BJP retains power in Bengaluru civic polls, setback for Congress

BJP retains power in Bengaluru civic polls, setback for Congress

In a hat-trick of sorts for BJP in civic polls across the country, the party on Tuesday won control of the IT city's civic body for a second term in the bitterly fought elections, with the outcome coming as a setback to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Both BJP, Congress to blame for logjam in Parliament: HD Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda on Tuesday blamed both BJP and Congress for the logjam in Parliament and said both parties should realise that confrontation would not solve the problem.

Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar counter Amit Shah's claim on first OBC PM

BJP President Amit Shah's claim about the party giving first Prime Minister from the OBC caste in Narendra Modi, was on Saturday sharply contradicted by both the JD(U) and RJD.

Emergency 'worst decision' taken by Indira Gandhi: Deve Gowda

Janata Dal (Secular) supremo HD Deve Gowda on Thursday said that Emergency was one of the worst decisions taken by former prime Indira Gandhi and added that he did not think that such an event would happen in the future.

Deve Gowda meets Modi

  Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence here on Wednesday, an official statement said.

IIT row: unparliamentary words should not be used against PM, says Gowda

As controversy raged over derecognition of a students group at IIT Madras, former prime minister and JD-S chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday said everybody has the right to freedom of expression and speech but no unparliamentary words should be used against the Prime Minister.

After Manmohan, PM Modi invites Gowda for chat over tea

After Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Janata Dal (S) supremo HD Deve Gowda for an "informal" discussion over a cup of tea.

Janata Parivar merger not to destabilise Modi govt: Gowda

Former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo HD Deve Gowda Thursday said the merger of Janata Parivar parties is not to destabilise the Narendra Modi government but to highlight its "failures" to fulfil election promises.

Agree to Janata Parivar merger under leadership of Mulayam: HD Deve Gowda

Agree to Janata Parivar merger under leadership of Mulayam: HD Deve Gowda

Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda on Monday agreed to the merger of the Janata Parivar under the leadership of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Siddaramaiah should hand over IAS officer's death probe to CBI: Deve Gowda

Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda on Saturday said that attempts are being made to cover IAS officer DK Ravi`s death case, and added that the Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka Government should hand over the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) if they are left with little shame.

Deve Gowda expresses reservations over Land acquisition Bill

Former prime minister and Vokkaliga strongman HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday expressed his reservation over the Land Acquisition Bill, opining that the ordinance would 'harm' the farmers.

Mulayam meets JD(U), RJD leaders; merger on track, says Nitish Kumar

The merger of Janata Parivar offshoots was on track, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday asserted after a meeting with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav where RJD President Lalu Prasad was also present to discuss issues like flag and symbol of the proposed outfit.

Country needs a strong opposition: Deve Gowda

The Samajwadi Party, RJD, JD(S) and JD(U) have decided to come together to launch a strong opposition in Parliament, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda said on Friday.

Gowda announces son as party president of Karnataka unit

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Thursday announced appointment of his son H D Kumaraswamy as President of the JDS state unit, even as he acknowledged there was a need to dispel the impression that his was a "father-son party."

'Undeclared Emergency' prevailing in country: HD Deve Gowda

Alleging that a situation like "undeclared Emergency" prevailed in the country, JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday said leaders of 'Janata Parivar' will meet during the Winter Session of Parliament in their efforts to build a "credible alternative" to take on BJP.

Regional leaders join hands to counter BJP-led government

Regional leaders join hands to counter BJP-led government

With the BJP continuing its winning streak in states and the Congress losing its support base across the country, regional players have smelled an opportunity to become relevant and emerge as a force second only to the ruling party at the Centre.

Former JD(S) leader Abdul Nazeem likely to join BJP today

Former Janata Dal (Secular) Secretary General Abdul Nazeem, who recently quit the party, is likely to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.

Parliamentary committee on defence visits Nathula border

Parliamentary Committee on Defence is on a study tour to Sikkim beginning with Nathula pass along the Indo-China border.

Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav to campaign for INLD in Haryana polls

Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) President Sharad Yadav will campaign for INLD candidates in Haryana in the forthcoming Assembly elections due on October 15.

DA case: Shift Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu, suggests HD Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Saturday suggested that AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, lodged at Parappana Agrahara prison here after being convicted in an illegal assets case, be shifted to Tamil Nadu as it was a burden for the state to manage the large number of protestors and also maintain law and order.