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Results of the by-elections to two assembly and three Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka will be released on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)

Results of crucial Karnataka bypolls to be out today

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Results of the by-elections to two assembly and three Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka will be released on Tuesday. The bypolls were held to Ballari, Shivamogga and Mandya Lok Sabha seats, and Ramanagara and Jamkhandi assembly segments.
Party workers celebrating success of the early poll numbers at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar chowk, Pimpri, on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Party workers celebrating success of the early poll numbers at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar chowk, Pimpri, on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Karnataka Polls: Pune BJP unit’s celebrations cut short due to lack of majority

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 03:08 PM IST
While leaders congratulated party workers from Karnataka, there was slight disappointment as the party may not be forming the government in Karnataka after the Congress joined hands with JD(S) and staked claim to form the government.
Voters wait in queue to cast their vote during Karnataka assembly elections on May 12. A survey by Centre for Media Studies says the Karnataka polls were the most expensive ever in terms of money spent by parties and candidates.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Voters wait in queue to cast their vote during Karnataka assembly elections on May 12. A survey by Centre for Media Studies says the Karnataka polls were the most expensive ever in terms of money spent by parties and candidates.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka elections ‘most expensive ever’ in terms of party expenditure: Survey

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 07:36 AM IST
The Centre for Media Studies, a research think-tank, says that party and candidate spending on the Karnataka Assembly elections more doubled from 2013.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram addresses a party event in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram addresses a party event in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Chidambaram slams fuel price hike, says ‘interval’ due to Karnataka polls

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 01:56 PM IST
Congress leader Chidambaram said the hike in fuel prices was an additional burden on the consumer.
BJP candidate BS Sriramulu fed and worshipped a cow before casting his vote.(ANI/Twitter)
BJP candidate BS Sriramulu fed and worshipped a cow before casting his vote.(ANI/Twitter)

Stories of faith, kindness and determination emerge during Karnataka polls

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 10:36 AM IST
From netas performing cow worship to determining direction of EVMs; old, disabled and transgenders waiting in queues to vote; and villagers opening their homes to help election staff, Karnataka elections displayed the amusing and heartwarming sides of people.
BSP chief Mayawati with former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. If HD Deve Gowda adheres to his stand not to support either the BJP or the Congress and, instead, sit in opposition, we would have an impasse(PTI)
BSP chief Mayawati with former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. If HD Deve Gowda adheres to his stand not to support either the BJP or the Congress and, instead, sit in opposition, we would have an impasse(PTI)

The Karnataka polls have a message for 2019

UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 10:43 PM IST
Instead of a calm after the electoral storm the real turbulence may be about to begin
Polling officials collect EVMs and other election material on the eve of Karnataka Assembly elections in Bengaluru on May 11.(PTI Photo)
Polling officials collect EVMs and other election material on the eve of Karnataka Assembly elections in Bengaluru on May 11.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka election: Tight security in Bengaluru ahead of polls, Sec 144 imposed

Indo Asian News Service, Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 11:28 PM IST
Polling will be held across 27 of the total 28 constituencies in the Karnataka state capital.
BJP President Amit Shah during a roadshow for an election campaign ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Badami on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
BJP President Amit Shah during a roadshow for an election campaign ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Badami on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka Election Highlights: Campaigning ends, state gears up for polling

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 08:36 PM IST
Opinion polls and surveys have projected a thriller of a contest in Karnataka, with neither BJP nor the Congress getting a majority on its own and the JD(S) of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda playing the kingmaker.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a campaign rally, Bengaluru, May 3, 2018(AP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a campaign rally, Bengaluru, May 3, 2018(AP)

Karnataka polls: BJP, Congress must fight the election on real, policy issues

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 09:45 PM IST
But unfortunately, like many other elections, as the endgame has approached, the issues being debated and the tone of debate have degenerated sharply
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje after meeting Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje after meeting Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.(HT Photo)

New Rajasthan BJP chief to be announced after Karnataka polls

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:54 PM IST
Amit Shah is not too keen on the names suggested by chief minister Raje.
A worker holds a fuel nozzle at a petrol pump in Hyderabad June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files(Reuters File Photo)
A worker holds a fuel nozzle at a petrol pump in Hyderabad June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files(Reuters File Photo)

Oil PSUs freeze petrol, diesel prices ahead of Karnataka polls

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 02:25 PM IST
With the finance ministry refusing to cut excise duty to give relief to the common man from petrol hitting a 55-month high of Rs 74.63 a litre, and diesel at a record high of Rs 65.93, oil PSUs have since April 24 not changed fuel rates.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the Jan Aakrosh Rally in New Delhi on Sunday.(AFP Photo)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the Jan Aakrosh Rally in New Delhi on Sunday.(AFP Photo)

‘I thought it’s all over’: Rahul Gandhi to go on pilgrimage after flight scare

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 11:43 PM IST
The Congress chief said he thought of going to Kailash Mansarovar after a chartered aircraft in which he was flying, developed a snag while landing in Hubballi in Karnataka on Thursday.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi waves at his party supporters during a campaign ahead of Karnataka assembly elections in Honnavar on April 26.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi waves at his party supporters during a campaign ahead of Karnataka assembly elections in Honnavar on April 26.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi for backing Reddy brothers in Karnataka polls

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Karunakara and Somashekhara, two brothers of the alleged kingpin of mining scam, G Janardhana Reddy, are contesting the Karnataka polls on BJP tickets.
The itinerary of Yogi, whose Nath sect wields considerable influence in coastal Karnataka, is still not official, but he is set to begin his campaign in the first week of May.(HT Photo)
The itinerary of Yogi, whose Nath sect wields considerable influence in coastal Karnataka, is still not official, but he is set to begin his campaign in the first week of May.(HT Photo)

Karnataka Polls: Yogi’s whirlwind campaigning has 35 rallies, road shows

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 02:37 PM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath is set for his biggest campaign in poll-bound Karnataka, where BJP has lined up nearly 35 rallies and road shows for him.
An FIR has been registered against BJP MLA from Belagavi (Rural) for making provocative speeches in his constituency.(ANI Twitter)
An FIR has been registered against BJP MLA from Belagavi (Rural) for making provocative speeches in his constituency.(ANI Twitter)

Karnataka polls not about water or road, but Hindus and Muslims: BJP MLA

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:19 AM IST
BJP candidate for the Karnataka assembly elections Sanjay Patil is heard in a video taken in his constituency saying “this is the country of Hindus....We are prepared to do anything to construct Ram mandir in Ayodhya”.
PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to the statue of Lingayat philosopher Basaweshwara in London on April 18.(ANI)
PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to the statue of Lingayat philosopher Basaweshwara in London on April 18.(ANI)

Modi honours Lingayat philosopher statue in London ahead of Karnataka polls

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 09:25 PM IST
Indian-origin organiser of event say there is no politics in Prime Minister’s action.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah during the Janashirvad yatra at Athani taluk in Belgavi district.(PTI File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah during the Janashirvad yatra at Athani taluk in Belgavi district.(PTI File Photo)

Congress names candidates for Karnataka, Siddaramaiah to contest from one seat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 07:23 AM IST
There are seven debutants who are family members of either sitting or former MLAs. Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra gets ticket from Varuna, where his father had won in 2008 and 2013. 
The Sharad Pawar-led party has announced unconditional support to the Congress in the elections.(Ht file photo)
The Sharad Pawar-led party has announced unconditional support to the Congress in the elections.(Ht file photo)

NCP will not contest Karnataka polls, throws weight behind Congress

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 12:27 AM IST
National general secretary of NCP, DP Tripathi, made the announcement on Thursday.
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah was in Delhi to attend the party’s steering committee meeting to screen the candidates for the state polls.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah was in Delhi to attend the party’s steering committee meeting to screen the candidates for the state polls.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)

Fake Congress candidate list for Karnataka polls in circulation: Siddaramaiah

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 09:26 AM IST
The Karnataka chief minister said the fake list has been circulated to create confusion among the masses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) presents a momento to Karnataka state BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa during a gathering in Bangalore on February 4.(AFP file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) presents a momento to Karnataka state BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa during a gathering in Bangalore on February 4.(AFP file photo)

BJP releases first list of candidates for Karnataka polls

Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 05:51 PM IST
Senior party leader KS Eshwarappa will contest from Shivamogga constituency, where he finished in the third spot in 2013.
BJP president Amit Shah being presented with a souvenir on his visit to Madara Chennaiah Swamiji mutt, during his state tour ahead of Karnataka elections in Chitradurga on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah being presented with a souvenir on his visit to Madara Chennaiah Swamiji mutt, during his state tour ahead of Karnataka elections in Chitradurga on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka polls: Seeking legitimacy, politicians make a beeline for mutts

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 09:47 PM IST
While BJP president Amit Shah visited five mutts during his recent tour of Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi also met pontiffs during his poll visit last week.
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah speaks during the 62nd Kannada Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka state formation day) function at Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru, 2017(PTI)
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah speaks during the 62nd Kannada Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka state formation day) function at Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru, 2017(PTI)

Identity and development will define the Karnataka polls

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 05:45 PM IST
The Congress is playing on sub-nationalist card. Portraying the BJP as a party that seeks to impose Hindi and North Indian ethos, Mr Siddaramaiah has aggressively promoted Kannadiga and even unveiled a state flag.
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