a conspiracy by the BJP in the widespread protests in the city.
Karnataka CM was recently seen dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Assembly.
A Whatsapp account touted as the Chief Minister’s account has been disowned by his media team as being a fake.
Karnataka CM said Kumaraswamy could not defend himself claiming other parties were also indulging in corruption.
Apart from increasing the penalty and imprisonment term a new law is needed against employers of children, Siddaramaiah said.
The Karnataka CM called a meeting of all political parties for the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board.
K S Eshwarappa was nominated by the BJP while the JD(S) nominated wealthy jeweller Sharavana as its candidate.
The chief minister added that an all-party meeting will be held on Monday in Bangalore to discuss the state government’s move regarding the Cauvery issue.
“I will make efforts to sanction these proposals in the view of the welfare of the police force in the state,” Siddaramaiah said.
The case against the senior IPS officer had resulted in KSRP men blocking traffic and staging protests in the city on May 28.
Siddaramiah said asphalting work had begun at 93 of the 230 main roads in the city stretching over 395 km.