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Karnataka CM Bommai calls farmers protest ‘sponsored’; Cong hits back 

“It is Congress or foreign agents in the country who are the sponsors of the protests by the farmers which are happening in the borders of Delhi and other places,” Basavaraj Bommai said.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.(PTI)
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.(PTI)
Published on Sep 20, 2021 06:33 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IT, ED rarely raided BJP leaders in last six years: Congress

Dinesh Gundu Rao, All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary in-charge of Goa, said that this “country is being run by capitalists in collusion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
AICC Incharge for Goa Dinesh Gundu Rao being welcomed by GPCC President Girish Chodankar and leader of opposition Digambar Kamat.(ANI)
AICC Incharge for Goa Dinesh Gundu Rao being welcomed by GPCC President Girish Chodankar and leader of opposition Digambar Kamat.(ANI)
Published on Oct 25, 2020 08:49 AM IST
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Panaji, Goa | ByAsian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C

DK Shivakumar takes charge as Karnataka Congress president, ceremony on Zoom

In a massive show of strength, lakhs of Congress workers across 15,000 locations in the state took part in a ‘Pratijna Divas’ (oath-taking ceremony) over Zoom video app. Incumbent Dinesh Gundu Rao formally handed over the party flag to the new president.
Addressing party workers as their state president for the first time, DK Shivakumar said: “Joining together is the beginning, thinking together is progress, working together is success.” (Photo @INCKarnataka)
Addressing party workers as their state president for the first time, DK Shivakumar said: “Joining together is the beginning, thinking together is progress, working together is success.” (Photo @INCKarnataka)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 09:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Congress request for DK Shivakumar’s swearing in rejected by Karnataka govt

The rules, as stated by the ministry of home affairs, do not allow the assembly of people for political purposes. The Congress had sought permission to hold the event on June 14.
Since then, DK Shivakumar has written twice to the state government seeking permission to hold an event for him to formally take over the office, but his plea has been rejected on both occasions. (Photo @DKShivakumar)
Since then, DK Shivakumar has written twice to the state government seeking permission to hold an event for him to formally take over the office, but his plea has been rejected on both occasions. (Photo @DKShivakumar)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

DK Shivakumar likely to be Karnataka Congress chief

The state leadership issue became contentious following that, with Shivakumar, a Vokkaliga, lobbying to ensure that his role as party’s main go-to man during difficult times be rewarded, party leaders said on condition of anonymity.
In his 2018 poll affidavit, Shivakumar declared assets worth Rs 840 crore, making him one of the richest politicians in the state.(PTI File Photo)
In his 2018 poll affidavit, Shivakumar declared assets worth Rs 840 crore, making him one of the richest politicians in the state.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 04:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Congress likely to make DK Shivakumar next Karnataka unit chief

Shivakumar’s choice as the party president though is likely to be controversial. He faces ongoing income tax and enforcement directorate probes. He is currently out on bail after being jailed by the ED in a money laundering case.
In his 2018 poll affidivat, Congress leader DKShivakumar had declared assets worth Rs 840 crore making him one of the richest politicians in the state.(PTI PHOTO.)
In his 2018 poll affidivat, Congress leader DKShivakumar had declared assets worth Rs 840 crore making him one of the richest politicians in the state.(PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Feb 16, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bangalore | ByHT Correspondent

D K Shivakumar likely to be named next Karnataka Congress president

Shivakumar and former home minister M B Patil were the two main contenders for the KPCC chief’s post. Former CM Siddaramiah had met the Congress high command earlier in the week.
Congress leader DK Shivakumar is seen as somebody who will be able to help the Congress party raise resources as well as lead the state unit.(PTI PHOTO.)
Congress leader DK Shivakumar is seen as somebody who will be able to help the Congress party raise resources as well as lead the state unit.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 09:01 PM IST
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Karnataka minister reminds of ‘Godhra-like’ situation amid CAA protests

Ravi, the tourism minister, purportedly made the statement while responding to a question by reporters supposedly on Wednesday regarding Congress MLA U T Khader’s recent statement that Karnataka will “blow up in cinders” if the Citizenship Amendment Act is implemented.
Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too referred to the video while attacking the ruling BJP in Karnataka and accusing it of inciting violence for political gains. (Photo @CTRavi_BJP)
Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too referred to the video while attacking the ruling BJP in Karnataka and accusing it of inciting violence for political gains. (Photo @CTRavi_BJP)
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 07:06 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Karnataka byelections: Here is why Congress lost

Out of the 15 seats for which by-elections were held on December 5, BJP won 12 while Congress secured two and the remaining one was bagged by an Independent.
The Congress house was visibly divided and its leaders spoke in contradictory tunes as far as the party’s future strategy is concerned.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Congress house was visibly divided and its leaders spoke in contradictory tunes as far as the party’s future strategy is concerned.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

Hindi Row: Karnataka opposition and youth protest against Home Minister Amit Shah’s Hindi, a unifier comment

Home Minister Amit Shah’s comments on Hindi has led to opposition from major political parties from the south. Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka also criticised his call for considering Hindi’s potential to unify India.
Former Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah and Kumarswamy lent their voices against Central Home Minister Amit Shah’s advocacy of Hindi as a national unifier language(HT Photo)
Former Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah and Kumarswamy lent their voices against Central Home Minister Amit Shah’s advocacy of Hindi as a national unifier language(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

Karnataka Cong MLAs worked against me, should be expelled: KH Muniyappa

KH Muniyappa, the seven-time MP from Kolar and veteran Congress leader, which is reserved for candidates from Scheduled Caste communities, was unsuccessful in the Lok Sabha elections in May for the first time since 1991.
Published on Aug 29, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 06:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

Former Karnataka Congress ministers angle for party posts

On June 19, the Congress dissolved all committees of the state unit, and removed all office-bearers, except state unit president Dinesh Gundu Rao and working president Eshwar Khandre.
The Congress is undergoing a mini crisis, as was proved when 14 of its MLAs turned rebels. (AFP Photo)
The Congress is undergoing a mini crisis, as was proved when 14 of its MLAs turned rebels. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 09:51 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 11:27 PM IST
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NEW DELHI | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 11:29 AM IST
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NEW DELHI | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

Will the Cong-JD(S) alliance survive?

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.
Karnataka JD(S) president H K Kumaraswamy(PTI Photo)
Karnataka JD(S) president H K Kumaraswamy(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 05:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, BENGALURU | ByVenkatesha Babu

Karnataka crisis: More rebels move SC; 1 MLA says back in fold

State housing minister and Hoskote MLA, MTB Nagaraj, said senior Congress leaders, including former chief minister Siddaramiah and Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao, had met him and asked him to withdraw his resignation.
Karnataka rebel Congress MLAs visit Shirdi shrine in Maharashtra on Saturday. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka rebel Congress MLAs visit Shirdi shrine in Maharashtra on Saturday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 12:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

New Cabinet soon, tweets Kumaraswamy after Congress, JDS ministers resign

Karnataka Government Crisis: All ministers have sent their resignations to make space in the HD Kumaraswamy cabinet to accomodate rebel MLAs.
Karnataka government crisis: Congress and JDS ministers in the Kumaraswamy government has sent their resignations to help coalition government survive the latest crisis. (ANI photo)
Karnataka government crisis: Congress and JDS ministers in the Kumaraswamy government has sent their resignations to help coalition government survive the latest crisis. (ANI photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 06:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

Congress MLA Anand Singh resigns from Karnataka Assembly, Speaker ‘unaware’

Sources said as many as five MLAs may resign in the coming days, including Congress’ Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathalli, Pratap Gowda Patil and BC Patil.
Congress legislator Anand Singh on Monday resigned from the Karnataka Assembly.(AnandSinghBS/Twitter)
Congress legislator Anand Singh on Monday resigned from the Karnataka Assembly.(AnandSinghBS/Twitter)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 01:28 PM IST
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Bengaluru (Karnataka) | ByAsian News International

Congress suspends Karnataka MLA Roshan Baig for ‘anti-party activities’

Days before the Lok Sabha results were announced Baig had criticised AICC general secretary KC Venugopal.
Baig was not included in the Cabinet of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government. A seven-time MLA, Baig was believed to have been displeased with this. (Photo @rroshanbaig)
Baig was not included in the Cabinet of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government. A seven-time MLA, Baig was believed to have been displeased with this. (Photo @rroshanbaig)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 09:41 AM IST
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‘Seniors being forced out of Congress’, says Karnataka’s Ramalinga Reddy

In an interview with Vikram Gopal, Reddy says it is natural for senior leaders like him to lose interest in the party if they are overlooked in favour of juniors
Seen here is seven-time Congress MLA from Karnataka Ramalinga Reddy (middle).
Seen here is seven-time Congress MLA from Karnataka Ramalinga Reddy (middle).
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

Congress hopes to buy time for Kumaraswamy govt with cabinet expansion

Venugopal held a meeting with CM Kumaraswamy, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, Congress state president Dinesh Gundu Rao, Congress Legislature Party chief Siddaramaiah and water resources minister DK Shivakumar.
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after attending the meeting that the partners had discussed an expansion of the state Cabinet.(HT PHOTO)
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after attending the meeting that the partners had discussed an expansion of the state Cabinet.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 29, 2019 07:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

Senior Cong leader Baig calls General Secy Venugopal a ‘buffoon’

Baig, a senior MLA, also slammed former chief minister Siddaramaiah for “dividing” the Hindu society by attempting to give separate religion tag to Lingayat community
The attack by Baig who was miffed over being denied ticket to contest Lok Sabha polls came after the exit polls predicted a rout for the Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka and NDA’s return to power at the Centre.(ANI)
The attack by Baig who was miffed over being denied ticket to contest Lok Sabha polls came after the exit polls predicted a rout for the Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka and NDA’s return to power at the Centre.(ANI)
Updated on May 22, 2019 06:37 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Karnataka Congress MLA remains defiant after calling party leader ‘joker’

Roshan Baig dismissed the notice in a series of tweets criticising the leaders and claimed that he had not said anything against the party.
Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig remained unrepentant after being served a notice for criticising the party.(Twitter)
Karnataka Congress MLA Roshan Baig remained unrepentant after being served a notice for criticising the party.(Twitter)
Updated on May 22, 2019 10:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

I-T dept seeks legal action against Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, dy CM for intimidating officers

The chief minister, former chief minister Siddaramaiah, and host of other state ministers along with their supporters had staged a demonstration near the income tax office on March 28, accusing the Centre of using central agencies, such and income tax department, enforcement directorate and CBI, to intimidate the opposition. The protests took place when tax raids were in progress across the state.
The income tax official demanded cases should be registered against all those who took part in the protests for unlawful assembly, intentional insult, breach of peace, statements conducing to public mischief, criminal intimidation, obstructing public servant from discharging their duties and threat of injury to public servant under IPC sections 143, 504, 505, 506, 186 and 189.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The income tax official demanded cases should be registered against all those who took part in the protests for unlawful assembly, intentional insult, breach of peace, statements conducing to public mischief, criminal intimidation, obstructing public servant from discharging their duties and threat of injury to public servant under IPC sections 143, 504, 505, 506, 186 and 189.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 09:14 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Karnataka minister CS Shivalli dies after cardiac arrest

Shivalli (58), a close associate of former chief minister Siddaramaiah, was elected from the Kundgol assembly seat in Dharwad district last year
A three-time MLA, Shivalli joined the Congress before the 2008 assembly elections.(Facebook.)
A three-time MLA, Shivalli joined the Congress before the 2008 assembly elections.(Facebook.)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 09:32 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress leaders ask Rahul Gandhi to contest from 2nd seat in the South

The Congress has substantial presence in Karnataka (which it rules in an alliance with the Janata Dal-Secular) and Kerala (where it is the principal Opposition party), is in alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu, but is weak in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks during an interactive session with IT Professionals
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks during an interactive session with IT Professionals "India Preneurs" ahead of Lok Sabha Election 2019 in Bengaluru on March 18.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 08:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

‘Unfit to be minister’: Rahul Gandhi on Anantkumar Hegde targeting Congress leader’s Muslim wife

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has slammed Union minister Anantkumar Hegde for his comments that a “the hand that touches a Hindu woman must not exist”. Hegde also attacked Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao for his reaction and even targeted Rao’s wife.
This man (Anantkumar Hegde) is an embarrassment to every Indian, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.(Reuters/File Photo)
This man (Anantkumar Hegde) is an embarrassment to every Indian, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 08:04 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

After ‘Hindu girl’ comment, Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde attacks Congress leader over Muslim wife

The president of Congress’ Karnataka unit Dinesh Gundu Rao condemned Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde’s statement later on Sunday, saying nothing better could be expected from the minister and that he was openly calling for vigilantism.
Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde has waded into another controversy after his comments that “the hand that touches a Hindu woman must not exist” as he attacked Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao over his reaction.(Anant Kumar Hegde/Twitter)
Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde has waded into another controversy after his comments that “the hand that touches a Hindu woman must not exist” as he attacked Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao over his reaction.(Anant Kumar Hegde/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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