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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Siddaramaiah in fresh row: Scared of people who wear 'long tilaks' on forehead

"I am scared of people who wear kumkum. You have to do the work well and finish it on time. I don't know...I have this fear about people who wear such long tilaks on their forehead," the Congress leader said.

Karnataka: Congress dares BJP to move no-trust motion

“The BJP is disrupting the Assembly proceedings because it has failed in its attempts to poach our MLAs. Let them move a no-confidence motion if they think the government is in a minority,’’ said Siddaramaiah.


When Siddaramaiah met S M Krishna in Kolar

Siddaramaiah and Krishna were in Kolar to celebrate the birth centenary of former Karnataka minister M V Krishnappa. Siddaramaiah posted the picture of two on Twitter having a conversation.

Miffed Kumaraswamy threatens to quit, Congress says ‘full faith’ in him

While Congress and JD(S) leaders have jousted in private ever since the two parties joined hands to form the government in Karnataka last year, they refrained from making direct attacks, in keeping with their “coalition dharma’’.

Ready to step down, says Kumaraswamy; signals fresh strain in Congress-JD(S) ties

"Congress leaders have to watch all that issues. I am not the concerned person for it. If they want to continue with it, I am ready to step down. They are crossing the line," Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy said.

Congress issues notices to 4 Karnataka MLAs who skipped party meeting

The notices were sent to Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was dropped as a minister in the recent Cabinet rejig, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav, and Mahesh Kumatahalli, Congress sources said.


Karnataka: BJP recalls MLAs from Gurgaon resort

The BJP in Karnataka also announced plans for state unit president B S Yeddyurappa and other party leaders to travel to drought-affected districts in the state.

Karnataka: Fearing dissent from MLAs, govt to postpone cabinet expansion

Several Congress MLAs have been threatening dissidence in the government, which has a fragile majority of 116 (80 Congress and 36 JDS) seats in the 224-member state assembly as a pressure tactic to push for their representation in the Cabinet.

Siddaramaiah: Too early to assess JDS-Congress coalition performance in Karnataka

The former chief minister said the government was implementing the common minimum programme set out by the coalition coordination committee and the programmes of the previous government were also continuing.

Demonetisation exposed 'coward nature' of PM Modi: Siddaramaiah

The Congress leader said the note-ban was a decision taken in haste for "political and selfish reasons" than social and economic benefits.

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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.


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.