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.
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.
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.
In the run up to the trust vote in Karnataka that did not take place owing to B S Yeddyurappa resigning, the Congress released several recorded conversations. In the conversations, BJP leaders are heard trying to convince leaders of the Congress to cross vote.
H D Kumaraswamy is likely to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister alone on Wednesday while the Congress leaders will join in later. Kumaraswamy will be meeting with the Congress top brass today where he would finalise the Cabinet.
Although there are murmurs that the Congress is pressing for a term sharing arrangement with the JD(S), the party chief, H D Kumaraswamy has termed such reports as bogus.
There have been four Chief Ministers that Shivamogga has produced. Ironically none of them have completed their term. This has been a trend with CM candidates from Shivamogga, the home town of B S Yeddyurappa since 1956.