Bengaluru, Karnataka Highlights: Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy’s purported remarks that the “government is not functioning, we are somehow managing”, has drawn criticism from some of his cabinet colleagues, with Horticulture Minister Munirathna even advising him to quit the Ministry. This came after a purported phone conversation between Madhuswamy and Bhaskar, a Channapatna-based social worker, went viral on Saturday.
Meanwhile, multinational pizza restaurant chain Domino’s came in for sharp criticism after a Twitter user posted a picture purportedly showing a mop and a toilet brush hanging above the pizza dough almost touching it. As the photo went viral, Domino’s issued a statement saying that it is an isolated incident and “strictest action” has been taken against the restaurant in question.
In other news, the Indian flag was hoisted for the first time at the controversial Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru by revenue department officials Monday morning amid tight security as part of the celebration of 75 years of Independence. The Idgah Maidan at Chamarajpet has been embroiled in a controversy on account of competing claims for its ownership between the Wakf Board and civic authorities.