A galaxy of leaders from what is being called as a joint opposition will descend upon Bengaluru to attend the swearing-in-ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday. He is set to take oath at 4.30 pm and the police say that the expected crowd would be around 1 lakh.
B S Yeddyurappa, the BJP chief in Karnataka has written to the Election Commission alleging foul play in the recently concluded Karnataka assembly elections. His letter comes days after cases of voter verifiable paper audit trail machines were found abandoned in a shed in Vijaypura district.
A court of the National Investigation Agency has extended the remand of Indian Mujahideen, co-founder, Abdul Subhan Qureshi. Apart from his involvement in various bomb blasts across the country, he is also an accused in the SIMI Wagon camp case of 2007. His remand has been extended till June 4.
While many may view the resignation of B S Yeddyurappa as a defeat, there would be another ploy on the party’s mind. From the time the results were declared and the party staked a claim to government, it was aware that it did not have the numbers to go through with the floor test.
Ariz Khan of the Indian Mujahideen was a major catch for the security agencies. Amidst a wide spread debate about the Battle House encounter, Khan has told security agencies that the operation was not a fake one.
The Congress and JD(S) outsmarted the BJP in Karnataka and kept it out of power. There were jubilant scenes and one of the most telling pictures was the victory sign which H D Kumaraswamy and D K Shivakumar known to be sworn enemies flashed after B S Yeddyurappa resigned.
The Congress claimed a major victory in Karnataka after it managed to keep the BJP at bay and form the government with the JD(S). This is an alliance that could continue into 2019 when the nation goes to polls.
All eyes are on the elections that would be held at Jayanagar and Rajarajeshwari Nagar. The Congress which in an alliance with the JD(S) has hinted that it is likely to fight the two elections alone. Our candidates are in the fray there, Dr. G Parameshwar, the KPCC chief told reporters.
The Central Bureau of Investigation is preparing a request to the Interpol to issue a red corner notice against Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in connection with the PNB fraud case.
Her actions caused a severe security threat, a court said while sentencing former diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who had served at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. She was convicted on charges of sharing information to the Pakistan’s ISI.