A decision by the BJP leadership to give tickets to the rebels in 15 state bypolls on December 5 is expected to cause tensions with many local, state and national leaders of the party unhappy over the move.
The BJP government led by B S Yeddyurappa had earlier handed over investigations into the illegal tapping, believed to have lasted a year between August 2018 and August 2019 (during Kumaraswamy’s tenure and the start of Yediyurappa’s), to the CBI.
While investigating a twin murder at Mahadevapura in east Bengaluru, the police stumbled upon the young couple who allegedly targeted elderly, childless couples within their extended family in order to rob them.
Sources said one example that has come to the fore in the investigation handed over to the CBI by the BJP government in Karnataka is the alleged tapping of the phone of Nirmalananda Swami, an influential seer of the dominant Vokkaliga community.
Saying that the alleged “anti-national” comments were made in the course of a private conversation on social media, Additional District and Sessions Judge Sayed Baleegur Rahaman granted bail on September 20.
The credentials of Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy (44) as an academic — Rhodes scholar at Oxford University and B R Ambedkar visiting professor of Indian constitutional law at Columbia Law School — are key factors driving the hope for a revival in the academic spirit
Over 400 undergraduate students are set to boycott the semester examinations that are scheduled to begin on Monday to protest the delay in appointing Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy as the new VC. This is the first time in the NLSIU’s 31-year history that students are boycotting classes and exams.
CM Yediyurappa's plans to construct a 101-foot-tall Kempegowda bronze statue at the Bengaluru airport at the cost of Rs 100 crore is widely seen as an attempt by the BJP to gain leverage with the Vokkaliga community.