HD Kumaraswamy

  • Deve Gowda's son's Rs 40 crore demand: When Vidhana Souda became a glass house July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: A clash between farmers and policemen over a power project. The alleged attack on policemen by an MLA. Errors in agriculture rights documents. The power crisis. Losing an industrial project to charming neighbour Seemandhra. Just about everything under the sun and the moon came up for discussion in the Assembly...
  • MHA seeks report from Karnataka government on Kumaraswamy CD issue July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Karnataka government on JDS leader and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing about cashforseat with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant. "We have sought a detailed report from the state government about the incident,"...
  • Home ministry seeks report from Karnataka government over Kumaraswamy bribe row July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Karnataka government over JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy bribe row. In an audio clip released by MLC aspirant Vijugowda Patil, the former Chief Minister was heard demanding Rs 40 crores to nominate an MLC from the JDS. Kumaraswamy and...
  • Audio of JDS chief demanding Rs 40 cr for appointment as party MLC released July 6, 2014

    Bangalore: In an audio clip released by MLC aspirant Vijugowda Patil, JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy has allegedly been heard demanding Rs 40 crores to nominate an MLC from the party. Vijugowda Patil had failed to secure a nomination as an MLC. In the video, Kumaraswamy and Patil are allegedly heard...
  • 225 candidates, including Sriramulu, Kumaraswamy enter fray March 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, former minister B Sriramulu and state senior Congress leader Janardhana Poojary were among 225 candidates who plunged into the fray on the last day of filing of nominations for the April 17 Lok Sabha polls in the state. As the deadline neared, there was...
  • Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to take on Moily in Chikkaballapur March 25, 2014

    Bengaluru: Looking for new ground after suffering major losses in the by-elections in 2013, the Janata Dal Secular has decided to field former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in the Chikkaballapur Lok Sabha constituency against Union Petroleum and Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily. The JDS sources say Kumaraswamy will be...
  • HD Kumaraswamy to take on Veerappa Moily in Chikballapur March 18, 2014

    Bangalore: The electoral battle is getting tougher for Union Petroleum and Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily in Chikballapur Lok Sabha seat. According to local media reports and the JDS sources former chief minister and the JDS stalwart HD Kumaraswamy has decided to take on Moily in the elections. Earlier, he...
  • Karnataka: JDS loses Leader of Opposition post to BJP January 23, 2014

    Bangalore: After losing its head office in Bangalore to the Congress, the JDS has suffered another setback on Thursday. It has lost Leader of the Opposition post in the Assembly to the BJP. With the merger of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's KJP, the strength of the BJP has gone...
  • Sugarcane farmer commits suicide outside Assembly November 27, 2013

    Belgaum: A sugarcane farmer on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide outside the legislature building here during a protest against the "inadequate" minimum support price fixed by staterun Sugarcane Control Board for the crop. As the winter legislature session is underway here, the farmer alongwith hundreds of others was taking...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah faces revolt October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Just four months after coming to power Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah is facing a minor revolt from his MLAs. According to a highly reliable source, about 20 Congress MLAs have sent a letter to party high command expressing their displeasure over Siddaramaiah's style of functioning and attitude towards...
  • Gowda accepts son's resignation after defeat in Lok Sabha by-polls August 28, 2013

    Bangalore: The JDS founder and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda accepted his son and JDS Karnataka State chief HD Kumaraswamy's resignation on Wednesday. He resigned after the JDS suffered a humiliating defeat in last week's Lok Sabha by-polls. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha also lost by over 1 lakh votes...
  • Jagan refuses to budge on Telangana, fast enters fourth day August 28, 2013

    Jaganmohan Reddy's indefinite hunger strike against a separate statehood for Telangana entered the fourth day. JDS holds a 1-day-meet after the humiliating defeat in the last week's Lok Sabha by-polls. Andhra Pradesh The jailed YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy has refused to end his fast against Telangana. His indefinite hunger strike in...
  • Karnataka Cong leader Shivakumar wants Cabinet berth August 26, 2013

    The recent Lok Sabha by-polls results in Karnataka have given a boost to the Congress with the party wresting two seats - Bangalore Rural and Mandya - from the JDS. In Andhra Pradesh, too, political temperature is rising over the proposed bifurcation of the state to create Telangana. Karnataka: Karnataka Congress strongman...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Will Siddaramaiah win his first vote of confidence? August 23, 2013

    Two top politicians from Karnataka would be spending a sleepless night in Bangalore, on Friday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his one time mentor-turned-arch rival former prime minister HD Deve Gowda have a lot to gain and much to lose in Saturday's two Lok Sabha bypoll results. Both have taken it...
  • Karnataka remains graveyard for regional parties May 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka on Wednesday avoided the dubious distinction of delivering a fractured mandate for the third time in a row by giving clear victory for Congress and remained true to its reputation as a graveyard of regional outfits. Two regional parties were founded in just over a year by two...
  • We will sit in the opposition to protect state's interest: JDS May 8, 2013

    JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy said his party will sit in the opposition to protect the interest of the state. "We will expose Congress if it will take illegal decisions. I am not disappointed with the result, will analyse the poll results and work to satisfy the people," he said. ...
  • Karnataka polls: BJP routed, Yeddy hits the party hard May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been routed in the Karnataka Assembly elections and has been pushed to the third spot. The Congress has stormed back to power with HD Kumaraswamyled Janata Dal Secular coming second in the Assembly results announced on Wednesday. Just five years ago Karnataka became the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 25, 2013

    According to the CNNIBNThe Week survey, Deve Gowda's Janata Dal Secular may end up holding the key to government formation. ...
  • Is corruption a major factor in Karnataka elections? April 25, 2013

    Karnataka will vote for a new Assembly in single phase on May 5 and the counting for the 224member House will take place on May 8. ...
  • Is Karnataka set to repeat its antiincumbency trend? April 25, 2013

    There is a strong antiincumbency against the present government with 57 per cent of the respondents against the BJP getting another chance to rule the state. ...
  • Cong set to trounce BJP, win big in K'taka: Survey April 30, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress is on a comeback trail in Karnataka and all set to regain power in the state. According to a prepoll survey conducted by Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) for CNNIBN and The Week in 294 locations of 75 constituencies spread across Karnataka a total...
  • Karnataka JDS chief Kumaraswamy most preferred CM candidate: Survey April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A CNNIBNThe Week prepoll survey has revealed that Janata Dal (Secular) president and former Chief Minsiter HD Kumaraswamy is the most preferred CM candidate, with 18 per cent people voting in favour of him. While exBJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa came a close second, garnering 10 per cent votes, present...
  • Karnataka polls: JDS announces 1st list of candidates April 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Former prime minister HD Deve Gowdaled JDS on Friday announced its first list of candidates for the May 5 Karnataka Assembly elections. Former chief minister and sitting MP HD Kumaraswamy and his wife Anitha will both be contesting. She will be fielded from Channapatna known as the stronghold...
  • Kannada actor Pooja Gandhi joins the Janata Dal S March 4, 2013

    In less than one year actress of 'Mungaru Male' has joined her third political party. Pooja Gandhi has so far acted nearly in 35 films and her frequent changing of political party is not in not taken in good views by her fans. Pooja Gandhi joined the Janata Dal S because...
  • CAG raps Kumaraswamy, BSY over land denotification December 12, 2012

    Belgaum: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the BS Yeddyurappa and HD Kumaraswamy governments for "rampant" illegal denotification of land benefiting builders and companies during the 200711 period. "During 200711, the government denotified 123 acres and 15.5 guntas (one gunta is about 1,086 sq ft) after taking possession...
  • K'taka: Protests over Cauvery continue; over 100 held October 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Protests against release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu continued for the second day on Monday with authorities deciding to deploy Rapid Action Force (RAF) to maintain peace in Mandya, the epicentre of the stir, even as four JD(S) MLAs and an MP submitted resignations to the party state...
  • Cauvery live: 4 JDS MLAs, 1 MP threaten to quit October 1, 2012

    Bangalore: 11.40 am: Four Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs and one MP from Mandya send resignations to party leader HD Kumaraswamy in protest against release of water. 11.34 am: HD Kumaraswamy says JD(S) President HD Devegowda will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the matter. "He will request him to reconsider his...
  • Karnataka: 'Cong forced Kumaraswamy to join BJP' July 16, 2012

    Bangalore: The JD(S) on Sunday made an attempt to clear the doubts of Muslim leaders over the partys 2006 alliance with the BJP in 2006. Addressing Muslim leaders from all across the state, JD (S) supremo Deve Gowda admitted that his son, former chief minister H D Kumarswamy had...
  • 'Karnataka BJP is full of Mr 10 Percents' July 5, 2012

    Bangalore: Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy alleged that most ministers in D V Sadananda Gowdas Cabinet have been working on a percentage basis. They never clear files without getting 10 per cent commission on all works, he charged. He was addressing a press conference here on Wednesday before inaugurating...
  • HC dismisses petition on bigamy against Kumaraswamy April 9, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition, seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha Speaker to disqualify JDS state President HD Kumaraswamy from membership of Parliament for allegedly committing bigamy. The division bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen dismissed the petition filed by citybased advocate Sashidhar...