Karnataka Election: News

18 Sep 2023


Tamil Nadu: AIADMK denies having alliance with BJP

Tamil Nadu's opposition party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), clarified on Monday it was not in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the southern state, NDTV reported.

10 Jun 2023

Ashok Gehlot

BJP will communalize elections but 'won't win': Rajasthan CM Gehlot 

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot claimed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would "try to communalize elections" in Rajasthan as it allegedly did in Karnataka.

22 May 2023


Karnataka: Teacher suspended over Facebook post critical of CM Siddaramaiah

The Karnataka government has reportedly suspended a government school teacher in Karnataka's Chitradurga district's Hosadurga taluk for a Facebook post criticizing freshly sworn-in Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's policies.

18 May 2023


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


New claims for Karnataka CM post amid Siddaramaiah-Shivakumar tussle

The suspense over who will become the next Karnataka chief minister further intensified after different caste groups made fresh claims for the post on Tuesday.

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.

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


Karnataka elections: Congress to move HC over BJP's Jayanagar victory

In an absolute thriller finish to the Karnataka Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate CK Ramamurthy was declared the winner from Bengaluru's Jayanagar constituency on Saturday.

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.

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

Narendra Modi

Karnataka election results 2023: Modi congratulates Congress, appreciates BJP workers

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the Congress for its massive victory in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections.

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

Rahul Gandhi

'Market of hate shut': Rahul Gandhi on Karnataka victory

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said "the market of hate has been shut and shops of love have opened" as his party inched toward a big win in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections.

13 May 2023

DK Shivakumar

Karnataka election results 2023: State Congress chief Shivakumar breaks down

Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar broke down on Saturday ahead of the party's predicted victory in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections, 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.

10 May 2023


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 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.

08 May 2023

Amit Shah

'Will consult all...': Amit Shah breaks silence over Manipur violence

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the Manipur government would consult all stakeholders before finalizing any decision on granting Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Meitei community, according to India Today.

07 May 2023


Karnataka elections: PM Modi holds 10km roadshow in Bengaluru

With the Karnataka Assembly elections just a few days away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again held a roadshow in Bengaluru.

06 May 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

BJP's blue-eyed boy 'wants to kill' Congress chief Kharge: Surjewala  

The Congress on Saturday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was plotting to kill party President Mallikarjun Kharge and his family.

02 May 2023


Karnataka elections: Congress releases manifesto, promises ban on Bajrang Dal

The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its poll manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly elections scheduled for May 10. It promised a ban on organizations that spread hatred, such as the Bajrang Dal and the Popular Front of India (PFI).

Karnataka elections 2023: BJP manifesto promises Uniform Civil Code, NRC

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its election manifesto, "Praja Dhwani," on Monday for Karnataka, which goes to polls on May 10.

16 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Karnataka rally: Rahul Gandhi rakes up Adani issue, targets Modi   

While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is yet to get relief in the 2019 defamation case over remarks against PM Narendra Modi's surname made in Kolar, Karnataka, he attacked the prime minister in the same city again on Sunday.

16 Apr 2023

Jagadish Shettar

Karnataka: Denied ticket, Jagdish Shettar quits BJP; may contest independently 

Former Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar has announced his resignation from the primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and MLA's position after being denied a ticket.

15 Apr 2023


Karnataka elections: Congress releases 3rd list, ex-BJP leader gets ticket

The Congress on Saturday released its third list of 43 candidates on Saturday for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls, fielding former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy CM Laxman Savadi from the Athani constituency.

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.

11 Apr 2023


Rs. 2 lakh for women who marry farmers' sons: Kumaraswamy

Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said his party would give Rs. 2 lakh to women who will marry sons of farmers, reported India Today.

Karnataka BJP leader Eshwarappa quits electoral politics weeks before polls

In an unexpected move, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader KS Eshwarappa resigned from electoral politics on Tuesday less than a month before the Karnataka Assembly elections.

09 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Karnataka Assembly elections: BJP to finalize candidates in Modi-led meet

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to finalize candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections, scheduled for next month, in its Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting on Sunday.

05 Apr 2023

Kannada Films

Karnataka polls: Before Kichcha Sudeep, these were BJP's star campaigners

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly chosen Kannada actor Kichcha Sudeep as the star campaigner for the upcoming Karnataka elections which are scheduled for May 10. Apart from Sudeep, the BJP has also deployed some of its best political heavy-weights in the poll-bound state.

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.

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.

29 Mar 2023


Karnataka Assembly elections 2023: Election Commission to announce schedule today

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is set to announce the schedule for the 2023 Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections at 11.30 am on Wednesday.

25 Mar 2023


Karnataka Assembly elections: Congress releases 1st list of 124 candidates

The Congress revealed its first list of 124 candidates on Saturday for the upcoming Assembly polls in Karnataka, with former state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah being fielded from his home constituency of Varuna.

17 Mar 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Closed 600 madrassas in Assam, will shut all: BJP's Himanta

Addressing the Vijay Sankalp Yatra in Belgavi district of poll-bound Karnataka, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he has closed 600 madrassas and intends to shut all because he wants schools, colleges, and universities.

11 Mar 2023


Karnataka Assembly elections: Senior citizens, PwDs to get vote-from-home option

Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajiv Kumar has said that for the first time, senior citizens aged above 80 years and persons with disabilities (PwDs) will be allowed to vote from home in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, reported ANI.

08 Mar 2023


KSDL involved in another Rs. 20 crore scam: Government documents

Scam-hit Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited (KSDL) has been found to be involved in yet another scam of Rs. 20 crore.

05 Mar 2023


Karnataka: BJP picks BS Yediyurappa as 'mascot' for Assembly polls

In election-bound Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly decided to pick BS Yediyurappa as a key poll mascot along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

16 Aug 2022


Karnataka minister Madhuswamy calls CM Bommai's government a 'caretaker' regime

A huge controversy has erupted in Karnataka over an alleged audio clip of cabinet minister JC Madhuswamy, wherein he implied the Basavaraj Bommai government is just a caretaker regime with only seven-eight months until elections.

10 Aug 2022


Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks speculation about new CM

Following the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Karnataka last week, speculations of yet another change in the state's chief ministership have emerged.

18 Apr 2022


Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday hinted a cabinet reshuffle or expansion is likely to happen in the state.

09 Dec 2019


Siddaramaiah resigns as Congress Legislature Party leader after Karnataka by-polls

On Monday, Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah resigned as the party legislature leader after the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in the state by-polls.