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Amit Shah

Army personnel see a surgical strike in Amit Shah’s attempt to woo retired General

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H.D. Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Congress leaders to hold cabinet expansion talks in Delhi today

Parameshwara, Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, who will meet Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, are expected to discuss the contours of a common minimum programme for their coalition with the JD(S).
HD Kumaraswamy arrives to offer prayers at a temple near Chikmagalur | PTI

Karnataka’s political situation remains fluid over the Lingayat question

Historically, Lingayats have secured at least 7-8 cabinet berths in Karnataka, and H.D. Kumaraswamy too will follow the same formula.
H.D. Kumaraswamy

Karnataka countdown: State gets ready for new Speaker and government

BJP doesn’t let up, fields candidate for speaker post in an apparent bid to force test of strength ahead of trust vote.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over a model of polugh to Karnataka BJP President and chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa during the party's 'Farmers Convention' at Davanagere

Yeddyurappa & Sreeramulu have quit but Lok Sabha website says they are MPs, sparks doubts

Both leaders gave up their Lok Sabha seats as BJP suspects that Congress-JD(S) alliance may not last longer and it could get a chance to form a govt in Karnataka.
Vajubhai Vala

President’s rule in Karnataka would have been right: T S Krishnamurthy

President's Rule could have avoided the wastage of time, money, horse-trading, bargaining for portfolios, says Krishnamurthy.
B.S. Yediyurappa addresses the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru | PTI /Shailendra Bhojak

With his speech, Yeddyurappa has already launched the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign

Congress and JD(S) now need to sit together to quickly reach an agreement on a power sharing agreement as well as a minimum common programme.
B.S. Yediyurappa addresses the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru

Yeddyurappa’s failure in Karnataka is Modi’s gain

Now the BJP’s best efforts in Karnataka will be to break the Congress-JD(S) alliance. The best way to do so is to let them form government, with all its contradictions.
K.K. Venugopal

Why Attorney-General Venugopal’s words in court remind us of the dark days of Emergency

In court for the Karnataka case, the AG has received polite rebukes for a number of controversial statements.

Yeddyurappa loses fight, quits as CM

A record of developments — from the latest to the day the results were declared in Karnataka. BJP emerged as the single largest party but fell short of a simple majority by 8 seats.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.