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Looks like love jihad case, CM trying to protect culprits: Karnataka BJP chief on Hubli murder

Looks like love jihad case, CM trying to protect culprits: Karnataka BJP chief on Hubli murder The murder of Karnataka college student Neha Hiremath by her former classmate Fayaz has triggered a political row, with BJP terming it a case of 'love jihad', while the Congress party has denied the allegation. According to sources, BJP Karnataka is likely to hold protests across the state over the incident. Speaking on the case, that took place on the college campus Hubli-Dharawad, BJP President BY Vijayendra told ANI that prima facie it looks like a love jihad case. So rather than getting into the investigation, the CM is trying to protect the culprits. The present Congress government does not care about anything. Earlier when a blast took place in Mangalore, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar said it was a small stray incident and not a terrorist attack. Later when an investigation was carried out, many people were arrested. As far as the Hubballi- Dharwad incident is concerned, it is very unfortunate on the part of the CM. Instead of coming to the rescue of the family, he says the murder took place due to a personal vendetta. Women across the state are questioning the state government, he said. Further, the state BJP chief said that the Congress is talking about guarantees but there is no safety of women here in Karnataka. In the last three days, more than eight murders have happened in the state but there is no action. Even the state Home Minister is talking along the same lines. There is no doubt, Vijyendra added. Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah reacted to the situation and said that whichever murder happened was due to personal reasons. The law and order situation is very good in Karnataka, It is our duty to maintain law and order and we are doing it. Congress Corporator and father of the deceased, Niranjan Hiremath said, After my daughter' was returning from college, an unknown person came and stabbed her seven times and she died on the spot. The accused has already been arrested. The motive of the murder is that the victim rejected the accused's love proposal. We had a conversation with the accused before the incident took place where we explained to him that we are Hindu and you are Muslim, so we cannot allow you to get married. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 11:23 am

Karnataka Woman's Brutal Murder Upstages Congress' Caste & Development Agenda, BJP Claims 'Love Jihad'

The Congress fears the Hubli incident can change the mood in favour of BJP, causing huge electoral damage to the Grand Old Partys prospects

News18 20 Apr 2024 1:26 pm

BJP leader Sumalatha Ambareesh expresses concern over murder of Congress corporator's daughter

BJP leader Sumalatha Ambareesh expresses concern over murder of Congress corporator's daughter Karnataka BJP leader and Mandya MP, Sumalatha Ambareesh, expressed her concern and sadness over the murder of the Karnataka Congress corporator's daughter in Hubbali. It's very unfortunate. Nobody can predict anything like this happening, but the very fact that these culprits are going unpunished is going to lead to more such incidents in the future. That's what is very, very worrisome, she told ANI on Friday. The victim, Neha Hiremath, daughter of Congress Corporator Niranjan Hiremath, succumbed to multiple stab wounds inflicted by Fayaz, a former friend and classmate who has since been arrested. The last rites of the twenty-four-year-old daughter of a Congress corporator, who was killed on the college campus in Hubbali, were performed by her parents on Friday. The Congress government in Karnataka is facing severe criticism for its handling of law and order in the state after the daughter of a Congress corporator was stabbed to death on a college campus in Hubbali. The state unit of the ABVP and the BJP protested the murder in Hubballi and Bengaluru on Friday and the issue is likely to flare up with the state going to the Lok Sabha Polls on April 26 and May 7. Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner Renuka Sukumar informed that an FIR had been registered and the accused had been apprehended within an hour. The accused has been sent to judicial custody, she added. FIR has been registered in this case and the accused was also secured within an hour. He has been sent to judicial custody. It is a very serious case and we are investigating. In the course of the investigation, everything will come to light, the Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner said. The Leader of the Opposition of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, R Ashoka, on Friday, termed the Hubbali college campus murder as shameful and raised questions about the law and order situation in the state. The incident in Hubli is shameful. The daughter of a Congress corporator has been stabbed to death. Such an incident in the middle of elections raises questions about law and order, he said. Karnataka state BJP President BY Vijayendra took on the state government, accusing them of going slow on the case to appease a certain faction. In a horrific incident, a 24-year-old girl, daughter of a Congress corporator has been has been hacked to death in broad daylight by Fiyaz, reportedly for refusing his marriage proposal. Guarantee of Safety for Women has been pathetically absent since Congress came into power. Repeated incidents of crimes against women like assaults and murder raises concerns about the seriousness of the Siddaramaiah government in providing a safe environment for our sisters and daughters. Women have been highly vulnerable under this incapable government and have been living under extreme fear as Criminal elements have been on the rise and are operating without any fear of law and order, Vijayendra said. However, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the Hubballi campus murder occurred due to personal reasons. The CM added that the law and order situation in Karnataka is good and that they must maintain it. Whatever murder happened was due to personal reasons. The law and order situation is very good in Karnataka. It is our duty to maintain law and order and we are doing it, the CM said. Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar said the law will be applied to all. BJP is trying to threaten by showing that there is no law and order in Karnataka. Karnataka has the best law and order. They are just trying to tell the voters that they are going to put the governor's rule in the state. They cannot do it. The law will take its own course for everyone, Shivakumar said. Karnataka's Home Minister, G Parameshwar, denied the presence of a communal angle in the Hubballi campus murder case and dismissed the allegations of 'love jihad'. It appears there was mutual love between the two. However, when the girl started walking away, the boy stabbed her. I fail to see any evidence of love jihad here. It seems that he (the accused) believed she was going to marry someone else. I don't know all the details, he said. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Apr 2024 11:03 am

INTERVIEW| Circumstances made me quit BJP briefly, have no regrets: Jagadish Shettar

BELAGAVI: Senior BJP leader and former chief minister Jagadish Shettar has faced several ups and downs attempting to scale new heights in his political career. A member of the earlier Jana Sangh, he has been with BJP for a long time and over the years, he has also held several key positions in both party and government, including the leader of opposition and Speaker of the Assembly. His political career, however, took a twist recently as he unexpectedly switched to Congress, upset over the denial of a BJP ticket from Hubli Central in the 2023 Assembly election. He hastily left Congress to rejoin BJP and the party welcomed him back by nominating him the party candidate from the Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency for the general election. In an exclusive interview with The New Indian Express , Shettar revealed what led to his exit from the BJP and why he took tough calls to bolster his position in the party. How is your election campaign going on? The campaigning is picking up momentum everywhere and we are trying to reach out to the people. Given the drastic developments Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken up in varied fields, the people across the country are keen to see him at the helm of affairs for another decade. Our campaign is getting a huge response from the people in Belagavi constituency. Why are you keen on entering the Lok Sabha after being an MLA for six terms and active in state politics for the last several decades? I dont think it makes any difference for a politician whether he is an MLA or MP. Several leaders in the past, including HN Ananth Kumar, were active both in state and national politics. Many BJP leaders have worked for the partys organisation and growth in the state, despite being MPs. The political activities of leaders (MPs and MLAs) largely depend on the decisions taken by the partys top leadership. Being a BJP loyalist, why did you quit the party last year? Well. It all happened due to the political developments and incidents that took place at that time (after the 2023 Assembly polls). I had to lodge a protest and quit BJP. Many leaders feel my decision to quit BJP was correct and today, they also feel that my decision to return is also right. I was not away from BJP for a long time. However, some of the circumstances made me take decisions which were necessary at that time. I am happy that I am back in BJP. Dont you think your brief exit from BJP will impact your prospects in the coming election? Do you have regrets for taking such a step? I will again say that I made a decision to quit at that time and it happened. It was a bad time and now I dont feel the need to analyse the decisions I took. I absolutely dont have any regrets. When I was out of BJP, my national party leaders contacted me. I responded to their call, went and met them. I returned to the party eventually. Even when I was in Congress for a brief period, I never criticised anybody, particularly Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah or party president JP Nadda. Also, I never criticised the party nor questioned the national leadership. I dont think it will affect my prospects in the coming election. Did you face any pressure from Congress to quit BJP? Given the political developments that took place prior to my quitting BJP, I was really upset and they (Congress) also asked me to join Congress at that time. I had no other thoughts and joined that party. What are the major factors on which you are contesting LS polls from Belagavi? The Modi factor will be the key in the coming election that will help the party perform better. The people have a lot of hopes on Modi and his leadership. They are watching the country develop faster under Modis leadership. The reforms he brought in and the development of infrastructure in many fields that took place under his leadership have impressed people. The introduction of Vande Bharat trains and the launch of several schemes to improve air services will help the party in the coming election. Caste factor always plays a key role in the Belagavi constituency. Do you fear the votes of the dominant Lingayat community will be split? If you recall developments in the past, you will find that LS elections largely have been fought on national issues and not other factors. The people will be more concerned about the national leadership, Prime Minister candidate, etc. Caste and other factors may be issues in Assembly or panchayat elections.

The New Indian Express 11 Apr 2024 7:52 am

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The News Mill 19 Mar 2024 6:08 am

PM Modi inaugurates 15 new airport projects

The other projects include new airports in Uttar Pradesh at Chitrakoot, Shavasti, Azamgarh, and new terminals at Belgaum, Hubli in Karnataka Jabalpur and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Shravatsi and Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh will get air connectivity for the first time.

The Economic Times 10 Mar 2024 6:27 pm

Minister Patil Emphasizes Agro-Industry Growth, Announces Funds for Airport and Railway Projects

Vijayapura : Minister of Infrastructure Development, M B Patil, announced on Monday the release of 57.63 crore for the works of Raichur and Mysuru airports. Of this sum, 14.62 crore has been earmarked for Raichur Airport, while the remaining 43 crore will be utilized for the expansion and enhancement of the runway at Mysuru airport. Highlighting the state's growing industries, especially in the agro-based sector, Minister Patil emphasized the need for enhanced transportation facilities and swift travel. The ongoing expansion of industries across the state, coupled with the increasing prevalence of agro-based industries, underscores our commitment to fostering growth. With a focus on market expansion, facilitating easy transportation, and ensuring swift travel experiences, we are actively developing airports. In alignment with this vision, grants have been allocated for the projects at Mysuru and Raichur airports. Our government is resolute in its intention to establish well-equipped airports in every district, Patil said. In discussing the state's railway projects, Patil said that 93.32 crore has been sanctioned for the Tumakuru-Davangere and Gadag-Wadi railway projects, both in the final stages of land acquisition. Of this funding, 50 crore will be allocated for Tumakuru-Davangere, and 43.32 crore for Gadag-Wadi projects. Patil pointed out that the Gadag-Wadi railway development will significantly connect Kittur, including Hubli, with various cities in Maharashtra, including Mumbai. The Tumakuru-Davangere project, crucial for connecting Tumakuru with central Karnataka, is deemed essential for the state's development by facilitating quicker travel to parts of North Karnataka. Upon completion, these railway projects are expected to stimulate economic activities and infrastructure development across multiple districts, Patil asserted.

Deccan Chronicle 5 Mar 2024 12:27 am

KIUG 2023: Literally running for life, the story of Nagaraj Venkatesha

Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) After Nagaraj Venkateshas father passed away in 2017, the middle-distance runner has been doubling up as one of the bread-earners of the family while trying to keep his athletics career on track. The Hubli resident has been doing a commendable job and bagged a 3000m steeplechase gold at the 4th Khelo []

bhaskarlive 28 Feb 2024 6:17 pm