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He accused the Central government of ignoring the problems faced by the people and sowing differences between communities by politicising such sensitive issues.
Siddaramaiah had allegedly built a house in violation of MUDA rules, with the connivance of co-accused in the case.
H D Kumaraswamy’s cabinet on Monday tweaked Siddaramaiah’s grand urban housing scheme for Bengaluru’s underprivileged population, to accommodate more beneficiaries.
The stage is set for the crucial Mayoral election for the Mysuru City Corporation on Saturday, with the Congress getting the prestigious ‘Mayor gaddi’ and wresting power with the support of JD(S).
He was responding to criticism from the BJP for his decision to observe the birth anniversary of former ruler Tipu Sultan as a celebration across the state.
Kumaraswamy is merely taking his own advice. He had asked us (BJP) to stay at home if we didn’t want to celebrate Tipu Jayanti and now he is staying home,” mocked BJP Spokesperson Malavika Avinash.
Senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar and BJP state general secretary CT Ravi too have warned the coalition government in the state against celebrating Tipu Jayanti.
Flags of JD(S) as well as the Congress flanked the venue of the joint campaign, the first of its kind for the scheduled November 3 bypolls.
Even as the stage is set for the Mandya bypoll, the camaraderie has not trickled down to the grassroots level.
While grassroots-level cadres of either parties have been at loggerheads for decades, Siddaramaiah swears by his workers and their commitment to ensuring the alliance candidate’s victory.
Reacting to the statement made by MLA Kumar Bangarappa that Madhu Bangarappa is a dummy candidate, Siddaramaiah said that Raghavendra himself is a ‘dummy candidate’.
After the Lingayats, it is the Bajaras who are the influential community in Shikaripura Assembly constituency.
The representation had requested the previous government, headed by Siddaramaiah, to set up a dedicated university for the development of Urdu language in the state.
Former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday admitted that while it is difficult to work with the regional party, it is inevitable to bury the hatchet to take on the saffron party.
Meanwhile, the senior leaders have started making efforts to convince local leaders and grassroots-level workers on the need to fight the battle against BJP together.