A case of cheating involving Rs 2.96 crore has been registered against BJP Bellary candidate B Sriramulu on a complaint by a functionary of his previous party BSR Congress who claimed he was promised a ticket by him to contest the Lok Sabha polls.
Rahul Gandhi on Friday took on BJP in mineral-rich Bellary hit by the mining scam, saying those involved in corruption in the area will not be spared and vowed to end all kinds of irregularity in the region.
With the fall of the high and mighty mining barons, this iron rich district, infamously known as the "Republic of Bellary", is going to the Lok Sabha polls bereft of the overbearing mining clout and hangover.
Former Karnataka minister B Sriramulu, who joined the BJP recently to contest Bellary Lok Sabha seat, on Monday surrendered before a court here which had issued a Non-Bailable Warrant against him in a case relating to poll code violation during Assembly polls last year.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday released its ninth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls and said it was fielding Shivakumar Giriyappa Malagi against the BJP`s B Sriramulu in Bellary in Karnataka in what is expected to be a high-profile contest.
After public opposition by senior leader Sushma Swaraj, BJP on Thursday decided against merging Karnataka`s BSR Congress with it even as the nomination of the party leader B Sreeramalu for the Bellary Lok Sabha seat was approved.
After public opposition by senior leader Sushma Swaraj, BJP Thursday decided against merging BSR Congress with it even as the nomination of the party leader B Sreeramalu for the Bellary Lok Sabha seat was approved.
A CBI team inspected the mining area and stockyard of a company in the district of which ruling Congress MLA Anil Lad is a partner, in connection with the alleged scam of exporting iron ore illegally from Belikere port.
Seeking to deflate the anti-graft plank of BJP against UPA government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday made a fierce attack on the party`s rule in Karnataka, accusing it of "looting" the state and calling it a "champion" of corruption.