Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicBJP Karnataka

Topic: BJP Karnataka

Karnataka polls a year away but Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah vie for Lingayat voters’ attention

Gandhi and Shah are both set to attend 115th birth anniversary celebrations of Siddalinga Shivakumara Swamiji at Siddaganga Mutt. Ex-CM B.S. Yediyurappa will chair Friday's event.

BJP MLC, MLA oppose ‘ban’ on Muslim traders at temple fairs, minister calls it Hindus’ ‘reaction’

MLC H. Vishwanath & MLA Anil Benake have called ban 'madness'. State home minister says Hindus are reacting to Muslims’ protests against Karnataka HC’s verdict on hijab.

Rich Muslims, angry Hindus: Why coastal Karnataka and Kerala are hotbeds of violent politics

From Kozhikode in Kerala to Uttara Kannada in Karnataka, a unique brand of bloody, hateful, and divisive politics pervades the southwestern coastal districts.

Siddaramaiah & DK Shivakumar back to tussling, but Karnataka Congress leaders say ‘all is well’

Multiple incidents in the last couple of weeks have put the spotlight back on party state chief DK Shivakumar and leader of opposition Siddaramaiah’s tussle for assertion.

‘We’re finished’: Farmers, traders say Karnataka cattle slaughter law brought year of misery

Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020, came into effect in January 2021. State finance department had earlier warned about its ‘huge financial implications’.

Majority want anti-conversion law, no one needs to fear harassment, says Karnataka CM Bommai

In an interview with ThePrint, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai discusses the controversial anti-conversion bill, the 'bitcoin scam', and BJP’s performance in MLC polls.

How Karnataka Congress plans to use Mekedatu to ‘expose BJP’s double engine growth’ promise

Congress has announced a padayatra over the proposed Mekedatu project, which is to provide drinking water to Bengaluru but is being staunchly opposed by Tamil Nadu.     

Karnataka bypolls: BJP loses CM Bommai’s backyard Hangal to Congress, wins big in Sindgi

Hangal was a prestige seat because CM Basavaraj Bommai had camped in the constituency for 10 days. The JD(S) was decimated in both seats; Sindgi, which it held, came as a bigger blow.

How BL Santhosh has finally trumped Yediyurappa & is now BJP’s go-to man in Karnataka

The two leaders have a history of acrimony, but since Yediyurappa’s ouster, Santhosh’s influence, control and authority in the Karnataka BJP is only growing by the day.

11 cases against Hindus & Muslims in 1 month, Bommai in spotlight over moral policing incidents

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai has drawn flak from Congress and civil society after appearing to white-wash the crimes, especially the ones involving Hindu vigilantes.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi | ANI

Indian military leaders must speak with caution, media twisting Army’s PoK remark

Lt General Upendra Dwivedi’s 22 November remark to Indian media on the PoK issue has been twisted to imply that the Army is ready to take back PoK.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.