Often criticised for being lax on cleanliness, Railways Minister has decided to make the most of 'Swachh Bharat Mission' by involving his fellow Members of Parliament in leading the campaign to spruce up the railways premises and properties.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC on Thursday refused to comment on the allegations of rape and cheating against Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik, saying this is a personal matter and there is no misappropriation in public life.
The BJP on Tuesday hailed the Rail budget terming it as "constructive and praiseworthy" while ruling allies Congress, JMM and RJD accused Railway Minister DV Sadanand Gowda of cheating Jharkhand despite being a backward region.
Congress and Samajwadi Party workers on Saturday blocked railway tracks and burnt effigies of Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda while protesting against the "steep" hike in rail fares announced by the government in its first tough steps to revive the economy.
Gaiety and patriotic fervour marked the 65th Independence Day Monday with the hoisting of the tricolour, rendering of the national anthem and march past by the state police and other forces to music bands.
A day after assuming office as
Chief Minister of Karnataka, D V Sadananda Gowda on Friday
interacted with top officials and sought their cooperation to
hasten development and provide a responsive administration.