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To install Yeddyurappa as Karnataka CM, Modi will have to run through the caste barrier

Even in the former CM’s own village, people are getting ready to vote on caste lines, which means the BJP will have to work hard to win over non-Lingayats.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during 2018 Karnataka elections | Facebook

Breaking down Siddaramaiah’s indifferent mathematical tweet

Karnataka chief minister adds up BJP leaders in his mathematical tweet. BJP's Yeddyurappa adds his own bit of chemistry.
Rahul Gandhi with Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah | PTI

Congress wants to split Lingayat votes by portraying a ‘diminished’ Yeddyurappa in BJP

The Lingayats have traditionally voted for a leader and not a party. A chief ministerial aspirant from their community would make them vote for that party.
Rahul Gandhi

Karnataka will show whether Rahul is ready to take on Modi

The PM is trying to downplay Siddaramaiah’s popularity by making it a Modi vs Rahul battle. If the BJP wins, it will be seen as his victory over Rahul.
Heavy mining activities in Karnataka | Marco BULGARELLI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

CBI’s ‘clean chit’ to Reddy brothers in mining scam blows holes in BJP’s corruption plank

The CBI had, in November, said it could not take forward the probe into the mining scam. But in March, Siddaramaiah announced an SIT to continue the probe.
Narendra Modi during a visit to Kedarnath in October 2017

From Kedarnath to Karnataka: Modi to seek blessings of Lingayat God & priest before polls

The head priest of the Shiva shrine is a Veerashaiva-Lingayat, and the BJP hopes Modi's visit to the temple before launching his Karnataka campaign will help win the hearts of Lingayats.
B.S. Yeddyurappa with Amit Shah and party members in a public meeting in Gadag

BJP banks on old guard in Karnataka, despite the cases against them

Many of the 154 candidates declared in the first two lists were ministers & MLAs when BJP won Karnataka in 2008, but also face criminal & corruption charges.
Current Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Karnataka poll dates announced: Here are the five factors that will decide the outcome

Voting on 12 May, results on 15 May for crucial election a year before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
INC Karnataka

Congress is winning in Karnataka—according to a survey released by Congress itself

Not only will Congress increase its seat tally, it will also improve its vote share by 9 percentage points, says survey conducted by C-fore.
File photo of Amit Shah and B.S. Yeddyurappa in Udupi

Amit Shah rushes to Karnataka to try save BJP vote from Lingayat card of Congress

Shah to meet important pontiffs from Lingayat mutts, including the 111-year-old Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga.

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.