The Centre's decision reportedly to reject the proposal for a memorial to former prime minister the late Chaudhary Charan Singh was an insult to all the farmers in the country, JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda said here today.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday hit out at JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy, who is caught in a row over an audio CD allegedly discussing about money to be paid to his party MLAs by an aspirant for MLC seat, saying he could not defend himself claiming other parties were also indulging in corruption.
Electoral blues of one type or the other has hit all the three principal players -- ruling Congress, BJP and JDS -- in the run up to Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, with the Deve Gowda-led party facing most embarrassing ones.
Pushing efforts to firm up a Third Front, top leaders of JD(U), Left and JD(S) met here on Monday and decided to convene a meeting of 11 parties after the end of the current Parliament session to give concrete shape to a non-Congress and non-BJP alternative.
With only few weeks left for the assembly elections in Karnataka, politicians cutting across party lines are seeking the help of astrologers to boost their prospects of winning in the upcoming polls, scheduled next month.