Elections

Uttarakhand High Court orders release of Electronic Voting Machines not part of 2017 tampering petitions

Agreeing to the demand, a single bench of Justice Lokpal Singh ordered that the EVMs apart from the ones in question be released.

Karnataka coalition signals formation of anti-BJP front, says Congress leader M Veerappa Moily

The swearing-in of JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister tomorrow would signal the formation of a "secular" and anti-BJP front in the country, Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moil

Late MLA’s brother B N Prahlad to be BJP’s candidate from Jayanagar

The BJP today named B N Prahlad, brother of incumbent MLA who died during campaigning, as its candidate from Karnataka's Jayanagar assembly constituency, where the election will be held on June 11.

Kumaraswamy swearing-in: Akhilesh, Mayawati to share dais in Bengaluru

The swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister on Wednesday is set to see one-time rivals in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati, and Akhilesh Yadav, sharing a public platform.

Congress-JDS joined hands with selfish motive, their government won’t last long, says Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka will not last long as the two parties have come together with a "selfish motive", BJP leader and Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said today.

Joined hands with bete noires to form secular govt: Congress leader Shivakumar

JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy was invited by Governor Vajubhai Vala to form the government after former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa resigned ahead of facing floor testin the House on May 19.

Karnataka election shocker! 8 empty boxes used for carrying VVPAT machines found in shed

Eight boxes used for carrying Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines have been found at a temporary shed in a village in Karnataka's Vijayapura district, triggering a strong reaction from the BJP

Difficult times ahead, says KPCC chief ahead of JDS-Congress government formation in Karnataka

As the stage is set for JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy to become the next chief minister of Karnataka, KPCC president G Parameshwara today said difficult times were ahead, but there was a need to stop t

In coalition government, nothing will be in interest of citizens, says former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde

A coalition government may not be in the interest of citizens, retired Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde has said, regretting the fact that voters in Karnataka had failed to elect a single party to

BJP’s bid to save B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka not the way for ‘Congress-free’ India, says Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena said today the BJP's attempt to save the B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka was not the way to make the country "Congress-free".

Amit Shah on Karnataka results: Why is Congress celebrating? BJP president takes on Rahul Gandhi’s party

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, while addressing the media on Monday, said BJP emerged as the single largest party in the state. He thanked the people of Karnataka and party workers

Congress leaders brief Rahul Gandhi ahead of meeting with Kumaraswamy

Top Congress leaders briefed party president Rahul Gandhi today about the latest political developments in Karnataka, before the crucial deliberations on power-sharing arrangement with JD(S) leader H

Why Governor Vajubhai Vala should have imposed President’s rule in Karnataka before inviting BJP

Imposition of President's Rule would have been the right thing to do in Karnataka, where Assembly elections threw up a hung verdict with no party getting absolute majority to form the government, form

Arvind Kejriwal to attend JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in ceremony as Karnataka CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy as the chief minister of Karnataka, according to a government official.

Karnataka government formation LIVE: Kumaraswamy arrives in Delhi, to hold talks with Sonia, Rahul

Karnataka government formation: HD Kumaraswamy will today meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi in the national capital to discuss the modalities of government formation in

Karnataka government formation: Key Cong-JD(S) meet ahead of Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in. Top Developments

Karnataka government formation 2018: Karnataka Election 2018, counting, assembly polls results and subsequent drama over the formation of government have scripted an unprecedented chapter in the count

N Chandrababu Naidu likely to attend HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in ceremony

N Chandrababu Naidu is expected to attend the swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as chief minister of Karnataka.

HD Kumaraswamy dismisses reports of JD(S) working out power sharing formula

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy, who is all set to take over as Karnataka Chief Minister, today dismissed reports about his party working out a power sharing formula of heading the government for 30 mont

Here’s why BJP can still make a comeback in Karnataka, say saffron party leaders

The BJP believes that it can make a comeback in Karnataka thanks to the “inherent contradictions” in the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the state.

PM Narendra Modi should order probe into BJP’s bid for horse-trading in Karnataka, says Congress

The Congress today launched a scathing attack on the BJP for allegedly attempting horse-trading in Karnataka and demanded that Prime Minster Narendra Modi order a probe into efforts made by his party

How BJP lost Karnataka thriller: 5 last-minute twists that took the game from Yeddyurappa

Political drama in Karnataka came to an end on Saturday evening after BJP leader and three-day-old Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa stepped down from his post ahead of the scheduled floor test, paving wa

Who is DK Shivakumar? Man who once defeated HD Deve Gowda could be next Dy CM of Karnataka

Shivakumar hit headlines first when he defeated former PM HD Deve Gowda in his stronghold of Kanakpura in 1989. This was his first Assembly election, which started on a dream note.

Opposition sense 2019 victory as Congress plays second fiddle to JD(S) in Karnataka

BJP's loss in Karnataka has come as a huge breather for opposition parties ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Opposition parties see Congress willingness to play second fiddle to the JD(S) in the stat

BS Yeddyurappa resigns, Congress-JD(S) to form government in Karnataka

BJP skips floor test; Kumaraswamy to be sworn in as CM.

Those who misled PM on Karnataka must be ousted: Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha today described the developments in Karnataka as "resounding embarrassment and loss of moral standing" for the party leadership.

Rahul Gandhi’s new theory is to see victory in defeats: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for celebrating B.S. Yeddyurappa's resignation in Karnataka as a "victory."

Karnataka CM Designate HD Kumaraswamy invites Mamata Banerjee to oath-taking ceremony

Mamata Banerjee today termed the dramatic collapse of the three-day-old BJP government in Karnataka a "victory of the regional front".

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