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Sonia in K’taka, tries to win Lingayat goodwill

An expression of hope for the revival of the Congress’ prospects laced with plainspeak that senior leaders should put aside individual ambition and differences in the interest of the party marked Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s address to the state unit on Saturday, a day on which she also reached out to the Lingayat community through influential pontiffs.

...But Shobha plays blame game

The state intends to buy power from private players like the Jindals who produce it to tide over the current power crisis, according to energy minister, Shobha Karandlaje. Speaking to the Deccan Chr

‘I’m no longer an outsider in Congress’

Of late, Opposition leader in the state Assembly, Siddaramaiah has become a favourite punching bag for his critics in the Congress and those in his erstwhile party, the JD(S). The Kuruba community str

4 more officials in firing line

Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda is intent on continuing the ‘purge’ of pro-BSY elements from his office. After shunting out his political advisor B.J. Puttaswamy and media advisor R.P. Jagadish, the CM

BSY snubs CM, won’t campaign for bypoll

It is almost certain that beleaguered former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa would skip campaigning in Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency ahead of the bypoll scheduled for March 18 despite claims by chief minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and state unit chief K.S. Eshwarappa that the leader would tour the constituency to drum up support for party candidate Sunil Kumar.

BSY headache in store for Gowda government

Evidently troubled by the dwindling number of camp-followers ahead of the crucial core committee meeting on Saturday, beleaguered former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa plans to give a torrid time to his successor D.V. Sadananda Gowda by posing many a hurdle in the day-to-day administration.

BSY camp plans to oust K’taka chief

The knives are out in the ruling BJP for party state president K.S. Eshwarappa with supporters of former chief minister B.S.

Yeddy fights to the bitter end

Beleaguered Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa and his supporters have drawn-up short-term and long term strategies to counter Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde’s report on illegal mining and senior central leaders of the BJP who have sought the leader’s resignation.

Tough for JD(u) to revive itself in Karnataka

The Janata Dal (United), which is hoping to rope in former deputy chief minister Siddaramaiah to resurrect itself in Karnataka, may not find the going so easy even if it succeeds in this not so easy t

Gadkari backs Yeddy, okays Cabinet move


Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yedyyurappa on Tuesday got a boost with the BJP national president, Mr Nitin Gadkari, backing him and also giving him the green signal to carry out the Cabinet expansion soon after scheduled zila panchayat and taluk panchayat polls.

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