Bellary Bypolls

  • Bellary: Embarrassment for BJP as Sriramulu wins December 4, 2011

    Bangalore: Close aide of the Bellary Reddys, B Sriramulu won the by-elections of Bellary by a whopping 48,000 votes, bringing quite an embarrassment for the BJP, the party which he quit. There were celebrations after what was seen to be a battle for political survival. What is worse for the...
  • Our mistakes cost us in Bellary bypoll: K'taka CM December 4, 2011

    Bellary: Stung by the BJP's defeat in the Bellary bypoll, Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said the "mistakes" committed by the party in the last three years were responsible for the loss. However, he tried to put up a brave front, saying the party has made a good...
  • Analysis: BJP suffers Bellary 'heat stroke' December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Reddy brothers right hand man and former Karnataka minister B Sriramulu's victory in a bypoll has not come as a surprise to both politicians and politics watchers in Karnataka. But, his huge victory margin (over 47,000 votes) has shocked the ruling BJP, which lost even the deposit...
  • Bellary bypoll: Sriramulu takes early lead December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: A huge blow for the ruling BJP in Karnataka as the rebel candidate and Janardhana Reddy aide B Sriramulu is on course for a huge victory in the Bellary bypolls while the ruling BJP has routed in the mining heartland. 14 rounds of counting are over and final...
  • Bellary poll outcome will not affect BJP: Gowda December 4, 2011

    Bellary: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said the outcome of the November 30 Bellary bypoll, where rebel BJP leader and former minister B Sreeramulu contested as an Independent, would not have any impact on his government. "The outcome of the bypoll will not have any impact on the...
  • Voting begins for Bellary bypoll in Karnataka November 30, 2011

    Bellary: Voting began on Wednesday for bypoll to Bellary (Rural) Assembly segment where the ruling BJP is locked in a bitter contest with rebel leader B Sriramulu, who is seeking re-election as an independent. People started casting ballot amid a thick security blanket with some 2,500 personnel, including central paramilitary force,...
  • Bellary bypoll: can Sriramulu divide BJP vote? November 30, 2011

    Bangalore: Bellary has turned into a fortress ahead of Tuesday's bypoll and it's a litmus test for the BJP as many of the party MLAs have been supporting independent candidate Sriramulu who's being backed by the Reddy brothers. Sriramulu, a close aide of the Reddy brothers and a former BJP minister...