Will speak to CM about extending lockdown in Karnataka: Minister R Ashok

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, May 14: The number of cases of coronavirus infections in the state has come down after lockdown was announced. Revenue minister R Ashok opined that it would be a wise thing to extend the lockdown.

Ashok spoke to the scribes in the city and also said that he will discuss this matter with CM Yediyurappa. He further said, “It is better if lockdown is extended. As a citizen of Bengaluru, I will request the CM to extend the lockdown."

“In Maharashtra and Delhi, the cases are more than in Karnataka. They got the second wave prior to us. They extended the lockdown. We will follow that. CM will have a meeting three to four days prior to the end of this lockdown. We will give him a suggestion. Following this, the CM will decide whether or not to extend the lockdown."

Ashok inaugurated the BBMP hospital which has got a facility for 40 beds. Out of the 40, 20 beds will have an oxygen concentrator facility while the rest 20 are general beds.

Speaking about the facilities in the hospital, the minister said, “We have started a special centre for children besides this hospital. There are 50 beds in it for them. There is provision for parents also to be with them during treatment. This action is taken to prevent inconvenience to children. Doctors and officials have worked hard for the past 10 days to get this centre ready. This Covid Care Centre will be helpful for patients who required oxygen for a short duration. Doctors and specialists will be available here as well. We are making all preparations to face the third wave. There is no shortage of vaccination in our constituency. The vaccine is being provided for all above the age of 45."

“It is better to extend the lockdown even though the cases of coronavirus have reduced. When we implemented the lockdown, opposition parties were criticizing.”

Reacting to Siddaramaiah's remarks against the BJP government in the state, minister Ashok said, “Siddaramaiah writes tweets in the comfort of his home. Whereas, we are with the public 24x7. There is no need for politics at this time. The whole world knows the effort PM Modi is putting in to contain the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, Siddaramaiah is on Twitter. The BJP ministers are working round the clock. I recommend Siddaramaiah give up politics and join hands with us.”








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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 15 2021

    DC will speak to MLA ,MP, Theese two speak to CM, CM will speak to PM , PM will speak to RSS gang for decision on countrys lock down

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Sat, May 15 2021

    R Ashok your bit late,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Shobakka already spoken and send WhatsApp as well to CM

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Sat, May 15 2021


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  • Indian, Sharjah

    Sat, May 15 2021

    Is the CM staying in any other planet?

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Sat, May 15 2021

    Jay, Mangalore - but then why did you come down to sing & dance in the streets to spread Corona. The video footage should be available on youtube. Modi wanted to mimic something being done in Europe and tried to take credit. Should have thought a hundred times before making such an announcement.

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  • Wilfred, karnataka

    Sat, May 15 2021

    bjp govt have only solution continuation of lock down rather than finding to take constructive measure, failure to due to co ordination with opp parties as well as to have guts of dialogue with center. authorities follow the order of govt with laati, news channels busy with fooling the people ultimately propel are starving on roads .

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Better Lockup all these Covidiots in an asylum and let people decide what they need to do. End this Covidism by stopping fake tests is the only solution now. Come out of WHO and save our country from bankruptcy.

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  • Dr. Nagaraj Rao, Mysore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Pappu only goes to thailand, your FEKU has broken all the records. He is the most impacted person but in between he visited Bangladesh to say he was in jail to save Bangaldesh....MODI has produced finest Andh Bhakts in this world ever, none can ever do it in any country like this

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 15 2021

    Only a Mahamoorkh is eligible to become Andhbhakhth.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    In Western countries they distributed money in accounts of all people - both rich and poor, so that they could manage during the lockdown. Mr Money Minister, announce lockdiwn only if you have the capability to dustribute funds or food items to EVERYONE - BPL, salaried, non-salaried, unemployed, etc. Otherwise stop talking nonsense.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Totally failed government. The only word everyone utters is 'Lockdown'. You guys did not lockdown at the right time. Delayed it. Now what about the people who's businesses are suffering. You will never compensate them. Goa is one more example. the positivity rate is 48.5%. It means every 2nd person is Covid positive. What was the state government doing? 74 people have died in 1 hospital for 4 days due to lack of oxygen. Let us see one minister owning up responsibility. Moreover there is buzz that ministers are expecting commission on medicine supply. 3rd rated idiots.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    What brainless leaders are these. Once u lift lockdown after 2 months the cases will hit back. So do u keep on doing lock down? Really nuts. Instead vaccinate all and be ready with good health care system

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Did someone ask him for this favor to influence CM ?

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  • RJS, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Why you all have to speak to CM? Is he out of his senses...

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, May 14 2021

    R Ashok.....whether the lock down is extended Myself and you as politician will never get affected. Think about those who earn by daily works such as Drivers, Laborer's, Working in restaurants etc. As a politician you will get your perks even at sitting at home but not others.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    BJP ministers believe if you close your eyes, all problems will go away just like banging thalis to remove (or was it welcome ?) Corona last year. I have a suggestion - India and BJP's problems have worsened ever since Modi started growing his hair. Why not cut off the beard and go for an all shaven look like Yogi? Perhaps this may really scare Corona away ?

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    How about Dongi Congress party minister? Paying hafta to Potato Pappu's Thailand trips?

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    @Albert - are you talking about the record breaking world trips on Air India One by the PM paid for by the taxpayers ?

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  • Jay, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Have you lost your mind. Banging thali was to appreciate the work done by health care workers. For you people it is only Raga who says aaloo sona thing has senses.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Lockdown will create stress on people who earn on day to day basis. Think before you Act!!

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  • Rani Monteiro, Mangaluru, Kerla

    Fri, May 14 2021

    I think the present CM is too old to handle the pressure it’s better to give responsibility to Ashok, Dear Ashok please save Karnataka from Corona

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  • Shajimon, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Dear Idiot revenue minister. Firstly give full ration kit's to all people in Karnataka and then extend lockdown. You all politicians eating free of cost from public money.

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Ministers of the BJP Govt of the state are in close interaction with the public? News to me! they only have time for their coterie and keep their ears plugged. Before extending the lockdown, can the public know what additional facilities has the Govt created in the past fortnight to treat more cases? if the infections are dying out on their own, what is the logic to extend the lockdown?

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Fri, May 14 2021

    ashokappa there is no time to SPEAK or MEETINGS or approvals , DO OR DIE, WORK OR RESIGN AND GET LOST !! GOVT IS NOT YOUR FATHERS PROPERTY !!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 14 2021

    R Ashok don't you have your own Brains ...

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  • Steve Rosario, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    You can talk to CM directly or over the phone... Why are you letting Media about this????

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  • Dr. Nagaraj Rao, Mysore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Also, please ensure Surya is given proper list and make sure MUSLIMS are not hired. If required HIRE everyone from Surya's home but not MUSLIMS,

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