Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday left the national capital to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in accordance with a wish he expressed in April when his plane plunged hundreds of feet during the campaign for the Karnataka polls. The pilgrimage, aimed at seeking the blessing of Lord Shiva for prosperity and success of the country and its people, will take about 12 days, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. The Congress leader also accused the BJP of trying to create “hurdles” in the yatra. (HT Correspondent )read more
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (C) and former chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah (R) march back to Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office after the ‘Raj Bhawan Chalo’ march in Bengaluru as part of the Congress called ‘Save Democracy Day’ across the country.
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. read more
The Bengal chief minister had predicted that JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy would become the next chief minister with the Karnataka election results throwing up a hung house in keeping with exit poll predictions. read more
A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes victory sign as he celebrates early leads for the party in the Karnataka state elections in Bengaluru. The BJP has taken a big lead over the Congress in the Karnataka election results and touched the halfway mark by noon, counting of votes showed on Tuesday.
Sushma Swaraj and Hema Malini from BJP, Ramya from Congress, and Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gul Panag from AAP skipped campaigning for their parties in the high-stakes Karnataka electoral battle. read more