BJP preparing for upcoming ZP, TP polls; Congress facing question of existence: Kateel

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January 12, 2021

Mangaluru, Jan 12: Karnataka BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel said that the Congress leaders are engaging in levelling allegations unable to digest the victory of BJP-supported candidates in the gram panchayat elections.

He said that the Congress is facing the question of its existence. To remain active in media, the leaders are engaging in issuing statements daily.

The BJP-backed candidates have won in 3,714 gram panchayats in Karnataka. A total of 45,715 candidates have won the election. The BJP is preparing for the upcoming zilla panchayat and taluk panchayat elections by organising 'Jana Sevaka Samavesh' till January 13. Through the convention, the BJP will chalk out strategies for the upcoming elections.

Mr Kateel said that it is left to the discretion of the Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to decide on the cabinet expansion. “Even I want six-time MLA S Angara to get the ministerial berth. However, the final decision will be taken by the Chief Minister. The ministerial berth will be given after considering the social and geographical area,” he said.

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January 16,2021

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Bengaluru, Jan 16: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday underlined that one should not have fear or doubt over the vaccine developed by Indian Scientist to fight against Coronavirus pandemic which has claimed precious lives of thousands of people.

The Chief Minister was speaking after vaccinating a driver at Victoria Hospital in the city. Union Minister Pralhad Joshi and Minister for Health and Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar, among others present on the occasion.

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the drive across the country. In each centre 100 covid warriors will be vaccinated and it will be increased in the coming days.

Mr Yediyurappa said in the country nearly 3 crore Covid warriors have been vaccinated.

He appealed to the people to come forward to get vaccinated without any fear and worry.

Dr Sudhakar, in his address, said the vaccination began at 243 centers across the state after the Prime Minister launched it. Some private hospitals like St. Johns Medical College have also been included in this initiative. Covi-shield will be distributed in 237 centres and Covaxin in 6 centres in Bellary, Shivamogga, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Chamarajanagar and Davangere.

In all 7,17,439 health warriors will be vaccinated in the initial phase and aiming to vaccinate 24,300 people on the first day itself. There are 8,14,500 doses of vaccine available and the initial phase is expected to complete within a week, said the Minister.

As a precautionary measure there will be emergency medical service available at the site of vaccination to meet any side effects, if reported.

The Minister warned against misleading reports in social media and called upon the people not to get carried away and listen to only official handles.

He said that Health warriors, Police staff and poura karmikas have been registered in the first phase.

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January 15,2021

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Mangaluru, Jan 15: Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) on Friday arrested two people and seized gold worth about Rs 1.09 crores from them.

Official sources said on Friday that based on intelligence and profiling of passengers, customs sleuths intercepted two people identified as Faizal Thotty Melparamba (37) and Mohammad Shuhaib Mugu (31), both hailing from Kasargod, Kerala and had arrived from Sharjah by an Air India flight.

When a personal search of both the passengers was carried out it was found that the duo had concealed the gold in paste form in their underwear. A total of 2.154 kg of gol of 24k purity valued Rs 1.09 crores was recovered.

Customs Commissioner, Imamuddin Ahmed and Joint Commissioner Joannes George, congratulated the customs team led by Praveen Kandi, Deputy Commissioner, and officers Srikanth K, Superintendent, Subhendu Ranjan Behera, Superintendent, Naveen Kumar, Superintendent and others, for their vigilant action in catching the smugglers.

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January 11,2021

Bengaluru, Jan 11: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday said the much-awaited expansion or reshuffle of his cabinet will take place on January 13 or 14, and BJP National President J P Nadda will be invited for the swearing-in.

Though the Chief Minister indicated that seven new faces will be inducted, he did not make it clear whether it will be cabinet expansion or reshuffle.

"On January 13 or 14 according to convenience of our national President J P Nadda and Karnataka in-charge (general secretary Arun Singh), by inviting them, swearing in ceremony will be organised," Yediyurappa said.

Speaking to reporters here after paying tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his death anniversary, he said, about seven members will be inducted.

Asked whether it will be cabinet expansion or reshuffle, he said, "let's see, you will get to know."

Yediyurappa on Sunday had held discussions with Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi about the cabinet exercise.

On returning from New Delhi late on Sunday, the Chief Minister had said that seven members will be inducted on January 13 afternoon, and that he will finalise the names on Monday after discussions.

Yediyurappa has been waiting for some time now to carry out the cabinet exercise, as he was asked by the BJP president during their meeting in New Delhi on November 18, to wait for the clearance from the central leadership.

The cabinet expansion or reshuffle is expected to be a tightrope walk for the Chief Minister, considering that there are too many aspirants, from the party old guard to Congress- JD(S) rebels who are now BJP legislators.

While several of the old guards like Umesh Katti (eight-time MLA) and Arvind Limbavali are waiting for a chance to be inducted into the Ministry, Congress-JD(S) rebels like Munirathna, R Shankar and M T B Nagaraj, who helped the BJP come to power and are now party legislators, are also aspiring for slots.

While Munirathna is now BJP MLA from RR Nagar, Shankar and Nagaraj are MLCs.

Yediyurappa had recently also indicated that MLC C P Yogeshwar, who is said to have played a key role by managing Congress-JD(S) rebel MLAs, during the political turmoil in the state in 2019, that eventually led to BJP to come to power, will be inducted into the Ministry.

The cabinet currently has 27 members, and seven berths are still vacant. 

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