State News SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. State News APCR ready to provide legal aid for defrauded victims of IMA APCR Karnataka state secretary Advocate Mohammed Niyaz, in a press release, said that the Association for protection of civil rights (APCR) is ready to provide all kinds of legal assistance to the defrauded victims of IMA fraud. IMA Jewels case: SIT conducts searches at residences of all accused Six teams of Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Karnataka government on Saturday conducted searches at the residences of accused persons in Govind Pura, Shivaji Nagar, Tasker town and HBR Layout in connection with IMA Jewels case. The teams retrieved documents during the searches. 'India has wage problem, not job problem': Mohandas Pai Former Infosys CFO and multi-sector investor T V Mohandas Pai has said India does not face a job problem, but one of wages, as a lot of low paid jobs being created do not find favour with degree holders. "India is not producing good jobs, but creating a lot of Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 low-paid jobs which are not fancied by degree holders. India has a wage problem, not a job problem," he told PTI. Also, India has regional and geographical problems, Pai said. Handover IMA jewels scam investigation to CBI: B S Yeddyurappa Leader of the Opposition B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the multi-crore IMA fraud. Will push for CBI probe into IMA: B S Yeddyurappa The opposition BJP MPs will urge the Centre to get justice for the victims of IMA financial fraud. Opposition leader, B.S. Yeddyurappa said this when a group of victims of IMA scam met him near Maurya circle where he has been sitting on a dharna on Jindal land allotment issue. He also said that only a CBI probe could get justice to the victims. Dandeli Samagra Abhivrudigagi Horata Samiti demand Rail connectivity between Dandeli and Hubballi Members of Dandeli Samagra Abhivrudigagi Horata Samiti on Friday submitted a memorandum to Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi demanding rail connectivity between Dandeli and Hubballi. Kumaraswamy govt refers JSW land sale to cabinet panel amid BJP protests Caught in a row over the controversial JSW Steel land sale, the Karnataka cabinet on Friday decided to refer its decision on the sale of 3,667 acres to the firm at Ballari to a cabinet subcommittee for reconsideration. Karnataka doctor studying in Rohtak commits suicide, department head booked A 30-year-old doctor hailing from Karnataka, who was pursuing his MD course from PGIMS, Rohtak in Haryana, allegedly committed suicide in the hostel of the hospital's campus, police said Friday. Karnataka to amend state startup policy in tune with central policy The Karnataka Cabinet Friday decided to amend the Karnataka Startup Policy 2015-2020 in line with the national policy. New party launched in Karnataka A group of activists, farmers and litterateurs from Karnataka, especially from the state's northern region, today launched a new party that would "work for the welfare" of the common man and farmers. Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy expands cabinet by inducting 2 ministers Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday expanded his cabinet by inducting two Independent MLAs into the ministry in an apparent move to give stability to his 13-month-old wobbly government. Karnataka: Journalist attacked by employees of pharmaceutical company in Tumkur Local journalists on Wednesday here were allegedly attacked by the employees of a pharmaceutical firm as the scribes were trying to report issues faced by locals due to the presence of the company in the vicinity. Karnataka Ponzi scheme fraud: 7 directors held, SIT formed Seven directors of a firm at the centre of an alleged financial fraud that left thousands of investors in the lurch here were apprehended Wednesday even as an 11-member special investigation team was formed by the Karnataka government to probe the case. Karnataka government announces farm loan waiver will be made in one go Karnataka government has ordered release of money toward farm loan waiver in commercial banks in one-go as against four instalments announced in the budget last year. IMA scam: 6 Directors surrender to police A day after a controversial audio clip purportedly by Mansoor Khan, the MD of I Monetary Advisory (IMA), accusing Shivaji Nagar MLA Roshan Baig of harassment went viral, six absconding directors of the group surrendered before the police. SIT will be set up to investigate IMA jewels case: Karnataka Home Minister Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil on Tuesday said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) will be constituted to investigate the fraud in the IMA jewels case. BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of openly threatening, abusing scribes The Karnataka BJP Tuesday took a dig at Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, accusing him of openly threatening and abusing journalists in the state. IMA Jewels scam: Fraud in the name of religion This sums up the business trajectory of I Monetary Advisory (IMA), a company founded in 2006 by Mohammed Mansoor Khan. Investors throng jewellery store as owner 'disappears' Hundreds of investors thronged a prominent city jewellery store Monday after an audio clip surfaced where a person alleged to be the owner is heard saying he is going to commit suicide as he was fed up with corruption. The owner was also into the chit fund business. "Cabinet expansion will be 'foundation stone' for collapse of govt" Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda Sunday said the much awaited expansion of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy led cabinet in Karnataka, aimed at saving the coalition government, would be the "foundation stone" for its collapse. Veteran playwright-actor Girish Karnad dies at 81 Noted playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad, a progressive voice that championed the freedom of expression, died at his residence here Monday, official sources said. He was 81. Country needs a pragmatic language policy: VP Naidu Amid the three-language norm row, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday opined that the country needs a "pragmatic language policy". Land deal: Cong-JDS coalition received kickbacks, alleges Yeddyurappa The state cabinet had recently decided to convert the lease of 3,667 acres land to JSW Steel in Ballari district into sale, in accordance with the initial agreement. Karnataka cabinet rejig will only flame rebellion: Yeddyurappa The Karnataka BJP Chief B S Yeddyurappa Saturday predicted that Congress-JD(S) government's exercise to quell the growing dissent within the coalition through cabinet rejig on June 12 would only flame rebellion. Govt will complete full term, says Kumaraswamy after son speaks of polls Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday said the coalition government headed by him would complete its five-year term and any talk of mid-term polls now is "irrelevant". His comments came as a video of his son Nikhil asking JD(S) workers to get ready for assembly polls doing rounds on social media. "Nikhil Kumaraswamy cheering up party workers has told them that they should always be ready to serve the society. Not only during elections, they should always keep the party in a state of activeness so as to win the election whenever it comes. This statement of his has been quoted out of context by the media to represent that there may be election anytime," H D Kumaraswamy said in a statement. He said, "The coalition government will successfully complete its five-year term. Any talk of mid-term polls now is irrelevant." In an indication of lack of trust between coalition partners the JD(S) and the Congress, the video purportedly showed Nikhil asking JD(S) workers to prepare themselves for assembly poll, saying one doesn't know when it would come. Give up power if you can't rule: Yeddyurappa to Cong-JD(S) coalition Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa Friday asked the Congress-JD(S) to give up power if it cannot run the government and asserted that his party would govern in case the coalition collapses and would make sure there is no mid-term polls. The former chief minister said no one has confidence that the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government would last long. "Kumaraswamy's son (Nikhil) has asked JD(S) workers to prepare for election. I'm saying that there won't be election at any cost. It has been just a year (since assembly elections). We (BJP) have 105 legislators, if they can, let them govern, if they can't let them give up, we will govern," Yeddyurappa said. Speaking to reporters at Hubballi, he said, "There is no question of going for fresh elections for any reason. We will not agree to it. We will go to election only after five years. No one has confidence that this government will continue for long, let's wait and see." Gowda slams those trying to write his political epitaph JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Friday said his dignity has been impacted due to his and party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls and hit out at those trying to write his political epitaph, asserting he would "rise from the dust." Gowda, a former prime minister, and his grandson Nikhil lost in a big way in the recent Lok Sabha election, which saw the BJP sweep the polls winning 25 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. The only face saver for the JD(S) was Gowda's another grandson Prajwal Revanna, who won from Hassan, a seat Gowda had held. The Congress, an ally of JD(S) in the government, was equally brutally hit as it could win only one seat from Bengaluru rural constituency. "On a personal front, my dignity has been impacted. I will reorganise the party," Gowda vowed while addressing the JD(S) leaders who won in the recent urban local body elections. He, however, said the party's defeat was for a good. Karnataka: After Reddy, Baig targets state Congress leaders Endorsing former minister Ramalinga Reddy's view that senior leaders are being ignored in the party, Karnataka Congress leader Roshan Baig on Tuesday said that the party will get into trouble if the state leadership is not changed. Village in Shivamogga district sets example for water conservation Amidst the scorching heat and delayed monsoon across the country, residents of the Vitagondana Koppa village in Shivamogga district are living happily with sufficient drinking water and are easily able to meet the requirements of their livestock. Siddu slams BJP for not inducting Dalit MP from Karnataka Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah has hit 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 "big talk". No mismatch between EVMs and VVPATs reported in LS polls, says BEL CMD Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) MV Gowtama on Saturday said that no mismatch was reported between votes recorded in electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines during the recently held Lok Sabha polls. Coalition concerns: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy holds talks with Congress' Siddaramaiah Amid talks of cabinet expansion to save the government in Karnataka, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on June 1 met the Congress-JD(S) coalition coordination committee chief Siddaramaiah and held discussions. 3 ministers: Karnataka gets Namo blessings Karnataka struck it rich when the Union Cabinet portfolios were announced on Friday with Hubballi-Dharwad MP and former BJP state president Pralhad Joshi bagging the prized portfolio of parliamentary affairs while D.V. Sadananda Gowda was allotted the no less important ministry of chemicals and fertilizers. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Rajya Sabha MP from the state, has been given the crucial finance portfolio. BBMP bypolls: Congress, BJP bag one seat each BJP and Congress-JD(S) coalition on Friday bagged one seat each in the by-election to two BBMP wards - Kaveripura and Sagaipuram. BJP decides to not destabililise the Karnataka government BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa said that the leaders of his political quarter have instructed him not to make any move which can destabilise the coalition government in Karnataka. He also informed media that Congress' Siddaramaiah is plotting to get some legislators to defect. 3 dead, 4 injured as roof collapses in Kalaburagi At least three people were killed and four others sustained injuries after the roof of the house they were living in collapsed due to rain in Kalaburagi on Saturday, police said. Electricity charges hiked for domestic, commercial users in Karnataka The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved an increase of 33 paise per unit in the electricity bills of all electricity supply companies (Escoms) in the state. Cong hails victory in local body polls in K'taka The Congress Friday hailed its victory in local body elections in Karnataka saying it was glad that people changed their mind soon after the Lok Sabha elections, but raised the issue of efficacy of EVMs. Karnataka CM meets Rahul Gandhi, assures coalition govt functioning smoothly Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy met Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday and conveyed to him that the state government was functioning smoothly and there was coordination between ruling coalition partners JD(S) and the Congress. Sadanand Gowda: From student leader to union minister From a student leader associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in Udupi to now a union minister in the Modi government for the second time, D V Sadananda Gowda has covered a long way. Karnataka BJP expects more representation in Modi cabinet With the BJP routing the ruling Congress-JDS combine in Karnataka by winning 25 of the total 28 Lok Sabha seats, there is expectation in the party's Karnataka unit that members elected from the state would get more representation in the Narendra Modi cabinet. Karnataka Congress MLAs ask Rahul to continue as party chief Congress MLAs in Karnataka Wednesday urged party President Rahul Gandhi not to insist on his resignation offer following the Lok Sabha poll debacle and continue to lead the party. Karnataka Head Constable Turns Fiber Baton Into Flute A constable posted at the Hubli Rural police station has converted his fibre baton into a flute, through which he belts out melodies during his time off from duty. BJP to offer Rajya Sabha seat to R Roshan Baig? If the informal talks between former Union minister and BJP leader, M.J. Akbar and Congress MLA, R. Roshan Baig, held over a cup of tea in the city four days back, reach the logical end, then Mr Baig may leave the Congress party and join the BJP. Will request Rahul to continue as Cong chief: Kumaraswamy Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Wednesday he would request Rahul Gandhi to continue as Congress president during his visit to New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in as prime minister. Will wait for Cong.-JDS govt to collapse on its own: Yeddyurappa The Bharatiya Janata Party would wait for the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka to collapse on its own due to its infighting, state party chief B.S. Yeddyurappa said Wednesday. Congress goes into overdrive to save coalition govt in Karnataka As the Lok Sabha election debacle pushed the ruling coalition in Karnataka into a greater turmoil, the Congress went into an overdrive to avert a potential existential crisis to the one-year-old H D Kumaraswamy ministry. Karnataka CM, BJP's Yeddyurappa to attend Modi's swearing-in Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy would attend the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as Prime Minster in New Delhi on Thursday evening, an official said on Wednesday. Congress workers protest against Rahul Gandhi's resignation ongress workers demonstrate outside party office urging Rahul Gandhi to continue as Congress President in Bengaluru on Wednesday. They are saying the worker's decisions need to be considered too in the process. Meeting between Karnataka CM, Congress leaders underway A meeting is underway between Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and other senior leaders of Congress including Deputy Chief Minister Dr G Parmeswara, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah among others ahead of the cabinet reshuffle. Ministerial aspirants lobby as Karnataka CM struggles to save Cong-JD(S) govt Ministerial aspirants started lobbying Tuesday, with Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy reportedly planning cabinet expansion or reshuffle in a bid to savethe Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka. Bengaluru DCP K Annamalai resigns, to pursue public service Deputy Commissioner of police (Bengaluru South) K Annamalai, who is popularly known as 'Singham' of Karnataka, Tuesday resigned from the Indian Police Service, to pursue "public service Azad, Venugopal rush to Bengaluru amid reports of rift between Congress, JDS Amid reports of a rift between ruling coalition partners Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka, top Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and AICC general secretary in-charge of the state K C Venugopal are rushing to Bengaluru to sort things out. 353 students lose marks in PUC, after re-evaluation Some of the candidates, who had applied for re-evaluation of their second year Pre-University course answer script of March/April 2019 exams with the hope of getting more marks, ended up losing marks! Karnataka: 11KV lines in Bangalore will go underground in 3-4 years, says Deputy CM Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr G Parameshwar on Tuesday said that to reduce the overhead transmission power lines and electrical poles in the city, the entire 11KV lines in Bangalore will be laid underground by another 3-4 years. I just know who won and who lost: DK Shivakumar After drubbing in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader and Karnataka Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar on Monday said that he just knows who won and who lost. Siddaramaiah says Karnataka coalition strong, dismisses Yeddyurappa's claim Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday asserted that the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government was a "strong" one and ridiculed state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president BS Yeddyurappa for repeatedly claiming that the coalition will collapse. Karnataka govt grants SIT probing Gauri Lankesh murder Rs 25L cash reward Government of Karnataka on Monday sanctioned a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh to the members of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. MB Patil clarifies Congress MLA's 'neglection of Lingayats' remark Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil on Monday clarified his party MLA BC Patil's comment about Congress "neglecting" Lingayats in the Lok Sabha polls and said that elections are won with the support of all communities of the society. Karnataka Deputy CM inspects rain affected areas in Bengaluru G Parameshwara, Deputy Chief Ministry of Karnataka inspected rain affected areas after several trees were uprooted in Bengaluru city of Karnataka due to heavy rainfall on Monday. While speaking to ANI, G Parameshwara informed that the concerned department will take of the damages. Karnataka: Don't mind being dropped from cabinet, says DC Thammanna DC Thammanna, Karnataka state transport minister and Janta Dal (Secular) leader on Monday said that he wouldn't mind being dropped from the state cabinet if considered 'incapable.' Karnataka govt will not survive beyond June 10: Congress leader K N Rajanna  Compounding the ruling Congress-JDS' woes, Congress leader K N Rajanna Monday hit out at Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara and claimed the government will not survive beyond June 10. Deve Gowda holds talks with K'taka Cong chief Former prime minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda had a discussion with Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday, following the combine's rout in the just-concluded Lok Sabha election. On Yeddyurappa’s prediction for Karnataka, Siddaramaiah responds with a dare Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah Monday asserted that the JDS-Congress government was a ‘strong’ one and ridiculed state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa for repeatedly claiming that the coalition will collapse. BJP in no hurry to form government in Karnataka An upbeat Bharartiya Janata Party (BJP) was in no hurry to form government in Karnataka by poaching legislators of the Congress or the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), a party official said here on Monday. FIR filed against Kannada newspaper editor, staff for 'false report' on Deve Gowda family A case has been registered against the editor of a Kannada daily and its editorial staff for publishing a report about trouble within JDS chief and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda's family after the Lok Sabha election drubbing. H D Kumaraswamy will remain CM for full five years: Satish Jarkiholi  Forest minister, Satish Jarkiholi made it clear on Saturday that the demand for a change of leadership of the coalition government in the state was a closed chapter and there was no question of Congress Legislature Party leader, Siddaramaiah, taking over as Chief Minister. Sumalatha thanks BJP for support for winning Karnataka's Mandya South Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh on Sunday thanked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for supporting her in winning the high-profile Mandya Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka. General Election 2019: BS Yeddyurappa Says He Is Ready For Fresh Assembly Elections Amid speculation that JDS-Congress coalition may collapse following its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, Karnataka BJP Chief BS Yeddyurappa Sunday said his party favoured fresh assembly elections in such an event, ruling out partnering with the regional party to form a new government. Congress calls for CLP meeting in Bengaluru  In view of the tumultuous political developments in Karnataka, Congress party's state unit has called for a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on May 29 in Bengaluru. Two rebel Karnataka Congress MLAs meet BJP's SM Krishna, spark off speculations As much as they would have disliked it, cameras captured Karnataka Congress MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi and Dr Sudhakar at BJP senior leader SM Krishna's residence on Sunday Job fraud: 34 Karnataka youths stranded in Kuwait with no food and money As many as 34 youths from Dakshina Kannadaare trapped in Kuwait for the past six months due to alleged job fraud by a blacklisted recruitment agency. However, it is alleged that even after knowing the issue, Indian Embassy in Kuwait is not helping the expats to resolve the issue. LS polls: JDS-Cong could have done better had there been Amid speculations over longevity of the ruling coalition in Karnataka, state Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao Saturday said the government would continue and conceded his party and JDS could have performed better in Lok Sabha polls had there been better coordination. BJP leader demands resignation of CM Kumarswamy, Siddaramaiah Senior BJP leader R Ashok Saturday demanded resignation of Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah from their posts in view of the ruling coalition's rout in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. Despite BJP sweep in Karnataka, coalition govt to remain intact The Congress in Karnataka on Friday said there is no threat to the JDS-Congress coalition in the state after the BJP nearly swept the Lok Sabha polls leaving just one seat to coalition partners. As former PM faced defeat twice; LS defeat not a big issue: Deve Gowda Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Friday dismissed as "not a big issue", his drubbing at the Lok Sabha polls. Did not expect this result: Kharge on party's huge LS poll loss Reflecting on the disappointing loss of his party in the Lok Sabha election, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said that the results were not expected and cast an element of doubt on the functioning of EVMs. NGT clears decks for Yettinahole drinking water Project in Karnataka The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday cleared the decks for the Yettinahole drinking water project in Karnataka, refusing to set aside the sanction granted by authorities to it. Roshan Baig Will not Join BJP as it Had Tried to End His Political Career: Karnataka Minister  Senior Congress leader Roshan Baig, who criticised the party and urged Muslims to join hands with the BJP if there arises a need, will not join the saffron party because it had once conspired to end his political career, Karnataka minister U T Kader asserted on Friday. HK Patil resigns as KPCC campaign committee chief Senior Congress leader H KPatil has resigned as the President of Karnataka PradeshCongress Campaign Committee, taking responsibility for the party's disastrous defeat in the state in the Lok Sabha polls. Unexpected results, coalition will deliberate on reasons for defeat says kumaraswamy Calling the Lok Sabha election results "unexpected", Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said the leaders of his party JD(S) and Congress would deliberate on the reasons behind the defeat in the election. As the Bharatiya Janata Party badly mauled the ruling coalition, Kumaraswamy conceded defeat and said he respected the mandate of the people. "Leaders of both parties of coalition will hold a discussion about the loss of JDS-Congress coalition candidates. Our party has seen many victories & losses over the years and party workers need not lose heart on this loss. Let us strive to strengthen the party in the days ahead," the chief minister tweeted. H D Kumaraswamy congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for emerging v Newly elected Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna to resign and pave way for grandfather H D Deve Gowda In a surprise and shocking decision, the newly elected Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna has decided to resign his newly won MP Post to pave the way for his grandfather HD Devegowda who was defeated in Tumakuru Loksabha constituency. BJP poised for clean sweep in K'taka; Kharge, former PM Deve Gowda trail The BJP appeared to be headed for a spectacular win in Karnataka, as trends showed it led in 24 of the 28 total Lok Sabha seats,leaving the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance in a tizzy with worries over its stability. KPCC chief congratulates BJP on "resounding victory Karnataka Congress president DineshGundu Rao Thursday congratulated the BJP forits "resounding victory" and wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "very best". BJP leader seeks Kumaraswamy's resignation in Karnataka Buoyed by the initial trends indicating a landslide victory for the BJP in Karnataka, its senior leader R. Ashoka on Thursday sought the resignation of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for his Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) facing a rout in the Lok Sabha elections with its pre-poll ally Congress. "Accepting defeat gracefully, Kumaraswamy should resign as his party lost the moral right to continue along with the Congress, which are trailing behind in 24 of the 28 parliamentary seats across the state," Ashoka told reporters at the party's state unit office.. Mandya election result : Sumalatha wins by over 67,000 votes against Nikhil Kumaraswamy Independent candidate Sumalatha lead this high-voltage contest in Karnataka. She is pitted against Janata Dal (Secular) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the son of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. Sumalatha is the wife of three-time Congress MP and film star Ambareesh who died last year.  JD(S) chief flays Siddaramaiah for not bringing out CMP The verbal joust within the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition continued with JD(S) state chief A H Vishwanath yet again attacking CLP leader Siddaramaiah over the latter's "failure" to bring out a common minimum programme even after a year of the government coming to power. Roshan Baig’s outburst out of thirst for power: Siddaramaiah Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah called senior Congress leader and MLA,  Roshan Baig, "power hungry" in response to his recent diatribe against him. Roshan Baig helped BJP, tried to sabotage my campaign: Rizwan Arshad Congress's Bengaluru Central candidate Rizwan Arshad on Thursday hit out at his party's miffed lawmaker Roshan Baig stating that he has tried to help the Bharatiya Janata Party and attempted to sabotage his campaign. Kumaraswamy Will Be CM Till Friday Morning, Says Union Minister Union minister D V Sadananda Gowda claimed on Wednesday that the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka would collapse after the Lok Sabha poll results and HD Kumaraswamy would be the chief minister only till May 24 morning. Lok Sabha elections 2019: Chandrababu Naidu meets Deve Gowda over EVM issue Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday met former prime minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda as part of his efforts to mobilise opposition parties on the controversy over alleged manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). BJP questioned EVMs first: Siddaramiah As the debate over EVMs hotted up, former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah Wednesday said it was BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao who has authored a book questioning about electronic voting machines 10 years ago and party veteran L K Advani had written the preface of it. EVMs are well guarded &kept safely, says Karnataka CEO Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)s in Karnataka are well guarded and kept safely, state Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns over their safety. Naidu to meet Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy Continuing his efforts to unite opposition parties against the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha results, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu is scheduled to meet former Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda later in the day in Bengaluru. K'tka Dy CM slams Congress' Roshan Baig for 'flop campaign' remarks Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Roshan Baig for his claim that both state unit president Dinesh Gundurao and Congress Legislature Party CLP leader Siddaramaiah should be blamed for the "flop poll campaign" in the state. Congress issues show-cause notice to MLA Roshan Baig over outbursts The Congress issued a show-cause notice to senior leader and Karnataka legislator R Roshan Baig on Tuesday for his outbursts against the party leadership. CM Kumaraswamy cancels Delhi visit Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has cancelled his scheduled visit to Delhi Tuesday, where he was expected to take part in a meeting of opposition leaders over the issue of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), official sources said. Roshan Baig urges Muslims to 'join hands' with BJP if need arises Amid poor numbers given by exit polls to the Congress in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader Roshan Baig on Monday dropped hints of quitting the party, and humbly appealed to Muslims to compromise with the situation, if NDA returns to power. Karnataka CM fumes over political satire shows, says there is need to bring in law Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Sunday slammed news channels over "belittling" of politicians on their satire programmes, saying he felt there was a need to bring in a law to regulate them. Pragya Thakur is a terrorist: Siddaramaiah on 'Godse is Patriot' row Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday termed Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur a "terrorist" for calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse a "true patriot".