Bhagyalakshmi beneficiaries, whose power connection had been cut due to non-payment of bills, will have a one time waiver and their power reconnected. The subsidy per litre of milk would be increased from two to four rupees to benefit farmers starting from today. And the promised 30 kg of rice per month at just one rupee per kg to below poverty line families would start in June.
The deceased was identified as Manjappa, a resident of Bangalore, who collapsed near gate number seven while coming out after the function attended by nearly 50,000 Congress supporters from across the state.
Mr Siddaramaiah, who has the distinction of presenting as many as seven state budgets as Finance Minister, pipped veteran Congress leader and Union Labour Minister M Mallikarjuna Kharge in a straight contest.
People were disappointed with the internal problems in BJP. We humbly accept the defeat. We will sit in opposition and do our work, says Venkaiah Naidu
Buoyed by the Congress' showing in Karnataka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in a lighter moment, turned into a TV reporter today. The senior Congress leader grabbed a mike from a television reporter and thrust it front of senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as the latter emerged from Parliament.
- Not disappointed with performance
- People have asked us to sit in the opposition
- On question of father-son party 'what can I say about national parties?'
- No point debating corruption in Parliament
- Let the Congress give good clean governance - people have given them a chance
- Will contest Lok Sabha alone