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Shikaripura ULB election: Setback to BS Yeddyurappa as Congress bags 12 of 23 wards in his home turf; BJP wins eight
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Shikaripura ULB election: Setback to BS Yeddyurappa as Congress bags 12 of 23 wards in his home turf; BJP wins eight

The BJP's performance has not been that good in other urban local bodies (ULB)s of Shivamogga district, considered as its bastion. In Shiralakoppa town panchayat, the Congress has won in 7 out of 17 wards that went to polls, while the BJP managed 2, the JD(S) 3 and Independents 5.

BS Yeddyurappa 'won't destabilise' Congress-JD(S) govt for now on BJP top brass' insistence; blames Siddaramaiah 'drama' in state
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BS Yeddyurappa 'won't destabilise' Congress-JD(S) govt for now on BJP top brass' insistence; blames Siddaramaiah 'drama' in state

Allaying fears that the BJP was trying to weaken the JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka, the saffron party's state president BS Yeddyurappa Friday said central leaders have asked the state unit not to indulge in any activity to "destabilise" the HD Kumaraswamy ministry.

BS Yeddyurappa rules out forming Karnataka govt with JD(S), favours fresh Assembly polls if coalition with Congress collapses
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BS Yeddyurappa rules out forming Karnataka govt with JD(S), favours fresh Assembly polls if coalition with Congress collapses

Amid speculation that the JDS-Congress coalition may collapse following its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa said his party favoured fresh Assembly elections in such an event.

Karnataka's Gowda clan faces threat of marginalisation with poll rout, strains in alliance: Will JD(S) dump Congress in a repeat of 2006?
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Karnataka's Gowda clan faces threat of marginalisation with poll rout, strains in alliance: Will JD(S) dump Congress in a repeat of 2006?

Gowda has now reasons to be upset. In the Lok Sabha election, Gowda and his grandson (the son of Kumaraswamy) Nikhil have lost the Tumakuru and Mandya seats respectively.

Tejasvi Surya’s win, Kanhaiya Kumar’s defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls reflect the changing narrative of ‘New India’
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Tejasvi Surya’s win, Kanhaiya Kumar’s defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls reflect the changing narrative of ‘New India’

Tejasvi Surya projected himself as flag-bearer of ‘New India’ that is confident, assertive and which believes that issues like poverty, economic inequality and social divide will not be resolved by rhetoric but by strengthening the concept of nation-state and market economy.

HD Deve Gowda and sons held Congress-JD(S) coalition govt to ransom in 2004, reveals ex- Karnataka cop's book
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HD Deve Gowda and sons held Congress-JD(S) coalition govt to ransom in 2004, reveals ex- Karnataka cop's book

Former Karnataka intelligence chief DV Guruprasad's book, Corridors of Intelligence — Revealing Politics, tells you how the Deve Gowda clan hassled the previous Congress-JD(S) coalition government of Dharam Singh (in 2004) with demands, including transfer of officials before forming a new govt in the state with the support of BJP

Lok Sabha Election 2019: As 14 Karnataka seats go to polls, BJP appears to have nullified Congress-JD(S) advantage
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: As 14 Karnataka seats go to polls, BJP appears to have nullified Congress-JD(S) advantage

The third phase of polling on Tuesday sees 14 Lok Sabha seats from the northern part of Karnataka decide whether the Congress-JD(S) alliance will deliver a mighty blow to the BJP or whether the 'Narendra Modi wave' will help the BJP retain its stranglehold on the Lingayat belt

Congress demands Lokpal probe into BS Yeddyurappa's 'diary' on alleged Rs 1,800 crore payments to BJP leaders
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Congress demands Lokpal probe into BS Yeddyurappa's 'diary' on alleged Rs 1,800 crore payments to BJP leaders

Addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked the Income Tax department to act on the "Yeddyurappa diary" which has been in its custody since 2012, soon after the BJP leader relinquished the charge of the chief minister of Karnataka.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Karnataka edition: Yeddyurappa of BJP says his party will sweep polls with 300-plus seats
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Karnataka edition: Yeddyurappa of BJP says his party will sweep polls with 300-plus seats

As part of our coverage of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, we asked prominent media personalities in south India to interview leaders from their respective states

Lok Sabha Election 2019, Karnataka profile: Congress-JDS, BJP set for epic clash; Belgaum, Bangalore North, Shimoga key seats
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Lok Sabha Election 2019, Karnataka profile: Congress-JDS, BJP set for epic clash; Belgaum, Bangalore North, Shimoga key seats

With 28 seats, Karnataka has the second highest number of Lok Sabha seats in the south after Tamil Nadu.

'Self-made' Tejasvi Surya key to BJP's 'New India' narrative; Bangalore South candidate ticks all the right boxes
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'Self-made' Tejasvi Surya key to BJP's 'New India' narrative; Bangalore South candidate ticks all the right boxes

Though part of a political family, BJP's Bangalore South candidate TejasviSurya has neither popped up on the political scene suddenly nor has he been parachuted from some political plane

Who is Tejasvi Surya? Youngest BJP candidate, supported by RSS, raises high nationalism pitch on social media
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Who is Tejasvi Surya? Youngest BJP candidate, supported by RSS, raises high nationalism pitch on social media

Tejasvi also becomes crucial to BJP's Karnataka plans given a sizable population of Brahmins and upper caste Hindus. But that aside, Bengaluru South has also been the base for RSS operations in the city for over two decades.

Lok Sabha election: BJP fields Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South constituency, 28-yr-old was mentored by Ananth Kumar
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Lok Sabha election: BJP fields Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South constituency, 28-yr-old was mentored by Ananth Kumar

Amid much speculation over the BJP's candidate for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat, the saffron party declared 28-year-old lawyer Tejasvi Surya for the constituency late on Monday night.

Congress might win election in Pakistan as it is banking on lies and neighbouring country, says Ram Madhav in Assam
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Congress might win election in Pakistan as it is banking on lies and neighbouring country, says Ram Madhav in Assam

Ram Madhav said the Congress might win an election in Pakistan if it contests from there as the opposition party is "banking on lies" and the neighbouring country. Addressing a press conference, Madhav also claimed that the statements of the Congress leaders are retweeted more by the people of Pakistan than their counterparts in India.

Karnataka BJP to lodge complaint against Randeep Surjewala for ‘baseless’ bribe allegations against BS Yeddyurappa
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Karnataka BJP to lodge complaint against Randeep Surjewala for ‘baseless’ bribe allegations against BS Yeddyurappa

The Karnataka BJP will lodge a police complaint against Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala for his 'baseless allegations' attributed to a diary allegedly belonging to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa

'Caravan' of falsehood was ready for a Rahul bailout, says Arun Jaitley on ‘Yeddyurappa diaries’
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'Caravan' of falsehood was ready for a Rahul bailout, says Arun Jaitley on ‘Yeddyurappa diaries’

Arun Jaitley rubbished the Congress allegations that BS Yeddyurappa had paid Rs 1,800 crore to some top BJP leaders, saying the documents appeared to be 'self-serving forgery'.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Smriti Irani's pursuit of Amethi, Mumbai ragpickers' woes, Kesari box office collection; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Smriti Irani's pursuit of Amethi, Mumbai ragpickers' woes, Kesari box office collection; today's must-read stories

The difference between Irani's candidacy in 2014 and 2019 is noteworthy – this time around, the BJP and its sympathisers believe that she may win

BS Yeddyurappa calls Congress' bribe charge 'nonsense', Ravi Shankar Prasad says party is spinning 'web of lies'
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BS Yeddyurappa calls Congress' bribe charge 'nonsense', Ravi Shankar Prasad says party is spinning 'web of lies'

Yeddyurappa took to Twitter and called the Congress' accusations "absolute nonsense, disgusting and desperate." In his tweet, he further urged the Congress to either prove their claim or face a case of defamation.

Hamstrung by BS Yeddyurappa's obsession with toppling govt, Karnataka BJP faces uphill battle in LS polls
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Hamstrung by BS Yeddyurappa's obsession with toppling govt, Karnataka BJP faces uphill battle in LS polls

Ever since suffering the humiliation of being a ‘three-day chief minister’ after the May 2018 Assembly elections threw up a hung verdict, BS Yeddyurappa has been trying desperately to engineer defections from the Congress to regain power

Congress hits out at Narendra Modi after Mera Booth Sabse Majboot rally, says PM 'desperate only for re-election'
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Congress hits out at Narendra Modi after Mera Booth Sabse Majboot rally, says PM 'desperate only for re-election'

The party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala in a tweet alleged that the Narendra Modi was "hell-bent on creating a video-conference record" when the entire country was praying for the return of its braveheart pilot.