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Narendra Modi condoles demise of Lingayat leader Shivakumara Swamiji, says seer lived for 'poor and vulnerable'
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Narendra Modi condoles demise of Lingayat leader Shivakumara Swamiji, says seer lived for 'poor and vulnerable'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the demise of a prominent Lingayat seer, saying he lived for the people, especially the poor. The seer of Tumakuru-based Siddaganga Math, 111-year-old Shivakumara Swamiji, who was known as the 'Walking God', died on Monday after a prolonged illness.

DK Shivakumar seeks forgiveness for Congress' 'interference' in Lingayat issue, says party committed a crime
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DK Shivakumar seeks forgiveness for Congress' 'interference' in Lingayat issue, says party committed a crime

Karnataka water resources minister DK Shivakumar on Thursday admitted that the Congress had made a mistake by getting involved in the Lingayat issue that had cropped up a few months before the state's Assembly elections in March.

Congress-JD(S) regime in Karnataka may be characterised by spats over portfolio allocation, focus on populism
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Congress-JD(S) regime in Karnataka may be characterised by spats over portfolio allocation, focus on populism

It is bound to be a prickly government in Karnataka, given all the rhetoric the Congress and JD(S) directed at each other during the campaign.

Karnataka Assembly elections show voters smart enough to see through Congress' divisive politics
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Karnataka Assembly elections show voters smart enough to see through Congress' divisive politics

The campaign for the Karnataka elections and the period just preceding it gives us valuable insight on the reasons why BJP is doing well with the masses.

Karnataka polls: BS Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah's battle for CM's post highlights divisions in BJP and Congress
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Karnataka polls: BS Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah's battle for CM's post highlights divisions in BJP and Congress

Rahul cannot afford to ignore the large support base that Siddaramaiah enjoys within the Karnataka Congress and it will be difficult for New Delhi to anoint a leader of its choice in Bengaluru without Siddaramaiah nodding in agreement.

Karnataka exit polls suggest no major anti-incumbency against Siddaramaiah, JD(S) to play key role
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Karnataka exit polls suggest no major anti-incumbency against Siddaramaiah, JD(S) to play key role

Exit polls in Karnataka reveal that there is no major anti-incumbency against the Siddaramaiah government and the JD(S) will play a significant role.

Karnataka polls: Amid mud-slinging, BJP and Congress missed opportunity to discuss drought, corruption
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Karnataka polls: Amid mud-slinging, BJP and Congress missed opportunity to discuss drought, corruption

During Karnataka polls, there was mud-slinging and allegations, caste equations and mutt visits, histories and histrionics. Thus was lost the opportunity to debate and discuss, once in five years, the issues that matter.

BJP, Congress commanders clash in battleground Karnataka: Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi trade barbs
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BJP, Congress commanders clash in battleground Karnataka: Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi trade barbs

Modi, who addressed rallies at Vijayapura, Koppal and Bengaluru, accused the Congress of pursuing the policy of "divide and rule".

Narendra Modi takes swipe at Sonia Gandhi, claims Congress leaders saying her Karnataka visit will 'save security deposits'
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Narendra Modi takes swipe at Sonia Gandhi, claims Congress leaders saying her Karnataka visit will 'save security deposits'

Narendra Modi took a dig at the Congress, claiming that its leaders were now saying that if former party chief Sonia Gandhi canvasses in the state, it can at least save the security deposits of Congress candidates

Siddaramaiah, GT Deve Gowda face tough battle in Karnataka's Chamundeshwari, ego tussle raises stakes
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Siddaramaiah, GT Deve Gowda face tough battle in Karnataka's Chamundeshwari, ego tussle raises stakes

Siddaramaiah and GT Deve Gowda are engaged in a tough contest in Chamundeshwari. Lingayat and Dalit voters will play a key role in deciding the outcome.

BJP micro-manages Karnataka campaign to target specific caste groups, counter Siddaramaiah's AHINDA support
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BJP micro-manages Karnataka campaign to target specific caste groups, counter Siddaramaiah's AHINDA support

The BJP is micro-managing its campaign in Karnataka to target caste and community groups and outmanoeuvre the Congress.

Karnataka polls: Narendra Modi raises decibels just as Congress-BJP shouting match was losing meaning for voters
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Karnataka polls: Narendra Modi raises decibels just as Congress-BJP shouting match was losing meaning for voters

BJP leaders are hoping that Narendra Modi can steal Siddaramaiah's thunder in the ten days before polling begins on 12 May and turn the tables on Congress.

Karnataka Election 2018: BS Yeddyurappa says 'Modi wave' sweeping state, rules out post-poll alliance with JD(S) 'as of now'
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Karnataka Election 2018: BS Yeddyurappa says 'Modi wave' sweeping state, rules out post-poll alliance with JD(S) 'as of now'

Riding a 'Modi wave', the BJP will form the next government in Karnataka with an absolute majority, its chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa said on Monday, and ruled out a post-poll alliance with the JD(S) "as of now".

Karnataka polls: Lingayats won't vote for BJP due to the treatment meted out to Yeddyurappa, says minister MB Patil
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Karnataka polls: Lingayats won't vote for BJP due to the treatment meted out to Yeddyurappa, says minister MB Patil

Ahead of the crucial Assembly elections in Karnataka, opinion polls suggest that all the three major parties in the fray will fall short of the majority.

'People left out can bring down system': Karnataka agriculture minister says inclusive growth is the way forward
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'People left out can bring down system': Karnataka agriculture minister says inclusive growth is the way forward

Ahead of the Karnataka elections, state agriculture minister and Byatarayanapura MLA Krishna Byre Gowda says Congress' scandal-free and stable governance will retain voters' trust

Karnataka polls 2018: Who is BJP to hand out religious tags, asks Prakash Raj, blasts party’s 'divisive politics'
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Karnataka polls 2018: Who is BJP to hand out religious tags, asks Prakash Raj, blasts party’s 'divisive politics'

As Karnataka prepares to elect its next government on 12 May, actor and activist Prakash Raj said governance would thrive over 'communal politics' that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) braces as its agenda.

From London, Narendra Modi to pursue Lingayat votes back home: Decoding PM's UK visit ahead of Karnataka polls
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From London, Narendra Modi to pursue Lingayat votes back home: Decoding PM's UK visit ahead of Karnataka polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be paying tribute to 12th Century Lingayat philosopher and social reformer Basaveshwara at his statue on the banks of the river Thames during his visit to the United Kingdom this week.

BS Yeddyurappa, KS Eshwarappa named in BJP's first list of 72 candidates for Karnataka polls: Look at top 5 leaders
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BS Yeddyurappa, KS Eshwarappa named in BJP's first list of 72 candidates for Karnataka polls: Look at top 5 leaders

BJP released its first list of 72 candidates for the Karnataka polls, which includes prominent names such as BS Yeddyurappa, KS Eshwarappa, B Sriramulu.

Karnataka polls: JD(S) seeks to draw first blood, ropes in 20 Congress workers from Siddaramaiah's Chamundeshwari constituency
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Karnataka polls: JD(S) seeks to draw first blood, ropes in 20 Congress workers from Siddaramaiah's Chamundeshwari constituency

A week after Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah announced he will contest from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru, the Janata Dal (Secular) which holds the seat, is trying to dent his chances of victory by roping in Congress party workers.

Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari: Karnataka CM may face tough contest in seat where he began his career
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Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari: Karnataka CM may face tough contest in seat where he began his career

Siddaramaiah last week announced that he will contest the upcoming Assembly Election from the Chamundeshwari constituency. His decision marks a homecoming.