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State govt wants to damage certain sections: Kumaraswamy on anti-conversion bill

On Tuesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Karnataka government tabled the 'Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021' in the ongoing winter session of the state assembly.
Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy also pointed out that the bill will not be helpful for anybody.(File photo)
Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy also pointed out that the bill will not be helpful for anybody.(File photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 08:23 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Performing well in BBMP polls important for 2023 assembly elections: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday urged workers of the Janata Dal (Secular) to build the party ahead of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP, the city’s civic body) polls and the 2023 assembly elections
Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that it was important to perform well in the BBMP elections to do well in the 2023 assembly elections.(File image)(AP)
Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that it was important to perform well in the BBMP elections to do well in the 2023 assembly elections.(File image)(AP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 02:51 AM IST
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BS Yediyurappa can’t function with same spirit: BJP MLC

  • AH Vishwanath was among the 18 legislators who switched allegiance from the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance to the BJP in 2019, causing the downfall of the HD Kumaraswamy government.
“Vishwanath’s statement came a day after Singh and BJP’s state leadership had said that nobody in the party should air grievances against chief minister BS Yediyurappa or the government.(ANI)
“Vishwanath’s statement came a day after Singh and BJP’s state leadership had said that nobody in the party should air grievances against chief minister BS Yediyurappa or the government.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 05:14 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

Covid-19: Deve Gowda stable, eager for discharge, says hospital

Karnataka is among the states which have shown a steep rise in daily Covid-19 cases, the Union health ministry said on Monday. These states account for 81.90 per cent of the daily new cases, it added.
Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru where he is being treated for Covid-19.(ANI Photo)
Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda at Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru where he is being treated for Covid-19.(ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 02:14 PM IST
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Kumaraswamy demands withdrawal of cases against Rakesh Tikait

“If they really wanted to book cases against those indulging in provocative speeches, how many cases should have been booked against BJP leaders by now?” Kumaraswamy further asked.
"This is nothing but an attempt to silence the voice of farmers,” former CM HD Kumaraswamy tweeted.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 25, 2021 05:21 PM IST
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No difference between Siddaramaiah, PFI: Karnataka minister Eshwarappa

  • Eshwarappa also said even the poor are contributing towards the temple's construction and criticised the Congress leader’s attitude.
KS Eshwarappa also said both Kumarswamy and Siddaramaiah are responsible for destroying their parties. ( Kashif Masood / Hindustan Times )
KS Eshwarappa also said both Kumarswamy and Siddaramaiah are responsible for destroying their parties. ( Kashif Masood / Hindustan Times )
Published on Feb 20, 2021 02:40 PM IST
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H D Kumaraswamy demands transparency in Ayodhya temple fund collection drive

Kumaraswamy said his objection was only to collection of funds for the temple construction without transparency and "loot and misuse" of funds in the name of Ram.
The government has a responsibility to check who was collecting funds for the Ram Temple, Kumaraswamy said.(HT File Photo)
The government has a responsibility to check who was collecting funds for the Ram Temple, Kumaraswamy said.(HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2021 03:50 PM IST
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‘Political murder’: Kumaraswamy decries death of Karnataka legislative council deputy chairman

The former CM said Dharmegowda was very hurt by the way he was treated by some members during the recent council proceedings.
File photo: Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
File photo: Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesh Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Days after row, Karnataka House deputy chairman found dead

According to the initial probe by the police, 65-year-old Dharmegowda, who belonged to the Janata Dal (Secular), appeared to have died by suicide, and an alleged death note found near his body was being examined.
Karnataka council deputy chairman SL Dharme Gowda’s body at the railway track.(Videograb)
Karnataka council deputy chairman SL Dharme Gowda’s body at the railway track.(Videograb)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 04:18 AM IST
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‘It is a political murder’: Kumaraswamy on Dharmegowda suicide

Karnataka Government has also condoled the demise of SL Dharmegowda. The cremation will be done with a limited number of people and by following all Covid-19 norms, according to the State Government.
“It is a political murder that has taken place today. The truth should come out as soon as possible about who is responsible for his death,” said Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
“It is a political murder that has taken place today. The truth should come out as soon as possible about who is responsible for his death,” said Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Published on Dec 29, 2020 02:36 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByAsian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Kumaraswamy bats for farm legislation, Deve Gowda criticises Congress

The former Karnataka CM said that the ongoing farmers’ protest had started attracting the attention of not only the country but the entire world.
File photo: Former Karnataka chief minister and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
File photo: Former Karnataka chief minister and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 10:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

JD(S) denies plan to merge with BJP

JD(S) chief and former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, said: “The Janata Dal (S), which is a party of Kannadigas with self-esteem, will never think of political merger. The party, which is a strong voice of the people, will never display such stupidity. At the most, we may extend issue-based support to the BJP if needed in the public interest. There is no importance for any imaginary reports on the political merger.”
The JD(S) recently helped the BJP pass a controversial farm bill in the upper house in the state where the BJP does not enjoy a majority.(PTI file photo)
The JD(S) recently helped the BJP pass a controversial farm bill in the upper house in the state where the BJP does not enjoy a majority.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2020 08:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu

‘May extend issue-based support to BJP but no merger’: HD Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy asserted that JD (S) took many welfare measures and the situation of committing suicide by merging itself with the other party has not come.
Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

‘Congress’ game plan won’t work this time’: HD Kumaraswamy attacks former ally

HD Kumaraswamy attacked his party’s former ally, the Congress, with whom he ran the government after the 2018 Assembly election. The government collapsed due to internal differences and defection from several legislators.
JD(S) candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency V Krishnamurthy (left) along with former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy arrives to file nomination papers for bypolls, in Bengaluru on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
JD(S) candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency V Krishnamurthy (left) along with former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy arrives to file nomination papers for bypolls, in Bengaluru on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 09:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

‘If they had common sense…’: HD Kumaraswamy on polls amid Covid

The JDS leader was referring to the assembly polls scheduled in Bihar as well as several bypolls across the country, including the RR Nagar and Sira assembly seats.
Asserting that it was impossible to maintain social distancing during an election campaign, Kumarswamy pointed out how he had come down with a fever after two days of campaigning in Sira assembly constituency. (Photo @JanataDal_S)
Asserting that it was impossible to maintain social distancing during an election campaign, Kumarswamy pointed out how he had come down with a fever after two days of campaigning in Sira assembly constituency. (Photo @JanataDal_S)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 11:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu

Karnataka bypoll a huge test for Cong’s DK Shivakumar and JDS’ HD Kumaraswamy

For the JDS, the bypoll is a question of survival as the two Karnataka seats are Vokkaliga dominated and the party is traditionally seen to represent the interests of this community.
Bengaluru: KPCC President DK Shivakumar is keen to demonstrate that the Congress can take on the BJP under his leadership.(PTI)
Bengaluru: KPCC President DK Shivakumar is keen to demonstrate that the Congress can take on the BJP under his leadership.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVenkatesha Babu

Karnataka legislature session begins, farmers on protest march in Bengaluru

A number of farmer organisations are staging a protest march in Bengaluru against what they say are anti-farmer bills passed by the Centre and the state. Karnataka had passed a law to allow non-agriculturists to buy farmland which they could not do so till recently.
The state government wants the session, which is currently scheduled for 10 days - till September 30, to be shortened to three days.
The state government wants the session, which is currently scheduled for 10 days - till September 30, to be shortened to three days.
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu

HD Kumaraswamy’s Rajasthan comment sparks Twitter war with Congress

Janata Dal (Secular) leader H DKumaraswamy and the Congress sparred over Twitter on Wednesday.
Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy of teh JD (S) and Siddaramaiah of the Congress in happier times.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy of teh JD (S) and Siddaramaiah of the Congress in happier times.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 29, 2020 08:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu

Slouching towards BJP? Ex-ally HD Kumaraswamy goes all-out against Congress

The Kumaraswamy outburst comes at a time when he is increasingly seen by analysts as being soft on the BJP. Even as the Congress has repeatedly attacked the BJP government and alleged massive corruption in the purchase of Covid treatment-related equipment, the JDS has been rather quiet about it.
The JDS leader ridiculed the national party’s ‘save democracy’ campaign being run by it currently in light of developments in Rajasthan. (Photo @hd_kumaraswamy)
The JDS leader ridiculed the national party’s ‘save democracy’ campaign being run by it currently in light of developments in Rajasthan. (Photo @hd_kumaraswamy)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Kumaraswamy slams BJP, Congress over alleged Covid-19 equipment purchase ‘irregularities’

“By washing dirty linen in public, both the Congress and the BJP are playing a cruel joke on people instead of protecting their lives,” Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said.
Covid-19 has made life and livelihoods difficult, it is unfortunate that charges have been levelled of irregularities in the procurement of Covid-19 equipment, said HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Covid-19 has made life and livelihoods difficult, it is unfortunate that charges have been levelled of irregularities in the procurement of Covid-19 equipment, said HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Published on Jul 27, 2020 11:42 AM IST
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Bengaluru | ByAsian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh

‘Are we waiting to overtake Brazil?’: Kumaraswamy demands 20-day lockdown

In a series of tweets, Kumaraswamy urged the PM not to put the economy ahead of peoples’ safety.
On Tuesday, Karnataka registered 322 new Covid-19 cases taking the total to 9721 cases in the state which includes 150 deaths and 6,004 discharges. (Photo @JanataDal_S)
On Tuesday, Karnataka registered 322 new Covid-19 cases taking the total to 9721 cases in the state which includes 150 deaths and 6,004 discharges. (Photo @JanataDal_S)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Why defections continue to cast a shadow on politics | Opinion

Campaign professionalisation and power centralisation in parties have reduced the role, and loyalty, of legislators
In a book published in 1974, Subhash Kashyap, former secretary-general of the seventh Lok Sabha and an expert in constitutional law, recalled that in the 1967-71 period, 142 defections took place in Parliament. As many as 1,969 defections took place in assemblies, causing the downfall of 32 state governments.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
In a book published in 1974, Subhash Kashyap, former secretary-general of the seventh Lok Sabha and an expert in constitutional law, recalled that in the 1967-71 period, 142 defections took place in Parliament. As many as 1,969 defections took place in assemblies, causing the downfall of 32 state governments.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 08:42 AM IST
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Deve Gowda to contest Rajya Sabha election from Karnataka

The elections to fill the vacant 18 Rajya Sabha seats from seven states will be held on June 19. The last date of filing nominations has been fixed on June 9 while scrutiny of papers would be held on June 10.
His son and former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that Deve Gowda will file the nomination on Tuesday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
His son and former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that Deve Gowda will file the nomination on Tuesday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 12:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

HD Kumaraswamy demands Covid-19 tax on ‘super rich’ to offset economic losses

Asking the government to provide immediate relief to farmers, construction workers, cab and auto drivers, garment workers and others, Kumaraswamy said that the economy is unlikely to bounce back quickly, it is important to lower the cost of living.
File photo of HD Kumaraswamy. (AP)
File photo of HD Kumaraswamy. (AP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 08:49 PM IST
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2 prisoners in Karnataka jail test Covid-19 positive, JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy wants entire prison quarantined

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy, who represents the Ramanagara constituency, in Karnataka assembly, wants Ramanagara prison to be quarantined along with the police, security and administrative personnel in the jail.
File photo of Janata Dal (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy(PTI)
File photo of Janata Dal (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy(PTI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 07:44 AM IST
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Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s son marries amid lockdown

A video released by ANI news agency featured a large video screen that showed a sizeable number of people present during the wedding rituals.
Public gatherings and the presence of large crowds at events such as weddings have been barred under the guidelines for the nationwide lockdown till May 3.(ANI Photo)
Public gatherings and the presence of large crowds at events such as weddings have been barred under the guidelines for the nationwide lockdown till May 3.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Covid-19 lockdown: Kumaraswamy’s son marries Congress leader’s daughter, reports say more than 100 in attendance

Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan had said on Thursday that action will be taken against Kumaraswamy “without a second thought” if lockdown guidelines are not followed during the wedding.
Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumarswamy tied the knot with Revathi, the grand-niece of former Congress Minister for Housing M Krishnappa, in Bengaluru on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumarswamy tied the knot with Revathi, the grand-niece of former Congress Minister for Housing M Krishnappa, in Bengaluru on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

PM’s appeal on lighting lamps is BJP’s hidden agenda: HD Kumaraswamy

The government, he alleged, is yet to provide personal protective equipment (PPEs) for doctors and make test kits affordable for the common man.
H D Kumaraswamy alleged on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for lighting lamps in the context of the fight against the coronavirus was a “hidden agenda” of the BJP(PTI)
H D Kumaraswamy alleged on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for lighting lamps in the context of the fight against the coronavirus was a “hidden agenda” of the BJP(PTI)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 12:45 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Dissent brews within Karnataka BJP after cabinet expansion

The 10 who were inducted into the cabinet are ST Somashekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Anand Singh, Byrathi Basvraja, Shivaram Hebbar, BC Patil, K Gopaliah, Narayana Gowda, K Sudhakar and Shrimant Patil.
All the ten new ministers had shifted from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), or JD(S), helping the saffron party topple the 14-month-old coalition government led by HD Kumaraswamy.(ANI)
All the ten new ministers had shifted from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), or JD(S), helping the saffron party topple the 14-month-old coalition government led by HD Kumaraswamy.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 04:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu

10 MLAs, defectors from Congress and JDS, to join Karnataka cabinet today

Seventeen members of legislative assembly, including 14 from the Congress and three from the Janata Dal (Secular), had resigned in July last year to help topple the 14-month-old coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy.
With this cabinet expansion, the BJP seems to have for now tried to keep dissidence at bay by not inducting any of the ‘loyalist’ MLAs in the party. (Photo @BSYBJP)
With this cabinet expansion, the BJP seems to have for now tried to keep dissidence at bay by not inducting any of the ‘loyalist’ MLAs in the party. (Photo @BSYBJP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 10:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu
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