The Bharatiya Janata Party is focussing all its resources on the Nanjangud by-poll which is considered to be a stronghold of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Srinivas Prasad, who resigned from the Congress to contest on a BJP ticket may be a trump card for the saffron party, but looking at the report from the ground, it may not be as easy as it is made out to be. The polls will be held on April 9.
Campaigning for the Gundlupet and Nanjangud assembly bypolls is gaining momentum. It is a fight for pride for Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, as the two constituencies fall under his strong hold. For Siddaramaiah, these elections are a big challenge as he would have to ensure that the Congress wins in his stronghold.
It is also a battle of ego for the CM since he is being challenged by former Congressman Srinivas Prasad. He had resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP after being dropped in the cabinet re-shuffle.
The Karnataka government has decided to increase the retirement age in the private sector from 58 to 60.
The decision was made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who holds the additional portfolio of finance in the Karnataka in his budget speech on Wednesday.
Bengaluru, Nov 16: The Karnataka government has cancelled the holiday for state run banks tomorrow. In a note the CM Siddaramaiah has made it clear that state run banks will function tomorrow.
In response to the reports in the media of public facing problems, the government has cancelled the holiday declared for Kanaka Jayanthi, the note also read.