Congress rally in Bengaluru over petrol price hike faces criticism

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Bengaluru: A protest by the Congress occasion in Bengaluru on Monday over rising gas costs has attracted consideration over the obvious lack of security measures in the course of the rally.

Several Congress staff led by seniors like Siddaramaiah, D.Okay.Shivakumar and Mallikarjun Kharge amongst scores of different state and nationwide leaders took half in the rally.

Scenes of staff and supporters jostling for area as they chanted slogans in opposition to the steep gas price hikes by the central authorities on the protest rally raised concern and confronted criticism for his or her obvious lack of security precautions even because the variety of covid-19 circumstances proceed to rise.

Shivakumar, the state Congress president, mentioned that the B.S.Yediyurappa-led authorities couldn’t accuse anybody else of violating security norms. 

“Let them (authorities) take motion in opposition to Yediyurappa, (well being minister) B.Sriramulu, Okay.S.Eshwarappa amongst others,” Shivakumar mentioned.

The chief minister and several other members of his cupboard have been seen visiting weddings and different occasions with little regard to social distancing or different security measures like masks at a time when the state recorded over 1000 circumstances for the second consecutive day.

Bengaluru recorded 738 circumstances on Monday that has put the state authorities on the backfoot and promoted it to take steps like lockdown on Sunday’s and rising night time curfew hours to discourage folks from shifting round freely.

Sriramulu stoked controversy first in March when over one lakh folks attended the marriage of his daughter in Bengaluru days after he discouraged giant gatherings as a result of threat of spreading the novel coronavirus.

Earlier this month, the well being minister participated in an occasion in which a number of hundred folks gathered to felicitate him.

Even union minister D.V.Sadananda Gowda was alleged to have flouted norms when he flew into Bengaluru from Delhi on 25 May.

The state authorities was alleged to have issued backdated pointers which exempted union ministers from institutional quarantine.

The state authorities has permitted for the official coronation as president of the Congress on 2 July in which the occasion expects at the very least a number of hundred to be current bodily whereas others on-line.

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