K. Siddaramaiah is the present Chief Minister of Karanataka and is a leader of the Indian National Congress party. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister in 2013. He has an educational background in law and was a junior under a lawyer in Mysore for a while before joining politics. He started his political career in 1978. Initially he was part of the Janata Dal party before joining the Congress.

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Karnataka coalition crisis: Cabinet expansion to fill vacant posts, says Siddaramaiah

The former chief minister, who is also the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, said miffed party MLA Ramalinga Reddy would get an opportunity to serve as a minister during the next reshuffle. Reddy had had hit out at the Congress leadership for neglecting senior leaders of the party.

JD(S) Karnataka chief H Vishwanath resigns over party's defeat in Lok Sabha polls

JD(S) Karnataka chief H. Vishwanath was reportedly unhappy in not being consulted on finalising the candidate list for the ULB polls. JD(S) had won only 174 out of the 1,221 seats in the recent urban local body polls and was reduced to winning one seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


'Hindi imposition' in Draft Education Policy brutal assault on states: Siddaramaiah

"Did we ask for Hindi? If it is done without our consent it will be forceful. It will be unilateral decision. We will also protest," Siddaramaiah said, reacting to the draft education policy.

Bangalore news May 24 Highlights: Karnataka government will not collapse, says DCM G. Parameshwara; citizens want PC Mohan as union railway minister

Bangalore news May 24 Highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog

Karnataka: Siddaramaiah says JD(S)-Cong govt strong, rubbishes Yeddyurappa's claims that it will fall

"Yeddyurappa has been saying for the past one year the government will fall. He will continue to say the same for the next four years. I am confident the government is strong," Siddaramaiah said.

Karnataka Bangalore Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP sweeps Karnataka with huge margins; winning 25 of 28 seats

Karnataka Bangalore Lok Sabha Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP has won with huge margins across the state, with Union Minister Ananthkumar Hegde winning with a margin of more than four lakh votes. Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South has won with a margin of more than three lakh votes. This is the real nature of the victory of the BJP. Huge and it has swept away all opponents.


Karnataka big fight: BJP sweeps state, Congress-JD(S) fails to hold fort

BJP has secured 25 out of 28 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections while coalition partners Congress and JD(S) struggled by winning only one seat each.  Sumalatha Ambareesh, the lone independent candidate, who won from Mandya, is also backed by the BJP.

Ktk CM Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah locked in Twitter debate over Kharge

Kumaraswamy's statement about Kharge had come at a time when there was growing clamour within the Congress for Siddaramaiah to become the Chief Minister once again, resulting in a public spat between the grand old party and JDS.

Still stand by my word not to contest next assembly polls: Siddaramaiah

"I have made it very very clear that the chief minister's post is not vacant now (hence no question about me becoming CM). What our people are saying is, after next election I should become chief minister once again," Siddaramaiah said.

Bangalore News May 13 Highlights: Rains make a comeback in several areas; evening peak hour traffic kicks in early

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Karnataka Election Results 2018: Congress offers support to JD(S) to form government

Even though most exit polls predicted a hung assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to form the government in Karnataka with a simple majority, handing out a severe drubbing to the ruling Congress and relegating the Janata Dal (Secular) to the third spot.

Karnataka elections 2018: High-voltage poll campaigning ends, voting on May 12

The high-pitched election campaign for the Karnataka Assembly polls concluded at 5 pm on May 10 as political parties held multiple rallies in their last attempt to woo voters.


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Karnataka election result: How Kumaraswamy's JD(S) managed to consolidate votes from Congress and BJP

How JD(S) consolidated votes from BJP and Congress to emerge the dark horse in the Karnataka assembly election.

How the Karnataka election result played out: From BJP in the lead to a fractured verdict to uncertainty

The Karnataka Assembly election started off with a good lead for the BJP. As time progressed, it continued to stay with the BJP. But towards the evening, what was being called a strong lead flat-lined and left the party just short of simple majority which would allow it to form the government in Karnataka. Then, […]


Decision 2018: 5 things the Congress missed during its Karnataka election campaign

The Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah managed to get more votes than the BJP. But it did not get the number of seats to comfortably form government in Karnataka. While it has announced a post-poll alliance with HD Deve Gowda and his son Kumaraswamy’s Janata Dal (Secular), here’s what it got wrong.

Decision 2018: Unpacking the BJP's game plan for winning the Karnataka election

If the BJP forms the government in Karnataka, this will be its 21st state. But what does it take to get there? How is it being planned? Liz Mathew unpacks the strategy.  

Decision 2018: Why Congress' Siddaramaiah is pulling no punches in the battle for Karnataka

This Karnataka election could be a sign of things to come for both the national parties. What is at stake for the Congress? Ravish Tiwari reports.  

Historically with Congress, how Karnataka switched to BJP in 2014. Who will win in 2018?

Ravish Tiwari explains how Karnataka is likely to vote in the 2018 assembly elections.


Man throws paper bag at Karnataka CM protesting caste bias

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (ANI): A man threw a paper bag at Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during a function at Ravindra Kalakshetra, protesting caste bias on Sunday. The man was arrested immediately after the incident. The security officials present at the spot found that the paper bag was filled with chocolates.