Vokkaliga

Woman weds woman: Karnataka village witnesses unique marriage to open up heavens

To please rain god Indra, the Halakki Vokkaliga community conducts a marriage between two women, who are symbolically married for rain, productivity and happiness.

published on : 6th August 2022

I wear khadi, not kavi, want to be CM: DKS

Party president obvious choice for coveted post, says KPCC chief

published on : 20th July 2022

Textbook panel chairman should not have left or right ideology: Seer

He suggested that the state government introduce Kempegowda lessons from LKG to PG, and pointed out Chakratheertha’s post which has drawn flak.

published on : 28th June 2022

For Congress, padayatra to be elixir for its revival in the Vokkaliga heartland

The party is full of vim to start the padayatra in the Vokkaliga heartland of Mandya, Hassan and Mysuru districts, where Janata Dal (Secular) is its main rival.

published on : 27th June 2022

A year later, Vokkaliga Board still hunting for office 

The state government had allocated Rs 500 crore for the Vokkaliga Development Board for the welfare of the community, but the Board is yet to set up its own office even after one year. 

published on : 25th June 2022

Over 1 lakh attend JDS' Janata Jaladhare valedictory

Senior leader HD Kumaraswamy said JDS has traction among people, pointing to the crowd of over one lakh, mainly from Mysuru region, who had turned up for the event.

published on : 14th May 2022

JDS jittery after two Vokkaliga MLAs skip meet

According to sources both Gowda and Ramaswamy were on good terms with the leader of opposition Siddaramaiah and the KPCC president DK Shivakumar respectively.

published on : 23rd April 2022

Siddaramaiah attacks BJP govt, plays emotional card in Vokkaliga belt

He lashed out at the Modi government for the rising prices of essential commodities, unemployment, increase in debts for the common man.

published on : 19th April 2022

After Sumalatha’s barb, HDK fields Nikhil from Mandya  

This has pitted actress Sumalatha Ambreesh, who recorded a resounding victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, against JDS  youth president, Nikhil.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Rahul meets state leaders, talks 2023 polls, polarisation 

Prior to this meeting, Rahul Gandhi met Opposition leader in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Siddaramaiah and D K Shivakumar.

published on : 25th February 2022

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.

published on : 30th December 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.

published on : 15th December 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.

published on : 27th November 2021

BJP president post: Vokkaliga-Lingayat battle in the offing

While state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa has made it clear that he’s aiming to become chief minister again, a section of his party leadership is waiting for him to move out.

published on : 18th May 2019

Karnataka polls: JD(S) gets a breather in do-or-die battle

Out of power for a decade in the state, it was difficult for it to survive, had it not been a situation like this where no national party is in a position to form a government without its support.

published on : 16th May 2018

Karnataka polls: JDS has upper hand in old Mysuru region

Barring parts of Tumakuru and Kolar, the no-holds-barred campaigns of the Congress and the JD(S) have witnessed what is locally being called "vengeance politics".

published on : 6th May 2018