Sources in the BJP said that with just one year left for assembly elections in Karnataka, MLAs and ministers are keen on getting the top posts of boards and corporation for their loyalists.
Sasalu Sathish had unsuccessfully fought the 2013 Assembly polls from the Chikkanayakanahalli seat on a Congress ticket, and ended up losing even the deposit.
BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel on Saturday rubbished speculations over leadership change in the state.
Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS), a newly-floated party, has become the first political party to announce its list of candidates for the 2023 Assembly elections in Karnataka.
This gained credence after former PM H D Deve Gowda visited PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
The Janata Dal Secular poll strategy for the October 30 bypolls is likely be the template for its 2023 assembly campaign in Karnataka.
The rally will be a launchpad for Nagaraju as the 2023 election candidate, as all district-level leaders and party functionaries have been invited, except Srinivas.
The JDS, which aims to reverse its fortunes by winning not less than 123 seats in the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections, has decided to field women in at least 30-35 constituencies.
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said his party will set a target of winning at least 123 seats.
The three main political parties — the BJP, the Congress and the JDS — are gearing up to face the upcoming election season.
Making his debut in the Assembly in 1983, Siddaramaiah had got elected from Chamundeshwari on a Lok Dal Party ticket.
Siddaramaiah exuded confidence that the Congress would get an absolute majority in Karnataka and ruled out any possibility of a tie-up with the JD(S).
Caste polarisation may have forced Siddaramaiah to contest from two seats: watchers of the Assembly polls
According to some accounts, internal Congress surveys indicated a tough battle for the chief minister in Chamundeshwari.
Mallikarjun Kharge said the Congress high-command will choose the chief minister in consultation with the newly elected MLAs, if the party is voted to power for a second term running
When Indira Gandhi lost in 1977, it was Karnataka that helped her regain foot hold in country's polity, the state will do the same this time, says senior Congress leader Koliwad.