Karnataka Assembly Polls 2018

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Karnataka govt formation updates: Congress' G Parameshwara to take oath as deputy CM tomorrow
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Karnataka govt formation updates: Congress' G Parameshwara to take oath as deputy CM tomorrow

Ahead of his swearing-in as CM, Kumaraswamy on Monday met Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to finalise the modalities of government formation

Ahead of Karnataka floor test, Congress alleges BS Yeddyurappa tried to bribe MLA BC Patil, releases audio clip
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Ahead of Karnataka floor test, Congress alleges BS Yeddyurappa tried to bribe MLA BC Patil, releases audio clip

Politics over control of Karnataka got murkier, with the Congress releasing an audio tape where BS Yeddyurappa is purportedly heard trying to lure an MLA.

Karnataka floor test: P Chidambaram hails Supreme Court order, says he is sure Congress-JD(S) will defeat BS Yeddyurappa
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Karnataka floor test: P Chidambaram hails Supreme Court order, says he is sure Congress-JD(S) will defeat BS Yeddyurappa

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday condemned the BJP for trying to derail the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly and expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for ordering a floor test.

Karnataka Assembly floor test: Speaker's role crucial, but battle only prelude to summer's political potboiler
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Karnataka Assembly floor test: Speaker's role crucial, but battle only prelude to summer's political potboiler

The Supreme Court has ordered that the Karnataka Assembly vote on a confidence motion on the BJP government on Saturday.

Karnataka crisis: Sorry state of affairs, but Congress talking of ethics is like the devil quoting scripture
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Karnataka crisis: Sorry state of affairs, but Congress talking of ethics is like the devil quoting scripture

It would have been utterly stupid if the BJP let go of this opportunity to form the government in Karnataka even if it entailed imminent defeat of the Yeddyurappa government on the floor of the House.

Karnataka results show Opposition must unite to fight Narendra Modi in 2019 or risk being obliterated
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Karnataka results show Opposition must unite to fight Narendra Modi in 2019 or risk being obliterated

Several months later, with the benefit of hindsight, Opposition parties in India will be thanking their stars that the nataka in Karnataka happened much before the general elections. They should be happy because the unfolding drama has alerted them to the script that could unfold after elections to Parliament and given them time to come up with their own game plan.

BS Yeddyurappa faces floor test in Karnataka Assembly : What is a floor test and how is it conducted?
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BS Yeddyurappa faces floor test in Karnataka Assembly : What is a floor test and how is it conducted?

The Supreme Court fixed 19 May for Yeddyurappa to face the floor test and said that the vote should not be taken through the secret ballot method.

Karnataka Election Results 2018: Congress' RV Deshpande recommended to be pro tem Speaker, says report
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Karnataka Election Results 2018: Congress' RV Deshpande recommended to be pro tem Speaker, says report

The one person whose role will be crucial in BJP's floor test in Karnataka is the pro tem Speaker, a post likely to be held by Congress MLA Raghunath Vishvanath Deshpande.

Karnataka poll results: HD Kumaraswamy says BJP offered JD(S) MLAs Rs 100 crore, Cabinet seats in exchange for support
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Karnataka poll results: HD Kumaraswamy says BJP offered JD(S) MLAs Rs 100 crore, Cabinet seats in exchange for support

Janata Dal(Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday accused the BJP of offering Rs 100 crore and Cabinet posts to its newly-elected legislators in a "desperate" attempt to form a government in Karnataka.

BJP 'stakes claim' to form govt in Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa requests governor to let him take oath as CM
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BJP 'stakes claim' to form govt in Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa requests governor to let him take oath as CM

The BJP's chief ministerial face, BS Yeddyurappa, staked claim to form the new government in Karnataka.

Karnataka polls: Amit Shah says Congress taking support of 'anti-national' SDPI over fear of defeat
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Karnataka polls: Amit Shah says Congress taking support of 'anti-national' SDPI over fear of defeat

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday alleged that fearing defeat, the Congress has colluded with "anti-national" SDPI and PFI in the Karnatkaa Assembly polls.

Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 updates: BJP, Congress talk corruption but 391 candidates face criminal charges
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Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 updates: BJP, Congress talk corruption but 391 candidates face criminal charges

With just six more days left for Karnataka to go to polling, campaigning in the state has gathered steam as the Congress, the BJP, and the JD(S) are pulling out all stops to woo the voters.

BJP unveils Karnataka manifesto: Farm loan waivers up to Rs 1 lakh, reintroduction of cow slaughter bill promised
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BJP unveils Karnataka manifesto: Farm loan waivers up to Rs 1 lakh, reintroduction of cow slaughter bill promised

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Election on Friday, along with the party's chief ministerial BS Yeddyurappa, Union minister Prakash Javadekar and other leaders.

Karnataka polls: Govt 'committed' to women's empowerment, Narendra Modi tells BJP Mahila Morcha
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Karnataka polls: Govt 'committed' to women's empowerment, Narendra Modi tells BJP Mahila Morcha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his government's "complete and comprehensive" commitment to women empowerment while asking workers to focus on winning the polling booth in the upcoming Assembly election in the southern state.

In poll-bound Karnataka, I-T dept conducts raids against contractors linked to public works jobs
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In poll-bound Karnataka, I-T dept conducts raids against contractors linked to public works jobs

The Income-Tax Department on Tuesday conducted searches on a number of contractors in poll-bound Karnataka in connection with a tax evasion probe.

Karnataka poll dates announced by EC: Answer to who will win state Assembly polls may lie in its electoral history
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Karnataka poll dates announced by EC: Answer to who will win state Assembly polls may lie in its electoral history

BJP was leading in 132 assembly segments of Karnataka, comfortable majority out of 224 seats.

Lingayat issue: Santosh Hegde slams Karnataka govt, says it has no business in recognising any community as religion
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Lingayat issue: Santosh Hegde slams Karnataka govt, says it has no business in recognising any community as religion

Santosh Hegde slammed the Siddaramaiah government's decision to recommend the Centre of granting religious minority tag to Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community, saying the government has no business to recognise any community as a religion

UP, Bihar by-elections and beyond: Trends from recent, previous polls don’t portend good news for BJP in 2019
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UP, Bihar by-elections and beyond: Trends from recent, previous polls don’t portend good news for BJP in 2019

The results of all polls that have taken place after the 2014 Lok Sabha election indicate that whenever the Narendra Modi-led BJP decides to hold the parliamentary elections, it's going to lose seats

BS Yeddyurappa is Narendra Modi's gateway to Karnataka to 2019: A fall guy if things go south during Assembly polls
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BS Yeddyurappa is Narendra Modi's gateway to Karnataka to 2019: A fall guy if things go south during Assembly polls

In BS Yeddyurappa, BJP has not only found a chief ministerial candidate who would clear the road for Narendra Modi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, but also a fall guy if things go south