Live updates: Karnataka CM visit to Bhatkal
02:35 PM: CM Siddaramaiah addresses over 20,000 people gathered in police grounds.
02.05 PM: R.V. Deshpande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries & Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka addresses the public
- “The previous BJP government in Karnataka did not work for development. They did not even support Tanzeem centenary celebrations. CM Siddaramaiah had sanctioned 200 crores for Bhatkal’s draining issue during the event.”
- “We are building a new port in Honnavar and also considering repairs at the Bhatkal port. This will start soon” – R.V. Deshpande
- “For the first time in our country’s history, a government has offered ex gratia payment for unregistered land owners affected by the highway expansion project.”
02.00 PM: Special assisted vehicles presented by CM to disabled people
02.00 PM: Funds distributed for Shadi Bhagya scheme
01.55 PM: CM Siddaramaiah distributes Below Poverty Line (BPL) cards for Annabhagya scheme
01.15 PM: MLA Mankal Vaidya addresses public rally
01.10 PM: Deputy Commissioner SS Nakul welcomes the event
01.05 PM: CM reaches Police Parade Ground
12.55 PM: CM is being escorted to Police parade ground for public rally amidst tight police security
12.50 PM: CM adresses mediapersons at Anjumanabad
12.47 PM: CM Siddaramaiah’s Helipcopter lands at Anjumanabad Bhatkal
11. 36 AM: Red carpet is being rolled out by the support staff.
11.27 AM: A helipad has been marked at Anjumanabad where the CM’s helicopter is scheduled to land. The covers from the helipad has been taken off which was covered owing to poor whether conditions since late night.
11.00 AM: Several VIPs and Ministers including Food Supply minister UT Khader, Uttar Kannada District in-charge minister RV Deshpande, will participate along with CM in his two-days visit to Uttar Kannada district. Block Congress expects a 25,000 turn out of people to the public rally by CM at Bhatkal Police Ground.