Bengaluru Highlights: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) detained Rudragowda D. Patil, the main accused in the Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) recruitment scam, and brought him to its office late Saturday night, in Kalaburagi, Karnataka.
Amid speculations over whether it will be cabinet expansion or rejig in Karnataka, ahead of assembly polls next year, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday maintained that he would get to know about it only after discussing with the BJP high command. “I will get to know about it only after discussion with the party high command,” Bommai told reporters in response to a question whether it will be cabinet expansion or reshuffle this time. Asked whether new faces will be given a chance in the cabinet, he said it will be known when the announcement is made.
Karnataka BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel on Saturday accused the opposition Congress party of encouraging riots and creating anarchy-like situation, ahead of the Assembly elections in the state and even called it a “Gangotri of Corruption”. He advocated strong laws and steps to stop communal flare-ups and riots in the state, including confiscating the property of those behind it. The chief of the ruling party in the state, was speaking to reporters in Bengaluru after a meeting with party office-bearers as part of a state-wide tour by leaders in three teams, aimed at preparing the BJP from the grass-root level for the 2023 Assembly polls.