Karnataka Assembly Polls 2013

  • K'taka: Siddaramiah lobbies for CM post, likely to meet Sonia May 9, 2013

    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 May 9, 2013

    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...
  • Karnataka poll results: Live blog May 8, 2013

    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....
  • The BJP has already lost the battle in Karnataka: Veeraraghav TM May 6, 2013

    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....
  • K'taka: I-T officials raid premises of astrologer, seize Rs 1.7 crore May 5, 2013

    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...
  • Karnataka votes today, Congress hopes to breach BJP's citadel May 5, 2013

    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 May 5, 2013

    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 May 5, 2013

    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,...
  • BJP 'mortgaged' state's future to mafia: Rahul May 1, 2013

    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...
  • Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar owes wife Rs 6.96 lakh April 27, 2013

    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 April 26, 2013

    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...
  • Who does Karnataka favour as its preferred choice for CM? April 25, 2013

    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. ...
  • Karnataka polls: Cong to finalise list of candidates today March 30, 2013

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Congress' central committee headed by Sonia Gandhi will meet on Saturday to finalise the list of candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which is slated on May 5. The state party has received over 2,000 applications for the 224 Assembly seats. The state Assembly has 224 elected and one...
  • K'taka polls: 500 companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed March 23, 2013

    Bangalore: About 500 companies of paramilitary forces will be deployed for conducting a free and fair election to the Karnataka legislative Assembly on May 5, state election officials said on Thrusday. "We have sought services of 500 companies (each comprising 80-100 personnel) of paramilitary forces from the home ministry for deployment...
  • Antony panel meets as Cong takes measured steps to K'taka polls March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Buoyed by its recent success in civic polls in Karnataka, Congress has begun steps to put its house in order to wrest power from the BJP in the May 5 Assembly elections. As part of the exercise, the newly constituted high level co-ordination and monitoring committee headed by Defence...
  • K'taka polls: Yeddyurappa releases first list of candidates March 23, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) headed by former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday released its first list of 69 candidates for the May 5 Assembly polls. Beating the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress in the move, Yeddyurappa told reporters that he will fight from his traditional Shikaripura...
  • BJP kicks off poll campaign, downplays Yeddyurappa factor March 23, 2013

    Bangalore: The ruling BJP kicked off the campaign for the May five Assembly polls in Karnataka with a rally in Mysore on Friday and sought to downplay the threat posed by breakaway party headed by heavyweight BS Yeddyurappa. Chanting the unity mantra, key players, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, former Chief Minister...
  • I doubt Yeddyurappa will return to BJP before the polls: Saritha Rai March 25, 2013

    Saritha Rai, contributing editor and columnist, Indian Express joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Karnataka Assembly polls 2013. Q. Will the Assembly elections vary with the Lok Sabha elections (LS whenever it happens)? Cong is in a very strong position to wrest Karnataka from BJP. Asked by: Emathew ...
  • Karnataka Assembly polls on May 5, counting on May 8 March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Karnataka will vote for a new Assembly in single phase on May 5 and the counting for the 224-member House will take place on May 8. Announcing the schedule for one of the most anticipated state elections, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that a total of 50,446...