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Don’t have people’s blessings, ‘punyatma’ Rahul Gandhi gave me power: Kumaraswamy

Don’t have people's blessings, ‘punyatma’ Rahul Gandhi gave me power Kumaraswamy

Don’t have people’s blessings, ‘punyatma’ Rahul Gandhi gave me power: Kumaraswamy Days after his remarks that he was at the “mercy” of Congress and not the people drew flak, Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday described the Grand Old party’s president Rahul Gandhi as a “punyatma” (good soul). “Today, even though I don’t have the blessings of the people, punyatma Rahul Gandhi placing trust in me has given me power. We have got a good opportunity. I will do it. He will not oppose, I will convince him,” Kumaraswamy said. Taking him (Rahul Gandhi) into confidence, I will ...

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After mid-night court room drama, BJP’s Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM

After mid-night court room drama, BJP's Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM

After mid-night court room drama, BJP’s Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM Draped in a green shawl on his white safari suit, BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday morning took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka for a second time. The swearing-in came after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court. Yeddyurappa took oath as the chief minister in the name of God and farmers amid chants of “Modi, Modi” and sloganeering at the Raj Bhavan. Yeddyurappa was projected in the run-up to assembly election as ‘Raitha Bandhu’ – the friend of the farmers. The 75-year-old Lingayat ...

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No gold biscuit for MLAs: K’taka CM denies report of gift proposed by Speaker

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday denied the reports about gifting gold biscuits to every legislator for the diamond jubilee of the Vidhana Soudha. “There are no gold biscuit or any other thing; there are no mementos” said Siddaramaiah in reference to the distribution of gold biscuits to MLAs and MLCs in the state. Ahead of the Assembly polls in 2018, the Legislature Secretariat is planning to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Vidhana Soudha on a grand scale. As part of the celebrations, it has proposed to gift gold biscuits, each costing about Rs 50,000 to legislators. The two-day fete ...

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Death by accident, not potholes: Karnataka CM defends his govt on deaths

Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Thursday said that the death of four people in Bengaluru were not because of potholes but were accidents. Four people have died in accidents in October because of the battered condition of some of the city roads. The Karnataka government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city civic body, came under sharp criticism following the incident. The recent death was of G Veena, 21-year-old, resident of Kundana in Devanahalli, who was returning home riding pillion with her elder sister G Lakshmi, 24 on Tuesday. Veena died after she was flung from a scooter ...

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