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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah termed Anant Kumar Hegde as “Messenger of Hate”

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Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde has again made a controversial statement. He said that those who consider themselves as secular and intellectuals have no identity of their own and they are unaware of their roots. He also said, “that the BJP came into power to “change the constitution”. A controversy has started on this statement. In response to Hegde’s statement Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the Union minister has not read the Constitution, he does not know the parliamentary or political language. He added, “that every citizen of the country is an Indian, and every religion has equal rights. Hegde does not even have basic information.

However, on Tuesday BJP made a distance by Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde statement that the party will change the constitution of the country and the word ‘secular’ will be removed from it. After the Union Minister’s controversial statement, BJP spokesman Acharya Vamana, appointed for Karnataka, cleared the air by, saying, “What Hegde said, the party does not want to fall into it. Whatever he said, is not an issue for us. “He is messenger of hate”

In a special event organized by one Brahman Yuva Parishad in Koppal district of Karnataka.He said that those people who are unaware of their roots, call themselves secular, they do not have any identity of their own. They do not know their roots, but they are intellectuals. On this occasion, he launched the website of the Council of Women Wing. He further added, “that I am glad you know about the blood flowing in your veins, so I bow to you.

The 49-year-old Union Minister said, “If someone says that I am Muslim, Christian, Lingayat, Brahman or Hindu, I feel happy because they know their roots. Those who call themselves secular, I do not know what to say to them. ‘They don’t know their parentage and bloodline. They don’t know about themselves, they don’t know their parents and they call themselves secular. BJP is here to change the constitution and we will definitely change it.

The State Congress unit had said that while swearing in as the minister one takes an oath of truthful allegiance to the Constitution, calling Hegde’s remark “insulting”, the Congress had said that the BJP has now started condemning those ideas on which the Constitution is based.

Taking a jibe at Ananth Hegde, Congress also said, “that this age-old mainstream agenda of RSS- Sangh Parivar which BJP is correlating to. It is the dream of RSS it is no surprise to us.

Karnataka State Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “Our country is built on the principle of secularism and it has the provision of co-existence of all castes, creeds, races and religions, that is, to be together. Our constitution is based on ideas, which BJP insulted by giving Hegde the exemption from giving abusive statements. “

Coming down heavily on Hegde, He further added, and questioned Hegde’s contribution towards the state, terming it to “zero”. He has been five-time MP but still an unknown face before his introduction to BJP government. Has he ever raised concerning issues of the Karnataka state in parliament?

Hegde has been made Union minister during the reshuffle in the Union Cabinet held in September this year. He has been elected Lok Sabha member five times from the North Karnataka constituency. The assembly elections in Karnataka are due next year, in which the BJP has already started polarizing elections. The riots in coastal Karnataka are considered to be part of the same. The challenge before the BJP is to oust the ruling Congress from power.

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Siddaramaiah – Devegowda’s nomination process turns violent in Mysuru

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MYSURU:  Karnataka election heat has risen as supporters of both CM Siddaramaiah and G T Devegowda of JD(S), ran into each other as their leaders filed their nominations from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru on Friday.

Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple, the North Gate of Mysuru Palace was turned into a battlefield as the two nomination processions were slated to commence.

The front section of the temple was covered by the Congress workers while JD(S) supporters assembled near Town Hall.

As the Congress supporters broke the security cordons, the police intervened and resorted to mild caning.

Sources claimed Congress had sought time to take out a rally before JD(S). But Congress rescheduled its rally, leading to delay and tension for four hours from 11 am. Siddaramaiah was scheduled to arrive at 12 noon and Devegowda at 2 pm. As Siddaramaiah got delayed, Devegowda acceded to the cops’ request and arrived early.

The police changed the route of the procession to the returning officer’s office in Nazarbad 2km away, as the CM reached the procession venue at 2 pm to ensure both party workers did not run into each other. Karnataka state elections will be held on 12 May 2018 in all 224 constituencies of the Legislative Assembly. The counting of votes and announcement of result will take place on 15 May 2018.

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Karnataka Assembly Elections buzz: Candidates start filing papers

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Twenty-nine candidates filed their nomination papers from constituencies across the state on Tuesday, day 1 of Karnataka state elections.

The Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai R Vala notified it’s 224-member assembly about the May 12 elections on Tuesday. The poll panel said in a statement,”The governor is pleased to call upon the people to elect members to the 15th legislative assembly in accordance with the Representation of the People’s Act, 1951.”
The filing of nominations for the polls has begun on 17th April, 11 am onwards. Between 17th and 24th, nominations can be filed from 11 am and 3 pm. Some of the rules for the process as specified by the commissioner are: not more than three vehicles and five people including can be present within 100m of the office of the RO.
Nomination paper and the format for the same have been provided to the political parties. Six of the 29 candidates who filed their nominations on Tuesday did so in Bengaluru city.
The Congress which hopes to retain power has not announced any Chief Ministerial candidate but is firm in declaring that incumbent Siddaramaiah will be the party’s “face” during the polls. At the same time, BJP has announced former Chief Minister Yeddyurappa as its Chief Ministerial candidate.
In the constituency of Shantinagar, retired IAS officer Renuka Viswanathan of the Aam Aadmi Party and Anthony Santosh filed nominations. Gopalagowda HN from KR Puram and Dr P Anil Kumar from Bommanahalli are some of the others who did the same. The only sitting MLA to file his papers was Anand Mamani of the BJP from Yellamma Savadatti in Belagavi district.
Karnataka assembly elections will begin on May 12 and conclude on May 15.
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AIADMK contesting Karnataka Elections on two seats

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The AIADMK appointed key office-bearers to the party’s state unit in poll-bound Karnataka and indicated it would contest two assembly constituencies in the May 12 elections.

The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) led by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday indicated that it would field its candidates in the two assembly constituencies of Karnataka, which is going to Assembly elections next month.

The party invited applications from aspirants who wanted to contest from Kolar Gold Field and Gandhinagar assembly seats, which have a sizable Tamil population, in the neighbouring state. A release stated that the party wanted applicants for the constituencies to submit their applications on Wednesday and Thursday.

They had in December last relieved Va Pugazhenthi, a loyalist of then sidelined leader T T V Dhinakaran, as Secretary of AIADMK’s Karnataka unit. The party has made a huge impact in southern states, Maharashtra, New Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

This is the first election after which the dual leadership suffered a serious setback in R K Nagar bypolls, where the contending leader, TTV Dhinakaran won by a huge margin.

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