The last date for nominations for the Chincholi by-polls are over, with the BJP on Wednesday making a serious allegation against Congress candidate Subhash Rathod.
Will the Tiruvarur by-polls prove to be a trailer for the mega Lok Sabha elections later this year? It is likely, at least with regard to finalisation of alliances.
Though the party has suffered huge losses in Mandya Lok Sabha and Ramanagara assembly seats too, it can be played down as the BJP is yet to strike roots in the region.
Banking big on Karnataka to make a strong foray into the south, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a jolt with Tuesday’s results.
Yeddyurappa claimed that the by-election results once again proved that the Congress and the JD(S) were experts in hatching conspiracies.
Doddamatti villagers were protesting the alleged negligence of the state government in providing roads and street lights.
The villagers had been cautioning the district authorities for the past three-four days that unless their water requirements were met, they would not vote.
Dhinakaran said that there is no rift between the MLAs and him and the decision for moving to Supreme Court is taken after consultations with all the MLAs.
The outcome of the by-election will not impact the federal or provincial government but help reinvigorate the opposition parties.
Compounding the problem is the checking of vehicles in Mandya and Ramanagara assembly constituencies in the wake of the by-polls.
For Congress, things seem to be out of control in four out of five constituencies.
Accusing the AIADMK of indulging in large-scale distribution of money to voters, which had never happened in the history of Indian democracy, the DMK on Monday knocked the doors of the EC.