Month: July 2019

 

Karnataka crisis Will be happiest if rival Mallikarjun Kharge is made Karnataka

first_img Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 21:13 IST Mallikarjun Kharge. (File photo: PTI)As Congress and JDS leaders in Karnataka made hectic efforts to mollify its rebel legislators and save the coalition government, a BJP MP Saturday said he would be the happiest person if arch rival Mallikarjun Kharge is made Chief Minister.”I will welcome it. If a Dalit becomes chief minister, I will be the happiest person,” said BJP MP Umesh Jadhav who defeated Kharge in the Lok Sabha election from Gulbarga.His statement comes against the backdrop of the political imbroglio in the State following the resignation of 16 disgruntled coalition MLAs and speculation that some of them want somebody else as chief minister other than HD Kumaraswamy to resolve the crisis.A section of dalit leaders in the Congress were reportedly clamouring to be made the CM from one among them.The BJP MP also maintained that it was not he but the people of Gulbarga who defeated Kharge.Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had recently lashed out at the BJP for not inducting a Dalit MP from Karnataka in the Union Cabinet, saying “upliftment” of the community will not happen just by “talking big.”Retaliating, the Karnataka BJP had asked him to make veteran party leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who lost in the Lok Sabha polls, the Chief Minister,if he really cared for Dalits.People are also aware that it was Siddaramaiah who prevented G Parameshwara (now Deputy Chief Minister) from becoming the Chief Minister as he was a Dalit, the party alleged.Asked about the current political developments in Karnataka, Jadhav told reporters at Kempegowda International Airport here he has come for the admission of his son at a college and expressed ignorance about the political uncertainty.The MP said he was focusing only on the development of Gulbarga from where he got elected.Jadhav was the first disgruntled Congress MLA to quit the party and join the BJP.As a Congress MLA, he had aligned with rebel Congress MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathalli and B Nagendra.The Congress had even sought their disqualification for ignoring the pary whip to attend the budget session but Jadhav resigned from the party, joined BJP, contested the Lok Sabha election and defeated Kharge.Also Read | BJP threatening, forcing MLAs to switch, says Abhishek Banerjee after 10 TMC councillors rejoin partyAlso Read | 107 Congress, TMC, CPM MLAs will join BJP, claims Mukul RoyAlso Watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow KhargeFollow BJPFollow Karnataka CMFollow Karnataka crisis Karnataka crisis: Will be happiest if rival Mallikarjun Kharge is made Karnataka CM, says BJP MPBJP MP Umesh Jadhav’s statement comes against the backdrop of the political imbroglio in the State following the resignation of 16 disgruntled coalition MLAs and speculation that some of them want somebody else as chief minister other than HD Kumaraswamy to resolve the crisis.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

 

13004 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine

first_img Press Trust of India SrinagarJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:10 IST Till date, 1,57,062 yatris have had the darshan of the Shivling. (Image used for representation)A total of 13,004 pilgrims paid obeisance at the naturally formed ice lingam in the cave shrine of Amarnath on Friday, officials said.With this, the number of pilgrims who have visited the shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas has crossed 1.5 lakh, they said.”On the 12th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,004 yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date, 1,57,062 yatris have had the darshan of the Shivling,” a spokesperson of the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board said.The annual Amarnath pilgrimage commenced on July 1 and will conclude on August 15, coinciding with the festival of Raksha Bandhan.Also Read | Jammu Darshan bus service launched in J&K to promote tourismAlso Read | Over 1.44 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 11 daysAlso Watch | First batch of Amarnath pilgrims reaches shrineFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Next 13,004 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath cave shrineWith this, the number of pilgrims who have visited the shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas has crossed 1.5 lakh.advertisementlast_img read more