Bengaluru, Karnataka News Highlights: Slain journalist Gauri Lankesh’s sister Kavita and mother Indira joined Rahul Gandhi in the Karnataka leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra today. Gauri was murdered on September 5, 2017; the trial in her case is still going on. Gandhi will also be briefing the media at 1 pm tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday announced that the reservation for STs in the state will be increased from the existing three per cent to seven per cent. This will be done to ensure that reservation for STs in Karnataka will be on par with Central government norms, he said. He added that reservation for SCs will also increase from the existing 15 per cent to 17 per cent.
In other news, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in New Delhi on Friday in connection with the Young Indian and National Herald case. This comes after the agency rejected Shivakumar’s request seeking to extend the date of his appearance. Shivakumar said he would honour the summons and appear before the ED along with his brother DK Suresh, a Congress MP, Friday, October 7.