Police were under pressure to name Cong leaders in Bengaluru violence charge-sheet: DKS

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October 14, 2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 14: Taking strong exception to the Bengaluru police naming Congress party leaders in its B'luru riots case charge-sheet, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D. K. Shivakumar on Wednesday said they won't succumb to such unethical pressure tactics.

Speaking to reporters after taking part in the nomination filing of Congress party Rarajarajeswari Nagar candidate, Kusuma H here, Shivakumar asserted that the ruling BJP in Karnataka has become issueless and as a result, keeps haunting Congress leaders.

Shivakumar charged that the city police were under "tremendous pressure" to include the names of those corporators that the media has today highlighted.

"The very fact that police took so long to name them is case in point that they were under tremendous pressure from the ruling BJP," he alleged

The KPCC president further noted that just a week ago, central agencies had raided him and the central agencies had been conducting an inquiry on the party's former state president, Dr G. Parameshwara. "Now the state police have also joined the same league by naming our party corporators. People are seeing their game of vindictiveness," he said.

According to him, the BJP always looks for an excuse to divert people's attention to hide its failures.

"BJP's mis-management of Covid is a well-documented fact. Besides this, they have decisively failed in tackling farmers issues. The BJP had been thriving on such issues alone. The day people realise their machinations, the BJP will stand exposed," he said.

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November 27,2020

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Bengaluru, Nov 27: While stating that he will visit Delhi, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday said the cabinet expansion will be done after three-four days.

While addressing a press conference, Yediyurappa said "nothing" has been decided on the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community's recommendation to the Centre to be included as a backward caste.

"We have not decided anything about Veerashaiva-Lingayat's proposal to the central government to add it into the central Other Backward Caste (OBC) list. Everything will be decided after I visit Delhi. As of now, we are discussing other important issues. I spoke to Amit shah in the morning and the cabinet expansion will be done soon in three-four days," Chief Minister said.

Earlier on November 19, the Chief Minister had met BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda in the national capital.

On November 12, a meeting of senior BJP MLAs was held at minister Ramesh Jarakiholi's residence amid speculations of Karnataka Cabinet reshuffle. More than a dozen aspirants are waiting to be included in seven vacant chairs.

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December 1,2020

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Bengaluru, Dec 1: Former Karnataka Minister and BJP Legislative Council member A H Vishwanath on Tuesday said he will file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court order disqualifying him from becoming a Minister since as per law he continues to be a disqualified member until he gets elected from the public.

Speaking to media here, he said “I am waiting for the full text of the High Court ruling. I will discuss with my lawyers and question the order in the Supreme Court in the coming days”.

While ruling that Mr Vishwanath was “ex-facie disqualified” from being appointed as Minister, the High Court had pointed out that no such disqualification was in operation against two other MLCs – R. Shankar and N. Nagaraju (MTB) – who had been duly elected to the Legislative Council from the Assembly in June 2020.

Vishwanath, who was among the aspirants for a Ministerial berth in the present BS Yediyurappa government, publicly bemoaned the dropping of his name from the list of candidates chosen by the BJP’s State Core Committee for nomination as candidates for elections to Legislative Council from the Assembly.

“My name was the first in the list of four candidates along with BJP candidates N Nagaraj (MTB), Shankar and Pratap Simha Nayak. But, when the approved list came back (from Delhi), my name had been replaced with Sunil Vallyapure”, Vishwanath alleged and said that when he confronted the Chief Minister over the development, the Chief Minister blamed it on some people in Delhi, but promised to nominate him to the Council.

Had his name not been dropped from the list of the candidates and had he been elected to the Legislative Council from the Assembly along with the three others, Vishwanath said the situation would have been different.

Vishwanath lashed out at the State Advocate General for allegedly failing to defend properly in the High Court. “The Advocate General did not take up our case seriously. He has not even spoken to us”, Vishwanath regretted.

Without naming anybody, Vishwanath regretted that the very people who had benefited from their actions by forming an alternative government in Karnataka had “failed to come to their rescue in difficult times”.

He said he had been nominated to the Legislative Council because of the support extended to him by the Sangh Parivar. He replied in the positive when he was asked if all the 17 new entrants to the BJP were in his support.

Former JDS State President Vishwanath sought to clarify that he and 16 other MLAs who quit Congress and JDS did not resign to prop up an alternative government to become Ministers. The Congress-JDS Coalition government fell because of internal contradictions that surfaced later with the then Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy blaming the Congress while former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was holding Mr Kumaraswamy responsible for the collapse.

“What happened those days was a mutiny against the ‘demon government’. We did not bring down the government so that we can ourselves become Ministers in the new government”, he added.

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November 29,2020

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Mangaluru, Nov 29: Condemning the provocative graffiti, Congress leader and Mangaluru City MLA U T Khader has warned of a district-wide protest if the police failed to arrest those responsible behind the act within 15 days.

In two similar incidents reported on November 27 and 29, graffiti in support of Lashkar-e-Taiba and threatening to behead those who insult prophet appeared on the walls of an apartment complex and in court premises in the city, respectively.

Mr Khader said that those behind the graffiti are trying to disrupt peace in the city and hence the police should catch the culprits immediately.

"What is the intelligence department doing? Why are these incidents occurring repeatedly? The people who have scribbled such graffiti should be identified and be deported to other countries,” he said.

"In Dakshina Kannada district, anti-social elements exhibit courage whenever BJP comes to power. The MP and MLAs of the district are answerable for this" he said.

Stating that he would bring the issue to the notice of the chief minister and home minister, he said that the culprits should be identified within a week. “If the culprits are not arrested within 15 days, then we will launch intense protest throughout the district," he warned.

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