Bengaluru: Dubbing the Congress Party's remarks that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has become the "rubber stamp" of the government as "ridiculous", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that grand old party which, had made the Prime Minister's office a rubber stamp is now talking the same about the RBI governor. "The party, which had made the Prime Minister Office a rubber stamp, is now talking about RBI governor. This is ridiculous," BJP leader S. Prakash said.

Bengaluru: Is Eshwarappa joining JD(S)? Political circles were abuzz with such a rumour on Thursday after party State president BS Yeddyurappa issued diktats to party workers against participating in Rayanna Brigade programmes. It is no secret now that Eshwarappa has openly supported Rayanna Brigade and had even dared party leaders from preventing him from associating with it. This has led to difference of opinion between Yeddyurappa and Eshwarappa, but they have never openly acknowledged. 

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah condoled the demise of his close aide and minister HS Mahadeva Prasad. Speaking to mediapersons on Tuesday, Siddaramaiah said he was deeply saddened by Prasad's sudden demise. Prasad was one of his closest associates. "He was always calm and never spoke to anyone in anger. He did not had any enemies in politics. He was a simple and honest leader," remembered Siddaramaiah. Chief Minister has declared three-day mourning in the state.

Bengaluru: Former Congress leader, V Srinivas Prasad – on Monday – officially joined the BJP at the party's official headquarters at Malleswaram on Monday. State BJP president BS Yeddyurappa greeted Prasad to the party. Union Minister Ananth Kumar, former chief minister Jagadish Shettar and other seniors were present. The party has decided to field Srinivas Prasad as the BJP candidate from Nanjangud during the by-election.

​Bengaluru: JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda made peace with the Adichunchanagiri Mutt - which he last visited 43 years ago.  On Thursday, Gowda accompanied by his wife visited the mutt and greeted seer Swami Nirmalanandanatha and offered prayers. Gowda even touched the seer's feet to seek blessings. 

Photo: A TV grab from Public TV 

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's close aide Congress leader K Marigowda – who is out on bail – was trying to get close to Siddaramaiah during the Janata Darshan at the latter’s home office on Monday. Former Mysuru ZP president Marigowda was arrested for threatening and abusing then Mysuru deputy commissioner C Shikha while the CM looked on. He had gone into hiding for nearly a month before surrendering himself to the police station.

Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has come under severe criticism for having his shoelaces tied for him by a person in the public. A two-minute video that shows a man bending down to tie the shoelaces for the chief minister at his office while he looks elsewhere has gone viral. This has prompted Opposition BJP to dub him as ‘arrogant’ and ‘pseudo-secularist.’ Party state party general secretary CT Ravi dubbed Siddaramaiah as ‘arrogant’ and ‘pseudo socialist.’  

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seems to be still grappled with the embarrassment caused by his colleague, former Excise minister HY Meti. For, Siddaramaiah who was expected to participate in an event at the Karnataka State Open University in Mysuru, has cancelled his visit suddenly and is learnt to have stayed back in Bengaluru, on Thursday. It is stated that the chief minister is embarrassed and does not want to attend any programmes, fearing criticism from the public.​

Bengaluru: Excise Minister HY Meti has tendered resignation to his post on Wednesday morning after the television channels played out the CD in which Meti is seen in a compromising position with a woman.   The three-minute CD was released at New Delhi. The minister has been accused of seeking sexual favours from a woman who had approached the minister for a transfer. The minister misbehaved with the victim allegedly at his office.  

Bengaluru: Taking strong exception to Rahul Gandhi's jibe that 'PayTm means Pay to Modi', a reference to the latter's move to demonitise high value currency, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday countered by saying that the Congress vice president has failed to grasp the depth of the government's decision and is only making "irresponsible" statements.

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday called for an inquiry into the suicide case of a driver who had accused BJP leader and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy and a Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officer of mentally torturing into taking this extreme step. Shettar said, "I would like to request the state government to initiate an inquiry. Bheema Nayak's role should be investigated. Legal action, the guilty should be taken."

Bengaluru: In the wake of many incidents where cops have turned thieves, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has warned of stringent action against such police personnel. The state government will initiate stringent action against police personnel who involve in illegal and criminal activities. 

Bengaluru: The state government on Friday said that it might suspend the two officials, who were found to have stashed new currency worth several crores by the Income Tax Department, after receiving the report from the Centre.

Belagavi: The state government will provide protection to BJP and RSS workers if they ask, said Home Minister G Parameshwar here on Thursday.  In his return reply BJP’s Arun Shahapur in the Legislative Council, the Congress leader said that nine persons affiliated to BJP and RSS have been killed in the last three years in the state. With regard to the murder of Rudresh the police arrested three suspects who are said to have links with SDPI, PFI, Indian Mujahideen and Al Ummah of Tamil Nadu.

Bengaluru: The 'Jan Aakrosh Diwas', called by the Congress to protest against demonetisation on Monday, was an insipid affair in Bengaluru and Karnataka, as barring protests and rallies by party workers life went on as usual. Bengaluru remained unaffected, with commercial establishments, educational institutions, banks and private offices functioned normally. Public transport and Metro also maintained their regular services. Various associations representing cab, truck and private bus operators and autorickshaws did not support the protest.


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