Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar on Friday said the BJP government in the state will fall within 50 days starting today adding that the CM Bommai-led government has its days numbered.

The senior Congress leader said his party would secure at least 136 seats in the upcoming assembly elections in the state and thereby for the government once again.

“We have conducted our internal surveys and we are confident that we will win at least 136 seats comfortably,” Shivakumar said.

Shivakumar also listed corruption, unemployment, and inflation as major issues that will seal BJP’s fate in the coming elections. He said the people of the state were fed up with the existing style of governance.

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Davanagere: Two sanitation workers died after exposure to toxic air while they were cleaning a municipality drainagein Basavanakote village of Jagaluru taluk on Monday evening.

The deceased sanitation workers have been identified as Sathyappa (45) and Mailappa (42).

The duo is said to have been working without taking precautionary measures, as ordered by the panchayat development officer (PDO).

The workers were admitted to the government hospital in Arasikere on having fallen ill after breathing the toxic air of the drainage. Since their condition worsened, they were shifted to the Davanagere district government hospital, but the workers died, having failed to respond to the treatment.

The locals have blamed the government officer for the workers’ death, saying, “The sanitation workers went ahead with their work as ordered by the PDO, without any masks and gloves. The negligible attitude and lapse on the part of the PDO has caused the death of the workers.”

Bilichodu Police have filed a case in this regard and the investigation is underway.