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Should Karnataka hold fresh elections or continue to bank on unnatural political alliances?

The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, is now hanging by a thread as more MLAs resign.
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After BJP win in Karnataka, fall of Kumaraswamy govt is just a matter of time

There remains no logical rationale for the continuation of the JD(S) and Congress alliance.
File photo of H.D. Deve Gowda with son Kumaraswamy

Son-loyalist rivalry back to haunt Karnataka’s Congress-JD(S) alliance

JD(S) chief H.D. Deve Gowda has sprung to son and Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s defence, hitting out at Congress leader and former aide Siddaramaiah.
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Congress shouldn’t treat JD(S) as third grade citizens in seat sharing, says Kumaraswamy

The Karnataka chief minister said JD(S) & Congress should adopt a give and take policy to put up a united fight against BJP.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

3 key developments that make BJP happy despite its election defeats

Image of a ‘splintered opposition’ has set off talks among BJP leadership about how that can help party both ‘arithmetically and in terms of perception’.
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Why onion and garlic have become too hot to handle for Karnataka

Karnataka govt wants onion & garlic in midday meals, but NGO Akshaya Patra has refused. Now CM Kumaraswamy wants the people to help resolve the matter.
A galaxy of opposition leaders showed up for H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing-in as Karnataka CM

Visible in Congress swearing-in events, a cleft in opposition camp

Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee were among top opposition leaders who gave the swearing-in ceremonies a miss.
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Three reasons why Siddaramaiah is not letting Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy rule in peace

Siddaramaiah recent remarks that he will be CM one day has once again rattled the shaky JD(S)-Congress coalition. Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah appears to be suffering from the three-month itch. Over the past two days, Siddaramaiah — who had announced that the May 2018 assembly elections were his last — has only added to speculation that the shaky JD(S)-Congress coalition may not last its term, while making it clear that he is not content at just being the chairman of the coalition government’s coordination committee.   On Friday, speaking in Hassan district, he declared that he was ready to become chief minister again. “I will become the CM again. I am well aware that there were many who had ganged up against me after the 2018 assembly polls and I could not take the post. But we all know that politics is not stagnant, there will be wins and losses....
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Why NSA Doval skipped BRICS summit & Sidhu ready to hit the campaign trail after acquittal

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Kumaraswamy has a new headache: North Karnataka

Two dozen outfits have come together to announce a bandh in north Karnataka on 2 August to demand bifurcation from 'privileged south'.

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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.

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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.