CM post not vacant now: Siddaramaiah

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HUBBALLI/BENGALURU: A day after deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said he’s ready to take up the responsibility of chief ministership if the high command so desired, Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Sunday said the top post is not vacant now. “In Congress, there are several leaders who have the capacity and eligibility to become CM. Parameshwara too is eligible and he has made it known. What’s wrong in that? Ultimately, it is to be decided by the high command and MLAs,” Siddaramaiah said. Cabinet expansion soon Siddaramaiah, who is also the…

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Karnataka: Lavish lunch in drought-hit Davanagere lands 10-member central team in soup

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DAVANAGERE/HUBBALLI: A 10-member inter-ministerial central team visiting 17 drought-hit districts across Karnataka landed in controversy after they had a sumptuous Sunday lunch at a village in Davanagere district. When the team visited Niluvanchi village in Harapanahalli taluk on Sunday afternoon, the district administration had organised lunch at Moraji Desai Residential School at Nazeer Nagar. The menu included chicken and mutton chops, egg masala, roti and ragi balls. This drew sharp criticism from various quarters, with many likening the team to emperor Nero, and questioning the district administration’s ‘imprudent move’. “Groceries…

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