Dynastic politics hit a new high in Karnataka as 18 victorious candidates had a powerful relative or family connection to politics. Of them, 10 were from the Congress, five from the BJP and three from the Janata Dal (Secular).
Congress today won 11 of the 15 seats of Karnataka Assembly, for which results have been declared, officials said.
The moral policing and communal polarisation issues went against BJP in the coastal districts South Kanara (Mangalore) and Udupi.
Union labour minister and senior leader from Karnataka Mallikarjun Kharge today indicated that he was ready to be considered for the Chief Minister's post following the electoral victory in the state.
Nearly 1.35 lakh police personnel, including those from the Central Police Force would be deployed to ensure free and fair Assembly polls in Karnataka on May five, a top police official said today.
BS Yeddyurappa can do to the BJP in Karnataka precisely what Sharad Pawar has done to the Congress: play not just kingmaker but also a spoiler.
Karnataka elections on May 5
Karnataka will go for a single-phase assembly elections on May 5, the Election Commission announced Wednesday.
Days after the ruling BJP’s big debacle in the urban local bodies’ polls, the election commission announced the dates for the assembly polls in Karnataka on Wednesday. The election will be held in a single phase on May 5. HT reports.
Days after the ruling BJP’s big debacle in the urban local bodies’ polls, the election commission announced the dates for the assembly polls in Karnataka on Wednesday. The election will be held in a single phase on May 5.
The BJP today named Lok Sabha member and long-time RSS activist Pralhad Joshi as the party's Karnataka unit president, ending two weeks of dilly-dallying after incumbent K S Eshwarappa quit on March 7.
Even as a beleaguered BJP in Karnataka looks towards Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to be its star campaigner, party insiders say that Modi may not be too keen to walk into the "mess" in Karnataka. Shekhar Iyer reports.