BJP bags 10 seats in byelections, retains majority in Karnataka Assembly

The ruling BJP bagged 10 seats and was leading in two others out of 15 constituencies that went for Assembly bypolls last week, helping the B S Yediyurappa government hold on to power. Continue Reading

BJP retains majority in Karnataka Assembly after winning 6 seats

The ruling BJP today retained majority in the Karnataka Assembly when it bagged six seats in the byelections in which it was also leading in an equal number in other segments where counting is underway.
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BJP takes early lead in Karnataka Assembly bypolls

The ruling BJP has taken an early lead in 10 out of 15 Assembly constituencies that went for bypolls on December five, as the counting of votes was taken up on Monday, election officials said. Continue Reading

Karnataka: Voting begins for by-election in 15 constituencies

Voting is underway in 15 Assembly constituencies of Karnataka today, the results of which would determine the fate of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the State. Continue Reading

SC agrees to hear plea of disqualified Karnataka MLAs

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the plea of 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs who are seeking to contest by-polls for 15 Assembly seats in the State. Continue Reading

Karnataka: Yeddyurappa stakes claim to form govt, to be sworn in today

This morning, Yeddyurappa met Governor Vajubhai Vala, and staked claim to form the government. With the Governor having given his consent, report say that Yeddyurappa is to be sworn in Chief Minister this evening at 6. Continue Reading

Editorial – Karnataka: Conflict & clarity

The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, collapsed Tuesday night capping a 14-month-long turbulent tenure, losing a vote of confidence in the Assembly, setting the stage for the BJP’s return to power in the southern State. Continue Reading

Karnataka crisis: Congress starts back channel talks with rebels

A day after Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy made a surprise announcement in the Assembly that he would seek a trust vote, efforts were intensified to reach out to the dissident legislators. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Stalin to meet Telangana CM this evening

In what could be a fresh development on the political horizon, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao is meeting DMK president M K Stalin today at 4 pm.  Continue Reading