Bengaluru News Highlights: In a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the Mysuru Dasara festivities, the Karnataka government has decided to allow a maximum of 500 people to attend the Jumbo Savari (elephant procession) and cultural programmes that will be held at the Amba Vilas Palace.
According to an order issued by Chief Secretary P Ravikumar, all participants including government officials will be asked to possess a negative RT-PCR report to be allowed at the venues.
Meanwhile, former Karnataka chief minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed the upcoming bypolls in two Assembly constituencies in the state. The constituencies of Hangal and Sindgi will go to polls on October 30.
After the meeting, Siddaramaiah said, “I was called for a meeting by Sonia Gandhi. We have discussed the upcoming bypolls and various issues in the state Congress party.”