Janata Dal (Secular)
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.
28 Jul 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
#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.
11 Jul 2019
Sonia Gandhi to become Congress President? Here's what she said
Ever since Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, party leaders are itching for a replacement.
09 Jul 2019
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 2019
#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 2019
#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 2019
#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 2019
#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.
23 Jun 2019
Mayawati, who 'hates' dynasty-politics, gives party positions to brother, nephew
BSP Chief Mayawati has always been a staunch critic of dynasty politics, but apparently she has forgotten all the things she "taught" others.
21 Jun 2019
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 2019
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.
28 Mar 2019
Rahul will be PM if Congress wins, says sister Priyanka
For the first time after being given a top Congress post, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that if her party comes to power, Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister.
06 Mar 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2018
'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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
'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 2018
'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.
07 Jul 2018
Karnataka budget: Congress might ask Kumaraswamy to lower fuel prices
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's decision to increase fuel prices in Karnataka's budget seems to have irked not just the common man, but coalition partner Congress as well.
05 Jul 2018
Karnataka budget: Government announces farm loan waivers worth Rs. 34,000cr
More than a month after taking charge, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has finally announced waivers for all defaulting farm loans up to December 31, 2017.
10 Jun 2018
"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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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.
24 May 2018
4 times father-son duo, Gowda and Kumaraswamy took U-turns
Newly sworn Karnataka chief minister, who had earlier promised farm loan waiver within 24 hours of assuming power, now claims that his coalition government has limitations.
23 May 2018
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 2018
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.
21 May 2018
Karnataka: Congress lawmaker calls bribe audio-clip fake, leaves party embarrassed
A Facebook post of Congress lawmaker Shivaram Hebbar has left his party red-faced. In the post dated May 19, Hebbar wrote the audio clip released by Congress, alleging Bharatiya Janata Party bribed its MLAs, is fake.
20 May 2018
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.