KJP to launch stir if Lad is not sacked

Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) president B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said that the party would launch an agitation if Minister Santosh Lad, allegedly involved in illegal mining, is not dropped from the ministry.

Speaking after the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at the party office, he questioned the double standards allegedly practised by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in not dismissing Lad. “When it came to illegal mining during the BJP regime, Siddaramaiah took out a padayatra from Bangalore to Bellary. When it comes to Lad, why is he keeping quiet?” he said. “If the chief minister does not act now, we will organise a massive protest,” he said.

JD(S) flays Cong

At the JD(S) head office, the party supremo H D Deve Gowda said that his party workers will give a fitting reply to the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls.
“The JD(S) is the only alternative to the Congress and the BJP. We are indestructible and this should be realised by the Congress,” he said.

CM on divisive forces

At the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that people should ensure that those leaders who are trying to divide the country based on Hindutva ideology must be defeated.

“A few leaders, for their personal benefit, are trying to use the ideology of Hindutva to polarise people and gain political benefit. We must ensure that this does not happen,” said Siddaramaiah.
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