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The Lingayats who are the largest community in the state at 17% are considered to be the backbone of the BJP support base, with Yediyurappa seen as the tallest leader of the community.(PTI PHOTO.)

Seer threatens to destabilise BJP govt in Karnataka if nominee is not made minister

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 10:53 PM IST
In January too, another Lingayat seer Vachananda Swami had made a similar demand that in case Murugesh Nirani was not inducted, the Panchamsali Lingayats would withdraw their support.
Sonia Gandhi hit out at the central government for not fulfilling its promise of giving a 50% return on their input costs to famers(PTI)
Sonia Gandhi hit out at the central government for not fulfilling its promise of giving a 50% return on their input costs to famers(PTI)

BJP govt misleading farmers, says Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 10:14 AM IST
In a statement, Gandhi hit out at the central government for not fulfilling its promise of giving a 50% return on their input costs to farmers and urged the government to follow “rajdharma” and protect farmers’ interests.
BJP National Working President JP Nadda(PTI)
BJP National Working President JP Nadda(PTI)

First 50 days of BJP govt exemplary: BJP working president JP Nadda

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2019 01:54 PM IST
Addressing a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, Nadda said the government’s initiatives on different fronts have been “transformational” and “exemplary” and they will prove to be milestones in the journey of development.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi targets BJP govt over farm distress

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Raising the issue of farmers during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi claimed that their condition was “terrible” and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address their problems.
A key reason for price swings in perishables is a pressing shortage in cold-storage facilities.(HT Photo)
A key reason for price swings in perishables is a pressing shortage in cold-storage facilities.(HT Photo)

Govt clears Rs 500-crore plan to stop swing in vegetable price

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 07:37 AM IST
Price swings of these daily-consumed vegetables can be politically costly. In 1998, a sharp spike in onion prices was widely seen as one of the reasons for the defeat of the then Bharatiya Janata Party government of Delhi. 
The bungalow vacated by BSP chief Mayawati was alloted to Shivpal in Lucknow earlier this month.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
The bungalow vacated by BSP chief Mayawati was alloted to Shivpal in Lucknow earlier this month.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

BJP govt dangles bungalow carrot to win new friends in run-up to polls

Hinustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 04:35 PM IST
The sprawling bungalows located in posh localities of the state capital are likely to play an important role in political realignments in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot also challenged RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP, to come out in the open to fight elections with BJP on the grounds of ideology, instead of calling itself an organisation for the protection of cultural values.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot also challenged RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP, to come out in the open to fight elections with BJP on the grounds of ideology, instead of calling itself an organisation for the protection of cultural values.(HT FILE PHOTO)

BJP govt made big promises but none materialised, says Ashok Gehlot

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot says the BJP government has not been able to come up with firm policies and programmes.
Congress also attacked the government over soaring fuel prices.(HT File Photo)
Congress also attacked the government over soaring fuel prices.(HT File Photo)

Congress takes a jibe at govt on April Fool’s Day, marks occasion as ‘Jumla Divas’

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2018 09:15 PM IST
The Congress put out a series of tweets attacking the government and the Prime Minister over several issues with the hashtag #HappyJumlaDivas.
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