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13 May 2023Congress 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.
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."
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 2023Bengaluru
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.
Karnataka Assembly election results 2023: Congress sweeps polls, routing BJP
The vote counting for the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections has nearly concluded.
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 2023Karnataka
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 2023Karnataka 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.
10 May 2023Randeep Surjewala
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 2023Karnataka 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 2023Narendra 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.
13 Apr 2023Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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 2023Karnataka 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 2023Karnataka
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 2023Karnataka
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 2023Narendra 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 2023Karnataka
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 2022POCSO
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 2020Karnataka
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 2019Karnataka
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.
28 Jul 2019Karnataka
Karnataka: Rebel MLAs to approach Supreme Court against disqualification
Following his disqualification from the Karnataka Assembly, rebel JD(S) MLA AH Vishwanath said he and other disqualified lawmakers will approach the Supreme Court on Monday to challenge their disqualification which was "against the law".
28 Jul 2019Karnataka
Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 rebel MLAs ahead of BJP's floor-test
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh has disqualified 14 rebel MLAs - 11 lawmakers from Congress and three from HD Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal (Secular) - on Sunday.
26 Jul 2019Karnataka
Karnataka: BJP's Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM at 6pm
BS Yeddyurappa, whose last stint as Karnataka's Chief Minister lasted less than three days, will now take oath at 6 PM on Friday.
19 Jul 2019Karnataka
#KarnatakaFloorTest: No trust vote today; House adjourned till July 22
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh has adjourned the House till July 22 (Monday), ignoring Governor Vajubhai Vala's directions to hold the trust vote by Friday itself. The Assembly floor test will now be held on Monday.
09 Jul 2019Mumbai
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.
09 Jul 2019Karnataka
#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP
The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka took a new turn on Monday after all 30 ministers of the ruling JD(S)-Congress government resigned to make way for a cabinet reshuffle, in hope of saving the coalition from crumbling completely.
08 Jul 2019Karnataka
#KarnatakaCrisis: 21 Karnataka Congress ministers have voluntarily resigned, says Siddaramaiah
In a bid to save the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, as many as 21 Congress ministers have "resigned voluntarily" from their posts, said party leader and former CM Siddaramaiah.
Karnataka Independent MLA Nagesh resigns from the coalition govt
Earlier on Monday, Independent MLA and Karnataka's Small Scale Industries Minister, H Nagesh, resigned from the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition government, worsening the Karnataka political crisis.
08 Jul 2019Karnataka
#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: CM Kumaraswamy returns from US; holds series of meetings
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy returned to Bengaluru on Sunday night after a 10-day US trip following the resignations of 13 MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in the state.
07 Jul 2019India
#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: Mallikarjun Kharge blames BJP, denies K'taka CM post rumors
Following the resignation of 12 MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge blamed BJP for the political crisis.
21 Jun 2019Karnataka
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.
06 Apr 2019Karnataka
JD(S) workers raise pro-Modi slogans, refuse to work with Congress
Apart from dashing electoral hopes of BJP in polls in Karnataka, senior leaders of JD(S) have another task at hand- galvanizing cadres to work with Congress, their coalition partner.
06 Mar 2019Karnataka
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.
28 Jan 2019Karnataka
Karnataka: Upset with Congress MLAs' criticism, Kumaraswamy threatens to quit
On Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy threatened to step down after some Congress MLAs criticized him over governance in the state.
15 Jan 2019Karnataka
Karnataka: Two MLAs withdraw from Kumaraswamy govt, Operation Lotus again?
The withdrawal of two independent MLAs from the H D Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka has seen the southern state plunged into an intense political drama.
25 Dec 2018Karnataka
'Kill mercilessly, no problem': Karnataka CM seen saying (video attached)
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has found himself in the middle of a massive controversy after he was seen on video ordering someone to "kill mercilessly" to avenge the death of a local JD(S) leader.
16 Aug 2018Karnataka
Karnataka govt tapping phones of political leaders, alleges BJP
The BJP's Karnataka unit today accused the HD Kumaraswamy government of tapping phones of political leaders across party lines fearing that a few disgruntled MLAs from the ruling Congress-JDS coalition may resign.
10 Aug 2018Karnataka
Don't grow money: Kumaraswamy on flak about delaying funds' allocation
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, on Thursday, said he doesn't grow money on trees, while responding to critics who accused him of delaying funds allocation.
09 Aug 2018Karnataka
Kumaraswamy spent Rs. 42L of taxpayers' money on swearing-in!
The JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka sworn in more than two months ago hasn't exactly earned the love of the masses, mostly due to lack of projects and pending salaries.
19 Jul 2018Karnataka
'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."
15 Jul 2018Karnataka
'Becoming CM was like drinking poison': Kumaraswamy breaks down
Less than two months after taking oath, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy seems to have given up on the party's alliance with Congress.
10 Jun 2018Karnataka
"So what?": Kumaraswamy on 'higher education' minister being Class-8 passed
On one hand, students are being stressed out by the intense competition. On the other, people without matriculation are becoming education ministers.
10 Jun 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) alliance already in trouble? Portfolio-allocation leaves MLAs upset
Congress President Rahul Gandhi met MLAs led by MB Patil in New Delhi on Saturday, after portfolio allocation in Karnataka raised questions about the newly-formed alliance.
08 Jun 2018Karnataka
Tension growing between Congress and JD(S) over Karnataka cabinet
Within days of Karnataka cabinet expansion, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy today confessed that there's tension between his party, JD(S) and Congress over the allocation of portfolios. But he was also optimistic about sorting out the differences.
06 Jun 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Mayawati's BSP gets first minister outside UP
Mayawati, the astute BSP supremo, who was instrumental in uniting Congress and the regional JD(S) for a post-poll alliance in Karnataka, has convinced them to induct her only state MLA N Mahesh into the cabinet.
01 Jun 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together
Amid growing speculations of a pre-poll alliance between Congress and JD(S) for the upcoming LS elections, Congress leader KC Venugopal today confirmed that both the parties would fight the elections together.
01 Jun 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Kumaraswamy to remain CM for five-years, JD(S) gets finance
Ten days after the Congress-JD(S) government was sworn in, the parties successfully reached a power-sharing arrangement yesterday.
25 May 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) coalition wins trust vote, Kumaraswamy to remain CM
The Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka sailed through a trust vote today, putting a government firmly in place after 10 days of political drama.
23 May 2018Karnataka
After week-long drama, HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM
After eight days of political tussle, Karnataka got its second CM in a week today, with JD(S)' HD Kumaraswamy taking oath at the Vidhana Soudha.
22 May 2018Karnataka
It's a very very hard decision: Shivakumar on Congress-JD(S) alliance
When BS Yeddyurappa of the BJP resigned as Chief Minister before the floor test in Karnataka assembly, Congress's DK Shivakumar was hailed as 'Chanakya' in keeping the bipolar Congress-JD(S) flock together.
20 May 2018CM
How the Kumaraswamy's govt. is likely to be set up
Following Yeddyurappa's resignation as Karnataka's chief minister, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy is set to take his oath as the new chief minister on May 23.
20 May 2018Karnataka
Amit Shah on horse-trading allegations: They bought an entire stable
BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said his party would have managed to show a majority in the Karnataka assembly had BS Yeddyurappa got 15 days for the floor test.
18 May 2018Hyderabad
After over-night bus journey, Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad
Congress and JD(S) MLAs travelled in a bus from Bengaluru to Hyderabad, late Thursday night. The decision was taken by senior party members to prevent horse-trading.
18 May 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Swearing-in done, where will Yeddyurappa get numbers from?
BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka yesterday, in a low-key affair at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
16 May 2018Karnataka
Kumaraswamy: BJP offering Rs. 100cr to poach JD(S) MLAs
Following Congress's claims of BJP trying to poach its MLAs to form the Karnataka government, JD(S) chief ministerial candidate H.D. Kumaraswamy has now alleged that the BJP is offering his legislators Rs. 100cr and cabinet posts to lure them into switching sides.
Understanding Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's role, currently the king maker
After a political thriller that played with the minds of almost all political analysts, the ball is now in the court of Karnataka's Governor, Vajubhai Vala.
#SemiFinals2019: Game of chess in Karnataka: Who will be CM?
In a shocking plot twist in the Karnataka Elections, the BJP fell short of a clear majority, giving JD(S) and Congress an upper hand.
#SemiFinals2019: Who'll win- Congress or BJP? Twitterati weigh in
The counting of votes in Karnataka has begun. A lot is at stake in the southern state for both Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.
15 May 2018India Today
#SemiFinals2019: BJP's Sriramulu offers prayers. Will he defeat Siddaramaiah?
The nervousness across political parties is clearly visible as counting of votes in Karnataka has begun.
13 May 2018Karnataka
Post Karnataka polls, a quick look at possible scenarios
Weeks of intense campaigning for power in the politically-significant southern state of Karnataka have finally come to an end.