JDS

  • 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...
  • LS 2014: One serving CM, over 20 former CMs, one ex-PM in the fray March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: One serving chief minister aspiring to be the next prime minister, more than 20 former chief ministers and a former prime minister are trying their luck in the current Lok Sabha elections. It is making the elections all the more interesting. As many as 6 former chief ministers...
  • 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...
  • Sharief, Sangliana likely to join JDS, says Deve Gowda March 20, 2014

    Congress veteran C K Jaffer Sharief and former MP H T Sangliana are likely to join JDS, party supremo and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Gowda said, "If everything comes through, especially after the meeting I had with him, Sharief will contest from...
  • CK Jaffer Sharief, Sangliana likely to quit Congress, may join JDS March 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Two high profile Congress leaders from Karnataka are likely to quit the party this week. Senior Congress leader and former Railways minister CK Jaffer Sharief and former MP and celebrated IPS officer HT Sangliana are likely to join the JDS in protest over not being given Lok Sabha ticket...
  • 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...
  • Migrant from JDS wins Bangalore North primaries for Congress ticket March 13, 2014

    Bangalore: C Narayanaswamy, who defected to the Congress from the Janata Dal Secular, has won primaries held for Bangalore North Lok Sabha seat. He defeated three other original Congress candidates including AICC spokesperson and IIM Bangalore professor M V Rajeeva Gowda, KPCC general secretary G C Chandrashekhar and former MLA...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Alliances in South India February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Every five years political alliances change in India. Friends turn foes and foes turn friends. Old alliance break and new alliance are forged. Sometimes this drama continues till the last date. Since 1989, India has been a country run by different coalitions. The last single party government was Rajiv...
  • 11 parties to meet in Delhi today to firm up Third Front February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: All eyes will be on the capital today where a meeting will be held between 11 major non-BJP, non-Congress parties. Experts say an announcement can be expected on the formation of a third front after the meeting. Sources say the parties - including the Janata Dal United, the Samajwadi...
  • Don't ignore the Third Front: Deve Gowda February 14, 2014

    I will be fighting my 15th General Election in the next two months. I entered politics as far back as 1959 and fought and won my first Assembly election in 1962. I have won 7 Assembly elections and 6 Parliament elections in the last 55 years. It is also true...
  • After CPI, AIADMK announces alliance with CPIM for Lok Sabha elections February 3, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa entered into an alliance with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the Lok Sabha elections just a day after firming the tieup with the Coimmunist Party of India. The partnership was sealed after a meeting between Jayalalithaa and leader...
  • Third Front a possibility or an eyewash? February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: As the two big national parties get ready for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, regional parties like the Samajwadi Party and the Janata Dal United are joining forces with the Left to form a Third Front. The 14 regional parties say they do not want a tie up...
  • Third Front will be forged before elections: HD Deve Gowda February 1, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, JDS leader HD Deve Gowda has admitted that he is in talks with Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee and also has the support of Left parties for a Third Front. ...
  • Nitish, Mulayam, Deve Gowda, Mamata: Third Front in the offing? February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The regional parties are planning on something big and looking at joining hands for the Lok Sabha elections. In an interview to CNNIBN, JDS leader HD Deve Gowda said that he was in talks with Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee and that a formal Third...