Darshan Devaiah B P works as Senior Sub Editor for The Indian Express Online (indianexpress.com) from Bengaluru. He reports on urban issues and has experience using Right to Information (RTI) as a reporting tool.
The Live drill involved an aero-medical rapid response by the International Critical Care Air Transfer Team(ICATT)’s HEMS team from Bengaluru to an accident site at Mandya District involving a mother and an infant.
The Karnataka Congress also condemned the seer for his demand. Senior Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “Swamiji should not talk like this. The seer can give suggestions but should not pressurise the chief minister."
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) services are unlikely to be affected since the management of both corporations have warned their employees of disciplinary action if they participated in the nationwide strike.
The Karnataka Police has filed an FIR under Section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of the IPC.