Janata Dal (Secular): News

MEA processing request to revoke Prajwal Revanna's diplomatic passport: Report

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is processing a request from the Karnataka government to cancel the diplomatic passport of MP Prajwal Revanna, the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) leader who faces allegations of mass sexual abuse and is currently in Germany

18 May 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Deve Gowda breaks silence on sexual harassment allegations against grandson 

Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader, HD Deve Gowda, broke his silence on the sexual harassment case involving his grandson, Prajwal Revanna, on Saturday.

11 May 2024


BJP leader who flagged Prajwal's sex abuse arrested for molestation

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G Devaraje Gowda was taken into custody late Friday for molestation and sexual harassment.

Prajwal case: Woman forced to file false complaint, says NCW

In a twist to the Karnataka sex scandal row linked to Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna, a woman involved in the case has reportedly claimed that she was forced by a group of people posing as police officers to lodge a false complaint.

08 May 2024

DK Shivakumar

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


What is the 'blue-corner notice' issued to locate Prajwal Revanna?

The Karnataka government confirmed that a blue-corner notice has been issued to locate Prajwal Revanna.

04 May 2024


After Prajwal, SIT issues lookout notice against father HD Revanna

Karnataka Home Minister Gangadharaiah Parameshwara said on Saturday that a second lookout notice has been issued against both Janata Dal (Secular) MLA HD Revanna and his son, MP Prajwal Revanna.

03 May 2024

Narendra Modi

After Centre claims Prajwal traveled on 'diplomatic passport', Siddaramaiah's retort

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has accused the central government of allegedly protecting Janata Dal (Secular) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is currently involved in a sex scandal.

03 May 2024

H D Deve Gowda

2nd case registered against Prajwal Revanna in sex scandal row

Karnataka government's Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed a rape case against Janata Dal (Secular)'s Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna.

02 May 2024


Prajwal had diplomatic passport, no clearance issued by us: Centre 

Janata Dal (Secular) leader Prajwal Revanna—who is at the center of a sexual abuse case—traveled to Germany on a diplomatic passport, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

02 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'PM Modi asking votes for rapist Prajwal Revanna': Rahul Gandhi 

Congress heavyweight Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for supporting Janata Dal (Secular) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is currently embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal.

01 May 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Prajwal Revanna breaks silence amid sexual abuse allegations 

Suspended Janata Dal (Secular) MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Prajwal Revanna has publicly addressed the ongoing scandal surrounding videos of him assaulting multiple women for the first time.

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.

30 Apr 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Deve Gowda's grandson suspended from JD(S) over sex scandal row

Prajwal Revanna, MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, was on Tuesday suspended from his position in the Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S).

29 Apr 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Explained: Deve Gowda's grandson Prajwal, son Revanna's 'sex scandal'

Amid the Lok Sabha elections, former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda's grandson, Prajwal Revanna, and his son, HD Revanna are facing allegations of sexual harassment and stalking.

28 Apr 2024


JD(S) distances itself from 'obscene video' row involving its MP 

The Janata Dal (Secular) party has chosen to distance itself from the "obscene videos" controversy involving its MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Prajwal Revanna.

20 Mar 2024

Sadananda Gowda

Rift in Karnataka BJP: Senior leaders discontented with ticket distribution

Several high-ranking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Karnataka have voiced their dissatisfaction with the party's initial list of 20 candidates for the upcoming 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.

11 Dec 2023


Karnataka: CM Siddaramaiah dismisses Kumaraswamy's claims of impending 'government collapse'

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday brushed off Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy's claims that his government might collapse soon.

JD(S) Karnataka chief removed amid revolt over BJP alliance

Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda ousted CM Ibrahim from his role as state president on Thursday.

Karnataka: Setback for JD(S), Muslim leaders resign over BJP alliance

The Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) has faced a setback after two Muslim leaders left the party after it decided to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

10 Sep 2023


Aim is to defeat Congress: Kumaraswamy on BJP-JD(S) alliance rumors

Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has reportedly dismissed rumors of an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

08 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha Elections

Yediyurappa confirms BJP-JD(S) alliance for 2024 Lok Sabha polls

The Janata Dal (Secular) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have reportedly agreed on an alliance in Karnataka for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Friday.

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."

Karnataka: 10 BJP MLAs suspended for disrespecting deputy speaker

At least 10 MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been suspended for the remaining session of the Karnataka Assembly for "indecent and disrespectful" conduct in the House and throwing papers toward Deputy Speaker Rudrappa Lamani, PTI reported.

Karnataka Assembly witnesses uproar as BJP protests against Congress government

The Karnataka Assembly witnessed a ruckus on Tuesday after the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested against the alleged delay in the implementation of the poll promises made by the ruling Congress before the assembly elections.

02 Jul 2023


Karnataka: BJP indecisive on LoP ahead of assembly session 

Nearly two months after the Congress's resounding win in Karnataka, the first formal session of the Karnataka Assembly will be held on Monday.

'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.

13 May 2023

Congress Party

Karnataka election results 2023: Meme factory takes Twitter by storm

On Saturday, the Congress emerged as the single largest party in the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections, comfortably crossing the required magic number of 113 seats to form a simple majority government.

13 May 2023


Karnataka election results 2023: JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy accepts defeat

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday accepted defeat in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections and wished the new government "good luck."

13 May 2023


Karnataka election results 2023: Who are big winners and losers

After nine hours of vote counting for the Karnataka Assembly election on Saturday, the Congress is racing toward an absolute victory with 114 seats and leading on 22 others.

13 May 2023


Karnataka election results 2023: Congress asks MLAs to reach Bengaluru

The Congress has asked all its members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to reach Bengaluru on Saturday, reported ANI.

13 May 2023


Karnataka Assembly election results 2023: Congress sweeps polls, routing BJP

The vote counting for the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections has nearly concluded.

13 May 2023


Karnataka election results 2023: Counting of votes begins

The counting of votes for the Karnataka Assembly began on Saturday at 8:00 am. The counting for 224 Assembly seats is being carried out at 36 centers.

12 May 2023


Karnataka elections: Congress, BJP reached out, claims Janata Dal (Secular)

The HD Kumaraswamy-led Janata Dal (Secular) on Thursday reportedly claimed that they received feelers from both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress as most exit polls indicated a hung assembly in Karnataka.

10 May 2023

Karnataka Election

Karnataka elections: Exit polls show tough battle between BJP, Congress

As voting for the Karnataka Assembly elections came to a close, exit polls predicted a close race between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, with many favoring the latter.

Karnataka: Goa buses allegedly spotted, Congress warns of 'bogus voting' 

The Congress has raised an alarm alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may indulge in bogus voting in Karnataka elections as many buses from Goa were allegedly spotted in the state.

09 May 2023

Karnataka Election

Karnataka elections 2023: Voter turnout 8.21% until 9 am

The voting for the Karnataka Assembly elections commenced in a single phase at 7:00am on Wednesday, with a voter turnout of 8.21% as of 9:00am.

30 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Congress, JD(S) obstacles to Karnataka's progress, running 'outdated' engine: Modi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the opposition Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka on Sunday, calling them the "biggest obstacle" to the southern state's progress and development.

Karnataka: BJP drops several MLAs in 2nd list, revolt likely

Discontent is reportedly brewing in the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it announced its second list of 23 candidates on Wednesday for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly election on May 10. Notably, seven sitting MLAs were denied tickets.

03 Apr 2023

Karnataka Election

Karnataka elections: BJP adopts wait-and-watch strategy to pick candidates

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has adopted a wait-and-watch strategy for announcing the candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections scheduled on May 10.

02 Apr 2023


Set house in order: JD(S) chief Deve Gowda to Congress

Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Sunday opined the Congress's first priority should be to set its house in order, commenting on the grand old party's role in boosting opposition unity.

29 Mar 2023


Karnataka elections on May 10, vote counting on May 13

Karnataka election will take place on May 10, and the votes will be counted on May 13, the Election Commission (ECI) announced on Wednesday.

12 Mar 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 16,000cr-worth projects in poll-bound Karnataka

In a major political push to retain power in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly hold a massive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) roadshow in Mandya district—traditionally a Janata Dal-Secular (JDS)-Congress stronghold.

20 Feb 2023


IAS vs IPS: Public spat between Karnataka officers gets murkier

A public spat between Karnataka's two top women officers—IPS officer Roopa Divakar Moudgil and IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri Abhimaani—that started with corruption allegations has now become murkier.

29 Aug 2022


Sexual abuse case against Lingayat seer; Karnataka CM Bommai tight-lipped

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai has remained tight-lipped about the high-profile sexual abuse case involving the chief pontiff of a major mutt in the state's Chitradurga.

29 Dec 2020


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.

18 Aug 2019


Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to order CBI probe into phone tapping

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said that he will order an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged phone tapping incidents during the previous Congress-JD(S) coalition government.