QBengaluru: Mayoral Polls Today; Rebels to Get Bypoll Tickets
Latest news and updates from Karnataka.
1. Karnataka CM ‘Orders’ Delay in Mayor Polls, Presiding Officer Says No
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had a moment of embarrassment on Monday, 30 September, when hours after he announced that the BBMP mayoral polls, scheduled for 1 October, will be delayed by a month, officials responsible continued with the election preparations.
“As you know, the HC has deferred polls to certain BBMP standing committees. I have ordered that the mayoral polls also be delayed by a month and a half,” Yediyurappa told reporters in Shivamoga.
However, presiding officer and Bengaluru regional commissioner Harsha Gupta said that the elections to the posts of mayor and deputy mayor will be held on 1 October, without any change in the schedule.
Read the full report here.
2. CM BSY Promises Bypoll Tickets for Disqualified MLAs
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa promised that disqualified legislators would be given ticket for the assembly bypolls. It had been discussed with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, he said. The remarks come after BJP MLA Umesh Katti on Sunday said that that the party would not issue tickets to disqualified Congress MLAs for the bypolls to three Assembly constituencies in Belagavi district.
Speaking to media in his home town on Monday Yediyurappa said, BJP leaders who suffered narrow defeat against the disqualified legislators in the previous assembly polls would be accommodated in boards and corporations. They don't need to pay attention t o any remarks over the issuance of tickets for the bypolls, he clarified. Yediyurappa's clarification comes after Katti, the eight-time MLA from Hukkeri, had said, “BJP will field Laxman Savadi from Athani, Ashok Pujari from Gokak and Raju Kage from Kagwad.
4. HAL Workers Threaten Hunger Strike From 14 October
Seeking fair and early settlement of wage revision-2017, the workers’ union, representing 19,000 employees of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), issued a notice for an indefinite strike from `14 October. The stir will affect all the nine HAL units spread across seven States.
Strike notices were issued to the respective management heads of all the nine units by the All India HAL Trade Unions Coordination Committee (AIHALTUCC). In Bengaluru, the company’s headquarters, the notice was served after a general body meeting attended by about 4,000 employees. The committee’s Chief Convenor Suryadevara Chandrashekhar said it was now up to the HAL management to respond.
4. IMA Investors Write to PM, Seek FIR Under Central Law
Several investors of I Monetary Advisory (IMA) wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking registration of cases against the firm under Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019, a central legislation.
According to them, CBI, which had taken over investigation from the special investigation team (SIT) constituted by the state government, filed a chargesheet where the FIRs are neither registered under the Karnataka Protection of Interest of Depositors in Financial Establishments (KPID) Act, 2004, nor under the central law.
‘We, the victims of the scam by IMA and its subsidiaries, request you to issue guidelines to CBI to register the FIR under Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019,” IMA investors said.
5. Student Hangs Herself After Her Birthday Celebrations
A 20-year-old woman allegedly hanged herself from the ceiling fan of her PG accommodation in Chikkasandra, Hesaraghatta Main Road on Sunday, a day after celebrating her birthday.
G Aishwarya, I BA student of a private college in Peenya Industrial Area and from Kerala, came to the city in May. “Aishwarya’s father Gopalakrishna died of illness a few years ago. Her mother Anjali works in Gurgaon. After completing PU in Gurgaon, Aishwarya came to the city for UG studies,” they added.
The incident came to light on Sunday evening when Aishwarya’s friends alerted her PG owner as she wasn’t responding to knocks on her door.
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