Janata Dal Secular

  • MPs rating: Deve Gowda scored 6.15 out of 10 in performance April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and Janta Dal Secular Chief HD Deve gowda is a five-time sitting MP from Hassan, Karnataka. He scored 6.15 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He scored 6.5 on 10 on the parameters of...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi to campaign for Nandan Nilekani in Bangalore April 7, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign on Monday for party candidates Nandan Nilekani, Rizwan Arshad and C Narayanaswamy contesting from the three Lok Sabha seats in Bangalore. "Gandhi will address a huge public meeting Monday evening in the National College grounds at Basavangudi, a part of the Bangalore South constituency,...
  • Janata Dal (Secular) to contest 11 Maharashtra Lok Sabha seats February 10, 2014

    Janata Dal (Secular) plans to contest 11 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. A decision to this effect was taken at a recent meeting of office bearers and senior leaders, including the party's state unit chief Sharad Patil. Party sources said deliberations at the meeting revolved around the political situation in the state...
  • Banglore: JDS MLA's brother arrested in a land-grabbing case August 1, 2013

    Bangalore: The brother of a Janata Dal (Secular) MLA was arrested in a land-grabbing case on Thursday in Bangalore. JD(S) MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy's brother Mahesh Kumar allegedly demolished a house while the residents were away. The house was brought down to rubble without any court order. Mahesh and seven others...
  • 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: Mixed bag of luck for family politics May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The family politics found favour with electorates in the May 5 Karnataka assembly elections with family members of prominent leaders winning in some of the constituencies. Father-son duo of Congress, Shamanoor Shivashankarappa-SS Mallikarjuna and M Krishnappa-Priya Krishna have won from their respective constituencies. While Shivashankarappa was elected from Davanagere...
  • Karnataka polls: Cong wins, BSY delivers knock-out punch to BJP May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress returned to power in Karnataka after seven years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a huge margin. Securing a clear majority on its own in a triangular fight, the party is now set to form the government on its own in Karnataka. The BJP suffered a...
  • Congress wins 13 seats, BJP bags 12 in Bangalore urban May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The constituencies in Bangalore urban area failed to give a clear verdict in favour of any party with the Congress winning 13, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 12 and the Janata Dal (Secular) bagging just three. The Bangalore urban district recorded 52.83 per cent voting on Sunday, the state election...
  • Cong wins 13 seats, BJP bags 12 in Bangalore urban May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The constituencies in Bangalore urban area failed to give a clear verdict in favour of any party with the Congress winning 13, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 12 and the Janata Dal (Secular) bagging just three. The Bangalore urban district recorded 52.83 per cent voting on Sunday, the state election...
  • Karnataka polls: JDS announces 1st list of candidates April 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda-led 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 TV actress death: Husband's bail petition dismissed February 4, 2013

    Bangalore: A local court on Monday dismissed the bail petition filed by Surendra Babu, a JDS leader and husband of Kannada TV actress Hemashri and prime accused in her murder in 2012. A fast track court dismissed the bail petition on the ground that the case was under investigation and grant...
  • Kannada actress death: Husband charged with murder January 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka police on Tuesday chargesheeted JDS worker Surendra Babu and his driver with murder in connection with the death of the former's wife, Kannada TV actress Hemashri last year. Babu and his driver Satish were arrested few days after the incident on October 10 last year. The 300-page chargesheet,...
  • 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...
  • Karnataka local polls: BJP wins 12 districts January 4, 2011

    Bangalore: BJP emerged as the single largest party in the crucial Karnataka panchayat elections on Tuesday. Though the panchayat polls have yielded no clear winner but the results come as a reprieve for Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa as the BJP emerged as the single largest party. In the local body elections...
  • Deve Gowda puts his net worth at Rs 50 lakh April 8, 2009

    Hassan (Karnataka): Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, living up to his billing of 'son of the soil', has declared his total assets at little under Rs 50 lakh, which included a 1974 Ambassador car. In his affidavit filed along with his nomination papers for his traditional Hassan Lok Sabha...
  • Full text: Party manifesto of Janata Dal-Secular April 8, 2009

    On April 6, Janata Dal (Secular) President H D Deve Gowda and Vice-President Bapu Kaldate released the party manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi on Monday. The JD(S) manifesto focusses on the rural poor, with Gowda promising to write off all loans of small and marginal farmers...
  • JD-S walks out of Left alliance meeting in Kerala March 19, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's ruling Left Democratic Front's seat sharing woes continued on Thursday after an ally, Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), walked out of a meeting for being denied Kozhikode seat. "As the meeting began, CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan read out a statement that they will take the Kozhikode...
  • Top leaders to attend launch of Third Front March 20, 2009

    Bangalore: Senior leaders of Communist Parties and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief N Chandrababu Naidu will be among the top leaders who would be attending the 'launch' of the ambitious Third Front at Tumkur on March 12. Talking to reporters in Bangalore on Thursday, State Janata Dal(Secular) - JD(S) - President...
  • UP polls: JD (S) groups fight for symbol April 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Many political parties are locked in a survival battle in the coming Uttar Pradesh elections. The two factions of a fringe political party however, are using the country's biggest state for an interesting tussle-- to win the Election Commission's nod to use the electoral symbol. The two factions the...