Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: JD(S)

Why BJP’s 1-1 result in Karnataka bypolls is a win for Yediyurappa, step back for CM Bommai

BJP leaders insist bypoll result in Bommai's backyard Hangal doesn’t cast a shadow on his leadership. But campaign has left many cracks within party, despite big win in Sindagi.

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.

BJP leans on Yediyurappa to help Bommai pass key bypoll tests in Hangal & Sindagi

These bypolls are the true test of Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai’s mettle as BJP’s leading face in an election and appeal among Lingayat voters.

Why Karnataka bypolls are ‘insignificant’, but for Congress, BJP & JD(S) a prestige battle

Karnataka, which has 224-member House, will see bypolls in two assembly seats of Sindagi and Hangal on 30 October.

JD(S) wins even when it doesn’t. And Karnataka BJP & Congress can’t seem to do anything about it

Although it won just 4 seats in the 55-ward Kalburgi Municipal Corporation polls, JD(S) is eyeing the mayor's post. This is in line with the party’s long history of gaining.

Karnataka needs a strong regional party, Congress-BJP musical chairs needs to end

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JD(S) in ‘existential crisis’ — Vokkaliga vote up for grabs as party cedes ground in Karnataka

Since 2019, JD(S)’ base among core vote bank, the Vokkaligas, has been eroding steadily. That year, party lost many pocketboroughs and saw defeats for Deve Gowda & grandson Nikhil Gowda.

JD(S) here to stay, will come to power on its own in 2023 — Deve Gowda on merger rumours

There has been speculation about a merger with BJP, with Kumaraswamy meeting Yediyurappa personally JD(S)' alleged softening towards the ruling party.

JD(S) is not stupid, merging with BJP would be suicide, says former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy 

H.D. Kumaraswamy tells ThePrint in an exclusive interview that he's aware of more party leaders looking to join BJP, says confident JD(S) will win back lost bypoll seats in 2023. 

JD(S) hit hard in Kerala as two-thirds of top council sides with chief ousted by Deve Gowda

JD(S) is a constituent of Kerala's ruling LDF coalition. Party and rebels both claim to be working to arrive at an amicable resolution.

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.