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.
The Congress party on Sunday said the Karnataka assembly elections in May would be the "first test" for the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) new team.
A minister in Karnataka in 2008 was, on average, more than seven times richer than what she or he had been in 2004, the year the Congress lost its majority in the assembly but continued to be in power for two more years, according to a survey. HT
Jagadish Shettar will be BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the Karnataka Assembly polls, Rajnath Singh said on Monday, even as he downplayed the issue of corruption that has plagued the party-led government in the southern state.
With BJP needling it on the issue of naming its chief ministerial candidate, Congress, on Monday, said it was its strategy not to declare its choice for the post in the run-up to the Karnataka assembly polls on may 5, in which it hopes to come back to power.
Call it a bad omen, but the ruling BJP's big inauguration for the 2013 assembly polls in Karnataka turned out a flop show on Monday.
All leading parties of Karnataka are getting battle-ready for the May 5 state assembly elections.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the May 5 assembly elections in Karnataka.
Young and suave Priya Krishna,seeking re-election as Congress candidate from a Bangalore constituency for May 5 Assembly polls, has retained his status of the richest candidate with assets of over Rs. 910 crore.
The BJP's Karnataka poll manifesto, released by party leader Arun Jaitley on Friday, addressed various segments of society such as college students, the middle classes, agriculturists and people below the poverty line.
Even though the Congress managed to persuade a few strong rebel candidates in Karnataka to withdraw from the contest at the last moment, the party is still grappling with the dissidence factor. Quite a few disgruntled leaders are still determined to fight the May 5 assembly elections as independents.
The Election Commission on Tuesday reprimanded Karnataka deputy chief minister KS Eshwarappa for violating the Model Code of Conduct in connection with his alleged hate speech and asked him to be cautious in future.
The Congress has stolen a march over the BJP and taken itself a step closer to the National Food Security Bill in its Karnataka election manifesto, apart from addressing the requirements of agriculture, industry and infrastructure.
Continuing his tirade against the BJP government in Karnataka, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said it had created a “world record” in corruption, apparently referring to the charges against the party’s erstwhile leader BS Yeddyurappa, HT