Jayanagar Assembly election results: Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy defeated BJP’s B N Prahlad.
The Congress, which has got 22 of the 34 cabinet berths, has attempted to balance caste equations keeping in mind its support base in the backward castes, Dalits and minorities.
The political drama has stoked important questions about parties, alliances, and the role of governor
Karnataka Cabinet formation: The Congress has picked ministers keeping in mind caste equations and regional considerations. The JDS, meanwhile, has chosen ministers on the basis of seniority.
Karnataka North Congress Working President S R Patil has tendered his resignation over the party’s “unsatisfactory performance” in the recent assembly elections in North Karnataka.
The alliance partners also announced a plan to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as a Congress-JDS coalition, with decisions on seat-sharing and other issues to be taken at poll time.
Kumaraswamy said a decision has been arrived at with the consensus of everyone after several rounds of deliberations.
The 69-year-old Congress MLA Siddu Bhimappa Nyamgouda had won the Jamkhandi seat in the recently concluded Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018.
A hung House and a series of dramatic events have seen the JD(S) take over the reins of the government in Karnataka in alliance with the Congress. JOHNSON T A looks at how the Gowdas, till recently on the precipice of irrelevance, now see a chance to resurrect the party
In Gorakhpur and Phulpur, BSP had openly announced support to SP candidates and BSP leaders had appealed for votes. But in the Kairana bypoll, BSP has not issued any appeal yet.
Karnataka: The proposals for a separate flag and minority tag for Lingayats were made by the Congress government under Siddaramaiah just weeks before the Karnataka assembly election was announced.
New government in Karnataka must address skewed development while ensuring social faultlines are not stoked.
Opposition alliance, or the lack of it, is potent fuel for television, and why attempts to end the Cold War have gone cold
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy Floor Test LIVE UPDATES: The JDS-Congress combine has 118 MLAs (JDS 37, Congress 78 and three others) in the 222-member House, while the BJP has 104 seats following the Karnataka assembly elections.
The two parties exercised great caution during Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony. All the MLAs were brought to Vidhana Soudha in busses and taken back to the hotel and resort after the event despite the BJP having boycotted the event.