They became ministers by blackmailing BSY with CDs: BJP leader

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January 14, 2021

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Vijayapura, Jan 14:  Former union minister and incumbent MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal have claimed that three legislators, who have been blackmailing with some secret CDs of B S Yediyurappa, were made ministers, throwing seniority and honesty to the wind.

The Bijapur City BJP MLA who has been critical of Yediyurapa’s style of functioning, told reporters here, “Yediyurappa has made three legislators, including his political secretary, ministers. All three were blackmailing the chief minister through his relative using some secret CDs. The political secretary who was made a minister today, apart from CD blackmail, had paid an undisclosed money to CM’s son B Y Vijayendra.”

“In fact all three, who became ministers today, had met me at a guest house in Nelamangala four months back. They had said that they were ready to spend hundreds of crores to bring down CM Yediyurappa,” Yatnal said.

The regional and caste imbalance is evident in the Cabinet expansion. Also, Yediyurappa did not consider seniority and honesty, Yatnal lamented.

The CM and his family have hijacked the BJP in Karnataka. In Yediyurappa’s family, there’s a chief minister, a Lok Sabha member and a BJP state vice-president. The prime minister should end this dynastic politics and thereby send across a strong message...” he said.

Continuing his tirade against the chief minister, Yatnal said, “Yediyurappa is using Lingayat mutts to blackmail the BJP high command. He has given Rs 83 crore to various mutts and seers two months back to rebel against the BJP if he was dethroned as CM,” he charged.

“You (Yediyurappa) are facing corruption charges and the high court has fined you in three cases. You should resign on moral grounds, he said adding that from Uttarayana BSY’s end will begin and a new era will start in Karnataka under PM Modi.

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February 20,2021

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Kalaburgi, Feb 20: Accusing former Karnataka Chief Ministers Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy of destroying their respective political parties, the Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa on Saturday slammed both the former chief ministers for their remarks over Ram temple donation.

"One Siddaramaiah is enough to destroy the Congress party. Similarly, HD Kumaraswamy is destroying his party (JD-S). Even the poor are giving Rs 10 each (for Ram temple) out of devotion. Siddaramaiah says that it is disputed land, so he will not contribute," Eshwarappa said while speaking to ANI.

This comes after Siddaramaiah, earlier in the day, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing with the emotions of the people in the name of God, and demanded Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust to give accounts of donations collected to construct Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.

Before this, Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had targeted Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) saying that there is no transparency in Ram Temple donations.

Comparing senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah to extremist Islamic organisation, Eshwarappa said, "Popular Front of India (PFI) tells people to not contribute (for Ram Temple) as it is disputed land, Siddaramaiah says the same. They have the same opinion. There is no difference between Siddaramaiah and PFI."

The remarks come in the backdrop of Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai's statement on Friday that a case has been filed against Anis Ahmed, general secretary of PFI, after he allegedly asked Muslims not to offer donations for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

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February 17,2021

Udupi, Feb 17: An elderly man who was waiting to cross the National Highway 66 at Koppalangady in Kaup, Udupi lost his life after a speeding car knocked him down. 

The victim has been identified as U Shahabuddin aka Shabu Saheb (80).

The reckless car which was heading towards Mangaluru from Udupi at high speed rammed into the octogenarian, sources said. 

The elderly man suffered critical injuries on the spot. He breathed his lost while being shifted to a hospital. 

The victim was running a bicycle store in Kaup town for last 55 years. He is survived by two sons, two daughters and a large number of relatives and friends. 

A case has been registered at Kaup police station and investigations are on. 

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February 20,2021

Mangaluru, Feb 20: Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport here have arrested a gold smuggler on charges of carrying gold by concealment in the wheels of a trolley bag and motor plates of a toy vacuum cleaner.

Officials said on Saturday that the arrested was identified as Shaik Haneefa (26) a native of Kasargod.

They said a passenger, who was coming by Air India flight from Dubai was identified by way of profiling and future questioning. Gold in mercury coated E shaped plates and mercury coated rods weighing about 402 grams valued Rs 19,01,460 were seized.

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