Karnataka Bengaluru Live updates: Over two lakh voters to cast vote in Bengaluru for Grama Panchayat elections

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: The Karnataka police have deployed 80,000 police personnel of various ranks for election duty. The DGP office said that 10,969 home guards have been deployed for the phase one and 1746 mobile vehicles have been deployed.

Karnataka Bengaluru News Live Updates: About two lakh voters in Bengaluru urban district will be casting their votes for the Grama Panchayat elections on Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner (Urban) G N Shivamurthy on Monday said that the elections will be held in 11 Grama Panchayat in Bengaluru urban district (North) and 15 in Yelahanka taluk. In Bengaluru North ,it has about 98,422 voters.

For 233 seats, 538 contenders have filed nominations and 32 have been already unanimously elected. In Yelahanka, 719 people are contesting for 298 seats. 1.18 lakh voters will decide the fate and 25 persons have already been unanimously elected, he said.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka police have deployed 80,000 police personnel of various ranks for election duty. The DGP office said that 10,969 home guards have been deployed for the phase one and 1746 mobile vehicles have been deployed. 111 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and local District Armed Reserve (DAR) will be deployed. The police said that the local police heads have been instructed to ensure Covid-19 norms will be maintained during voting.

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Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) workers in Karnataka on Monday staged a protest in support of the farmers’ agitation against the new agriculture reform laws and hike in the market fee by the state government recently.

The workers and traders shut down their operations in APMC market in Yeshwanthpura in North Bengaluru and staged a sit-in demanding the repeal of the three farm laws while terming them “anti farmer”. The APMC traders also demanded withdrawal of the APMC (amendment) Bill, 2020, which proposed a hike in the market fee from 0.35 per cent to one per cent of the transaction value.

Earlier this month, the BJP government led by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa passed the APMC Bill through a voice vote amid a walkout by Congress.

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The Karnataka police have deployed 80,000 police personnel of various ranks for election duty.

The DGP office said that 10,969 home guards have been deployed for the phase one and 1746 mobile vehicles have been deployed.

111 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and local District Armed Reserve (DAR) will be deployed. The police said that the local police heads have been instructed to ensure Covid-19 norms will be maintained during voting.

About two lakh voters in Bengaluru urban district will be casting their votes for the Grama Panchayat elections on Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner (Urban) G N Shivamurthy on Monday said that the elections will be held in 11 Grama Panchayat in Bengaluru urban district (North) and 15 in Yelahanka taluk. In Bengaluru North, it has about 98,422 voters.

“For 233 seats, 538 contenders have filed nominations and 32 have been already unanimously elected. In Yelahanka, 719 people are contesting for 298 seats. 1.18 lakh voters will decide the fate and 25 persons have already been unanimously elected”, he said.

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Karnataka has decided to identify Jeeva Sarthakate programme as State Organ Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) of Karnataka to encourage organ donation in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting presided by Dr K Sudhakar, Health Education and Family Welfare and Medical Education Minister on Monday.

The meeting discussed ways to promote donor transplantation with the officials of Jeeva Sarthakate programme. As Covid19 cases are decreasing the number of donors are increasing in the state. In 2019, there were 105 donors. From January to March 2020, during the Pre-Covid19 time, the state saw 25 organ transplantation and 9 more in the past two months.

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Based on National Law School of India University’s report on Jeeva Sarthakate and recommendation that it must be recognised as Karnataka’s SOTTO, the meeting decided to enforce the same.

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The meeting also decided that all district hospitals and medical colleges in the state will be given licences, and a higher-level advisory committee will be formed to ensure this is well-executed.

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