articles by Aravind Gowda

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Siddaramaiah fails to help Congress in Karnataka, BJP sweeps

The Congress won nine seats in the state with Union ministers Mallikarjun Kharge and M Veerappa Moily retaining their respective seats of Gulbarga and Chikkballapur.

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Karnataka: Low turnout in key seats leaves candidates jittery

BJP had predicted higher voter turnout in urban areas because of its campaigning, particularly on the social media projecting Modi as the PM candidate. But in reality, voter turnout did not match the party’s expectations.

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Elections 2014: No sign of Modi wave in rural Karnataka

The BJP, which suffered a humiliating defeat during the last assembly elections, heavily depended on the ‘Modi wave’ to boost its image.

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Karnataka: In Hindutva’s laboratory, RSS, BJP to face a tough fight

In the mid-1990s, the Sangh Parivar utilized the Datta Peetha row to sow the seeds of communalism far and deep and it has paid rich political dividends to the BJP.

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Dakshina Kannada: In Hindutva bastion, Congress wary of candidate's loose talk

The BJP, the RSS to be more specific, has lost some of its hold here in the last few years.

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Who needs Modi? Congress cripples itself in Karnataka

The Congress in Mandya is a faction-ridden house with followers of former chief minister SM Krishna, Housing Minister MH Ambarish (another film star-turned politician) and veteran leader G Made Gowda locked in a bitter power tussle

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Zero Rahul effect in Karnataka: Lacklustre Gandhi disappoints leaders

Unlike the ‘Modi wave’, which is prevalent in the BJP strongholds, the Rahul Gandhi effect is hardly being felt in Congress citadels, let alone in other parts of the state.

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Nilekani shining: Bangalore South shocker for BJP

Both the BJP and Ananth Kumar have started showing signs of nervousness. Nilekani’s multi-pronged, intense campaign has caught them off-guard.

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How caste equations, Kumaraswamy could block Moily's victory

While Moily is seeking re-election on a Congress ticket, JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy will be trying his luck for the first time from Chikkaballapura.

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LS polls: Can Deve Gowda woo minorities in Karnataka?

Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, a staunch follower of astrology, was apparently cursed for seven and a half years after his son HD Kumaraswamy joined hands with the BJP in 2006-07, to form a coalition government in Karnataka.