The budget was already under strain even before BJP lost Karnataka. The fiscal target was breached in the 2018 financial year, while the goal for this year was widened to 3.3 percent of gross domestic product. read more
Describing the Congress-JD(S) alliance as “unholy”, BJP president Amit Shah said the H D Deve Gowda’s party fought the election on an anti-Congress plank and benefited from people’s mood against the incumbent party in Karnataka. read more
In a bid to prevent horse trading, the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) has been moving its newly elected Karnataka MLAs from resorts and hotels in Bengaluru to undisclosed locations outside the state. read more
Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, went into a huddle on Wednesday and decided to file the petition against the Karnataka Governor for inviting BJP’s Yeddyurappa to form the government. read more
Could Karnataka work for anti-BJP forces the way UP worked for the saffron clan? The similarities are hard to miss: a hung house, arch-rivals burying the hatchet, a contested gubernatorial decision, and the matter taken to court amid allegations of ... read more
The Congress’ decision to move the Supreme Court on Wednesday night, challenging the Karnataka governor’s invitation to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the next state government, is part of the new aggression. read more
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the Constitution is under “severe attack” and there is an atmosphere of fear in the country. “The BJP’s irrational insistence that it will form a govt. in Karnataka, even though it clearly doesn’t have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution. This morning, while the BJP celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy,” said Gandhi on Twitter.
The Congress also attacked Karnataka Governor, accusing him of encountering Constitution twice, first by inviting the BJP to form government on Wednesday and allowing Yeddyurappa to take oath on Thursday while a matter in this connection is set to be... read more