Karnataka Bengaluru Live Updates: Karnataka farmers plan massive tractor rally in Bengaluru on Jan 26

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: According to Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha leader Kodihalli Chandrashekhar, the parade is expected to be attended by farmers in over 10,000 tractors.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Demanding the Centre to withdraw the contentious farm laws and announcing solidarity to their counterparts protesting in the national capital, farmers in Karnataka have planned a massive tractor rally in Bengaluru on Republic Day.

According to Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha leader Kodihalli Chandrashekhar, the parade is expected to be attended by farmers in over 10,000 tractors. “25,000 farmers will enter Bengaluru to reach Freedom Park through the main roads of the city via Yeshwanthpur and Malleswaram. The parade will be held from Nelamangala to Bengaluru, with farmers arriving in more than 10,000 tractors and other vehicles. The parade is planned to begin soon after the CM hoists the national flag,” he said.

Meanwhile, 674 more people contracted the infection across the state while another 815 recovered from the same. As many as 7554 cases are active as on January 21, with the total tally since March 8 rising to nearly 9.34 lakh in the state.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday handed out portfolios to seven new ministers who were inducted into his cabinet on January 13, and effected changes to portfolios of 10 ministers, triggering immediate disgruntlement among some in his Cabinet.

In the biggest changes, Forest and Environment Minister Anand Singh – an accused in a CBI case of illegal mining and violations of forest laws – was divested of the forest portfolio and given tourism while senior minister J C Madhuswamy, who was in charge of law and parliamentary affairs, was divested of his entire portfolio and given the minor portfolios of medical education and Kannada and culture.

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Meanwhile, the Karnataka government on Thursday announced the allocation of portfolios to the seven ministers who were inducted into the cabinet on January 13. As per the official notification issued by the Governor, a major reshuffle of departments handled by some ministers, who are still part of the cabinet, has taken place.

READ | Major cabinet reshuffle in Karnataka as new ministers allocated portfolios

At the same time, an explosion of a truckload of explosives, suspected to be meant for mining, killed at least six people in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Thursday night and sent shockwaves in neighbouring areas, police said.

READ | Karnataka: Major explosion jolts Shivamogga, 6 dead

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