Bengaluru: The Karnataka state government is facing criticism for failing to allocate a government residence to R Ashoka, the Leader of the Opposition (LOP) in the Karnataka Assembly, more than a year after taking charge, according to sources from Ashoka's office.

Despite admitting that the BJP named Ashoka as LOP later than expected, party sources revealed they have written to the government four times requesting an official residence for Ashoka. A special officer also discussed the matter with the state's chief secretary, but the government has yet to respond, it added.

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The BJP has requested 'No 1, Kumarakripa East', 'No 1, Race View Cottage on Race Course Road', or 'No 2, Race View Cottage on Race Course Road' to be allocated as Ashoka's official residence. They wrote to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Chief Secretary Dr. Rajneesh Goel to put forth the request. The party argued that all three buildings are currently unoccupied and conveniently located close to the Vidhana Soudha, which would benefit Ashoka.

In his letter, Ashoka reportedly mentioned that he had been allocated 'No 2, Race View Cottage on Race Course Road' as his official residence when he was a minister in the BJP government but vacated it for the Speaker’s stay.

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New Delhi (PTI): Delhi Water Minister Atishi was hospitalised early Tuesday after her health deteriorated due to her indefinite fast to demand water for the national capital amid its ongoing crisis, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party said here.

It said in a post on 'X' that the minister was admitted to the emergency ICU at the Lok Nayak Hospital.

"Water Minister Atishi's health deteriorates. Her blood sugar level dropped to 43 at midnight and to 36 at 3 AM, after which LNJP Hospital doctors advised immediate hospitalisation." the party said.

"She has not eaten anything for the last five days and is on an indefinite hunger strike demanding Haryana government to release Delhi's share of water. She's been admitted in the emergency ICU at LNJP. We pray for her speedy recovery," it said.

Atishi began her hunger strike on June 21.