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File photo: Former Karnataka chief minister and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)

Kumaraswamy bats for farm legislation, Deve Gowda criticises Congress

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:49 PM IST
The former Karnataka CM said that the ongoing farmers’ protest had started attracting the attention of not only the country but the entire world.
December 8 was called as the Bharat Bandh day to support farmer's strike across parts of India.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
December 8 was called as the Bharat Bandh day to support farmer's strike across parts of India.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Contentious farm bill passed in Karnataka with support from JDS

Hindustan Times, Karnataka | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The amendments allow non-agriculturists to buy agricultural land. The bill amended sections 79 (A), 79 (B) and 79 (C) of the 1961 act.
File photo: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa(PTI)
File photo: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa(PTI)

BJP-JDS set to join hands in Karnataka to oust council chairman

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:51 PM IST
Industries minister Shettar says BJP, JDS are natural allies.
For chief minister BS Yediyurappa victories in one or both the constituencies would underscore the BJP’s continued dependence on his appeal in the state. (Photo@CMofKarnataka)
For chief minister BS Yediyurappa victories in one or both the constituencies would underscore the BJP’s continued dependence on his appeal in the state. (Photo@CMofKarnataka)

What BJP, Congress, JD(S) have at stake in Karnataka bypolls

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 08:30 AM IST
The contest is in Sira and RR Nagar seats.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with his predecessor and Congress leader Siddaramaiah during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government in 2018.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with his predecessor and Congress leader Siddaramaiah during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government in 2018.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Congress not a reliable ally, no tie-up in future, says H D Kumaraswamy

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy also accused the Congress of backstabbing the BSP in Rajasthan and destabilising government in Maharashtra.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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.
Two of the deputy CM’s Lakshman Savadi and CN Ashwath Narayan also claimed that while there was no dissension in the party, there were some issues which need to be addressed. (Photo @BSYBJP)
Two of the deputy CM’s Lakshman Savadi and CN Ashwath Narayan also claimed that while there was no dissension in the party, there were some issues which need to be addressed. (Photo @BSYBJP)

‘Too busy’: BS Yediyurappa as dissent swirls around in Karnataka unit

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 12:28 PM IST
Seventy seven -year-old Yediyurappa is an exception at a senior level in the BJP as the party has a national policy of retiring leaders once they cross the 75-year mark.
This decision has been taken after adequate examination and consideration due to Covid-19 pandemic spread. (AP Photo)
This decision has been taken after adequate examination and consideration due to Covid-19 pandemic spread. (AP Photo)

Karnataka state election commission postpones gram panchayat polls

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 08:09 PM IST
The state election commission in a release said that due to the current ‘extraordinary circumstances’ prevalent because of the pandemic they have arrived at this decision under article 243 – K of the Constitution.
Former CM and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy said that CM B S Yediyurappa should act in the interest of the people of the state instead of trying to please the Central government or BJP party bosses.(PTI)
Former CM and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy said that CM B S Yediyurappa should act in the interest of the people of the state instead of trying to please the Central government or BJP party bosses.(PTI)

Karnataka: Yediyurappa govt warned against ordinance to amend labour laws

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Speaking at two separate press conferences, the Congress and the JDS leaders said they would protest any move to dilute or amend the existing laws without a discussion.
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.)
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.
HD Kumaraswamy claimed that the Delhi Assembly Election 2020 results underscored the need for regional parties.(PTI PHOTO.)
HD Kumaraswamy claimed that the Delhi Assembly Election 2020 results underscored the need for regional parties.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘AAP’s victory is defeat of fascist ideology,’ says JD(S); underlines need for regional parties

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Former PM and JDS chief Deve Gowda too wrote a letter to Kejriwal congratulating him on the victory in the assembly polls saying it was ‘richly deserved’.
The Indian Political Action Committee (I- PAC), led by Prashant Kishor, is currently helping the AAP in the Delhi assembly polls.(PTI)
The Indian Political Action Committee (I- PAC), led by Prashant Kishor, is currently helping the AAP in the Delhi assembly polls.(PTI)

Deve Gowda’s JDS may rope in Prashant Kishor to craft party revival strategy

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Sources close to Kumaraswamy said the former chief minister has not yet held any discussions with Prashant Kishor, but they will meet very soon and the date is yet to be finalised.
Former state minister and senior JD(S) leader Amarnath Shetty passed away in Mangaluru, today.(ANI Twitter)
Former state minister and senior JD(S) leader Amarnath Shetty passed away in Mangaluru, today.(ANI Twitter)

JD(S) leader and ex-Karnataka minister K Amarnath Shetty dies at 80

Mangaluru | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 10:34 AM IST
K Amarnath Shetty was elected as an MLA from Moodbidri constituency in 1983, He had served as Tourism and later as Labour Minister in the Karnataka government.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa offers sweets to his younger son BY Vijayendra after BJP won in 12 out of 15 assembly constituencies in the bypolls in Karnataka.(PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa offers sweets to his younger son BY Vijayendra after BJP won in 12 out of 15 assembly constituencies in the bypolls in Karnataka.(PTI)

BSY’s son Vijayendra, who led BJP to maiden victory in K R Pete, is Karnataka’s new saffron star

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 03:44 AM IST
Forty four-year-old Vijayendra is the state general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the student wing of BJP and is increasingly being projected as the possible successor to his father’s legacy.
BS Yediyurappa, who came to power with a wafer-thin majority soon after, needed to win 6 out of the 15 seats to hold on to his chair. (Photo @BYVijayendra)
BS Yediyurappa, who came to power with a wafer-thin majority soon after, needed to win 6 out of the 15 seats to hold on to his chair. (Photo @BYVijayendra)

In 12/15 sweep in Karnataka bypoll, BJP also gets a seat it could never win

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 02:35 AM IST
BS Yediyurappa, who came to power with a wafer-thin majority soon after, needed to win 6 out of the 15 seats to hold on to his chair.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda wants JDS to play a ‘decisive role’ after Karnataka bypolls.(PTI Photo/File)
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda wants JDS to play a ‘decisive role’ after Karnataka bypolls.(PTI Photo/File)

Karnataka by-polls: Deve Gowda focusing on three seats to avenge desertions to the BJP

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 02:05 AM IST
Political analysts feel the JDS is sending a message to the rank and file against more defections by using its full force against the rebels.
HD Deve Gowda saidJD(S) will field candidates in all the 15 constituencies for the December 5 bypolls.(ANI Photo)
HD Deve Gowda saidJD(S) will field candidates in all the 15 constituencies for the December 5 bypolls.(ANI Photo)

JDS will field candidates in all 15 Assembly segments for bypolls: Deve Gowda

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 07:17 PM IST
Congress and JD(S), that contested the Lok Sabha polls in alliance and had run a coalition government in the state, have decided to go separate ways in the bypolls.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda with Congress leader Siddaramaiah(PTI File)
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda with Congress leader Siddaramaiah(PTI File)

BJP set to benefit from Cong-JD(S) schism to takeover Bengaluru mayor post

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 10:19 AM IST
The development is significant because the BJP had been stopped from occupying the mayoral position since 2015 by a coalition of the Congress and JD(S), even though the BJP had won a simple majority of councillor seats in the 2015 elections.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several Congress leaders.(HT Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several Congress leaders.(HT Photo)

Karnataka CM orders CBI probe into JDS phone tapping case

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 04:24 PM IST
B S Yediyurappa’s announcement comes amid signs that the scandal is gaining political steam ever since disqualified JDS MLA A H Vishwanath last week dropped the political bomb, accusing the H D Kumarswamy government of tapping phones.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa(AFP photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa(AFP photo)

Ahead of trust vote today, BS Yediyurappa says ‘confident of proving majority’

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 09:35 AM IST
The new BJP government is scheduled to face the vote of confidence in the House on Monday, for which the session is being convened.In a significant move, Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified with immediate effect 14 rebel MLAs.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy submits his resignation to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala after losing the vote of confidence, in Bengaluru.(PTI photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy submits his resignation to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala after losing the vote of confidence, in Bengaluru.(PTI photo)

Ten reasons why the Congress–JD(S) government finally collapsed in Karnataka | Analysis

Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 02:59 AM IST
Fourteen months after it was formed, the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government tumbled on Tuesday after it lost a trust vote in the assembly 99-105. The collapse was brought about by the resignation of 15 legislators roughly two weeks ago. Here are 10 reasons why the government couldn’t survive:
Karnataka political crisis: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar during Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, Friday, July 19, 2019.(PTI photo)
Karnataka political crisis: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar during Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, Friday, July 19, 2019.(PTI photo)

‘Give us 4 weeks to appear’: 13 rebel MLAs write to speaker on disqualification plea

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 10:12 AM IST
Karnataka political crisis: The fate of Karnataka’s beleaguered coalition government hung in the balance on Monday night as the debate on a trust vote in the assembly entered its third working day and the speaker summoned rebel lawmakers.
Karnataka crisis: If speaker Ramesh Kumar accepts the 14 resignation letters, it would bring down the strength of the 224-member assembly (excluding one nominated MLA) to 110, and the majority mark to 106.(ANI photo)
Karnataka crisis: If speaker Ramesh Kumar accepts the 14 resignation letters, it would bring down the strength of the 224-member assembly (excluding one nominated MLA) to 110, and the majority mark to 106.(ANI photo)

Karnataka crisis| ‘I will think all night’: Speaker keeps the suspense on rebel MLAs resignations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:32 PM IST
Karnataka crisis: Speaker Ramesh Kumar said he was hurt by claims that he was delaying taking a decision on the resignations, and put the blame on the MLAs for turning up at his office without an appointment at 2 pm-- half an hour after he had left-- on July 6.
The BJP insists that the Kumaraswamy government has already lost its majority in the assembly after the resignation or withdrawal of support by16 lawmakers over the last few days.(PTI PHOTO.)
The BJP insists that the Kumaraswamy government has already lost its majority in the assembly after the resignation or withdrawal of support by16 lawmakers over the last few days.(PTI PHOTO.)

JDS lawmaker spotted at Bengaluru airport, sparks buzz about another exit

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 06:07 PM IST
Gowda didn’t respond to questions about the presence of BJP’s BY Vijayendra at the airport which had fuelled speculation that he might be around to shepherd Srinivasa Gowda out of Karnataka.
Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar outside a Mumbai hotel on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar outside a Mumbai hotel on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

After cancelling booking, Mumbai hotel serves tea, doughnuts to Shivakumar

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 03:37 PM IST
Shivakumar, who in a bid to pacify dissidents reached Mumbai this morning, was served tea, coffee and doughnuts by the hotel staff on regular intervals. Those accompanying him, media and police personnel were also offered food.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 06:09 PM IST
Karnataka Government Crisis: All ministers have sent their resignations to make space in the HD Kumaraswamy cabinet to accomodate rebel MLAs.
Vishwanath said some of the MLAs also met the Governor and gave him a copy of the resignations.(AFP Photo)
Vishwanath said some of the MLAs also met the Governor and gave him a copy of the resignations.(AFP Photo)

JDS leader claims 14 MLAs have resigned

Bengaluru | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 05:39 PM IST
Talking to reporters after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala, JD(S) MLA H Vishwanath said 14 MLAs have jointly tendered their resignations to the Speaker and requested him to accept them.
The JDS and the Congress, which joined hands after the 2018 state elections to form the government, had contested the Lok Sabha elections as a team but the two parties ended up with just one seat each.(PTI)
The JDS and the Congress, which joined hands after the 2018 state elections to form the government, had contested the Lok Sabha elections as a team but the two parties ended up with just one seat each.(PTI)

It was a surprise, says Deve Gowda’s grandson on elevation in JDS overhaul

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 05:34 PM IST
HD Deve Gowda’s comments on Thursday came as he inducted new leaders, HK Kumaraswamy and Nikhil Kumaraswamy to the party’s top team.
The BJP has 104 seats in the assembly as against 78 of the Congress – after accounting for the two resignations today - and 37 of the JDS. The BSP and an Independent lawmaker also support the coalition.(PTI file photo)
The BJP has 104 seats in the assembly as against 78 of the Congress – after accounting for the two resignations today - and 37 of the JDS. The BSP and an Independent lawmaker also support the coalition.(PTI file photo)

Cong heads into crisis after 2 MLAs quit, Siddaramaiah goes for a headcount

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:12 PM IST
Kumaraswamy, who is holidaying in the United States, blamed the BJP for the exit of lawmakers from his alliance partner, Congress’s party, but underscored that the BJP’s effort to get lawmakers to cross sides and pull down his government would remain a dream.
Deve Gowda had ruled out the possibility of mid-term polls only on Thursday, a day before he launched--what was widely seen as--an offensive against the Congress for badly treating JDS and a prediction for a mid-term poll in the state.(PTI FILE)
Deve Gowda had ruled out the possibility of mid-term polls only on Thursday, a day before he launched--what was widely seen as--an offensive against the Congress for badly treating JDS and a prediction for a mid-term poll in the state.(PTI FILE)

Deve Gowda speaks of mid-term polls in Karnataka. There is a twist

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:45 PM IST
Former PM Deve Gowda said he was misunderstood by the media which assumed his mid-term poll comment was about the HD Kumaraswamy government. He insisted that he was talking about the local body elections.
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