DK Shivakumar: News

DK Shivakumar is an Indian politician who is serving as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, as of 2021. He is also the MLA from the Kanakapura constituency, as of 2021. Shivakumar has served as the Minister of Energy in the Government of Karnataka under the Siddaramaiah government. He was also the State Minister of irrigation in the cabinet of HD Kumaraswamy. He is one of the richest politicians in India and is a seven-time MLA. Shivakumar played an important role in the formation of the coalition government of the Janata Dal and Indian National Congress in Karnataka following the 2018 Legislative Assembly elections. In 2017, he also helped his party leadership to move 42 Gujarat Congress MLAs into his Bengaluru resort just before his election to Rajya Sabha. He did this to prevent them from moving to another political party which subsequently helped Ahmed Patel to win the election. In 2017, the Income Tax Department conducted a raid in Shivakumar’s Bengaluru office and residence in connection with tax irregularities. However, he termed the charges as baseless and blamed the BJP government for it.

08 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Prajwal's 'sex scandal': Shivakumar says Kumaraswamy behind pen drives' distribution

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday accused Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former CM HD Kumaraswamy of plotting to distribute thousands of pen drives containing purported explicit videos of his own nephew Prajwal Revanna.

05 May 2024

Amit Malviya

Karnataka Deputy CM Shivakumar slaps party worker, sparks controversy

A video showing Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar, slapping a Congress Party worker during a political rally in Haveri has ignited controversy.

Karnataka BJP chief denies prior knowledge of Prajwal Revanna scandal

Vijayendra Yediyurappa, the president of the Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has refuted allegations that he had prior knowledge about explicit videos involving Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna.

26 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha elections: Key contenders in Phase 2

As many as 88 constituencies from 13 states and Union Territories went to the polls at 7:00am on Friday.

20 Apr 2024


FIR filed against Shivakumar for violating model code of conduct

A case has been filed against Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar, for breaching the model code during his campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.

20 Mar 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Lok Sabha polls: BJP-JD(S) finalize seat-sharing agreement in Karnataka

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finalized a seat-sharing agreement with the Janata Dal (Secular), or JD(S), led by HD Deve Gowda, in Karnataka for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

07 Mar 2024


As Bengaluru suffers worst-ever water crisis, political blame game ensues

The ongoing water crisis in Bengaluru has sparked a political blame game, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pointing fingers at the Congress's government for poor water management and threatening protests.

NIA takes over probe into Bengaluru cafe blast 

The National Investigation Agency has taken over the probe into last week's The Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru, following directions from the Union Home Affairs Ministry.

01 Mar 2024

Congress Party

6 Himachal Congress MLAs to move HC over disqualification 

The six Congress MLAs, who were disqualified by Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania on Thursday, will challenge the decision in the high court,

29 Feb 2024


Karnataka government extends deadline for 60% Kannada signage rule 

The Karnataka government has granted a two-week extension for commercial establishments to comply with the 60% Kannada signage rule in Bengaluru.

29 Feb 2024

Congress Party

6 Himachal Congress MLAs disqualified for cross-voting in RS election

Six Congress MLAs from Himachal Pradesh have been disqualified by Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania for cross-voting in favor of the Bharatiya Janata Party during the Rajya Sabha election.

28 Feb 2024

Congress Party

Himachal crisis: CM Sukhu refuses to accept Vikramaditya Singh's resignation

Amid the current political turmoil in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that he will not accept the resignation of state minister Vikramaditya Singh.

DMK MP's 'unfit' jibe at minister triggers uproar in House

A discussion on the Centre's flood aid for Tamil Nadu escalated into a massive row in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

05 Feb 2024

Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman rebuts allegation of withholding funds from non-BJP states

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Monday, rejected claims of "discrimination in allocating funds to non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) states," during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.

30 Jan 2024


Karnataka: Another video of students cleaning toilet goes viral

A video showing two students cleaning toilets in a government school in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur district has gone viral, triggering uproar online.

04 Dec 2023


Telangana CM, 2 deputy CMs to be sworn-in today: Report

The Congress is set to form the state government in Telangana, with one chief minister and two deputy CMs taking their oaths on Monday, reported ETV Bharat.

Election results: BJP set to form government in 3 states

The Election Commission (ECI) trends indicate that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

03 Dec 2023


Telangana: Shivakumar-led team assigned to prevent poaching of Congress MLAs 

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar reportedly arrived in Hyderabad, Telangana, on Saturday along with 10 ministers.

01 Oct 2023


Bengaluru: New measures adopted to tackle ORR traffic congestion

Traffic congestion in Bengaluru has become a major issue for locals.

31 Aug 2023


Cauvery water dispute: Karnataka farmers stage over-night protest

A group of farmers in Karnataka reportedly held a night-long candlelight agitation in the state's Mandya district over an order to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

13 Aug 2023


Karnataka: Ruling Congress, BJP fight over contractors' pending dues

The Congress's Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has come under fire from the opposition for allegedly holding up payments to civil contractors in the state.

25 Jul 2023


Karnataka: JD(S) denies allying with BJP to unseat Congress

Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday rubbished speculations about banding together with any other party saying, "There is no question of aligning with anybody."

'Gandhis trying to control Karnataka': BJP on Surjewala meeting officers

A fresh political controversy has erupted in Karnataka after Congress General Secretary Randeep Surjewala reportedly attended an official meeting of the civic body officers in Bengaluru.

04 Jun 2023


DK Shivakumar reacts after missing out on Karnataka CM post

Weeks after the Congress's Karnataka Assembly election win and Siddaramaiah being named the state's new chief minister, DK Shivakumar revealed why he accepted the deputy CM's post.

29 May 2023


Karnataka portfolios: Siddaramaiah keeps finance, Shivakumar gets Bengaluru development 

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced portfolios allocated to the recently inducted ministers of his cabinet on Sunday.

28 May 2023


Karnataka cabinet expansion: Disgruntled MLAs hold protest, demand ministerial posts

The Congress's Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, expanded the cabinet by inducting 24 new MLAs on Saturday.

27 May 2023


Karnataka cabinet expansion: These 24 MLAs swearing-in today as ministers

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is all set to expand his existing 10-member cabinet, with 24 more MLAs taking oath as ministers on Saturday.

26 May 2023


Karnataka: Cabinet expansion likely on Saturday with 24 more ministers

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will reportedly expand his current ten-member cabinet on Saturday, with more of his and his Deputy DK Shivakumar's loyalists receiving ministerial berths.

20 May 2023


Karnataka: Siddaramaiah sworn in as CM with Shivakumar as deputy

Congress leader Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.

20 May 2023


Karnataka swearing-in ceremony: Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar, 8 ministers take oath today

A week after the Congress's landslide victory in the Karnataka Assembly elections, the stage is now set for Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM-designate DK Shivakumar to take the oath of office on Saturday.

18 May 2023

Punjab Police

Punjab: Cop slapping woman farmer during protest caught on camera

A video, showing a Punjab Police personnel slapping an elderly woman farmer in Gurdaspur's Bhamari village, has gone viral on social media.

18 May 2023

Sonia Gandhi

Did Sonia Gandhi's intervention end Karnataka CM deadlock

After a long dilemma, the Congress has decided to appoint party leader Siddaramaiah as Karnataka's chief minister, while state party president DK Shivakumar will act as his deputy, reported NDTV, quoting sources.

18 May 2023

Karnataka Election

Deadlock ends: Siddaramaiah to be Karnataka CM, Shivakumar his deputy

Four days after winning the Karnataka Assembly election, the Congress has finally chosen Siddaramaiah as the chief minister while the party's state chief DK Shivakumar will be his deputy.

17 May 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata decided to support Congress after meeting Nitish: JD(U) leader

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that she would back the Congress in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections following the grand old party's Karnataka victory.

17 May 2023


Karnataka suspense: Siddaramaiah camp celebrates, Shivakumar won't budge, say reports

Congress leader Siddaramaiah has reportedly gained an edge over fellow party leader DK Shivakumar in the tug-of-war for the Karnataka chief minister's chair, while the latter is holding the line.

17 May 2023


Stalemate over Karnataka CM chair: Another round of meetings today

The stand-off between Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar over Karnataka's chief ministerial post is ongoing as both held separate meetings with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge.

16 May 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata extends support to Congress in 2024 elections, party reacts

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has decided to extend support to the Congress in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, days after the party swept the Karnataka Legislative Assembly polls, reported NDTV.

16 May 2023


Karnataka: Suspense continues on who next CM would be 

The anticipation about the next Karnataka chief minister continues as state Congress head DK Shivakumar, one of the two rumored contenders for the post, is set to fly to New Delhi to present his case to the party's top leadership on Tuesday.

15 May 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Defamation case: Court summons Mallikarjun Kharge over Bajrang Dal remarks

A Sangrur court in Punjab on Monday reportedly summoned Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge in a Rs. 100 crore defamation case filed against him.

15 May 2023


Kharge to pick Karnataka CM; Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar to reach Delhi

After a landslide win in Karnataka, the Congress is now set to choose the chief minister.

14 May 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Opposition unity must, Congress open to post-poll alliances: KC Venugopal 

A day after the Congress registered a resounding win in the Karnataka elections, the party's senior leader KC Venugopal on Sunday said that unity among opposition parties was a must at the national level.

14 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood appointed new CBI director  

Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood has been appointed as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after his name was finalized by a three-member panel led by PM Narendra Modi.

14 May 2023


Who will be next Karnataka CM? Congress's decision likely today

Following a landslide victory in Karnataka, the Congress is reportedly set to hold its first Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting at 5:30pm on Sunday to decide on the next chief minister.