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In Karnataka, BJP wins Lok Sabha & Congress, JD(S) state polls but 2019 can be a close fight

The regret is that BJP vs Congress-JD(S) contest aside, Karnataka for all its civic activism hasn't given us alternative politics.
Lingayats and Veerashaivas

Math done, now Congress-JD(S) has to pass chemistry test in Karnataka

The Congress and JD(S) are avowed rivals of the past who forged an alliance last year. Some workers, however, are yet to forget old rivalries.

I-T raids on Karnataka Congress & JD(S) leaders come with a ‘political script’

There were Income Tax raids on people connected to the two parties ahead of the 2018 assembly polls, while Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar was raided in 2017.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Congress says ‘hidden hand’ behind EC move to put farm loan waiver scheme on hold

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy says stalling the scheme will have no effect on the trust that people have in Congress-JD(S) govt.

Congress, JD(S) put up united front — a message more for cadre than opposition

Senior alliance leaders, including Deve Gowda and Siddaramaiah, hold a press conference in Bengaluru, announce joint Lok Sabha campaign from 31 March.
File photo of Sumalatha

A Congress rebellion in JD(S) bastion, featuring ‘Rebel Star’ Ambareesh’s wife Sumalatha

Karnataka’s Mandya is witnessing a battle between the allies, as JD(S) has put up CM Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil, but local Congress is supporting Sumalatha.
File photo of Prajwal Revanna | Facebook

This political family is on a temple run

Pre-Truth – snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy address the media | PTI /Shailendra Bhojak

Congress & JD(S) reach 20-8 seat sharing deal in Karnataka

JD(S) sources said that Congress will contest from 20 Lok Sabha seats. 
B.S. Yediyurappa addresses the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru

More trouble for Yeddyurappa as Karnataka CM releases fresh set of audio tapes

In the fresh tapes, Yeddyurappa allegedly says Speaker will accept resignations, while BJP MLA offers JD(S) MLA's son Rs 22.5 crore.  
BJP legislators raise slogans on the second day of the Budget Session of Assembly at Vidhan Soudha, in Bengaluru | PTI

Missing Congress MLAs push Karnataka’s coalition govt to the brink

After eight MLAs skip Governor’s address Wednesday, Congress calls meeting Friday, warns it will disqualify MLAs who do not attend.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.