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Mysuru geared up for PM Modi's mega poll rally

Karnataka's Mysuru geared up for PM Modi's mega poll rally

Tight security in Mysore for PM Modi's rally on Sunday at Maharaja college grounds to support BJP and JD(S) candidates. Over 80,000 chairs set up with water facilities. PM Modi to address public meeting in Mysuru before roadshow in Mangaluru. Women to welcome him with "Solmelu Modi Ji" and "Thank you, Modi." First rally before second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka on April 26.

Sculptor Arun Yogiraj with idol of Lord Ram.

I will just introduce myself: Arun Yogiraj on meeting PM Modi tomorrow in Mysore

Prime Minister Modi will be received by Ram Lalla idol sculptor Arun Yogiraj in Mysore for a public meeting on April 14. Yogiraj expressed excitement to meet the PM and praised Lok Sabha candidate Yaduveer Krishnadatta Wadiyar. Additionally, he plans to visit Ayodhya with his family on April 15. Yogiraj shared that devotees in Ayodhya express their love for Ram Lalla.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.

Ahead of PM Modi’s Mysuru visit, Siddaramaiah him to explain his contribution to city

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah questioned PM Modi's contributions to Karnataka during the Lok Sabha campaign. He criticized Modi's unfulfilled promises and urged voters to remember the development work done by Congress in Mysuru. Siddaramaiah also accused BJP of neglecting the constituency's development. He asked voters to support Congress candidate M Lakshmana over BJP's Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar in Mysuru-Kodagu.

Clouds hover over the capital near airport in New Delhi

Delhi rain: 22 flights diverted at IGI airport due to bad weather

22 flights were diverted from Delhi airport due to bad weather, with 9 going to Jaipur, 8 to Lucknow, and others to Chandigarh, Varanasi, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad. IndiGo, Air India, and Vistara flights were among those diverted between 3 pm and 6:30 pm. Delhi airport handles around 1,300 flights daily.

CM Siddaramaiah. (AFP)

NDA will not get enough seats to form government at Centre, says Siddaramaiah

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah predicts no BJP-led NDA govt post-elections, hints at re-alignment with regional parties forming the government. He claims BJP won't fulfill poll promises, faces issues with unemployment and price rise. Siddaramaiah confident of Congress winning 15-20 seats in Karnataka. Alleges BJP deprived Karnataka of tax refunds, criticizes Centre for not releasing funds during drought. Siddaramaiah denies rumors of stepping down as CM for Shivakumar, plans to stay active in politics.

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya.

‘Modi Govt stands for transparent governance, no tolerance for terror’: BJP's Tejasvi Surya

BJP's Tejasvi Surya in Bengaluru South pitches for a third term for PM Modi, highlighting corruption-free governance and zero tolerance for terror. He lauds government's achievements, including DBT savings, infrastructure projects, and pandemic response. Surya expresses optimism for NDA's success in Karnataka, as state gears up for Lok Sabha elections on April 26 and May 7.

Mandya’s independent MP Sumalatha Ambareesh (ANI)

‘To support PM Modi, BJP coming back to power’: MP Sumalatha Ambareesh on decision to not contest

Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambareesh refrained from contesting Lok Sabha elections to support PM Modi and BJP's return to power. She joined BJP recently and expressed her focus on state's future over personal ambition. BJP's ally JD(S) is contesting in Mandya this time. Karnataka will vote in two phases on April 26 and May 7. BJP won 25 out of 28 seats in 2019 elections.

R Ashoka (PTI)

‘90 pc Vokkaliga voters will support PM Modi, Deve Gowda, there is no Congress’: R Ashoka

R Ashoka, Leader of Opposition in Karnataka, claims Vokkaliga community support for NDA in Lok Sabha elections. Vokkaliga and Lingayat are key communities in Karnataka. Ashoka predicts Vokkaliga voters will support Modi over Deve Gowda. BJP rebel Eshwarappa files nomination independently. Karnataka to vote in two phases on April 26 and May 7. BJP won 25 seats in 2019. Elections to start on April 19, results on June 4.

BJP rebel leader Eshwarappa files nomination as independent from Shivamogga

BJP rebel leader Eshwarappa files nomination as independent from Karnataka's Shivamogga

Rebel BJP leader Eshwarappa files nomination as an Independent candidate in Shivamogga Lok Sabha constituency, defying party orders. He will contest against BS Yediyurappa's son, Raghvendra. Eshwarappa expressed confidence in his win, stating all talks of negotiations are over. His son, Kantesh, supports his decision as a stand against family politics. Karnataka will vote in two phases on April 26 and May 7.

The Delhi police has arrested five people from Bhopal for allegedly extorting <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>70,000 from a man by posing as police officers, officials said on Friday.

Delhi police arrests five persons for extorting 70,000 by posing as cops

Delhi police arrested five people from Bhopal for extorting Rs 70,000 by posing as officers. The accused used a fake call claiming the man's son was in custody. The victim transferred the money to a bank account provided. The police traced the money trail to Bhopal, where the five accused were arrested. The main accused disclosed the operation involving bank accounts and a Bihar-based kingpin.

‘Constitution does allow such laws,’ Karnataka minister Parameshwara on UCC

‘Constitution does allow such laws,’ Karnataka minister Parameshwara on UCC

Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara criticized the idea of implementing a Uniform Civil Code in a democratic country, stating that the Constitution allows freedom of faith. He also called for filling existing government job vacancies to address unemployment instead of introducing new schemes like Agniveer. The Agniveer Scheme, announced in June 2022, aims to recruit soldiers in the armed forces.

An FIR was registered and seven people, including two employees of Yes Bank, were arrested, police said.

Gurugram Police recovers 1.32 crore from cyber fraudsters, returns it to victim

Police in Gurugram recovered and returned Rs 1.32 crore of defrauded money to a victim duped by cyber fraudsters. The victim was scammed through a fake investment scheme on WhatsApp. Seven people, including two Yes Bank employees, were arrested. The victim thanked the cyber police for their efforts in resolving the case.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi to address election rally today in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore

Rahul Gandhi to address election rallies in Tamil Nadu, his first after poll schedule announcement. Scheduled to speak in Coimbatore with MK Stalin and in Tirunelveli. Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 19.

B. S. Yediyurappa, along with son Vijayendra, HD Kumaraswamy, BS Bommai, and Deve Gowda.

‘BJP-JDS together will win minimum of 26 seats in state’: Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

Former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa expressed confidence in BJP-JDS winning at least 26 Lok Sabha seats. Congress claimed victory in Uttarakhand's 5 seats. Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav aims to secure all 29 seats. Yediyurappa credits PM Modi's popularity and BJP-JDS alliance for success. He dismisses opposition claims, confident in BJP's victory due to CAA, Article 370 decisions. Karnataka to vote in two phases on April 26 and May 7.

Karnataka DCM DK Shivakumar (PTI)

‘All communities support Congress party’: Karnataka Deputy CM Shivakumar

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar emphasizes policies benefiting livelihoods over emotional appeals, stating Congress works for all communities including Vokkaligas. He criticizes Yediyurappa for diverting attention from key issues and defers to the election commission on remarks equating Congress vote with terrorism. Karnataka will vote in two phases on April 26 and May 7 in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.

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