Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: JD(S)

Gowdas, JD(S) lie in shavasana as Modi reaches Mysuru to perform yoga

The decline of JD(S) in Karnataka is a mouth-watering chance for Congress and BJP as the state goes to the polls in mid-2023. But the Gowdas don't care much.

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. 

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.