In the South Connect segment, we bring you important news updates from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. While BJP MPs have raked up the expensive Iphones and leather bag gift issue, Karnataka Minister D K Shivakumar has refuted that public exchequer has been affected. Kerala, on the other hand, witnessed another VIP arrogance case with MLA PC George breaking the barrier at Thrissur toll plaza. In Andhra Pradesh, TDP MP Diwakar Reddy has refused to participate in parliamentary proceedings despite party issuing a whip. Telangana Congress workers are irked as the state gets no representation in the CWC.