Articles about H D Deve Gowda

India has always been blessed with personalities who saw social justice as the end goal of any movement. H.D. Deve Gowda belongs to the higher echelons of such social crusaders. It’s said that only a person who has experienced hardships themselves will understand the hardships of others. Being from an agrarian background, Deve Gowda understood the plight of farmers and the downtrodden. Born on May 18, 1933, in Haradanahalli, Karnataka, he joined politics at the age of 20 after obtaining a diploma from L.V. Polytechnic, Hassan. He was part of the Congress party from 1953-1962. In 1962, he was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Holenarasipura as an independent candidate. He was elected from the same constituency till 1989. In 1994, he became the state President of Janata Dal and played an instrumental role in the party’s victory in the state. Two years later, Deve Gowda was presented with something that he himself couldn’t have fathomed. The 1996 general elections saw the Congress party under the leadership of P. V. Narasimha Rao suffer a loss. However, a lack of a majority for any party to form the government led to a stalemate. It was in this scenario that a United Front with the support of Congress decided to form a government and Deve Gowda was selected as the 11th Prime Minister of India. Although his term lasted only till April 1997, he is credited with making the Delhi Metro a reality.

Karnataka: Legislative Council's Deputy Chairman dies by alleged suicide

29 Dec 2020

Politics
Karnataka: Legislative Council's Deputy Chairman dies by alleged suicide

The Deputy Chairman of Karnataka's Legislative Council, SL Dharme Gowda, has died by alleged suicide, reports said on Tuesday. His body was found on a railway track near Kadur in Chikkamagaluru.

Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

05 Dec 2020

India
Block roads to Delhi: Agitating farmers call for nationwide shutdown

The farmers, who have been protesting fiercely against three newly-enacted farm laws, have called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, December 8, and threatened to block all roads leading to the National Capital, Delhi.

Congress MLA B Narayan Rao dies of severe coronavirus-linked complications

24 Sep 2020

Politics
Congress MLA B Narayan Rao dies of severe coronavirus-linked complications

B Narayan Rao, a Congress MLA from Karnataka, passed away on Thursday at a private hospital, after testing positive for coronavirus earlier.

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

21 Sep 2020

Politics
Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

After a stormy session yesterday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium again today after eight MPs, who were suspended for their unruly behavior, refused to leave the House.

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

20 Sep 2020

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Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Protests

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Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

19 Jun 2020

Politics
BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins

Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.

Karnataka: Deve Gowda, three others, elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed

13 Jun 2020

Politics
Karnataka: Deve Gowda, three others, elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed

Four politicians — JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge, and BJP's Eranna Kadadi and Ashok Gasti — were elected to the Rajya Sabha on Friday unopposed from Karnataka.

At Sonia's request, Deve Gowda to contest Rajya Sabha polls

08 Jun 2020

Politics
At Sonia's request, Deve Gowda to contest Rajya Sabha polls

JD(S) patriarch and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda will contest the Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka, his son HD Kumaraswamy confirmed on Monday.

Raveena Tandon slams Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil's wedding amid lockdown

17 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Raveena Tandon slams Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil's wedding amid lockdown

The world is in the middle of a pandemic, but VIPs don't mind.

What lockdown? Kumaraswamy's son ties knot in a lavish ceremony

17 Apr 2020

Politics
What lockdown? Kumaraswamy's son ties knot in a lavish ceremony

Social distancing rules apply to everyone but if you are a VIP, you can easily skirt them. This is what HD Kumaraswamy, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka, did this morning when he hosted a lavish wedding ceremony for his son Nikhil.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Politics
Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Bengaluru police fined Rs. 1L for wrongly arresting Facebook-page admin

12 Oct 2019

India
Bengaluru police fined Rs. 1L for wrongly arresting Facebook-page admin

The Karnataka High Court on Friday imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on Bengaluru police for registering FIRs against the administrator of a Facebook page.

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

26 Aug 2019

Politics
Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Amid Karnataka crisis, why this Mumbai hotel took the spotlight

09 Jul 2019

Politics
Amid Karnataka crisis, why this Mumbai hotel took the spotlight

As the Karnataka government reels under a string of resignations from MLAs of the ruling Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition, an upscale hotel in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex took centerstage.

Karnataka: Deve Gowda hints at mid-term polls, then takes U-turn

21 Jun 2019

Politics
Karnataka: Deve Gowda hints at mid-term polls, then takes U-turn

The coalition between JD(S) and Congress in Karnataka will go down in history as perhaps the most flimsy one.

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

31 May 2019

Politics
#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) seat-sharing finalized; JD(S) gets Lok Sabha 10 seats

06 Mar 2019

Politics
Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) seat-sharing finalized; JD(S) gets Lok Sabha 10 seats

Karnataka's ruling alliance partners, Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), today finalized a deal for the sharing of Lok Sabha seats in the southern state for the upcoming General Election.

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

13 Feb 2019

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Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

Almost a month after various opposition parties came together in Kolkata, West Bengal, to attend a mega rally organized by Trinamool Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party is all set to host another political event in Delhi on Wednesday.

Mamata-Modi showdown: Opposition stands united with Didi; CBI moves SC

04 Feb 2019

Politics
Mamata-Modi showdown: Opposition stands united with Didi; CBI moves SC

Kolkata turned into a battlefield on Sunday after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sat on a dharna to protest Narendra Modi's 'authoritarian regime'.

Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

19 Jan 2019

Politics
Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

A war-of-words ensued on Saturday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the numerous opposition leaders who participated in United India rally.

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

19 Jan 2019

Politics
Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

19 Jan 2019

Politics
Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

Rahul Gandhi backs "Mamata Di" ahead of mega Opposition rally

18 Jan 2019

Politics
Rahul Gandhi backs "Mamata Di" ahead of mega Opposition rally

On Friday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the mega 'United India' rally in Kolkata on Saturday.

Siddaramaiah attacks Modi while BJP-lawmakers from Karnataka stay at resort

16 Jan 2019

Politics
Siddaramaiah attacks Modi while BJP-lawmakers from Karnataka stay at resort

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over the coalition crisis in the state and asked him whether his saaf niyat slogan was about grabbing power through a coup.

Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot takes oath as CM, Pilot as deputy-CM

17 Dec 2018

Politics
Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot takes oath as CM, Pilot as deputy-CM

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot took the oath for Chief Minister of Rajasthan, a short while ago at Albert Hall. He will be the 14th CM of the state, succeeding BJP leader Vasundhara Raje.

Modi to inaugurate India's longest railroad bridge on December 25

05 Dec 2018

India
Modi to inaugurate India's longest railroad bridge on December 25

PM Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest railroad bridge, in Assam this month.

Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew Thomas resigns

26 Nov 2018

Politics
Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew Thomas resigns

Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas, a nominee of the Janata Dal (Secular) in the CPI(M)-led LDF government, submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

25 Nov 2018

India
Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passed away today at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest, doctors said. He was 85.

Union Minister Ananth Kumar dies at 59, condolences follow

12 Nov 2018

Politics
Union Minister Ananth Kumar dies at 59, condolences follow

In a tragic incident, senior BJP leader and cabinet minister HN Ananth Kumar died on Monday at 2 in the morning.

Chandrababu Naidu meets Deve Gowda to unite Opposition against BJP

08 Nov 2018

Politics
Chandrababu Naidu meets Deve Gowda to unite Opposition against BJP

In a bid to unite Opposition parties against the BJP ahead of the 2019 elections, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu met JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian community in Zimbabwe

03 Nov 2018

World
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian community in Zimbabwe

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, on his second leg of three-nation Africa visit, addressed the local Indian community in Zimbabwe today.

Not bothered how long I survive as CM, says Kumaraswamy

24 Oct 2018

Politics
Not bothered how long I survive as CM, says Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy yesterday asserted that the opportunity to occupy the post of Karnataka CM was "godsend" for him and he wasn't bothered how long he would occupy the chair.

Discipline is branded 'autocracy' these days, says PM Modi

02 Sep 2018

Politics
Discipline is branded 'autocracy' these days, says PM Modi

Praising Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's disciplinarian nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said these days discipline is branded as autocracy in the country.

#ForeverOurHero: How Vajpayeeji made India a nuclear state

16 Aug 2018

India
#ForeverOurHero: How Vajpayeeji made India a nuclear state

In an article, Shakti Sinha, who served as private secretary to late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1996 to 1999 wrote, 'For Vajpayee, nuclear weapons security for India is an article of faith and not a slogan.'

DMK supremo Karunanidhi dies at 94

07 Aug 2018

India
DMK supremo Karunanidhi dies at 94

M Karunanidhi, DMK supremo, has succumbed to old-age related ailments after nearly 10 days in hospital. He was 94.

Karunanidhi "extremely critical, unstable": Chennai hospital

07 Aug 2018

India
Karunanidhi "extremely critical, unstable": Chennai hospital

Thousands of police personnel have been deployed in Chennai as DMK supremo Karunanidhi's followers continued gathering outside the Kauvery Hospital, which yesterday declared his health had declined.

Karunanidhi's health worsens, next 24 hours crucial: Kauvery Hospital

06 Aug 2018

Politics
Karunanidhi's health worsens, next 24 hours crucial: Kauvery Hospital

DMK chief M Karunanidhi's medical condition has declined, said the Chennai hospital treating him on Monday.

'Rahul should be PM,' says Kumaraswamy amid reports of dissent

19 Jul 2018

Politics
'Rahul should be PM,' says Kumaraswamy amid reports of dissent

Days after he said becoming the Karnataka CM was like "drinking poison," HD Kumaraswamy has asserted it isn't Congress he is unhappy with, but media and the society, which are "consistently working against (his) government."

On astrologer's advice, Kumaraswamy's elder brother travels 350 kms daily

05 Jul 2018

Politics
On astrologer's advice, Kumaraswamy's elder brother travels 350 kms daily

Travelling to work daily is something which is both exhausting and frustrating, and rarely anyone chooses a long route.