In maiden speech, Mandya MP Sumalatha slams Karnataka government

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 03, 2019 16:17 IST
In maiden speech, Mandya MP Sumalatha slams Karnataka government

In the maiden speech, Mandya MP Sumalatha slams Karnataka government
Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambareesh has accused the JD(S) Congress government in the Karnataka of unsuccessful its farm loan waiver scheme and to arrest increase of farmer’s suicide in the state.
Addressing at the Lok Sabha Sumalatha requested with the Centre to save the “annadatas” (food providers). she expressed that which she initially stated in Kannada before switching to English, the independent thanked the Mandya people for their ‘swabhimana’ (self-pride), a goodness which is she utilised as her tagline during her election canvass.
“We are starting at a huge water crisis and drought is already prevailing in the region,” she said that “This presents a very bleak scenario for farmers, who largely grow sugarcane and paddy. They are already caught in a vicious cycle of poor pricing for their produce, defunct sugar mills, failure to repay bank loans and the inability of the state government to fulfil loan waiver promises.”
Sumalatha requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Water resources Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to indulgence problem of farmers on an “emergency scale.”
She also said that” Scarcity of fodder for cattle should be addressed by the government on priority. She scared off more farmers suicides. She also claimed that the coalition government did not implement any development programmes for the welfare of farmers.
Meantime, irritated by the claims, JD(S) leaders slammed Sumalatha and accused her of toeing the opposition BJP line to impress PM Modi.
“It is unfortunate that Sumalatha made her maiden speech without doing her homework,” Ex- Mandya MP LR Shivarame Gowda and Ex- MLA YSV Datta stated that “She should have collected all the information on the loan waiver scheme before making such allegations. It appears she is looking to impress BJP leaders rather than addressing problems of farmers.”

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.