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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Mangaluru: Continuous rainfall in Dakshina Kannada including Mangaluru, is now posing threat to the low-lying areas with flooding if the rain continues for next few hours.

Incidents of wall of the houses and compound walls collapsing, have also been reported from several areas since Wednesday night.

Similarly, cracks were also spotted on the Maravur Bridge following which the Deputy Commissioner instructed the PWD Executive Engineering to visit the spot and inspect the bridge on Thursday morning.

Due to the drainage issues, several areas in Mangaluru including Kottara Chowki were experiencing water logging causing traffic jams and panic among the locals who fear flooding if the rains do not stop.

In several other areas, homes have also been inundated with rain water putting the houses on risk of damages. Residents in these areas were evacuated and were shifted to other localities temporarily.

The Deputy Commissioner also declared holidays to PU and Degree colleges due to rains on June 30. He also added that the decision on declaring holidays to schools and other colleges will be taken after assessing the situation in the district by Friday morning.