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Sharath Bachegowda with Congres state president DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah(HT Photo)

Sharath B Gowda, son of senior BJP MP, extends support to Congress in Karnataka

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:44 PM IST
  • Sharath unsuccessfully contested the 2018 assembly elections on a BJP ticket in Hosakote against N Nagaraju (MTB) of the Congress.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)

Congress attacks Yediyurappa, lays out red carpet for disgruntled BJP leaders

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:32 PM IST
  • Karnataka Congress president, D K Shivakumar said the party will make its stand on issues like reservation clear in the coming days and invited all disgruntled elements within the BJP to join the Congress.
Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.(PTI)
Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.(PTI)

New quota requests add to Karnataka's existing pile

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
  • Some of the requests by Karnataka caste groups are at least 5-10 years old, highlighting slow pace of progress
Thousands gathered at the rally to demand that the Panchamasali community is included in the 2A category of backward classes for a higher percentage of reservation.(HT Photo)
Thousands gathered at the rally to demand that the Panchamasali community is included in the 2A category of backward classes for a higher percentage of reservation.(HT Photo)

Yatnal sets Yediyurappa new timeframe for 2A reservation for Panchamasali

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:10 PM IST
  • Yatnal, a staunch critic of Yediyurappa, said that he will raise the issue on March 4 at the beginning of the budget session of the state legislature.
DK Shivakumar backed candidate in the youth Congress polls was disqualified.(ANI PHOTO.)
DK Shivakumar backed candidate in the youth Congress polls was disqualified.(ANI PHOTO.)

Youth Congress polls tell story of internal dynamic in Karnataka Congress

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09:46 AM IST
  • The internal tussle seen over youth Congress polls has brought the focus back on the power tussle within the state unit of Congress, says a political expert
Toyota said its sale had increased in the month of January.
Toyota said its sale had increased in the month of January.

Toyota strike: Siddaramaiah backs workers, to raise issue in assembly

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 04:05 PM IST
  • The strike had led to a short-term impact on the production and delivery of company brand vehicles during the peak of India's festive season.
DK Shivakumar was appointed KPCC chief on Wednesday.(PTI Photo/File)
DK Shivakumar was appointed KPCC chief on Wednesday.(PTI Photo/File)

Congress appoints DK Shivakumar as Karnataka chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 04:27 PM IST
Apart from Shivakumar--a Vokkaliga-- the Congress also appointed three working presidents in Karnataka-- Eashwar Khandre, Satish Jharkiholi and Salim Ahammed.
Karnataka CM was quoted saying Amulya should not be given bail as she had links with ‘Naxals’(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Karnataka CM was quoted saying Amulya should not be given bail as she had links with ‘Naxals’(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Has links with ‘Naxals’: Karnataka CM opposes bail for woman who raised pro-Pak slogan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Amulya, had raised ‘Hindustan Zindabad’ and ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan at an anti-CAA rally in Bengaluru where Asadduddin Owaisi was also present. Owaisi was however, seen trying to stop her.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the detention of journalists in Mangaluru by Karnataka polic(PTI Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the detention of journalists in Mangaluru by Karnataka polic(PTI Photo)

Anti-CAA protests: Kerala slams Karnataka’s handling of Mangaluru violence

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Two protestors were killed in police firing in Mangaluru after anti-CAA protestors started pelting stones on the police on Thursday. Police claim they fired in self-defence.
BJP has accused Congress MLA UT Khader of inflaming passions with his ‘state would blow up in cinders’ remark over CAA(HT Photo/File)
BJP has accused Congress MLA UT Khader of inflaming passions with his ‘state would blow up in cinders’ remark over CAA(HT Photo/File)

BJP red flags Karnataka Congress MLA’s ‘blow up in cinders’ warning

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 09:31 PM IST
he Congress and others in opposition have backed protests against the amended citizenship act alleging it was anti-minority and thus unconstitutional. Violent protests have led to ransacking of public properties in several states including the national capital of Delhi.
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.
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.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with former chief minister & Congress leader Siddaramaiah during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government. The Congress on Wednesday said it faced no threat of its MLAs deserting and the government was safe (File Photo)(PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with former chief minister & Congress leader Siddaramaiah during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government. The Congress on Wednesday said it faced no threat of its MLAs deserting and the government was safe (File Photo)(PTI)

‘Missing’ Congress Karnataka MLA returns, upbeat party to hold legislature party meet on Friday

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 08:00 PM IST
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance government had been jolted by the withdrawal of support by two Independent MLAs, who had been part of the government, on Tuesday and there had been speculation in the state that the government was set to fall.
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and party MLAs show victory sign to celebrate after chief minister BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and party MLAs show victory sign to celebrate after chief minister BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)

Why the JD(S) is still ruling Karnataka politics

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 08:30 AM IST
Why is it that the Deve Gowda-founded JD(S) has managed to become the fulcrum of Karnataka politics by wedging itself between Congress and BJP, the two national parties looking to dominate state politics?
BJP workers celebrate the party’s lead during counting of votes for Karnataka elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
BJP workers celebrate the party’s lead during counting of votes for Karnataka elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Rise of Lingayats, missing women: A profile of the new Karnataka assembly

New Delhi | By Gilles Verniers
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 01:01 PM IST
The political class in Karnataka remains quite concentrated, a phenomenon reinforced by the fact that many politicians switch sides between elections.
BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa shows victory sign at a press conference, a day after polling in the Karnataka assembly elections, in Bengaluru on Sunday.(PTI)
BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa shows victory sign at a press conference, a day after polling in the Karnataka assembly elections, in Bengaluru on Sunday.(PTI)

Karnataka elections: Yeddyurappa says will give in writing that BJP will get absolute majority

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 07:11 PM IST
The senior BJP leader said that he felt there was a strong wave in BJP’s favour in the Karnataka elections.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has repeatedly alleged that there is a covert pact between the BJP and JD(S) to defeat the Congress.(PTI Photo)
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has repeatedly alleged that there is a covert pact between the BJP and JD(S) to defeat the Congress.(PTI Photo)

Charges and counter claims to antics of candidates: Election fervour picks up in Karnataka

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 08:54 AM IST
HT brings to you the lesser known, less reported side of the Karnataka assembly elections 2018.
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