Deve Gowda

  • LS polls: Gowda's last battle in Hassan, Modi jibe gets him sympathy 14-04-2014 02:20 PM

    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...
  • Modi offers shelter to Deve Gowda, says I am also your son 13-04-2014 11:27 PM

    Chikballapura: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has requested former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda to live in Gujarat. Modi gave the statement after Gowda said that he will not live in Karnataka if Modi becomes the Prime Minister. Addressing an election meeting Modi said, "I request Deve Gowda to...
  • Modi replies to Gowda remark, says former PM welcome in Gujarat 13-04-2014 01:32 PM

    Narendra Modi on Sunday took a jibe at JDS chief H D Deve Gowda for his remark that he will "quit" Karnataka if BJP forms the government, saying the former PM was welcome in Gujarat where he will serve him more than his son. "You are the former prime minister...
  • Will take 'political sanyas' if Modi gets magic figure: Deve Gowda 12-04-2014 07:36 PM

    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...
  • Why should I condemn Mulayam's rape remark, says HD Deve Gowda 11-04-2014 04:11 PM

    Former Prime Minister and JDS Chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday refused to condemn the controversial statement of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav questioning the death penalty for rape. "He (Mulayam) has got every right. Every political party has got their own views. Why should I condemn anybody? Ultimately, the...
  • Why should I condemn Mulayam's rape remark: Deve Gowda 11-04-2014 01:10 PM

    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?...
  • MPs rating: Deve Gowda scored 6.15 out of 10 in performance 09-04-2014 01:58 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray 01-04-2014 06:56 PM

    Six former chief ministers of Karnataka, including one who was prime minister for 10 months, are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats from the state - a record of sorts. Of them, two each are from the Congress (M Veerappa Moily and N Dharam Singh), the BJP (BS...
  • Can't minimise AAP's importance in lok Sabha polls: HD Deve Gowda 28-03-2014 05:40 PM

    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...
  • Amidst 'Modi wave' Nilekani most searched on Google in Karnataka 27-03-2014 06:34 PM

    Bangalore: Nandan Nilekani, Congress candidate from Bangalore Lok Sabha constituency, is the most searched name on Google compared to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other leaders. "State political veterans such as Siddaramaiah, BS Yeddyurappa (former chief minister) and HD Deve Gowda (former prime minister) lag behind a political entrant like...
  • Satpal Maharaj says he played key role in Uttarakhand formation 27-03-2014 07:53 AM

    Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Wednesday claimed that he had played a vital role in the formation of Uttarakhand. On his first visit to BJP headquarters in Dehradun after joining the party in Delhi earlier this month, he said he as an MP and a...
  • Sharief, Sangliana likely to join JDS, says Deve Gowda 20-03-2014 06:38 PM

    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...
  • Gowda takes exception to Modi's jibes at Third Front 14-03-2014 04:44 PM

    Bangalore: Taking umbrage at Narendra Modi's repeated acidic attacks on Third Front, former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday said BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate should not "cross limits" in his speech. "Modi should be restrained. He should not think he can reach his goal (of becoming...
  • Don't ignore the Third Front: Deve Gowda 14-02-2014 10:37 AM

    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...
  • Parties with no representation in Parliament can join Third Front: Nitish Kumar 11-02-2014 08:26 AM

    JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that parties which do not have any representation in the Parliament but are a force to reckon with, could also be a member of the bloc. "Parties which does not exist in Parliament but have strength outside Parliament can...
  • Nitish, Left leaders meet to give shape to Third Front 10-02-2014 03:24 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Left leadership on Monday had a breakfast meeting with other leaders to discuss the formation of a non-Congress, non-BJP formation for the next Lok Sabha polls. The informal meeting took place at the residence of JD (S) chief and former Prime Minister HD...
  • Secular front efforts gain momentum; Nitish, Deve Gowda and Karat meet 10-02-2014 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a 14 party-group forming a secular front ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is meeting former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief Deve Gowda and CPM general secretary Prakash Karat in Delhi on Monday. Emerging from the meeting, Nitish...
  • Nitish, Mulayam, Deve Gowda, Mamata: Third Front in the offing? 01-02-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: The regional parties are planning on something big and looking at joining hands for the Lok Sabha elections. In an interview to CNN-IBN, 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...
  • Deve Gowda says talks on to revive Third Front ahead of LS polls 31-01-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, efforts have intensified to stitch up a Third Front. Former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda is trying to revive the now defunct political unit. He believes that a non-Congress, non-BJP alliance is still possible. Speaking to CNN-IBN in New...
  • Time ripe for floating third alternative: Gowda 22-12-2013 10:42 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Holding that projecting Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi as PM candidates by Congress and BJP respectively was not going to ensure them majority in Parliament, JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda on Sunday said the time was ripe for floating a third alternative by regional parties. "This is the right...
  • Regional parties unite for a secular front, attack Modi 31-10-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: The political churning ahead of the 2014 elections has begun with 14 regional parties led by the Left coming together on Wednesday in Delhi for exploring possibilities for the setting off talks of a possible third front once again. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Leader Babu Lal Marandi, who attended...
  • Gowda accepts son's resignation after defeat in Lok Sabha by-polls 28-08-2013 05:29 PM

    Bangalore: The JDS founder and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda accepted his son and JDS Karnataka State chief HD Kumaraswamy's resignation on Wednesday. He resigned after the JDS suffered a humiliating defeat in last week's Lok Sabha by-polls. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha also lost by over 1 lakh votes from...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Will Siddaramaiah win his first vote of confidence? 23-08-2013 06:48 PM

    Two top politicians from Karnataka would be spending a sleepless night in Bangalore, on Friday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his one time mentor-turned-arch rival former prime minister HD Deve Gowda have a lot to gain and much to lose in Saturday's two Lok Sabha bypoll results. Both have taken it...
  • Karnataka polls: BJP decimated, JDS fares well 08-05-2013 12:50 PM

    Bangalore: The BJP was on Wednesday decimated in the Karnataka Assembly Elections with Congress set to form a government, may be on its own, wresting power after a gap of seven years. The BJP's southern fort where it came to power for the first time in 2008 crumbled and the...
  • Karnataka polls: We will sit in Opposition, says JDS 08-05-2013 12:30 PM

    Bangalore: Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda led JDS, which had hoped to play the role of a kingmaker in Karnataka, on Wednesday said it would sit in the Opposition. "..if people have blessed us to sit in the opposition, we will sit in the opposition," JDS state President and...
  • K'taka polls: Congress heading towards majority 08-05-2013 11:20 AM

    Bangalore: Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa dealt a body blow to the ruling BJP as it appeared set to slump to the third position behind the JDS, as the Congress was struggling towards majority in the Karnataka Assembly, latest trends showed. With trends available for all 223 seats which went...
  • K'taka: Congress set to form next govt, JDS ahead of BJP 08-05-2013 11:10 AM

    Bangalore: With initial trends available for 221 constituencies of the total 223 which went to polls on May five, the Congress was leading in 105 segments, and has won 7 seats and the ruling BJP is leading in 35. JDS of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda was ahead in...
  • K'taka polls: Vote counting under way, Congress ahead 08-05-2013 10:50 AM

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the recently held Assembly Elections in Karnataka began this morning amid projections about the Congress' comeback to power after an eight-year-long hiatus. The single phase poll was held on May 5 for 223 of the 224 constituencies with the poll in Periyapatna put off following...
  • Karnataka polls: I-T dept raids JDS MLA's premises 03-05-2013 01:16 PM

    Bangalore: The Income Tax department has conducted searches on the premises of Janata Dal Secular candidate and former minister A Krishnappa and seized Rs 2.6 crore in cash, besides jewellery worth Rs 1.88 crore. "Rs 2.65 crore has been seized from the premises of A Krishnappa, an MLA after I-T...
  • Not in the race for Karnataka CM: Krishna 30-04-2013 07:35 PM

    Bangalore: After keeping everybody in the state guessing for months, former Chief Minister and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is now vigorously campaigning for the Congress. SM Krishna, who has been in the electoral politics since 1962 is campaigning for a record 12th time. SM Krishna and former Prime Minister...