Karnataka Assembly Election 2018

Polling in Jayanagar Assembly Constituency on June 11

The constituency has over 2.03 lakh voters, and 19 candidates. 

May 25, 2018, 15:07 PM IST

Congress MLA KR Ramesh elected Karnataka Speaker unopposed after BJP withdraws nomination

Ramesh Kumar is a six-time MLA and has been the Speaker of Karnataka Assembly twice during the HD Deve Gowda and JH Patel governments (1994-99). 

May 25, 2018, 12:52 PM IST

HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JDS government wins trust vote in Karnataka Assembly

The HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JDS alliance government won the crucial trust vote on Friday.

May 25, 2018, 12:18 PM IST

Before trust vote, G Parameshwara says yet to finalise if HD Kumaraswamy will be Karnataka CM for full 5-year term

While Parameshwara has said that the modalities are yet to be finalised, Kumaraswamy had said even before the swearing-in ceremony that his party was not looking to work out any power-sharing formula

May 25, 2018, 07:35 AM IST

It is so fragile! Karnataka politics shifts mode from 'Game of Thrones' to 'House of Cards'

Just a few days earlier, Rahul Gandhi had said the S in Janata Dal-S stood for "Sangh Parivar". Therefore, make no mistake: What we have here is a marriage of convenience.

May 24, 2018, 17:13 PM IST

BJP to boycott oath ceremony in Karnataka, stages street protests

Even as a long list of leaders from regional parties get ready to descend for HD Kumaraswamy's oath-taking ceremony as Karnataka CM, BJP on Wednesday termed it as an 'anti-mandate day' and carried out protest rallied in several parts of the city.

May 23, 2018, 11:28 AM IST

There ought to be a 'give and take' equation: Congress on alliance with JDS in Karnataka

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said there needs to be a give and take equation between the alliance partners.

May 20, 2018, 13:17 PM IST

After Karnataka, Telangana one of the focus states for BJP

Amit Shah is likely to visit Telangana next month to assess the political situation and plan for the elections.

May 20, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

Karnataka government formation: 20 JDS, 13 Congress MLAs likely to be ministers, G Parameshwara may be Deputy CM, say sources

The swearing-in ceremony was likely to take place on Monday earlier but was deferred to May 23 as May 21 is the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

May 20, 2018, 10:15 AM IST

Hall of short fame: Yeddyurappa not alone to serve as CM for just a few days

In 2007 also, Yeddyurappa had served as the state's CM for eight days -- September 12-19.

May 20, 2018, 08:20 AM IST

New lease of life to 'Third Front' as Congress and JDS defeat BJP in battle for Karnataka

The outcome in Karnataka has given a glimpse to the regional parties and the Congress on what could happen if a combined opposition takes on the BJP. 

May 20, 2018, 07:25 AM IST

Deja vu for BJP? 13 days for Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1996, 2 days for Yeddyurappa now

Yeddyurappa's emotional speech on Saturday had a glimpse of what Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said in 1996 when he had to resign as the PM in just 13 days.

May 19, 2018, 18:01 PM IST

Yeddyurappa may resign before Karnataka trust vote if he feels he does not have the majority: Sources

Though the Governor directed Yeddyurappa to seek a vote of confidence on the floor of the House within 15 days from the date of assumption of office as the CM, SC ordered the floor test on Saturday, rejecting his plea for a week`s time to prove his majority.

May 19, 2018, 14:14 PM IST

Highlights from Karnataka's politically-charged Saturday: BJP out, Congress-JDS in

The highly-anticipated floor-test in Karnataka assembly never happened with BJP's Yeddyurappa tendering his resignation - paving the way for HD Kumaraswamy to bring in a JDS-Congress combine.

May 19, 2018, 13:38 PM IST

Full text: What SC said while rejecting Congress, JDS plea on removal of KG Bopaiah as Protem Speaker

The bench comprising justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan said in its order, "there shall be no other item in the agenda that shall be taken up during the trust vote." 

May 19, 2018, 13:21 PM IST

Karnataka political crisis: Highlights of why SC rejected Congress-JDS plea for removal of Protem Speaker KG Bopaiah

The Supreme Court on Saturday rejected the Congress-Janata Dal Secular (JDS) plea challenging the appointment of  KG Bopaiah as the Protem Speaker. The SC decided against interfering in the decision of the Governor over the appointment of the Protem Speaker. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa will have to prove his majority during the floor test at 4 pm on Saturday.

May 19, 2018, 09:00 AM IST

Siddaramaiah meets Congress MLAs in Hyderabad before crucial trust vote on Saturday

The MLAs who reached Hyderabad on Friday will have to be brought back to Bengaluru for the floor test that has been ordered by the Supreme Court.

May 18, 2018, 17:23 PM IST

BJP MLA KG Bopaiah is Karnataka Protem Speaker, to oversee trust vote on Saturday

Bopaiah is a senior BJP leader and had won from the Virajpet seat in Karnataka. 

May 18, 2018, 15:48 PM IST

When SC judge AK Sikri cited a WhatsApp joke during Karnataka trust vote hearing

There was intense action taking place in the Supreme Court on Friday with the Congress and the Janata Dal United (JDS) appealing against the formation of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka. Amid the arguments, Supreme Court judge Arjan Kumar Sikri brought up a WhatsApp joke that is doing the rounds. 

May 18, 2018, 15:12 PM IST

Charter flights don't require DGCA approval: Govt responds to Congress-JDS allegations

The Civil Aviation Ministry today said it had sought a detailed report into the charges by JD(S) that it was denied permission by the DGCA to fly its legislators to Kerala, asserting that the flight regulator's permission was not required for chartered flights operating inside India. 

May 18, 2018, 15:01 PM IST