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- In a move to secure another major vote bank, the Karnataka government on Friday announced that all scheduled caste and scheduled tribe (SC/ST) families will be given around 75 units of free power, raising the bar from the 40 units it was before.
- Karnataka CM Bommai on Saturday said he will soon take a call on his visit to Swiss ski resort town of Davos, to take part in World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting.
- The Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar and the party's campaign committee chief M B Patil seemed to have called for a truce after the former's statement raised heckles, however there seems to be no end to the public spat between their supporters.
- Claiming to be the "phoenix" that rises from the ashes like his father former PM Deve Gowda had referred to, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Friday kick-started his party's poll campaign for 2023 Karnataka assembly polls.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said the government is considering moving the apex court, seeking time to fix reservations for OBCs or for an opportunity to go by the reservation that existed until now amid the SC's order to conduct local body polls within two weeks' time.