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  • Karnataka civic polls: BJP blames JDS-Congress for the defeat

    Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday blamed Karnataka’s ruling coalition partners Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) for its defeat in the state civic polls held across 22 districts. “The BJP should have won more seats but we could not perform the way we wanted to because of the Congress-JD-S coalition,” BJP state unit President B.S. Yeddyurappa told reporters here.

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    Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy acquitted in land de-notification case

    Bengaluru: A special Lokayukta court acquitted Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today in a case of alleged illegal de-notification of a government land in 2007, when he headed the JD(S)-BJP coalition government. In his order, judge D B Patil said he did not find any proof to establish Kumaraswamy’s guilt in the case. Kumaraswamy, who now leads a Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government, had filed a petition seeking dismissal of the case contending

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    Uncertainty in Bengaluru

    The stability of the shotgun alliance between the Janta Dal (S) and the Congress Party in Karnataka is already in question. Pressures from within, rather than without, might pull down the H D Kumaraswamy Government sooner than later. Initially, at the time of the ministry making, MLAs belonging to the two parties who failed to get a berth in the ministry were openly on the warpath. A number of disgruntled MLAs belonging

  • Open rift breaks out between Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah over budget

    Bengaluru: The month-long marriage of compulsion and compromise between the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka seems to heading for troubled times and a possible divorce. At the heart of the matter is a clash between Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his predecessor Siddaramaiah over budget presentation. While Siddaramaiah wanted an interim budget so that his promises made in the previous budget could be implemented, HDK wants to present a

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    Kaala Ban: Congress-JDS a secular alliance in Karnataka is a farce

    So, Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ is banned in Karnataka. Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce (KFCC) has decided to ban the movie and banning movies is not an alien concept for the audience. It was not a long time ago that the state of Rajasthan and other north Indian states decided to ban ‘Padmaavat’ because of religious issue. The makers of Padmaavat had back then approached the Supreme Court and in spite of Supreme Court

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    Karnataka Cabinet: Congress-JD(S) to share portfolios equally, says CM HD Kumaraswamy

    New Delhi: Karnataka’s newly appointed Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday said both the Congress party and Janata Dal (Secular) will share the portfolios equally. Leaders from both the parties, through mutual understanding, agreed on everything regarding portfolio allocation, Kumaraswamy said, adding, “Congress President Rahul Gandhi had given some advice and the leaders of the party have agreed to it.”

  • Karnataka: Congress opens its heart out, gives Finance ministry to JD(S)

    Bengaluru: As news of the success of the ‘Gatbandhan’ working in the Assembly and Lok Sabha by-elections trickled in, the Congress opened its heart out in Karnataka and let go the finance portfolio to its junior partner, the JD(S). The Congress clearly did not want to send out a message that alliances are built using brittle bricks and that the party is ready to be accommodative. But insiders say that the formula of

  • Karnataka: Kumaraswamy needs no mercy

    It is a reflection of the gutter level politics that our politicians play that the newly-anointed chief minister of Karnataka, H D Kumaraswamy, has said that he is at the “mercy” of Congress which gave him the coveted position and not indebted to the six crore Kannadigas whose exercise of franchise led him to the post.

  • Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to face floor test today; all you need to know

    Bangalore (Karnataka): With a hope for an end to the turmoil in Karnataka over government formation, newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is going to face a floor test on Friday to prove his majority. With the support of the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition, he is expected to smoothly sail through this floor test.

  • Opposition leaders come together on single platform for Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in ceremony

    Bengaluru: Cynics may dismiss it as just a photo op but the coming together of Opposition leaders on a single platform is a loaded political message to the BJP, that there is now more to the polity than just a Modi narrative. Neither HDK, nor his father H D Deve Gowda, were the stars of the swearing in ceremony in Bengaluru. Rather, under the arc lights was the large anti-BJP

  • Kumaraswamy prays at Mysuru temple ahead of taking oath

    Mysuru (Karnataka): Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday offered prayers to Hindu goddess Chamundeshwari at a hill temple ahead of taking oath as Karnataka’s 25th Chief Minister later in the day.

  • BJP to observe ‘Anti-People’s Mandate Day’ today

    Bengaluru (Karnataka): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to observe the swearing-in ceremony of the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government on Wednesday as ‘Anti-People’s Mandate Day’ in the state. In a statement on Tuesday, the BJP termed the alliance between the Congress and the JD-S as an ‘unholy’ one, alleging that they “hijacked the people’s mandate”.