CM HD Kumaraswamy get annoyed as power station workers block the convoy

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: June 27, 2019 17:09 IST
CM HD Kumaraswamy get annoyed as power station workers block the convoy

CM HD Kumaraswamy get annoyed as power station workers block the convoy
CM HD Kumaraswamy gets annoyed when employees of the Yermarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS) at Raichur district blocked his convoy to submit a list of their grievances.
Kumaraswamy is angry at a group of workers who met him. The CM was in Raichur for his Grama Vastvyaa’ (village stay) program.
“You voted for Narendra Modi and want me to get your works done! You want me to give you respect. should I baton-charge for you? Leave the place” he said the YTPS employees, and he had left the place.
After the Kumaraswamy said he had asked 15 days’ time to address the workers’ grievances, but they closed the road which gets him angry. He questioned while the PM’s convoy was blocked would anyone agree on it.
The government is broadminded; however, it is not helpless and knows how to deal with situations, said CM.
He will stay the night at a government higher primary school at Karegudda under Manvi Taluk of the district as part of his ‘Grama Vastvyaa’ program. This is the CM’s second stay; the first stay was in Chandaraki village in the Yadgiri district.
BJP MLC and leader N Ravi Kumar said Kumaraswamy appeared to have lost that he is the CM of 6.5 crore people of the state and not only of the JD(S) workers and legislators. HDK said the Chief Minister’s charge was against the democracy.
“This is against democracy. The Chief Minister should immediately seek an apology form the people. He should call them and hear them. if this continues, the BJP will agitate against him across the state”, Kumar said.
He reminds the chief minister that the “Grama Vastavya” program was to address the grievances of farmers, workers, women, children, and people at large.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: January 15, 2020 16:14 IST
Karnataka Congress is in Vague state

The decision of who has to be the next Pradesh Congress Committee chief is still unclear. Congress high command in Karnataka seems to be still in a dilemma. It had been asking its previous chief, Siddaramaiah who recently resigned to his post after his defeat in by-polls, to pursue his post.
However, Siddaramaiah doesn’t seem to have any interest in taking up the post again. Recently, he even went to meet Sonia Gandhi regarding this. They both had a deep conversation on this issue and yet their meeting didn't prove to be fruitful. As the party high command is still in discussion, it had asked Siddaramaiah to continue his post till they get any alternative. However, he didn't accept it.
High command is likely to choose, Lingayat leader, MB Patil for this post. At the same time, Vokkaliga leader as well as, party’s money bag DK Sivakumar has his eyes on this post. According to Sivakumar, he is eligible for it as he had saved the party and its 14 months of governance during the Kumaraswamy regime. Another positive towards Sivakumar is that he has a belief in Rahul Gandhi. However, none of his party members are in support of him. This issue too had taken to Sonia Gandhi by Siddaramaiah.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: December 22, 2019 18:08 IST
10 lakh ex-gratia for the 2 killed in CAA protests: Karnataka CM

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa announced ₹10 lakh relief each to the families of victims who died in Mangaluru during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protest.
The two persons died following the bullet injuries they sustained in police firing during the protest. The police have also mentioned their names in the FIR registered in connection with the violence that erupted during protests.
According to CMO, the deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district directed to immediately provide relief to the families. Jaleel (42) and Nauseen (23) had killed as police opened after the CAA protests turned violent on Thursday in the city.
Yediyurappa had visited the port city on Saturday to take stock of the situation. They will take a decision to investigate the causes of the rioting soon, he said.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: December 21, 2019 14:37 IST
Kannada litterateur Prof LS Sheshagiri Rao passed away

LS Sheshagiri Rao passed away on Friday due to age-related illnesses. He was 94. He was popularly known as Professor LSS and was much beloved by critics and lay readers alike. He was born in Bangalore and received his MA from Nagpur University. He had a stellar academic career, publishing multiple works, and becoming a college lecturer at only 19.
LSS was best known for the Kannada-to-English dictionary that he compiled. It is still widely used by critics and translators. The dictionary was part of his larger effort to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western literary studies. Rao translated English classics into Kannada, including the works of Shakespeare, Kafka, and Goldsmith. In addition, he wrote several well-received critical commentaries on a wide variety of subjects, from Greek theatre to Modern Kannada prose.
LSS was also known as a writer of fiction, primarily short stories. “Idu Jeevana” (“This is Life”) and “Jangama Jathreyalli” (“In the Festival of the Jangamas”) are his two collections of Kannada short stories. 
He was the recipient of multiple awards, most notably the Masti Award, the Kendra Sahitya Award, and the Rajyotsava Award. His passing had mourned by many, both within and outside the Kannada literary sphere. LSS, like Girish Karnad who passed earlier this year, was one of many who warned against linguistic jingoism. For many, his passing signals a subtle but troubling change in the Kannada literary scene.