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Rahul sets eyes on state elections

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Congress general secretary, Rahul Gandhi's effort to "play a larger role" in the party's national affairs in the days to come, is likely to begin from Karnataka. Sources said that Mr Gandhi, of late,

Critics set Lokayukta ball rolling

A series of critical statements by Governor H.R Bhardwaj and Opposition leaders in the legislature, seem to have done the trick and spurred the state government to act on the issue of appointing a new

Cong to unleash ‘SMK-Kharge-Siddu’

In a bid to challenge the ruling BJP's formidable ‘LKG’ coalition of Lingayats, Kurubas and Gowdas (Vokkaligas), the Congress is seriously considering forming a team of prominent leaders including ex

Ex-MPs: Congress has forgotten us

After Lingayat leaders, it is now the turn of former Congress MPs to assert themselves and demand their share of attention with Assembly polls hardly 10 months away. Leading the charge for the former

BSY’s berth pangs land BJP in spot


If the ruling BJP is facing a rebellion from disappointed MLAs who were denied cabinet berths and can do absolutely nothing about it, the blame should like squarely on former chief minister B.S. Yeddy

Holding hands, twisting arms


The demand made by former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for a lion’s share of plum portfolios in the new cabinet for his supporters and the party state president’s post for Shobha Karandlaje or Revu

The scowl goes, BSY beams

After making six futile attempts to topple his successor, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has been successful the seventh time. There was no one more happy than the veter

Vokkaliga MLAs to do vanishing act?

A section of Vokkaliga legislators of the BJP are set to play the disappearing game by embarking on foreign tours at a time when the party top brass is seriously considering calling a meeting of the B

KPCC cracks whip on truant MLAs

The opposition Congress was forced to set up a five-member committee to shame and probably expel the four legislators who violated the whip to support the party’s fourth candidate M.R. Sitaram and ind

Battle of nerves for BJP


The Legislative Council elections from the three Graduates' and three Teachers' constituencies on Sunday could well be one of the toughest electoral battles for the ruling BJP in recent times. Because

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