Wednesday, 15 August, 2018


Congress poaching of JD(S) MLAs yields no benefit, puts allies in a spot

Of 7 MLAs it managed to woo, only three won but with hung assembly, trio may have to be placated with plum posts in case of govt formation.
Pramod Muthalik, president of the Sir Ram Sene group has become infamous for his moral policing acts | @vijayaprasad.ponnur | Facebook

‘Moral cop’ Muthalik & Sri Ram Sene make political debut but Karnataka says no thanks

The Right-wing fringe group contested 40 seats under the Shiv Sena’s banner but managed to cross 500 votes in just about 10 constituencies.
Graphic showing Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal

Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj Abhiyan leaves AAP way behind in Karnataka

Party draws blank yet again; all 28 candidates lose deposits; in 23, they trailed NOTA.
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Kumaraswamy dares BJP: I am not a saint, can poach your MLAs if you poach ours

All parties are trying to keep their flock close, making calls to each of their MLA-elects to ensure they had not been poached.
Rahul Gandhi at a press conference

In Rahul’s first poll as chief, solid campaign still not enough to overcome Modi-Shah surge

Congress president took backseat, party kept negativity out of campaign but flawed strategy, Modi endgame onslaught, meant it came up short again.
Rahul Gandhi

Lessons from Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi should cede space to regional parties

Acting on advice of its regional leaders, Congress snubbed pre-poll feelers from the JD(S) but had they contested together, they would have secured 150 seats
PM Modi

Narendra Modi’s campaign-to-seats won ratio trumps Rahul Gandhi’s in Karnataka

Despite a late start to the campaign, the PM touched 21 constituencies, and the BJP ended up winning 12 of them. New Delhi: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Yathindra Siddaramaiah

How Karnataka responded to candidates from local dynasties

While Siddaramaiah’s son and K.H. Muniyappa’s daughter won their seats, law minister Jayachandra and son Santosh both lost. Bengaluru: Did giving tickets to ...
Amit Shah in Karnataka

Dalits show love for the Congress in Karnataka, but slightly more for the BJP

While the state’s Dalits have traditionally been Congress voters, they have also aligned with the BJP in the past, and produced a photo finish this time. New...
Karnataka assembly elections

Prominent parties from other states swept away in Karnataka

Only the BSP, which contested in alliance with the JD(S), could win a seat – its candidate beat the Congress in Kollegal by 19,454 votes.

Finally, Bollywood has courage to look at Muslims as regular Indians & not terrorists

Anubhav Sinha's Mulk breaks Bollywood’s Sunny Deol-ised mould of the Muslim as a terrorist. It makes you feel an ordinary Muslim family’s fears, dilemmas and anger.