Karnataka Assembly Polls

  • K'taka polls: Modi should've been projected as a Hindutva leader, says Sena 12-05-2013 05:10 PM

    Mumbai: Criticising BJP for projecting Narendra Modi as a secular leader while campaigning for Karnataka Assembly elections, NDA ally Shiv Sena on Sunday said the part would have won, if it had projected the Gujarat Chief Minister as an outright Hindutva leader. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "If we...
  • K'taka: Siddaramiah lobbies for CM post, likely to meet Sonia 09-05-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: A day after its landmark victory in Karnataka, the Congress is yet to take a call on who will be the Chief Minister. Several aspirants are already making a pitch for the top post. Frontrunner Siddaramaiah has sought an appointment with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and is expected...
  • Cong savours Karnataka win, tussle for CM post continues 09-05-2013 07:36 AM

    Bangalore: Back in power after seven years, the Congress is still savouring the victory in Karnataka. But a day after the results, comes the big task - who will be the Chief Minister? For now, Siddaramaiah and Mallikarjun Kharge are being seen as the top contenders. It was a decisive...
  • K'taka verdict indication of party's future in LS poll: Congress 08-05-2013 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: Buoyed by Karnataka Assembly poll verdict, Congress on Wednesday said it is an indication of the shape of things to come in Lok Sabha elections and debunked comparisons between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi as "illogical". "This is the victory of Congress' policies. This is the respect for...
  • It's time for correction and not complaining: S Prakash of K'taka BJP 08-05-2013 06:23 PM

    The BJP has been decimated, reduced to the third largest party in a state it had swept five years back. What caused this collapse? Will the party learn from its mistakes? Will it welcome Yeddyurappa back? Why did the Narendra Modi magic not work? What are the party's plans to...
  • Congress won not on account of any positive agenda: Sandeep Shastri 08-05-2013 06:15 PM

    What lessons should the winners and losers take home from the Assembly poll results as the Lok Sabha elections draw closer? Eminent social scientist and analyst Dr Sandeep Shastri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Whether the result would be same even If Yeddyurappa would be...
  • It's a vote against corruption in Karnataka: Captain G R Gopinath 08-05-2013 05:58 PM

    Captain G R Gopinath joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Karnataka Assembly poll results. Q. Do the results reinstate the Katju belief of 90%?! If not, what do the results actually say of the voter psyche in K'nataka? (Not expecting a politically correct answer; Rather an honest one.)...
  • Karnataka polls: Mixed bag of luck for family politics 08-05-2013 05:33 PM

    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 poll results: Live blog 08-05-2013 07:30 AM

    All eyes are on Karnataka as results of the first major electoral battle of 2013 are declared on Wednesday. CNN-IBN's poll predictions suggest the Congress is set to make a comeback and oust the BJP from its southern citadel. ...
  • Hat-trick of fractured mandates or clear verdict in Karnataka? 08-05-2013 04:35 AM

    Bangalore: India will know on Wednesday if Karnataka scores a hat-trick of fractured mandates or gets a clear verdict as votes polled on Sunday in perhaps the most keenly watched assembly elections in the state are counted. Over 71 per cent of the 40.36 million eligible voters cast their ballots...
  • Karnataka elections: The Congress' many CMs-in-waiting 08-05-2013 12:02 AM

    Bangalore: Wednesday, May 8, will be the D-day in the big battle for Karnataka. The countdown has begun for the counting day, and with the high voter turnout (57 per cent in Bangalore and 70 per cent and above in the rest of Karnataka) being an indication of a strong...
  • Karnataka results on Wednesday, Cong likely to make a comeback 07-05-2013 04:01 PM

    Bangalore: The results for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which recorded the second highest voter turnout in 35 years with a polling percentage of 71.29 in the May 5 voting, will be known on Wednesday. The results will decide the fate of 2,940 candidates in 223 Assembly segments. Although Karnataka Assembly...
  • The BJP has already lost the battle in Karnataka: Veeraraghav TM 06-05-2013 06:52 PM

    Most pre-poll and post-poll surveys have predicted a comfortable victory for the Congress, while saying the BJP would lose much ground. CNN-IBN's consulting editor TM Veeraraghav joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the possible tie-ups and if there are indications that the Congress can form the government single-handedly. Q....
  • 42 cases of paid news detected during Karnataka polls: EC 06-05-2013 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: At least 42 cases of paid news were detected and over Rs 21 crore in cash and liquor worth Rs 7.79 crore seized during Karnataka Assembly elections, the Election Commission said in New Delhi on Sunday. The Commission reviewed 76 suspected cases of paid news during the campaigning...
  • Cong leads in K'taka; BJP, JDS fight to be 2nd: revised estimates 05-05-2013 07:09 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka has voted and the fate of 2,940 candidates in 223 Assembly constituencies of the state have been sealed in the electronic voting machines which will be opened at 8 AM on May 8. While the finals results will be known only a few hours after the counting begins,...
  • K'taka: I-T officials raid premises of astrologer, seize Rs 1.7 crore 05-05-2013 02:11 PM

    Bangalore: Officials of Income Tax department have seized Rs 1.7 crore cash from two premises of a city-based astrologer popular with politicians in Karnataka. Sources in the I-T department said the tax department had conducted the raids on Saturday after it received an input about the presence of Rs 40...
  • Karnataka votes today, Congress hopes to breach BJP's citadel 05-05-2013 07:34 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly elections, where voting began on Sunday morning, are seen as crucial polls for both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which are already preparing for the big battle of 2014. These elections are also a litmus test for the BJP, which is going to...
  • Congress, BJP face first big test as Karnataka votes today 05-05-2013 06:16 AM

    Bangalore: Five years after providing BJP its first opportunity to rule Karnataka, the state's electorate vote on Sunday to decide whether it deserves another chance or give the mandate to other contenders, including the Congress. Both the central leaders and the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party say they...
  • Karnataka goes to polls today after a high-pitch campaign 04-05-2013 09:42 PM

    Bangalore: Capping an intense campaign that saw sparks fly, Karnataka goes to high-stake assembly polls on SUnday amid elaborate security arrangements. The main players - the ruling BJP, the Congress and JDS - were engaged in high pitched campaigning, as also Karnataka Janatha Party of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa,...
  • K'taka polls: Candidates with criminal records a concern 03-05-2013 09:34 AM

    Bangalore: There are two days left for the Karnataka Assembly elections and as always money power is a concern in the state. Not just that, the state Election Watch finds that more than 20 per cent of candidates have criminal records. Political parties may have promised to make the Karnataka...
  • Karnataka polls: 'EC to monitor booths through web-casting' 02-05-2013 01:46 AM

    Bangalore: In a first initiative of its kind in Karnataka, the Election Commission has decided to monitor over 1,000 polling booths through web-casting. Briefing reporters in Bangalore on Wednesday, Karnataka Chief Election Officer Anil Kumar Jha said, with a view to prevent persons from creating nuisance at booths, live video...
  • Caste will be crucial factor in Karnataka polls: Dr Sandeep Shastri 01-05-2013 05:06 PM

    The Karnataka Assembly polls are just four days away. As the state votes to elect a new government, national political parties will look to it as a dress rehearsal for the general elections. The regional parties will also expect to fare well so as to grab a significant share in...
  • BJP 'mortgaged' state's future to mafia: Rahul 01-05-2013 04:38 PM

    Mandya: Stepping up his offensive against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused it of having "mortgaged" people's future to "mafia" and "sold" the state to mining barons Reddy brothers. Attacking the BJP in the third lap of his campaign for the...
  • K'taka: Minorities feeling insecure under BJP rule, says PM 29-04-2013 06:51 PM

    Bangalore/Hubli: In an allround attack on the BJP Government in Karnataka, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused it of "misgovernance" and "corruption" and said the minorities were feeling insecure under its rule. Addressing election meetings at Hubli and on Bangalore outskirts for the May 5 Assembly polls, he said...
  • Colourless Karnataka polls this time after EC clampdown 28-04-2013 09:52 AM

    There will be no colour in May 5 Karnataka elections after the Election Commission's clampdown on poll banners and posters. However, to counter the lack of election season colour, the Cartoonists' Association of Bangalore is doing its bit to raise voter awareness. ...
  • Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar owes wife Rs 6.96 lakh 27-04-2013 08:40 PM

    Hubli: The asset value of Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has increased four times than that of his wife Shilpa Shettar, but he is literally indebted to her and brother Pradip Shettar, going by the affidavit filed by him along with his nomination papers in Hubli. Shettar, seeking a fifth...
  • There is a yearning for stable govt in Karnataka: Sachidananda Murthy 26-04-2013 05:09 PM

    Sachidananda Murthy, resident editor, Malayala Manorama and The Week, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Karnataka Assembly polls 2013. Q. The freebies announcements have started. How many more are to come? Asked by: sundar1950in A. Karnataka has the precedence of political parties announcing supplementary manifestos. In 1985 the...
  • BJP govt in K'taka created a 'world record' in corruption: Rahul 26-04-2013 03:25 PM

    Haveri: Sharpening his attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused it of having created 'a world record' in corruption. Addressing a rally in Haveri in Karnataka on the second leg of his tour for the May 5 Assembly polls, he...
  • Who does Karnataka favour as its preferred choice for CM? 25-04-2013 11:43 PM

    A CNN-IBN-The Week pre-poll survey has revealed that Janata Dal (Secular) president and former Chief Minsiter HD Kumaraswamy is the most preferred CM candidate. ...
  • K'taka polls: Belgaum's development ignored as parties focus on Marathi vs Kannada divide 22-04-2013 10:13 AM

    Belgaum in North Karnataka is a town which is at the heart of a border dispute between Karnataka and Maharshtra and CNN-IBN's Veeraraghav found that the linguistic divide runs deep. ...