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 JD(S), which has already started its campaign in the state, had recently organised a month-long ‘Janata Jaladhare’ march, aimed at seeking implementation of all irrigation and drinking water projects in the state.
In 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, the state government and India Post started delivering mangoes from farmers in the Ramanagara, Chikkaballapur, and Kolar districts using online marketing and postal services.
In 2014, the BMTC had procured 186 Ashok Leyland BS-4 midi buses, which are larger than mini buses. These buses are mainly put into service in the narrow and congested areas of the city as they are 9m-long and have 33 seats.
According to AAP sources, the party has decided to fight the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections on a “large scale” since it is a big southern state and is largely dependent on agriculture, where the farmers are facing similar problems like their Punjab counterparts.
The AAP supremo says the Congress government was called a ‘20 per cent commission government’ and the current BJP government is called a ‘40 per cent commission government’, but Delhi has ‘zero per cent commission government’ .
Recently, as the spectre of communal tension loomed large over Karnataka, Right-wing activists had urged the district administration and temple authorities to bar Muslim traders from taking part in the festival.
One of the teams is headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and national general secretary in charge of the state, Arun Singh, who will lead the other two teams. E