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K’taka Dy CM tests Covid positive, in home isolation

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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday and is under home isolation in the city.

“Ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Assembly from Monday, I underwent a Covid-19 test and the result has turned positive. I am asymptomatic and will be under home isolation,” tweeted Narayan.

Narayan, 51, is one of the three Deputy Chief Ministers in the ruling BJP government and is a legislator from the Malleshwaram Assembly segment in the city’s northwest suburb.

The other two Deputy Chief Ministers are Govind Karjol and Laxman Savadi.

“I request those who have come in contact with me to take precautions,” Narayan added.

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Karnataka voter turnout up by 20% in biennial polls

In the 75-member Legislative Council, Congress has 28 members, BJP 27, Janata Dal (Secular) 14, one Independent, one Chairman while four seats are vacant.

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Bengaluru: Seemingly defying the pandemic fears, the voter turnout for the Legislative Council polls to four constituencies on Wednesday registered almost 20 per cent rise compared to 2014.

According to officials, polling began at 8 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m., and was peaceful across the four constituencies.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) had modified the timings due to the pandemic situation from the usual 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. schedule. The counting of votes will take place on November 2.

According to a statement released by the Chief Electoral Officer’s office, the Karnataka North-East Teachers’ (Kalaburagi) constituency recorded a poll percentage of 73.32 per cent, compared to 60.3 per cent recorded in 2014, up by 13 per cent.

The Bangalore Teachers’ constituency registered 66.2 per cent polling, while the figures were 44.9 per cent in 2014, up by 21.3 per cent.

The statement further said that Karnataka South-East Graduates’ (Bengaluru) constituency recorded a poll pecentage of 74.84 per cent compared to 52.25 per cent in 2014, up by 22.59 per cent. Karnataka West Graduates’ (Belagavi) constituency registered 70.17 polling, while the figures were 49.48 per cent in 2014, up by 20.63 per cent.

The elections assume significance for the BJP as it lacks a majority in the Council to pass crucial bills. The ruling BJP could not pass the farm bills and labour reforms amendment bills in the recently held legislative session as it could not get through the Upper House despite getting them passed in the Assembly.

The Council polls were necessitated by after the constituencies fell vacant due to the retirement of R. Chowda Reddy Thoopalli of JD(S), S.V. Sankanur of BJP, Sharanappa Mattur of Congress and Puttanna of JD(S).

As many as 40 candidates are in the fray in these four constituencies. Among them are the four whose retirement on June 30 warranted the elections. There are 2.35 lakh voters in these four constituencies.

Security was beefed up at the polling stations and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were also imposed in and around the booths.

The Election Commission had directed the returning officers to ensure that wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing are followed by the staff as well as the voters.

Following the guidelines, arrangements were been made for hand sanitisers and thermal screening at all the booths.

In the 75-member Legislative Council, Congress has 28 members, BJP 27, Janata Dal (Secular) 14, one Independent, one Chairman while four seats are vacant.

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Rahul Gandhi Exempted From Court Appearance In Defamation Case

Rahul Gandhi is facing the case for calling Amit Shah a “murder accused” at an election rally in Rajasthan before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Ahmedabad: A court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday granted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi a permanent exemption from appearance in a criminal defamation case he is facing over remarks against Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate RB Etaliya allowed Mr Gandhi’s plea seeking exemption, his lawyer said.

The Congress leader is facing the case for calling Mr Shah a “murder accused” at an election rally in Rajasthan before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Mr Gandhi’s lawyer had last September sought permanent exemption from appearance before the court for his client, stating that he was a leader of a national political party and had a busy schedule.

Hearing on the plea was delayed first due to adjournments sought by the lawyer for the complainant, BJP corporator Krishnavadan Brahmbhatt.

When Mr Brahmbhatt’s lawyer SV Raju was appointed Additional Solicitor General of India, and consequently needed permission of the Union Ministry of Law and Justice to appear in the case, it caused further delay.

The order on Mr Gandhi’s plea for permanent exemption from appearance is another criminal defamation case, filed by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and its Chairman Ajay Patel, is also reserved for order by another city court, said Mr Gandhi’s lawyer PS Champaneri.

In the present case, Mr Brahmbhatt has said in his complaint that the slur used by Mr Gandhi was slanderous as Mr Shah was discharged in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case in 2015.

In January 2020, Mr Gandhi appeared before the court and pleaded “not guilty”. He was granted bail.

Ajay Patel’s complaint of defamation is about Mr Gandhi’s claim that the cooperative bank was involved in a “scam” where scrapped currency of ₹ 750 crore was swapped with valid currency within five days of demonetization in 2016.

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Will Spend 22% Of Budget On Education: Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav said the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) neither conducts any exam on time nor does it announce results on time.

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Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav Tuesday said if voted to power he will raise the upper age limit for all categories of the BPSC aspirants, and also asserted his government will spend 22 per cent of the state’s budget on education.

At his party’s “Naukari Samwad” programme here, he also slammed the Centre for “privatising” every other sector in the country and said if voted to power he will end privatisation in Bihar.

Tejashwi Yadav, who was declared as the chief ministerial candidate of the opposition Grand Alliance, has been building up his poll campaign on the plank of jobs after announcing that if voted to power they would approve 10 lakh jobs in the government in the very first cabinet of the new government.

He said the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) neither conducts any exam on time nor does it announce results on time.

“Now youths are waiting outside BPSC office, asking if the results for the 2014 exams have been announced,” he alleged, adding many aspirants don’t get to write the exams as they cross the eligible age limit because of the “delay” by the BPSC.

“If the BPSC is late (in conducting exams and announcing results), why should youth of Bihar suffer?” he asked.

“We will raise the age limits for general as well as reserved category candidates,” he said.

He also said, “It is our firm commitment to end the contract system and employ people on permanent basis.”

“The youth and students of Bihar are completely disappointed with the Nitish government,” he said.

Earlier in the day, while addressing a rally in Sahebganj assembly constituency, he said if voted to power “we will spend 22 percent of the total budget on education.”

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