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  • Merger of Janata Parivar offshoots a 'failed experiment': BJP April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming the merger of six 'Janata Parivar' offshoots as a "failed experiment", BJP on Wednesday said these parties' only agenda is to "capture" power and described their leaders as those who have been "brand ambassadors" of misgovernance and corruption. BJP said there are "inherent differences" between the constituents of...
  • RLD rules out possibility of joining Janata Parivar April 8, 2015

    Lucknow: Rashtriya Lok Dal general secretary Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of his party joining the Janata Parivar. "Earlier Janata Parivar was very big, but with time there were changes in politics and we splintered. Today, a small group forms and what will be its shape time will...
  • Janata merger not to be announced on April 5: Nitish Kumar April 3, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said merger of six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar was on course but denied any dates for the announcement of the unification. According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on...
  • Will launch Mahabharata-like war over Land bill: Lalu Prasad April 1, 2015

    Patna: The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said and vowed to launch a Mahabharata-like war over Land bill. "The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week: Sharad Yadav March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: The much-talked-about merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week as most of the major issues have been ironed out, JD(U) on Sunday said. "The merger is bound to happen and it will happen sooner than later," JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said. Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose party has...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar March 28, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track. "The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run," Kumar told reporters after a conclave...
  • Oppose Land Bill in Rajya Sabha: Anna Hazare to opposition parties March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday appealed to the opposition parties to resist the government's attempts to pass the Land Bill in Rajya sabha when introduced in the Upper House. "Anna (Hazare) has written a letter to all the opposition parties to oppose the anti-farmer bill if it is...
  • Sonia, Manmohan, leaders of 10 parties to march against Land Bill on Tuesday March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Giving a message of larger opposition unity, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will march with leaders of at least 10 parties from Parliament House to President House on Tuesday and submit a memorandum against the new Land Bill. The march is being coordinated by...
  • Karnataka: Congress accuses JDS of practicing black magic, finds lemons, bangles in party office March 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Congress has accused the Janata Dal Secular of practicing black magic against it and party workers said they found evidence of black magic rites almost everyday. The old Congress office in Bengaluru, had been taken over by the JDS for decades - but after a legal battle that...
  • BJP terms coming together of Janata Parivar as 'get-together of corrupt' December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the coming together of Janata Parivar outfits as a get-together of "corrupt" and "brand ambassadors of misgovernance", the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said their joint agitation is road-blocker in the path of development and good governance initiated by the Narendra Modi government. The BJP took a jibe...
  • Cartoon of the day: The coming together of third front December 4, 2014

    All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed party. ...
  • Black money is a poll gimmick, current debate is misplaced, says Deve Gowda November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The former Prime Minister and MP H D Deve Gowda claims that he was the first Prime Minister who made an honest effort to bring out black money by introducing the voluntary disclosure of income scheme during the United Front regime during 1997. Gowda said that the net...
  • HD Deve Gowda announces son as party president of Karnataka unit November 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Thursday announced appointment of his son HD Kumaraswamy as President of the JDS state unit, even as he acknowledged there was a need to dispel the impression that his was a "father-son party." Gowda, who has come under constant attack over his family...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Clickgate: JDS demands probe into CM Siddaramaiah's role June 4, 2014

    Bangalore JDS on Wednesday demanded an inquiry into the alleged role of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the controversy involving a senior IPS officer for reportedly clicking objectionable pictures of a woman in a coffee shop. "There has to be an inquiry into Siddaramaiah's role into the 'ClickGate' controversy. Ravindranath was Mysore...
  • HD Gowda to attend Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony May 24, 2014

    Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda will be attending Prime Minister (designate) Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on Monday. "Devegowdaji has received the personal invitation of Narendra Modi and would be attending swearingin ceremony..." JDS spokesperson Ramesh Babu said in a statement. Earlier congratulating Modi for his achievements in...
  • Deve Gowda congratulates Modi, says he must show his ability May 19, 2014

    Hassan: Former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda, who had declared that he would take "political sanyas" if Narendra Modi could lead the BJP to get 272 plus seats, on Monday congratulated him for his achievement in the Lok Sabha polls and said, he has won a massive...
  • Karnataka minister spends crores on house renovation, upsets Governor May 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has expressed dissatisfaction over state PWD minister Dr HC Mahadevappa spending Rs 2.5 crore on the renovation of his house. Governor has told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that he should not have allowed such lavish spending. He said that the government must focus on providing clean...
  • Campaign ends for Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, voting on April 17 April 15, 2014

    Bangalore: A high-octane campaign for the single-phase April 17 Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, where both Congress and BJP are betting high in a fierce close contest, ended on Tuesday evening. Electioneering, at times fired up by vicious rants among polical leaders, saw intense campaign by both national as well as...
  • LS polls: Gowda's last battle in Hassan, Modi jibe gets him sympathy April 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Narendra Modi, the BJP's PM nominee, seems to have generated some sympathy for former prime minister HD Deve Gowda across Karnataka. Addressing an election meeting at a Gowda stronghold of Chikkaballapura near Bangalore, Modi offered assistance to Gowda. Reacting to a statement of Gowda that he won't be living...
  • Will take 'political sanyas' if Modi gets magic figure: Deve Gowda April 12, 2014

    Shimoga: Former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda on Saturday said he would take "political sanyas" if Narendra Modi-led BJP reached the magic figure of 272-plus seats to form government at the Centre. Mentioning that "colourful attire, style and NRI funds" for self-projection could not help a person become...
  • JDS manifesto vows to safeguard Karnataka interests April 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Janata Dal (Secular) manifesto on Friday promised new inter-state river water and rural India policies and vowed to protect Karnataka's interests which the national parties had "totally failed" to safeguard. The manifesto said elected representatives of Congress and BJP have become "mute spectators" and not taken any action in...
  • Why should I condemn Mulayam's rape remark: Deve Gowda April 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday refused to condemn the controversial statement of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav questioning the death penalty for rapists. "He (Mulayam) has got every right. Every political party has got their own views. Why should I condemn anybody?...
  • Karnataka tracker: Congress to win 12-18 seats, BJP 7-13, others 1-4 April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Karnataka is providing some southern comfort to the Congress. The ruling Congress has maintained a big lead over the main rival BJP in the state. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar the Congress will emerge victorious in...
  • Cong seeks action against Kumaraswamy for calling candidate 'murderer' April 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The Congress on Tuesday petitioned Election Commission to take action against former chief minister and state JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy for using "defamatory language" against its nominee from Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency DK Suresh. Suresh is the sitting MP and brother of Energy Minister DK Shivakumar, arch rival of...
  • Snapshot: Vivek Oberoi campaigns for his mother-in-law in Bangalore March 30, 2014

    With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the candidates are trying hard to garner as many votes and for many it's a debut. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was reportedly campaigning for his mother-in-law Nandini Alva, who is the Janata Dal Secular candidate from Bangalore Central. The media team of Bangalore...
  • Can't minimise AAP's importance in lok Sabha polls: HD Deve Gowda March 28, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda on Friday said he will not minimise the importance of the Aam Aadmi Party in the coming Lok Sabha polls. "I'm not going to minimise the importance of Aam Aadmi Party, whether they are going to win ten seats, five seats,...
  • No point voting for people who know only Kannada, says Karnataka CM March 28, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has courted a fresh controversy by urging the voters to send only people who know more languages to the Lok Sabha. During his election campaign in Mandya, Siddaramaiah asked the voters to re-elect sitting MP and famous Kannada heroine Ramya. He said that the JDS...