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- The politics of South India is different from other parts of the country.
- There are a total of 139 Lok Sabha seats in the six states of South India - Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry.
- Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of 39 Lok Sabha seats.
South India Latest News Headlines: Politics in South India (except Karnataka) is typically dominated by regional parties than by the larger national political parties such as the Indian National Congress (INC) or Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). However, both the BJP and INC have had some success in forging alliances with regional parties. Unlike in North India, where religion plays an important role in driving local politics, South India's political issues of contention are mainly caste, language and ethnicity.
'Will Give Rs 6,000 for Every Vote': Karnataka BJP leader
In Karnataka, a former BJP minister made a shocking comment which has left his party embarrassed and has triggered a huge controversy. Former state water resources minister Ramesh Jarkiholi announced at a rally that the BJP will pay Rs 6,000 per vote in the assembly elections to be held in May. Jarkiholi was forced to resign in 2021 due to his alleged role in the sex scandal and the BJP immediately distanced itself from him.
Busy Schedule for PM Modi in Bengaluru, Tumakuru
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch India Energy Week 2023 in the city and inaugurate HAL's helicopter manufacturing facility in Gubbi taluk in Tumakuru district, during his visit to the state on Monday. He will also lay the foundation stone for Jal Jeevan mission projects in Chikkanayakanahalli and Tiptur at the same event. This is Modi’s third visit to the state in the last one month. He will be landing in Bangaluru again to inaugurate the Aero India show next week.
Land Owners to get Rs 3 lakh From KCR Govt
Telangana has now come up with another new scheme to help people construct their houses in their own lands. The Government would now be extending a financial assistance of Rs 3 lakh per house, Finance Minister T Harish Rao announced during his budget speech in the Assembly on Monday.