Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicBasavaraj Bommai

Topic: Basavaraj Bommai

Ahead of 2023 polls, BJP plans ‘major changes’ in Karnataka but ‘Bommai will remain CM’

Karnataka BJP under Bommai has been under pressure of late — first due to the hijab controversy, as well as over corruption allegations against state leaders and ministers.

Kejriwal taps into ‘40% commission’ charge on Bommai govt as he steers AAP push in Karnataka

Prominent farmer leader Kodihalli Chandrashekar joined the AAP in the presence of Arvind Kejriwal during a rally in Karnataka's Basavanagudi Thursday.

New ‘corruption’ headache for Bommai govt: Lingayat swami claims ‘30% funds’ go in bribes

Claims by Fakireshwara Mutt's Dingaleshwara Swami follows graft accusations against Eshwarappa & on day CID raided property of BJP women's wing's ex district head for alleged police recruitment scam.

‘Let Muslims live peacefully’ — Yediyurappa calls for end to communal tensions in Karnataka

On Sunday, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J.C. Madhuswamy warned of action against fringe groups if they create trouble and disrupt peace in Karnataka.

Karnataka, you’ve got a problem: Why BJP’s divisive politics can ruin Bengaluru’s unicorn party

BJP’s politics threatens to rob Karnataka of social cohesion, harmony & inclusive culture, necessary for building start-ups worth billions and fuelling the growth of a nation.

Autonomy for temples, more goshalas — Karnataka CM Bommai’s 1st budget delivers BJP promises

Freeing temples from state control was 2018 poll promise of BJP, pet project for RSS. Budget Friday also allocated funds to develop Anjanadri hills, thought to be Hanuman’s birthplace.

BJP backs Bommai on Karnataka hijab ban, but leaders worry PM Modi’s global image could be hit

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken in support of the Karnataka govt's stance on the hijab row, but BJP leaders are worried about its repercussions.

Congress holds sleep-in protest in Karnataka assembly over BJP minister’s saffron flag remark

Congress legislators call for resignation of minister K.S. Eshwarappa after his comment that saffron flag may become national flag in future. Protests to continue.

Tension over hijab controversy remains but Karnataka colleges to reopen today after a week

School authorities ask Muslim teachers, students to remove hijabs outside gates, in public view, on Monday & Tuesday. Issue raised by Opposition in Karnataka assembly.

Bommai govt should have seen the hijab storm coming. Quick damage control needed now

For the highly sensitive area that Coastal Karnataka is, the police, state and the Union home ministry should have been extra vigilant.

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G7 ban on new Russian gold imports ‘largely symbolic’, may not have major impact

The US, UK, Japan and Canada plan to announce the ban during the G7 summit that started Sunday in Germany. Flows have already been restricted by previous sanctions.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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