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Both BA ‘Byrathi’ Basavaraja (KR Puram) and ST Somashekar (Yeshwanthpur) -- were loyal followers of Congress leader Siddaramaiah before they joined other lawmakers who resigned their Assembly membership causing the JD(S)-Congress regime’s fall in July this year.
Karnataka, Maharashtra & Haryana are part of an ambitious initiative to carry out a drone survey across India to create high-resolution digital maps. The Survey of India, the country’s oldest scientific agency, has been tasked with doing this. Haryana has achieved much progress, while Maharashtra has limited the survey to only villages in the first phase.
The anger of the former CM is unsurprising, considering that the resignation of these legislators led to the fall of the JD(S)- Congress coalition government, headed by him. K Gopalaiah, the BJP candidate in Mahalakshmi Layout in Bengaluru, was elected on a JD(S) ticket from here in last year’s Assembly polls.
In at least five constituencies, aspiring candidates — most of whom lost the previous Assembly elections — have rebelled or expressed disappointment. The BJP has fielded 13 disqualified legislators in the 15 Assembly segments. It has to win at least eight seats for the government to survive.
The disqualified Congress MLA from RR Nagar in Bengaluru, may have succeeded in joining the BJP on Thursday, but deep resentment within the BJP and RSS may apply brakes on his electoral ambitions
The Survey, Settlement & Land Records, an arm of the revenue department had taken up a crucial project of maintaining urban property ownership records (UPOR), making it a mandatory requirement in property transactions, starting off with Shivamogga and Mangaluru cities. However the UPOR rests solely on the government decision.
Disgruntled BJP leaders say that they have nurtured their respective constituencies for long, but the BJP is now planning to reward the disqualified lawmakers with party tickets should the court verdict go in their favour. The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on the 17 disqualified MLAs on Wednesday.
Karnataka has taken up an ambitious project to gather and document information about every village related to its history, culture and heritage, probably in a first of its kind initiative by a state.
The recent statements of JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda and his son HD Kumaraswamy taking a soft stand on chief minister BS Yediyurappa, has led to speculation that the two political rivals may patch up and come together.
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