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  • Campaign ends for Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, voting on April 17 15-04-2014 07:59 PM

    Bangalore: A high-octane campaign for the single-phase April 17 Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, where both Congress and BJP are betting high in a fierce close contest, ended on Tuesday evening. Electioneering, at times fired up by vicious rants among polical leaders, saw intense campaign by both national as well...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • JDS manifesto vows to safeguard Karnataka interests 11-04-2014 05:27 PM

    Bangalore: The Janata Dal (Secular) manifesto on Friday promised new inter-state river water and rural India policies and vowed to protect Karnataka's interests which the national parties had "totally failed" to safeguard. The manifesto said elected representatives of Congress and BJP have become "mute spectators" and not taken any action...
  • 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?...
  • Karnataka tracker: Congress to win 12-18 seats, BJP 7-13, others 1-4 01-04-2014 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: Karnataka is providing some southern comfort to the Congress. The ruling Congress has maintained a big lead over the main rival BJP in the state. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar the Congress will emerge victorious in...
  • Cong seeks action against Kumaraswamy for calling candidate 'murderer' 01-04-2014 05:45 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress on Tuesday petitioned Election Commission to take action against former chief minister and state JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy for using "defamatory language" against its nominee from Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency DK Suresh. Suresh is the sitting MP and brother of Energy Minister DK Shivakumar, arch rival...
  • Snapshot: Vivek Oberoi campaigns for his mother-in-law in Bangalore 30-03-2014 11:49 PM

    With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the candidates are trying hard to garner as many votes and for many it's a debut. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was reportedly campaigning for his mother-in-law Nandini Alva, who is the Janata Dal Secular candidate from Bangalore Central. The media team of Bangalore...
  • 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...
  • No point voting for people who know only Kannada, says Karnataka CM 28-03-2014 03:47 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has courted a fresh controversy by urging the voters to send only people who know more languages to the Lok Sabha. During his election campaign in Mandya, Siddaramaiah asked the voters to re-elect sitting MP and famous Kannada heroine Ramya. He said that the JDS...
  • LS 2014: One serving CM, over 20 former CMs, one ex-PM in the fray 26-03-2014 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: One serving chief minister aspiring to be the next prime minister, more than 20 former chief ministers and a former prime minister are trying their luck in the current Lok Sabha elections. It is making the elections all the more interesting. As many as 6 former chief ministers...
  • Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to take on Moily in Chikkaballapur 25-03-2014 11:49 AM

    Bengaluru: Looking for new ground after suffering major losses in the by-elections in 2013, the Janata Dal Secular has decided to field former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in the Chikkaballapur Lok Sabha constituency against Union Petroleum and Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily. The JDS sources say Kumaraswamy will be...
  • 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...
  • CK Jaffer Sharief, Sangliana likely to quit Congress, may join JDS 20-03-2014 03:38 PM

    Bangalore: Two high profile Congress leaders from Karnataka are likely to quit the party this week. Senior Congress leader and former Railways minister CK Jaffer Sharief and former MP and celebrated IPS officer HT Sangliana are likely to join the JDS in protest over not being given Lok Sabha ticket...
  • HD Kumaraswamy to take on Veerappa Moily in Chikballapur 18-03-2014 12:48 PM

    Bangalore: The electoral battle is getting tougher for Union Petroleum and Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily in Chikballapur Lok Sabha seat. According to local media reports and the JDS sources former chief minister and the JDS stalwart HD Kumaraswamy has decided to take on Moily in the elections. Earlier, he...
  • Migrant from JDS wins Bangalore North primaries for Congress ticket 13-03-2014 05:17 PM

    Bangalore: C Narayanaswamy, who defected to the Congress from the Janata Dal Secular, has won primaries held for Bangalore North Lok Sabha seat. He defeated three other original Congress candidates including AICC spokesperson and IIM Bangalore professor M V Rajeeva Gowda, KPCC general secretary G C Chandrashekhar and former MLA...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Alliances in South India 25-02-2014 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: Every five years political alliances change in India. Friends turn foes and foes turn friends. Old alliance break and new alliance are forged. Sometimes this drama continues till the last date. Since 1989, India has been a country run by different coalitions. The last single party government was...
  • 11 parties to meet in Delhi today to firm up Third Front 25-02-2014 09:12 AM

    New Delhi: All eyes will be on the capital today where a meeting will be held between 11 major non-BJP, non-Congress parties. Experts say an announcement can be expected on the formation of a third front after the meeting. Sources say the parties - including the Janata Dal United, the...
  • 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...
  • After CPI, AIADMK announces alliance with CPIM for Lok Sabha elections 03-02-2014 03:24 PM

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa entered into an alliance with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the Lok Sabha elections just a day after firming the tie-up with the Coimmunist Party of India. The partnership was sealed after a meeting between Jayalalithaa and leader...
  • Third Front a possibility or an eyewash? 01-02-2014 10:07 PM

    New Delhi: As the two big national parties get ready for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, regional parties like the Samajwadi Party and the Janata Dal United are joining forces with the Left to form a Third Front. The 14 regional parties say they do not want a tie up...
  • Third Front will be forged before elections: HD Deve Gowda 01-02-2014 02:47 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, 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? 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...
  • Karnataka: JDS loses Leader of Opposition post to BJP 23-01-2014 05:36 PM

    Bangalore: After losing its head office in Bangalore to the Congress, the JDS has suffered another setback on Thursday. It has lost Leader of the Opposition post in the Assembly to the BJP. With the merger of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's KJP, the strength of the BJP has gone...
  • Karnataka poll tracker: Congress to get 10-18 seats, BJP 6-10, JDS 4-8 21-01-2014 08:49 PM

    New Delhi: In another battleground state of Karnataka, the ruling Congress is still ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal Secular (JDS). With 28 seats in the Lok Sabha, Karnataka is expected to play an important role in the next elections. According to the projections provided...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah faces revolt 09-10-2013 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: Just four months after coming to power Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah is facing a minor revolt from his MLAs. According to a highly reliable source, about 20 Congress MLAs have sent a letter to party high command expressing their displeasure over Siddaramaiah's style of functioning and attitude towards...
  • 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...
  • Jagan refuses to budge on Telangana, fast enters fourth day 28-08-2013 10:12 AM

    Jaganmohan Reddy's indefinite hunger strike against a separate statehood for Telangana entered the fourth day. JDS holds a 1-day-meet after the humiliating defeat in the last week's Lok Sabha by-polls. Andhra Pradesh The jailed YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy has refused to end his fast against Telangana. His indefinite hunger...
  • Hectic lobbying for posts after Congress wins Karnataka by-polls 27-08-2013 12:33 PM

    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 Cong leader Shivakumar wants Cabinet berth 26-08-2013 11:17 AM

    The recent Lok Sabha by-polls results in Karnataka have given a boost to the Congress with the party wresting two seats - Bangalore Rural and Mandya - from the JDS. In Andhra Pradesh, too, political temperature is rising over the proposed bifurcation of the state to create Telangana. Karnataka: Karnataka...