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Karnataka

The Lingayat Gamble

Karnataka accords the Lingayats a religious minority status – now the opposition BJP is on the backfoot and the Congress is waiting to see if its gamble will pay off  For the second time in less than three months, Karnataka BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, BS Yeddyurappa, has been caught on the wrong foot.…

Banking On The Local Boss

Congress President Rahul Gandhi appears to have paid attention to the voice of the people, announcing Siddaramaiah as Chief Minister candidate as he campaigns in Karnataka  The central leadership of the Congress appears to have finally settled the issue of leadership in the event of the party coming to power in Karnataka by a public declaration from none other than the party president, Rahul Gandhi. On his maiden campaign tour for the Assembly election, due in May, Gandhi made a direct statement that the legislature party will be headed by Siddaramaiah.…

Sparring Begins In Earnest Over Karnataka

Twitter wars, mocking at intra-party feuds and jibes about unkept promises point to a furious election battle ahead in the southern state  The battle for Karnataka between the BJP and the Congress appears to have begun in right earnest with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mocking reference to the rivalry between the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Modi started the day with these lines.…

Karnataka Congress Finally Wakes Up To Youth Voters

With barely three months to go for Assembly polls, the incumbent ruling party has to keep on its toes to beat the BJP The Congress party in Karnataka appears to have finally decided to focus its attention on the critical vote bank of young people, about a fortnight before Prime Minister Narendra Modi descends to launch his campaign in the state that is headed to polls in a few months.…

The Shah Formula For Karnataka

Dub the Chief Minister “anti-Hindu” says the BJP President, falling back on a tried and tested formula, months ahead of the Assembly polls By Imran Qureshi In the wake of internal bickering within the Karnataka unit of the party, BJP president Amit Shah has set a couple of simple tasks for the state leaders to accomplish.…