Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018

The Karnataka Assembly Elections will be held on May 12, beginning the countdown to the crucial battle that will decide whether BJP's juggernaut will breach one of the last major Congress fortresses. While the Congress has nominated incumbent CM Siddaramaiah as its CM candidate, the BJP has picked former CM B S Yeddyurappa. Counting of votes will be held on May 15.

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 News

On Tipu trail — Mysore: The Tiger is not the darling in city that is split down the middle

There are some who applaud Tipu Sultan’s sacrifice for the nation, there are others who hold the act of seizing the Wodeyar throne by his father against him. Then there are those who accuse him of torturing Hindus.

Karnataka verdict: JD(S) — Back with a Bangalore

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


Congress' Sowmya Reddy wrests Jayanagar seat from BJP, takes tally in Assembly to 79

Jayanagar Assembly election results: Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy defeated BJP's B N Prahlad.

The Battle for Karnataka

Is more than a battle for the state, for both Congress and BJP. The Sunday Express on what is at stake, why this is such an evenly matched contest, and why both parties have eye on 2019.

Karnataka Cabinet expands, 10 Vokkaligas among 27 ministers

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.

Karnataka leftovers

The political drama has stoked important questions about parties, alliances, and the role of governor


Karnataka Cabinet expansion: Congress, JD(S) and lone BSP minister take oath

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.

Citing 'unsatisfactory performance' in Karnataka elections, S R Patil resigns as KPCC working president

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.

Karnataka govt formation: JDS, Congress share portfolios; to contest 2019 polls together

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.

Details on cabinet expansion, portfolios likely to be made public tomorrow: H D Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy said a decision has been arrived at with the consensus of everyone after several rounds of deliberations.

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BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM, Congress protests outside Raj Bhawan

B S Yeddyurappa, who was elected the BJP’s legislative leader earlier on Wednesday, took oath at 9 am Thursday as Karnataka CM at Raj Bhawan in Bangalore.

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: 70% votes polled amid EVM complaints

Karnataka Assembly election 2018: As many as 4.97 crore voters are registered to cast their ballots in the polls today. They will choose from as many as 2,600 candidates. Polling will be held in 222 constituencies of the 224-member Assembly.


Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 Videos

From a second SC hearing to Yeddyurappa's resignation, what a day Karnataka has had

From a second Supreme Court hearing on Karnataka’s fate to BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa’s resignation in Vidhan Soudha, the southern state witnessed a high voltage political drama on Saturday. As HD Kumaraswamy is likely to be sworn in as the new Chief Minister, here is a wrap of Saturday’s crucial developments.

Decision 2018: How Congress is strategising a win in Karnataka

Decoding the Congress party's strategy for the 2018 Karnataka election