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November 30, 2019

fallsto4.5%, Keen contest on card as siblings
lock horns in Jarki
kiholi bastion
Gokak (General) constituency
JD-S’AshokPujarimayupset CONGRESS
Lakhan Jarkiholi
Ramesh Jarkiholi
Ashok Pujari, 61,
A board found at Telsanga village in Athani taluk on Friday.

The nominal Gross Domes-

tic Product (GDP) growth, 48, MA, 59, BA, BA LLB, Panchamasali
which does not strip out in- Valmiki, Valmiki, Lingayat, unsuccess-
taking poll plunge five-time MLA fully contested three

ffllation, came at 6.1% in the
July-September quarter,
▼ Assembly elections
the lowest since 2003. The
nominal GDP grew at 8% in RAJU GAVALI LakhantheCongressticketde- „ Lagging behind on development front ATHANI(BELAGAVIDISTRICT): Hegde about people voting

the first quarter. BELAGAVI, DHNS spiteasectionoftheparty ty sup- „ Roads in bad shape; poor rural connectivity Disqualified MLA and BJP for disqualified MLAs was
With economic growth ported Pujari’s candidature. candidate from Athani As- also found in the village.

falling to this level, the okakAssemblyconstitu- With the Congress leader- „ Gokak Falls, Niagara of India, lacks facilities semblyconstituencyMahesh “The people of Tamil Nadu,
ency is among the most- Despite Hidkal dam, Ghataprabha and other rivers, Kumatahalli is facing opposi-
Reserve Bank of India is
expected to give one more watchedsegmentsinthe
ship going all out to defeat the
disqualified MLAs, Ramesh
s uesinthe „
tion in his own village.
Maharasthra and Gujarat
have voted against defectors.
segment devoid of major irrigation schemes
cut in its key interest rate in December5bypolls,wherethe Jarkiholi, despite five consec- constituency “Athani is the sacred place Even if one disqualified MLA
the December 5 monetary prestige and honour of Jarki- utive wins in Assembly elec- „ Lacks industries to stem migration of youths for jobs of Shivayogi. Entry barred wins election in Karnataka it
policy, overlooking the holi brothers - Ramesh and tions, is feeling the heat in the for disqualified MLA who implies that the voters of that
Winner Nearest rival
4.6% consumer infla- Satish - and the BJP and the by-election. Ramesh, fondly 2018RESULTS RAMESH JARKIHOLI (Cong) Ashok Pujari (BJP)
sold his position for money” constituency have pawned
tion number in October, Congress are at stake. referred to as Sahukar in the readaboardinstalledatTela- themselves for money and
which is higher than its tar- The disqualified Congress district, is leaving no stone un- sanga village in Athani taluk, liquor,”Hegde had said.
get range. MLA Ramesh Jarkiho- turned to retain the seat ashaiva-Lingayat-dominant no pushover, either. Pujari, brotherswereinvolvedinabit- the native place of Kumata- The police came to know
But Chief Economic Ad- li, who played a vital andsilencehisdetrac- Gokak, will do a world of good who had lost three Assembly ter fight over Hirenandi Sugar halli. abouttheboardsandbrought
visor K Subramanian and role in bringing tors. for Ramesh’s cause. elections in row to Ramesh factory, a decade back. However, there was no the matter to the notice of
Secretary,EconomicAffairs, down the Con- A battalion of The outcome of the bypoll Jarkiholi,tw
twiceasJD(S)candi- The electorate in the con- information on the person/ the election officials. The
Atanu Chakraborty ty said the gress-JD(S) coali- BJP leaders, led by will decide the political future dateandonceasBJPnominee, stituency comprises 2.44 lakh organisation who installed Panchayat Development Of-
fundamentals of the econo- tion and helping Chief Minister B S of Ramesh Jarkiholi, who has is hoping to encash on the dif- voters. Veerashaiva-Lingayat the board. A flflex board with ficerremovedtheboardsand
mywerestillstrongandthat the BJP form gov- Yediyurappa, has been promised a deputy ty chief ferences in the faction-ridden community constitutes the the recent statement of re- lodged a complaint with the
growth could pick up in the ernment,ishoping been campaigning minister’s post. Jarkiholiclan.In2008Assem- bulkofelectoratewith60,000 tired Lokayukta Santosh police.
December quarter. to retain the con- briskly in Gokak. Ontheotherhand,Lakhan’s bly elections, Pujari had given voters, followed by SC/ST
stituency for the sixth In fact, Yediyurappa defeat will prove a setback for Ramesharunforhismoneyby 30,000, Kurubas 40,000 and
Investment barometer time,albeitontheBJPticket. had begun his campaign trail his brother and former minis- polling 37,229 votes. Ramesh Brahmins 15,000.
Thedata,however,didnot Ramesh will take on the from Gokak, last Sunday, and ter Satish Jarkiholi, and CLP had garnered 44,989 votes LingayatandKurubavoters
The manufacturing sector,
which contributes over 17%
youngest of Jarkiholi siblings,
Lakhan, who is making his
electoral debut on Congress,
the party nominee again on
December 2, the penultimate
leader Siddaramaiah, who
time and again, had said that
Congress’ only aim was to de-
while his another brother
Bhimshi (34,958 votes) was
relegated to third place.
hold sway in the constituency
often represented by Valmiki
leaders. While Jarkiholis be-
in the quarter under review
from a 0.6% growth in the
of course, with the blessings
of his brother Satish Jarkiholi.
Satish managed to get
Itissaid,Yediyu yurappa’sroad
shows and rallies in the Veer-
feat the disqualified legislator.
Ashok Pujari, who is con-
testing on the JD(S) ticket, is
Interestingly, Bhimshi
has expressed his support to
Ramesh in the bypoll. The
long to Valmiki community,
April-Juneperiod.TheModi BENGALURU: There is talk Sources close to Kharge,
governmentaimstoincrease within the Congress that however, said the veteran
the manufacturing sector’s veteran leader Mallikarjun may not prefer Rajya Sabha
contribution to GDP at 25% Kharge can be considered as “because he has always been

It’s advantage Byrathi as supporters,

by 2022. itsnomineefortheDecember electeddirectlybythepeople.”
The gross fixed capital 12 bypoll to the Rajya Sabha
formation, a barometer of from Karnataka. Ramamurthy files papers
investment in the econo- The bypoll has been neces- FormerIPSofficerKCRama-

BJP workers bury the hatchet

my, contracted 0.9% from sitated to fill up the vacancy murthy on Friday filed his
a 11.8% growth in the same createdduetoKCRamamur- nomination as the BJP’s can-
period a year ago. thy’s resignation. didate for the Rajya Sabha
Kharge’snamecameupfor bypolls to fill up the vacancy
Not out of the woods discussion as the Congress from Karnataka created by
“The economy is not out the state’s political circles. wants to “suitably accommo- his resignation last month.
ofthewoodsyet.Theoverall Congfacesonerous Known for fierce battle be- K R Pura (General) constituency datehim”followinghisdefeat Ramamurthyfiledhisnom-
story is not very good. Goal ttw
weentheCongressandthesaf- in the Lok Sabha polls earlier inationattheKarnatakaLeg-
of$5trillioneconomyseems taskofkeepingits fron brigade, the constituency
M Narayanaswamy
Byrathi Basavaraj
C Krishnamurthy
this year. Plus, the Congress islative Assembly secretariat
to be slipping by at least one
year,” former finance sec-
flocktogether had been the strong bastion of
Congress over the years.
57, Vokkaliga, 54, Kuruba, BA, 67, Vokkaliga,
would do well to have some-
one with his experience in
accompanied by Revenue
Minister R Ashoka and Rajya
PUC, MLC two-time MLA 8th std
retary S C Garg, who took ▼ But in a changed scenario, Parliament. SabhamemberRajeevChan-
voluntary retirement after the disqualified MLA Byrathi However, Kharge’s nomi- drasekhar.
being shifted to the power NIRANJAN KAGGERE Basavaraj, who had won the nation depends on the num- When he was with the
ministry from finance post BENGALURU, DHNS seat on Congress ticket, is cur- „ Frequent traff
f ic snarls 2018RESULTS ber game in the Legislative Congress, Ramamurthy was

the Union Budget in July, rently testing his luck as a BJP Lack of motorable roads Assembly, which in turn de- elected to the Rajya Sabha in

„ Winner
said. aught in the pincer to candidate.Havingrepresented pends on the outcome of the July 2016 and his term was to
According to Sameer Na- choose between the theconstituencytw twice,Byrathi „ Lack of potable water & BA BASAVARAJ
December 5 bypolls to 15 As- endJune30,2022.Following
underground drainage (Cong)
omist, state governments’
‘party’ and ‘person’, the
bypoll to the Krishnarajapura
position in the region by help-
s uesinthe sembly constituencies. If the
Congress and the JD(S) win
joined the BJP.
constituency „ Encroachment and degradation Nearest rival
spending and defence ex- (KR Pura) Assembly constitu- ingtheparty ty clinchmanyseats/ of water bodies N S Nandiesha a majorityty of the seats in the The Rajya Sabha bypoll is
penditure helped the GDP ency in eastern Bengaluru has posts in the local bodies. How- Reddy (BJP) bypolls, the two parties will scheduled for December 12.
stay at 4.5%. whippedupintensecuriosity ty in ever,thebypollhaslefttheparty ty „ Rising levels of pollution havesufficientnumbersinthe The last date to file nomina-
Assemblytoelectitsnominee tions is December 2 and they
seeminglydividedandforcing offering suitable position to workerinKRPurasaid. to the Rajya Sabha, provided will be scrutinised the next
its workers to choose betw
tween the original BJP ticket aspir- Similarly, the BJP lead- they enter into an alliance of day.Thelastdatetowithdraw
the ‘party
ty’and ‘person’. ants, the ruling BJP has been ers, pointing towards their sorts. candidature is December 5.
While most of the support- aggressively carrying out its aggressive and high decibel
ers have reportedly stayed campaign and hopes to win campaigns, express that they
back with ‘person’, the party the seat at ease. Determined willwinwiththumpingmajor-
(Congress) is doing its best to to win back the seat and reply ity
ty. “What is promising is the
turn around the scenario by
playing the ‘loyalty’ card and
the saffron party befittingly,
the Congress has fielded M
support of several Congress
leaders, including corpora- CM-ledpanelchoseRajyotsava
tryingtokeepitfl flocktogether
despite the untimely turbula-
tion. Fighting the ‘atrocities’
Narayanaswamy, an MLC.
Despite the ‘split’ in the party
the leaders are confident of
tors, who have moved in with
Byrathi Basavaraj. We have
come over the initial differ-
of Congress leaders, the local winning the seat back. ences with senior leaders tak- BENG A LURU, DHNS: The ernment’s decision to select
BJPleadershadalwayslocked “Congress has contributed ing all of us into confidence,” state government on Friday businessman Vijay Sankesh-
horns with each other and re- to the overall welfare of the explained a BJP leader from informed the Karnataka war, hotelier Prakash Shetty
sorted to violent fights in the constituency by carrying out Devasandra. The JD(S) has High Court that Rajyotsava and Prabhath Arts Interna-
past. But the same leaders, various infrastructure works also thrown its gauntlet to awardees were chosen by a tional organisation for the
having buried their differenc- compared to BJP’s regime in both the national parties by selection committee headed Rajyotsava award.
es, are actively campaigning 2008 to 2013. We are confi- fielding C Krishnamurthy as by Chief Minister B S Yedi- The government advocate
for Byrathi Basavaraj across dentthatthepeoplewillpunish its candidate considering that yu
yurappa,whichcomprised17 submittedanaffidavitstating
the segment. In several areas those who betrayed the party ty the constituency has majority ty experts from different fields that nominees were selected
both Byrathi Basavaraj and and repose their faith in the Vokkaliga and Kuruba voters. of society
ty. based on the guidelines of
Nandiesha Reddy are seen Congress.Wehavebeengoing JD(S) leaders are hopeful of Justice B Veerappa was Justice Nagmohan Das com-
together. door-to-door appealing to vot- garnering the support from hearing a petition filed by mittee. The court told the
Quelling the initial dissi- ersandtheyhavebeensupport rt- theVokkaligacommunity ty and Keshavagopal, a resident of petitioner to submit his rep-
dence within the party by ive,” Muniswamy, a congress other minority ty voters. Bengaluru, challenging gov- resentationtothecommittee.

Bengaluruwateradeadlydrink Overv

DEADLY DRINK, FROM PAGE 1 33,000 samples of which 381 water needs to stop immedi- Rainfall occurred at few plac- Stations Max Min Rain
proved to be contaminated. ately,”he said. es over South Interior Karna- Agumbe 33 14.4 00
Borewells fared the worst in The failure is at 1.14%, much Jubin George Joseph,Chief taka and Coastal Karnataka. Bengaluru 28.4 19.4 TR
termsofthepercentageoffail- below the 5% limit. On top of Operations Officer at R RA
ATL, Dry weather prevailed over Ballari NA NA NA
ure. Of the 43 samples tested, this, we are enhancing meth- said even water from the re- North interior Karnataka.
Chamarajanagar 27.6 19 TR
30hadEcoli,34hadhighTBC odstomonitorandanalysewa- verse osmosis (filters), as well
Chikkamagaluru 25 18.5 00
and 42 failed the colour test ter,”BWSSBEngineerinChief asthe25-litreplasticcans,was ForecastNov30:Rain/show-
Chitradurga 30 19.1 00
while hardness was detected Kemparamaiah said. notsafe.“Wehavetestedsam- erslikelytooccuratfewplac-
Davangere 30 18.8 00
in 25. The results for Mathik- ples from RO units and found es over the State.
Hassan NA 16.2 00
Water collected from over- ere, Rajajinagar, Yelahanka Ecoli.Technically,theyshould
INTERIOR NORTH Mysuru 27.7 19.6 00
head tanks and underground are as worrying as those in filter the bacteria besides re-
Stations Max Min Rain Madikeri 26 17.5 00
sumps fared the worst with Whitefield and Mahadevap- moving hardness and turbidi-
Belagavi 26.5 22 00 Kolar 28.1 19.8 00
multiple contaminations, ura, who form the 45% of the ty
ty. However, if the contamina-
Vijayapura 29.5 17.5 00
pressing the need for regular Bengalureans dependent on tion in the input load is high,
Dharwad 29.5 19 00
cleaning. borewellandtankersforwater. theROmembranesdonotlast OTHER STATIONS
Haveri 30 20.4 00
Interestingly,evenareaslike BWSSB retired chief engi- long and allow the bacteria to Stations Max Min Rain
Kalaburagi 33 20.9 00
Malleshwaram, perceived as neer M N Thippeswamy said squeeze through,”he said. New Delhi 22 14.5 TR
Raichur 30.6 20.4 00
an area where development the BWSSB has continued to Asked about the safety of Kolkata 30.7 19.9 00
activitiesarewellplannedand fl
flout the guidelines issued by mineral water supplied in Mumbai 34.7 22.6 00
Honnavar 35.6 25.4 00 Chennai 30.8 25.4 14.2
regulated, failed to remain an BIS. 25-litre water cans, he said
Karwar 36.4 25.9 00 Pune 30.7 17.3 00
exception. Here, water from “The BIS guidelines make major companies which at-
Shirali 35.9 25.2 00 Hyderabad 30.3 20 00
BWSSB taps in three of the it clear that testing of samples tract government’s attention
eight residential areas, as well Mangaluru 38.8 24.5 00 Trivandrum 34.7 26 00
and the quality monitoring usuallycomplywiththenorms
astw twoborewellsandonetank, process has to be done by a butacomprehensivestudyisa
had Ecoli presence, high con- third partyty. Officials make all must before declaring the wa-
centration of TBC was found the efforts to avoid that pro- ter from small-time players
in tanks and borewells from cess. Their data fails to get was safe.  RESERVOIR LEVELS 
five areas. credibility
ty,”he said. Jubinsaidmicroplastics,an
BWSSBofficialsagreedthat He said the government emergingconcern,wasyetan- Name of the Full Present KRS 124.80 123.82
Reservoir level* level* Kabini 2284.00 2279.87
there were contaminations in needstoaddressseveralprob- otherelementthatrequiresat-
Linganamakki 1819.00 1815.75 1633.00 1630.51
the tap water but noted that lems at multiple levels before tention.“Theseconcernshigh- Tungabhadra
Supa 1849.92 1844.90 2079.50 2079.30
the number of contamina- onecanexpectafool-proofsys- light the need for government Malaprabha
Harangi 2859.00 2845.60 1704.81 1704.81
tions was well within the safe- tem for water supply. “At first, agenciestoupdatethemselves Almatti
ttyy limits. “Last year, we tested Hemavathi 2922.00 2913.74 *In feet Source: KSNDMC
the dependency on borewell to serve people,”he said.