Vokkaliga

  • Hectic lobbying for posts after Congress wins Karnataka by-polls August 27, 2013

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is in New Delhi to meet the Congress high command to get a pat on his back for his party's spectacular victory in the recently held by-polls. In Andhra Pradesh, the protest against the formation of Telangana continues as YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy has...
  • 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...
  • Karnataka polls: How politics revolves around caste lines in Mysore April 25, 2013

    Mysore: There are just 10 days to go for the Assembly elections as CNN-IBN's Karnataka Yatra reaches battlefield Mysore. Politics revolves around caste lines in modern day Mysore. Fertile agricultural land being turned into residential plots and apartments is one of the first sights that hit one as they drive into...
  • Karnataka: BJP strife microcosm of communal rift July 2, 2012

    Mysore: The tussle for the chief ministership between the warring BJP factions spilled on to the streets, literally, with people burning effigies of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and MLA B Harish near Maddur on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. Activists of the Vokkaliga Sangha, Vishwa Vokkaligara Sangha and Kannada organisations and...
  • Analysis: How Karnataka 'castes' its votes April 30, 2008

    The CNN-IBN-Deccan Herald–CSDS survey is one of the largest surveys of its kind that allows us to map the political sociology of voting in the state. Caste has always been recognised as an important indicator of political choice and preference. In recent years it has emerged as a visible political identity...
  • Former governor SM Krishna returns to state politics March 19, 2008

    Bangalore: The stage is set for Former Maharashtra governor S M Krishna's comeback into state politics. But with his arrival as head of the State Congress Election Committee, it is a top-heavy state Congress that's headed for the Assembly polls. And with at least nine Chief Ministerial aspirants, not everyone...