Devaraj B Hirehalli

A watershed? Karnataka Congress begins Mekedatu yatra, government shows restraint

Earlier, a video of KPCC president DK Shivakumar stumbling while performing a pooja in the Cauvery river went viral on social networking sites with BJP trolling him.

10 Jan 2022

Mekedatu Yatra: Congress, govt head for showdown

Echoing it, Superintendent of Police S Gireesh said the police will intervene depending on the situation.

09 Jan 2022

Siddaramaiah says Karnataka govt cannot stop Mekedatu padayatra

Around 8 am on Sunday, Kharge and other senior leaders will inaugurate the padayatra at the Sangama in Mekedatu, said Shivakumar.

09 Jan 2022

Three-day Chintan Baithak to lay out roadmap for BJP in Karnataka

The Baithak is crucial in the wake of the party’s poor performance in the recently held polls, including to the Council and some urban local bodies, in which its vote share saw a decline.

05 Jan 2022

Ruckus over 'manliness' at event where Karnataka CM unveiled Ambedkar statue

It all started when the CM and the minister took the Ramanagara MLA Anitha Kumaraswamy of the JD(S) to unveil the statue of Ambedkar allegedly ignoring the Lok Sabha member who sat in the front row

03 Jan 2022

Serial protests may be a sign of anti-incumbency against Karnataka government

BJP spokesperson Rajkumar Patil Telkur alleged that the Karnataka State Contractors Association is sponsored by the Congress, since the latter had openly supported the contractors.

03 Jan 2022

Congress outperforms BJP in urban local body elections in Karnataka

Many BJP leaders including CM Basavaraj Bommai, ministers B Sriramulu, Shashikala Jolle and Halappa Achar faced a setback as urban local bodies in their home towns were being won by the Congress

30 Dec 2021

Congress, JDS gird up for battle for Vokkaliga bastion - Old Mysuru

With the 2023 assembly elections barely 14 months away, the Congress and JDS are preparing to slug it out for supremacy in the Vokkaliga heartland of Old Mysuru.

30 Dec 2021

Amid leadership change talk, BJP national president JP Nadda to attend party meet in Hubballi

Leaders who acted against the interest of the party during the MLC polls will be dealt with in a phased manner.

27 Dec 2021

Veteran Congress man SR Patil bids adieu to Council

“He is a stalwart who has in-depth knowledge about his subject, and is a role model for young legislators,” remarked former MLC Ramesh Babu.

25 Dec 2021

Kateel may be on way out as Karnataka BJP chief, CT Ravi likely to replace him

Party bosses are looking at leaders with the right caste status, and rumours are thick that there could be a change in the organisational setup ahead of the ZP/TP polls. 

24 Dec 2021

BJP to discuss overhaul at core committee meet

According to sources, a major reshuffle could also be on the cards, alongside the dropping of under-performing ministers, and especially those who are found to be lacking loyalty to the party.

24 Dec 2021

Karnataka MLC Elections: Some consolation for Congress ahead of 2023

Although the Congress could win 11 of the 14 Council seats from local bodies that it held, the party leadership is upbeat with the decent performance.

15 Dec 2021

Caste, cash cast shadow over Karnataka Legislative Council polls

Voters may look beyond parties to pick candidates; Bengaluru Urban under watch for money flow

09 Dec 2021

Karnataka: Women voters to call shots in Council polls

It will be women power on show at the December 10 Legislative Council elections to 25 seats as voters, who are members of local bodies, are more women than men.

06 Dec 2021

Alliance could be template for 2023 Karnataka Assembly polls

This gained credence after former PM H D Deve Gowda visited PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

03 Dec 2021

BJP sees chance in Tumakuru’s caste equations

As the countdown begins for the December 10 Council polls, indications are that the H D Deve Gowda factor will play a role in the Tumakuru seat, turning it into a triangular contest.

01 Dec 2021

BSY, son still hold sway, Vijayendra grooms next-gen

“Vijayendra has also been grooming a set of second-rung leaders as his loyalists, among whom are Mysuru MLC candidate Raghu Koutilya and Mandya’s KR Pet Manju,” said a BJP leader.

01 Dec 2021

Karnataka BJP tries hard to retain majority in Upper House ahead of elections

Party sources indicated that allowing Lakhan Jarkiholi, younger brother of Ramesh, to contest as an independent from the Belagavi dual-seat constituency too is part of a larger strategy.

29 Nov 2021

Deve Gowda goes the extra mile to keep Vokkaliga vote base intact

Gowda had lost the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Tumakuru as the BJP had managed to divide the Kunchitiga Vokkaliga community votes and won the seat.

27 Nov 2021

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