Davanageri: A faux pas by BJP president Amit Shah during a press conference in Davangere on Tuesday left the party embarrassed.
Shah said, "A retired Supreme Court recently said that if we hold a competition for the most corrupt government in the country, then Yeddyurappa government shall be given the No. 1 award." Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi who was seated next to Shah tried to correct him, but by then the damage had been done.
When asked for his comments, state BJP president Yeddurappa said, "it was inadvertent"
Within a few minutes, a video of the Shah's statement went viral and the Congress made the best use of it.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah tweeted #shahoflies has spoken the truth.
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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.