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Pay compensation on MSP basis, says Hooda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Leader of opposition in Haryana assembly Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the farmer was falling into a debt trap due to the government’s indifference
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar praised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and said the MVA coalition government would complete its full term of five years.(HT PHOTO.)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar praised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and said the MVA coalition government would complete its full term of five years.(HT PHOTO.)

‘I have no doubt that MVA will complete term of 5 years’: Sharad Pawar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Sharad Pawar said the present equation that holds the MVA together needs all three parties. “Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP play a pivotal role in making MVA successful,” he added.
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Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at his residence(PTI Photo)
Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at his residence(PTI Photo)

Aaditya Thackeray meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses Maharashtra situation

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 01:05 AM IST
The meeting comes days after the Sena skipped an Opposition meeting on economy and the Citizenship (Amendment) Act convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
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JJP leadership to take call on action against MLA Gautam: Dushyant

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 07:01 AM IST
Gautam had announced his resignation as party’s vice president, saying he was “upset with functioning of the JJP.”
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The Shiv Sena on Wednesday boycotted the vote on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha.(PTI)
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday boycotted the vote on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha.(PTI)

Shiv Sena walked out of Rajya Sabha amid CAB voting

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 05:38 AM IST
The three Rajya Sabha members of the party, which is in a coalition government in Maharashtra with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, walked out before the bill was put to vote, though party MP Sanjay Raut participated in the discussions in the House during the day.
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Results of the December 5 bypolls to 15 assembly seats in Karnataka will be declared on Monday(PTI)
Results of the December 5 bypolls to 15 assembly seats in Karnataka will be declared on Monday(PTI)

Counting of votes for Karnataka bypoll begins, BJP needs 6 seats to retain power

By HT Correspondent & Agencies | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 08:08 AM IST
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) needs to win six out of the 15 to retain power since it also enjoys the support of an Independent lawmaker. It currently has the simple majority of 105 in the 208 member assembly.
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JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy campaigns for Mahalaxmi Layout candidate Girish K Nashi in Bengaluru on Tuesday(PTI)
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy campaigns for Mahalaxmi Layout candidate Girish K Nashi in Bengaluru on Tuesday(PTI)

Campaigning ends for key bypolls to 15 K’taka seats

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:12 AM IST
Voting for the 15 seats, where the BJP has fielded candidates who defected from the Congress and the JD(S), is on December 5 and the results will be declared on December 9. 219 candidates are in the fray.
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Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy accused Maharashtra ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis of making arrangements to topple his government.(PTI)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy accused Maharashtra ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis of making arrangements to topple his government.(PTI)

H D Kumaraswamy is sad at Devendra Fadnavis’ fate. He explains.

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy said a same fate awaits Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa who had toppled his government.
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Khattar trying to strike a balance between his own and allies

By Hitender Rao | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 11:08 PM IST
Delay in induction of council of ministers hampering governance
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Hooda, Abhay tear into govt on farmers’, jobs issues

By Rajesh Moudgil | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Participating in the discussion on the governor’s address, Hooda, who also is the leader of opposition, said the address should have listed government’s achievements and vision, but it had neither.
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Niceties, novelty and naivety mark oath-taking ceremony of Haryana MLAs

By Rajesh Moudgil | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 10:40 PM IST
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Mandate in favour of Cong and JJP, so they must unite: Hooda

By Sunil Rahar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 11:03 PM IST
The Congress may have been trailing behind BJP in Haryana, but the trends are a big boost to the grand old party, especially former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who spearheaded the campaigning. HT spoke with Hooda to know what worked for the party and his plans
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s two months in charge have proved to be turbulent.(ANI PHOTO.)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s two months in charge have proved to be turbulent.(ANI PHOTO.)

EC’s decision to defer Karnataka bypolls offers Yediyurappa little respite

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 10:16 PM IST
The by-elections are being held for 15 seats after rebels from the previous Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government were disqualified for helping oust the alliance from power.
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JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda (right) has been tirelessly engaged in efforts to rejuvenate the party.(PTI)
JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda (right) has been tirelessly engaged in efforts to rejuvenate the party.(PTI)

Discontent in JD(S) after govt collapse, concerns grow over desertions

By Vikram Gopal | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 11:38 PM IST
The party is struggling to convince doubters within its rank and file that there is still space for a regional political party in Karnataka, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under BS Yediyurappa came to power after the July 23 resignation of HD Kumaraswamy, Deve Gowda’s son, who headed the JD (S)-Congress coalition.
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H D Kumaraswamy with Congress leader Siddaramaiah.(PTI PHOTO.)
H D Kumaraswamy with Congress leader Siddaramaiah.(PTI PHOTO.)

A song’s lyrics spark bitter fight between Siddaramaiah, Kumaraswamy

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:10 PM IST
The unease that exists between the former alliance partners ever since the fall of the coalition government in July has now come out in the open with the announcement of bypolls for the 15 Assembly constituencies, in which both parties will contest alone.
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Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) patriarch said his party was not insisting that it wanted to contest all 17 assembly seats where bypolls are to be held.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) patriarch said his party was not insisting that it wanted to contest all 17 assembly seats where bypolls are to be held.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Deve Gowda says he is open to continue JD(S)’ alliance with Congress in Karnataka

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:21 PM IST
Deve Gowda’s statement on Thursday came after weeks of sparring between the Janata Dal (S) and the Congress.
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Goa sports minister must quit for National Games delay: Congress

By Indo Asian News Service | Panaji
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 07:00 PM IST
State Congress President Girish Chodankar also demanded an audit and review of all ongoing works for the National Games by the Chief Minister, claiming there were exorbitant expenses and duplication of work in many cases.
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Just a month after its coalition government with Janata Dal (Secular) collapsed during a floor test, Karnataka Congress leaders are clamouring for changes in the state unit as they try to assert power.(HT Photo)
Just a month after its coalition government with Janata Dal (Secular) collapsed during a floor test, Karnataka Congress leaders are clamouring for changes in the state unit as they try to assert power.(HT Photo)

Congress’s new dilemma in Karnataka, leaders press for change in state unit

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 06:44 PM IST
The Congress high command is yet to take a call on the vacant Leader of the Opposition post in the Assembly, and the party’s Karnataka unit president Dinesh Gundu Rao’s tenure is set to end in a year.
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Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah at a press conference in Bengaluru .(PTI)
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah at a press conference in Bengaluru .(PTI)

Cong-JD(S) alliance under strain as Siddaramaiah, Deve Gowda trade barbs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:48 AM IST
Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah traded barbs with JD (S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda and hinted that he may not be keen on the allaince between teh two parties anymore.
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said before leaving Bengaluru on Thursday that he would ask the BJP central leadership to release the list.(ANI PHOTO.)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said before leaving Bengaluru on Thursday that he would ask the BJP central leadership to release the list.(ANI PHOTO.)

Worried about future, Karnataka rebel MLAs seek assurance from Yediyurappa

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 09:26 PM IST
Ten of the 17 rebels whose resignation and subsequent disqualification led to the collapse of the Congress-JD (S) coalition government reached Delhi on Thursday, hours before Yediyurappa landed in the capital, worried that their case, challenging the disqualification, had not come up for hearing in the Supreme Court.
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Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah have started blaming each other for the collapse of the coalition government in the state.(PTI PHOTO.)
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah have started blaming each other for the collapse of the coalition government in the state.(PTI PHOTO.)

Deve Gowda targets Siddaramaiah over collapse of Congress-JD (S) coalition

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 06:15 AM IST
The animosity between the two had appeared to have been dealt with while the two parties were in power, although there were signs of simmering anger on both sides. This came out into the open as Deve Gowda turned up the pressure over the past two days, blaming the former chief minister for the collapse of the coalition.
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Malaysia’s human resources minister M Kulasegaran on Tuesday called for action against controversial preacher Zakir Naik(HT Photo)
Malaysia’s human resources minister M Kulasegaran on Tuesday called for action against controversial preacher Zakir Naik(HT Photo)

Malaysian minister demands action against Zakir Naik for comments on country’s Hindus

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 11:01 AM IST
Kulasegaran has criticised Naik in the past too and raised the issue of the preacher during a meeting of the Malaysian Cabinet in July last year along with two other ministers from minority communities.
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Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government collapsed after 14-months in power when it lost the trust vote on July 23. The trust vote was forced after 16 coalition MLAs rebelled.(ANI/Twitter)
Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government collapsed after 14-months in power when it lost the trust vote on July 23. The trust vote was forced after 16 coalition MLAs rebelled.(ANI/Twitter)

‘I am thinking of going away from politics if…’: HD Kumaraswamy

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:37 PM IST
Elaborating further, Kumaraswamy said he had come to “politics accidentally” and also became the chief minister of the state “accidentally”.
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The Congress’s apparent decision to part ways with the JD (S) comes after the partners’ dismal performance in the recent parliamentary elections, in which they managed to win only one each of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state.(HT Photo)
The Congress’s apparent decision to part ways with the JD (S) comes after the partners’ dismal performance in the recent parliamentary elections, in which they managed to win only one each of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state.(HT Photo)

Congress bypoll preparations hint at end of coalition with JD(S)

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Of the 17 constituencies, there are many where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which assumed office after the coalition’s ouster, is a marginal force and the Congress and JD(S) are the main contenders.
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The BJP was expected to sail through the trust vote after Kumar disqualified 17 rebel legislators, whose absence during a trust vote last week toppled the coalition government, on Sunday. In the truncated assembly of strength 208, the new halfway mark was 105 – the exact number of MLAs the BJP has.(ANI Photo)
The BJP was expected to sail through the trust vote after Kumar disqualified 17 rebel legislators, whose absence during a trust vote last week toppled the coalition government, on Sunday. In the truncated assembly of strength 208, the new halfway mark was 105 – the exact number of MLAs the BJP has.(ANI Photo)

BS Yediyurappa wins floor test, Karnataka speaker resigns

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The House was adjourned till Wednesday, when the new speaker will be elected. The BJP has confirmed that senior leader KG Bopaiah will be its nominee.
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Giving details of the meeting, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity that several leaders raised the issue of “anomalies” in ticket distribution .(PTI Photo)
Giving details of the meeting, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity that several leaders raised the issue of “anomalies” in ticket distribution .(PTI Photo)

After Karnataka govt’s fall, ‘loyalists vs outsiders’ debate grips Congress

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | NEW DELHI
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:27 PM IST
A meeting of Congress leaders in Bengaluru held on Wednesday witnessed fireworks after a section of the party held the state leadership responsible for the crisis.
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Giving details of the meeting, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity that several leaders raised the issue of “anomalies” in ticket distribution .(PTI Photo)
Giving details of the meeting, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity that several leaders raised the issue of “anomalies” in ticket distribution .(PTI Photo)

After Karnataka govt’s fall, ‘loyalists vs outsiders’ debate grips Congress

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | NEW DELHI
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:29 AM IST
A meeting of Congress leaders in Bengaluru held on Wednesday witnessed fireworks after a section of the party held the state leadership responsible for the crisis.
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Karnataka JD(S) president H K Kumaraswamy(PTI Photo)
Karnataka JD(S) president H K Kumaraswamy(PTI Photo)

Will the Cong-JD(S) alliance survive?

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, BENGALURU
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:05 AM IST
Karnataka JD(S) president H K Kumaraswamy told the media the alliance would continue for the time being after taking stock of the political situation in a meeting with senior party leaders.
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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said one day the BJP will discover that everything cannot be bought, everyone cannot be bullied and every lie is eventually exposed.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said one day the BJP will discover that everything cannot be bought, everyone cannot be bullied and every lie is eventually exposed.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

On Karnataka govt fall, Priyanka Gandhi’s sharp message to BJP

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 04:18 AM IST
The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka collapsed on Tuesday after the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was defeated in the assembly, ending his 14-month long turbulent tenure.
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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara meet Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar after losing the vote of confidence in Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.(PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara meet Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar after losing the vote of confidence in Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.(PTI)

Curtains for HD Kumaraswamy govt as coalition loses floor

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 07:49 AM IST
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance secured 99 votes in favour and 105 against on a trust vote motion moved in the 225-member assembly by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy last Thursday.
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