100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Cong. will seek an explanation from Ramya, says Dhruvanarayan
MYSURU
Ramya continues to field trolls on Twitter
She has appealed to K.C. Venugopal to clarify the situation
Wishes pour in for DKS on his birthday
BENGALURU
Somashekar meets GTD, claims some prominent politicians will join BJP soon
MYSURU
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Congress’ one family, one ticket policy unlikely to impact party’s political families in State
Mysuru/Kalaburagi
Don’t resign, face problems courageously: Congress to Ravindranath
MYSURU
Get all your news in one place
Latest National news:
Residents speak out against Delany's later trading plan
"It's going to be the residents who cop the flak and the pub who cops the profit."
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
ACT elective surgeries to be postponed
The ACT Government have confirmed that their system is experiencing extremely high demand, meaning some elective surgeries will be postponed.
Barnaby Joyce’s drought envoy texts not ‘documents of a minister’, prime minister’s office claims
PMO again refuses freedom of information request to release any messages Joyce says were reports on his work
Richmond Vale Rail Trail plan rolls on as second part exhibited
The proposal traverses three different local government areas, so has been split into two sections for development approval.
‘Hello it’s John Howard calling’: former PM says Liberal party asked him to ‘campaign extensively’
The current prime minister is unpopular in city marginal seats, so the Coalition is banking on robocalls and letterbox drops…
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
'Entirely possible' same weapon stabbed two in deadly skatepark brawl
A 17-year-old boy admits stabbing one of the victims, who survived, but he denies killing the other.
Pryce would be an X-factor signing for Knights: Dom Young
Young believes Pryce could 'bring a lot' to the Knights.

Twitter spat gets murkier as Ramya takes on youth Cong. chief

By Special Correspondent

The Twitter spat among Congress leaders in the State on Friday took an ugly turn with former Mandya Member of Parliament Ramya taking on the State Congress youth president Mohammed Nalapad by calling him a “boy” who is “on bail” even as the Karnataka BJP waded into the issue by alleging that the controversy has been triggered by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s camp.

The actor-turned-politician has been in the thick of controversy in the last couple of days after she tweeted in support of former Minister and KPCC campaign committee chairman M.B. Patil after KPCC president D.K. Shivakumar alleged that Higher Education Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan had met Mr. Patil to seek protection against allegations of corruption.

Jibes at Nalapad

Late on Thursday night, Ms. Ramya took to Twitter to say, “This boy Nalapad is honourable president of IYC Karnataka (on bail) son of MLA Harris, and he is questioning my integrity. Wah!” She also tagged media reports of Mr. Nalapad’s brush with law in the past. Incidentally, Mr. Nalapad, son of the Shanthinagar MLA, is seen as part of Mr. Shivakumar’s camp in Karnataka Congress.

Her response came after Mr. Nalapad questioned where she was for so many years and asked why she had suddenly made an appearance now. He had also asked her which post she was eyeing. Once social media head of Congress, Ms. Ramya has long been away from limelight.

Ms. Ramya's response to Mr. Nalapad came after she had requested Congress central leader K.C. Venugopal to clear the air on accusations that she had duped the party of ₹8 crore.

Meanwhile, former Minister H.C. Mahadevappa also tweeted asking Congress leaders and workers not to get distracted. “Our competition is BJP and not Ramya. In our ideological fight, there should be no unnecessary confusion,” he said.

On Friday, the ruling BJP also took the opportunity and waded into the controversy. “Mr. Mahadevappa has been defending Ms. Ramya and is not in favour of Mr. Shivakumar. Mr. Mahadevappa is a close associate of Mr. Siddaramaiah. What does it indicate. Is the Mir Sadak gang making DKS a sacrificial lamb,” BJP Karnataka tweeted.

Bonhomie at Udaipur

While the tweets were coming in, the KPCC in a damage control exercise also released photographs of Mr. Shivakumar and Mr. Patil in a jovial conversation with Mr. Siddaramaiah in tow at the ongoing Nav Sankalp Shivir at Udaipur in Rajasthan on Friday.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
Cong. will seek an explanation from Ramya, says Dhruvanarayan
MYSURU
Ramya continues to field trolls on Twitter
She has appealed to K.C. Venugopal to clarify the situation
Wishes pour in for DKS on his birthday
BENGALURU
Somashekar meets GTD, claims some prominent politicians will join BJP soon
MYSURU
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Congress’ one family, one ticket policy unlikely to impact party’s political families in State
Mysuru/Kalaburagi
Don’t resign, face problems courageously: Congress to Ravindranath
MYSURU
Get all your news in one place