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Bangalore news May 24 Highlights: Karnataka government will not collapse, says DCM G. Parameshwara; citizens want PC Mohan as union railway minister

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Written by Ralph Alex Arakal , Darshan Devaiah BP | Bangalore | Updated: May 28, 2019 8:14:39 am
Congress jds alliance, deve gowda, rahul gandhi, siddaramaiah, karnataka alliance, lok sabha pols, lok sabha poll alliance, indian express JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda, Congress leader Siddaramaiah and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru. (PTI/File)

Bangalore Live News Today: Bangalore In what is seen as a welcome move, the Karnataka Road Development Corporation (KRDCL) has confirmed that the elevated corridor project in Bangalore will not be built on stormwater drains.

A recent survey by a team of citizen activists had reported that pillars of the proposed elevated corridor project might be built on the adjacent drains (rajakaluves) on the BTS Main Road in Shantinagar. The same was observed as part of the social impact assessment survey of the elevated corridor project conducted by the citizen team.

Meanwhile, Namma Metro officials have begun to warn commuters of slippery floors at metro stations in Bengaluru. Posters stuck at various stations read, “Passengers are requested to be cautious while walking in Metro station areas having a smooth surface.” Several complaints of slippery floors were raised to the BMRCL by passengers in the last few months.

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    18:42 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bangalore Central: Here's a citizen's suggestion to PC Mohan

    "PC Mohan, MP from Bangalore Central, should urge people of Bengaluru to refrain from using cars at least one day per month. This will bring down the city's pollution levels," opines Shubha Sanjay Urs of the International Music and Arts Society.

    18:40 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bangalore South: Citizens hope Tejasvi continues the Ananthkumar legacy

    "I hope Tejasvi Surya, as a young leader, will do his best for the people of #BangaloreSouth constituency, continuing Ananthkumar's legacy," Shivakumar, an auto driver, tells

    18:37 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bangalore North: Will Sadananda Gowda perform? Citizen shares hope

    "Sad to see Krishna Byre Gowda's defeat in Bangalore North. We need development, let's wait and see how Sadananda Gowda and the Narendra Modi government would work for this," says Madhu R, a marketing professional.

    17:12 (IST)24 May 2019
    Campaign builds up for Bangalore Central MP, P C Mohan as Railways minister

    Soon after BJP’s P.C. Mohan won from Bangalore Central parliament constituency, some groups have started campaigning on social media for him to be made the Union Railway minister.

    Read Bangalore suburban rail: Campaign builds up for Bangalore Central MP, P C Mohan as Railways minister

    16:22 (IST)24 May 2019
    Karnataka KCET 2019: How to check results on May 25

    The result of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2019 will be declared on Saturday, May 25 at around 11 am by Karnataka Higher education minister GT Devegowda.

    Read: Karnataka KCET 2019: How to check results on May 25

    14:49 (IST)24 May 2019
    The coalition is strong in Karnataka-DCM

    The coalition is strong in Karnataka and both the parties are keen to foil the efforts of the opposition to destabilise the government. The coalition reposes faith in the leadership of Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister, DCM Parameshwara said.

    Deputy CM also said that a meeting of Congress ministers and legislators were held and they all have reposed faith in the present government and the leadership of CM Kumaraswamy.

    14:48 (IST)24 May 2019
    Mandate given for the lok sabha polls not to state- DCM Parameshwara

    Informal cabinet meeting discussed the results of the parliament elections and the mandate that it has given. The decision was that the mandate given for the Lok Sabha polls was for the national elections and hence it has no impact whatsoever as for as the Karnataka government is concerned, says Deputy CM Parameshwar

    14:46 (IST)24 May 2019
    Press Conference by Chief Minister Kumaraswamy 

    CM HD Kumaraswamy and Dy CM G Parameshwar holds a joint Press Commissioner 

    13:54 (IST)24 May 2019
    No threat to the Karnataka government: Congress leader Siddaramaiah

    Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah: There is no threat to the state government. 

    13:35 (IST)24 May 2019
    Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President, HK Patil writes to party president Rahul Gandhi

    Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President, HK Patil writes to party president Rahul Gandhi, states, 'It is time for all of us to introspect. I feel it my moral duty to own up the responsibility, hence, I submit my resignation from the post.'

    13:23 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bangalore Weather Update

    At 1 pm, mercury levels are at 32-degree Celsius in Bangalore.

    13:06 (IST)24 May 2019
    BJP registers biggest win, bags 25 seats in Karnataka

    With a nearly eight per cent surge in vote share over its performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP in Karnataka registered its biggest-ever victory in the state winning 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats. The party managed to garner 51.2 per cent of the votes, outdoing its 2014 performance when it received 43.37 per cent of the votes.

    Read: BJP registers biggest win, bags 25 seats in Karnataka

    12:50 (IST)24 May 2019
    Kumarswamy and Revanna meets JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda

    Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and PWD Minister HD Revanna hold meeting with JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda. Reportedly discussing poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

    12:34 (IST)24 May 2019
    Suniel Shetty’s first look from Sudeep starrer Pailwaan unveiled

    Kannada movie star Sudeep on Wednesday unveiled the character poster of Suniel Shetty from the upcoming film Pailwaan. Dressed in traditional white dhoti and shit, Suniel Shetty’s Sarkar strikes a powerful pose in new posters. Pailwaan, which stars Sudeep in the lead role, will mark Suniel Shetty's debut in the Kannada film industry.

    Read: Suniel Shetty’s first look from Sudeep starrer Pailwaan unveiled

    12:19 (IST)24 May 2019
    Prajwal Revanna to give up Hassan seat to pave way for HD Devegowda

    Newly-elected JDS MP Prajwal Revanna to give up Hassan seat to pave way for his grandfather HD Devegowda to contest.

    11:56 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bangalore South MP Tejasvi pays tribute to BR Ambedkar

    Bangalore South's newly elected MP Tejasvi Surya paid tribute to BR Ambedkar in the city today. He visited the popular Indian jurist's statue in front of Vidhan Soudha and paid respects.  

    11:44 (IST)24 May 2019
    Abbigere lake inspection tomorrow

    As the Joint Director of Land Record (JDLR) 's joint survey on lakes in Bengaluru with BBMP, KSPCB and BWSSB officials progress, the team will inspect Abbigere lake on Saturday (May 25). Kaggadasapura lake's survey was done along with citizen activists after some of them raised a complaint to Lokayukta alleging encroachment and pollution of lakes in Bengaluru.

    11:28 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bangaloreans want PC Mohan to become new Union railway minister

    Soon after BJP's P.C. Mohan won from Bangalore Central after the Lok Sabha polls were counted on Thursday, citizens started expressing on social media that they would love to see the MP as the union railway minister.  #PCMohanForRailwayMinister has garnered more than a thousand tweets already. 

    10:55 (IST)24 May 2019
    BJP welcomes Sumalatha to join party

    Karnataka state president BS Yeddyurappa has welcomed Mandya MP  Sumalatha to join the party. Sumalatha, wife of former Congress MP  Ambareesh, won against Nikhil Kumaraswamy by a margin of 1,25,876 votes.

    10:22 (IST)24 May 2019
    Explained: Why BJP’s victory may trigger the fall of Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka

    The BJP juggernaut seems set to inflict defeats on Congress-JD(S) big guns such as H D Devegowda, Mallikarjun Kharge, Veerappa Moily and K H Muniyappa.

    Read: Explained: Why BJP’s victory may trigger the fall of Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka

    10:10 (IST)24 May 2019
    Peak hour traffic is getting heavier on several roads

    Peak hour traffic is getting heavier on several roads. Traffic snarls are reported from various parts of Central Business District, Indiranagar, Banashankari, Bannerghatta Road, Mahadevapura, Koramangala, Malleshwaram, Hebbal, Goraguntepalya and Yeswanthpur.


    10:00 (IST)24 May 2019
    JD(S) leaders meet HD Devegowda and reportedly discussed poll debacle

    JD(S) leaders like Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh, MP Shivaramegowda met JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda at his residence in Padmanabhanagar and reportedly discussed poll debacle.

    09:54 (IST)24 May 2019
    Disgruntled MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi may convince rebel congress MLA to resign

    According to TV reports disgruntled Gokak MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi likely to hold a meeting with rebel Congress MLAs today and try to convince them to resign from the party.

    09:49 (IST)24 May 2019
    DCM Parameshwara to hold Breakfast meeting with Leaders

    Deputy Chief Minister G  Parameshwara to hold breakfast meeting with leaders over their failure in Loksabha elections

    09:18 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bangalore LIVE air quality check

    Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.15 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Brigade Road or Mathikere. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Jayanagar and City Railway station.

    08:54 (IST)24 May 2019
    Cabinet meeting at 12.30 today

    The Cong-JD(S) coalition government's state cabinet will meet today in capital city Bengaluru to discuss their next steps after the massive defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. Both Congress and JD(S) could manage to get only one seat each out of the total 28 constituencies in Karnataka as even their seniormost leaders, Mallikarjun Kharge and H.D. Devegowda respectively, tasted defeat. 

    Read more: Karnataka big fight: BJP sweeps state, Congress-JD(S) fails to hold fort

    According to the CMO, "Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will hold an informal meeting with ministerial colleagues at 12.30 pm tomorrow.
    After the cabinet meeting, JD(S) MLA's will hold a meeting in the party office." The cabinet meeting is scheduled to take place at Krishna, Karnataka CM's official residence in Bangalore. 

    08:41 (IST)24 May 2019
    Upendra's party faces huge defeat

    The Uttama Prajaakeeya Party led by filmstar Upendra were among the major upsets in the state post-Lok Sabha polls. His party fared best in Chamarajanagar where UPP candidate Hanur Nagaraju won 9,276 votes.

    08:24 (IST)24 May 2019
    Mandya MP Sumalatha in Bangalore today

    Independent candidate Sumalatha who won from Mandya in a historic battle will be in Bengaluru today. She is expected to visit her husband Ambareesh's memorial in the city after her win against Nikhil Kumaraswamy by a margin of 1,25,876 votes.

    Read more: Sumalatha records comfortable win in Mandya; huge setback for opponents

    08:14 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bangalore South gets India's youngest MP

    BJP's Tejasvi Surya who won in the Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore South is India's youngest MP. The 28-year-old lawywer defeated Congress' Rajya Sabha MP B.K. Hariprasad to retain the constituency known as a BJP bastion. He secured a comfortable margin of 3,31,192 votes to seal the constituency in his name.

    Read more: Tejasvi Surya wins Bangalore South with margin of 3.29 lakh votes

    08:05 (IST)24 May 2019
    Bengaluru weather today: Evening rains predicted

    The weatherman has predicted a generally cloudy sky for Bangalore today. Rain/thundershowers are likely to make an appearance, mostly by evening. The mercury levels are expected to range between 22 and 34-degree Celsius respectively.

    At the same time, more than 450 marshals who take care of Bengaluru's popular Indira Canteens have not been paid for the last few months. According to the complainants, the response that they have sought from BBMP, the local civic body, is that the same is delayed due to the state government not releasing funds on time.

    Meanwhile, BJP turned out to be the favourites in Bengaluru for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. BJP’s youngest candidate in this election campaign nationally, 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya recorded a comfortable win over Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP B.K. Hariprasad. The young lawyer won by a margin of over 3.2 lakh votes in Bangalore South.

    Also read: Karnataka big fight: BJP sweeps state, Congress-JD(S) fails to hold fort

    Bangalore Central‘s BJP MP PC Mohan won against Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad after a tough contest. The latter was leading for sometime after which Mohan took over to secure his hat-trick win from the constituency by over 70,000 votes. Prakash Raj emerged third to face a humiliating defeat.

    Also read: Bangalore’s love for BJP is reflected in Tejaswi Surya’s lead

    At the same time, Union minister and former Karnataka CM Sadananda Gowda defeated Karnataka RDPR minister Krishna Byre Gowda in Bangalore North. The winning margin for the BJP MP is 1,47,518 votes this time; lesser by over 80,000 votes from 2014.

    Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.