DEVE GOWDA

  • HD Deve Gowda announces son as party president of Karnataka unit November 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Thursday announced appointment of his son HD Kumaraswamy as President of the JDS state unit, even as he acknowledged there was a need to dispel the impression that his was a "father-son party." Gowda, who has come under constant attack over his family...
  • Will form a united front of like-minded parties in Parliament to fight against BJP: Nitish Kumar November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the winter session, socialist opposition parties SP, JD-U, RJD and JD-S on Thursday announced a united front in parliament to counter the BJP led government. A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata...
  • DA case: Shift Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu, suggests HD Deve Gowda October 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Saturday suggested that AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, lodged at Parappana Agrahara prison after being convicted in an illegal assets case, be shifted to Tamil Nadu as it was a burden for the state to manage the large number of protestors and also...
  • Enthusiasm created by 'Swachh Bharat' should be kept going: PM Modi October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after launching the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the momentum of "enthusiasm" generated by the drive should be kept going for the success of the mission. He also expressed happiness over former prime minister HD Deve Gowda joining the ambitious campaign. "I am...
  • 'Hindu' word invented by Muslims: Veerappa Moily September 21, 2014

    Bangalore Former Karnataka chief minister and union minister M Veerappa Moily has kicked up a row. Speaking at a function in Bangalore on Sunday, Moily said that the word 'Hindu' was invented by the Muslims in the medieval age. He said, "The word Hindu was invented by the Muslims. They wanted...
  • 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...
  • MHA seeks report from Karnataka government on Kumaraswamy CD issue July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Karnataka government on JDS leader and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing about cashforseat with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant. "We have sought a detailed report from the state government about the incident,"...
  • 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...
  • Amethi: What the Gandhis can learn from Pawar and Gowda May 6, 2014

    Amethi: If the battle for Amethi is so tough this time, the Gandhis should blame themselves, not the BJP or AAP for their plight. It is a very well known fact that Amethi is one of the most backward Lok Sabha constituencies in India. The seat was earlier represented by...
  • 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...
  • Modi offers shelter to Deve Gowda, says I am also your son April 13, 2014

    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 April 13, 2014

    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 and...
  • 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...
  • Why should I condemn Mulayam's rape remark, says HD Deve Gowda April 11, 2014

    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 Supreme...
  • 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?...
  • 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: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray April 1, 2014

    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 Yeddyurappa...
  • 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,...
  • Amidst 'Modi wave' Nilekani most searched on Google in Karnataka March 27, 2014

    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 Nilekani,...
  • Satpal Maharaj says he played key role in Uttarakhand formation March 27, 2014

    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 Union...
  • 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...
  • Gowda takes exception to Modi's jibes at Third Front March 14, 2014

    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 PM)...
  • 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...
  • Parties with no representation in Parliament can join Third Front: Nitish Kumar February 11, 2014

    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 be...
  • Nitish, Left leaders meet to give shape to Third Front February 10, 2014

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

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a 14 partygroup 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 told...
  • 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...
  • Deve Gowda says talks on to revive Third Front ahead of LS polls January 31, 2014

    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 nonCongress, nonBJP alliance is still possible. Speaking to CNNIBN in New...