Johnson T.A.

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Chamarajanagar, Karnataka: No Rahul effect near Wayanad, Dalit leader gives BJP hope

The Lingayat community has supported the BJP for the last two decades in Karnataka.

Deve Gowda: ‘Neither UPA nor NDA will get clear majority… Mayawati, Mamata, all will have to come together’

There is no problem in the coalition in Karnataka. The coalition is working honestly and sincerely to defeat the BJP and reduce its strength, says Deve Gowda.

For Modi, Mangaluru to see even unpopular BJP candidates through

While the BJP always had support in this communally polarised region, Modi’s muscular brand of politics, especially the air strikes on Balakot, Pakistan, appears to have cemented that support.

We can’t allow any attack on our traditions: PM in Kerala

Addressing a rally in Kozhikode, where NDA candidates from North Kerala were present, PM Modi said, “Certain forces were trying to destroy our cultural traditions in the name of the Supreme Court order. We cannot allow any attack on our traditions and faith.”

Deve Gowda’s battle on a new front: social media

“Agricultural workers are migrating to cities for coolie work. If it was not for the free rice scheme of the previous Congress government, people would have starved,” says Mohan Kumar, 52, a member of the Honavalli panchayat.

Deve Gowda targets Narendra Modi: Not right for any PM to speak like this

HD Deve Gowda said that Modi had not spoken like a person befitting the position of the Prime Minister in two election rallies in Karnataka on Tuesday.

In latest, PM Modi tells new voters: Dedicate votes to Pulwama, Balakot braves

PM Modi said New India will not hesitate to give a befitting reply to Pakistan: “Yeh ghusega bhi aur marega bhi (It will enter and strike).”

Karnataka: Deve Gowda campaigns for grandson, Congress leaders stay away

The poll outcome in Mandya and the adjacent Mysuru constituency is being seen as the real test of the Congress-JDS coalition.

Amit Shah hits road to bring BJP leaders together for young Bengaluru candidate Tejasvi Surya

With trouble brewing over the picking a newbie over Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, the wife of late local MP H N Ananth Kumar, Shah held the emergency roadshow as part of efforts to unite local party units and leaders.

Rahul Gandhi, Deve Gowda appeal to their workers for united poll show

People from as many as 70 Assembly constituencies in south Karnataka were brought to attend the rally by the Congress-JD(S) coalition.

Karnataka: Why, despite Congress-JD(S) alliance, BJP unlikely to lose much ground in Lok Sabha elections

In 2004, the BJP won 18 of the 28 seats; in 2009 it won 19; and in 2014, riding the Modi wave, the BJP won 17.

Shooting down live satellite, India enters strategic Space

While the test places India in a select group of countries with such strategic strength, this capability has never been used by any country against its enemy and the use of space for wars is deeply abhorred by the entire international community.

Dinesh Gundu Rao: ‘We don’t see a Modi wave. I see the wave only on TV, social media’

There is going to be a new government at the Centre after the elections. All this politics of revenge, harassment will go, says Dinesh Gundu Rao.

Bangalore South: BJP fields youth who called polls patriotism test

Tejasvi Surya was picked over the wife of late Union minister H N Ananth Kumar, a six-time MP from the constituency. Surya will have to rely heavily on BJP and RSS local network in a constituency that has been with the BJP since 1996

Lok Sabha Elections: JD(S) returns Bangalore North seat to Congress

The JD(S) was struggling to find a strong candidate, after former Prime Minister and party president H D Deve Gowda, who was tipped to contest against Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda from this seat, opted for the relatively safer Tumkur constituency in South Karnataka.

‘Modi wave of 2014 has increased 15 pc before LS polls’

"The wave in favour of Narendra Modi prevalent during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections has increased by at least 15 per cent before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls."

In Devas case, letter from US: CBI summons for two ‘not traceable’

The loss of the original summons issued through diplomatic channels was brought to the notice of a Delhi court Monday by the CBI while seeking the issuance of fresh summons against the two.

Deve Gowda yet to decide which seat to contest

The Congress has given JDS eight of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka under a seat-sharing arrangement clinched last week. Of the JDS’s eight seats, Tumkur — which was won by the Congress in 2014 — is tipped to be the seat Deve Gowda will choose to contest.

Karnataka top cop set to go to Senegal for Ravi Pujari’s extradition

Pujari has employed a top lawyer in Senegal, for fees in the range of Rs 7 crore, and is likely to contest the extradition procedure, police officers said. Since Senegal does not have capital punishment, the extradition process may require a guarantee that Pujari will not be executed if convicted under Indian laws.

Decision 2019: As Deve Gowda plans debut of grandsons, Congress leaders fight for spotlight

A second source of concern for local leaders of the Congress is the JD(S) plan to field Deve Gowda’s grandson and Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy’s son, film actor Nikhil Kumaraswamy (34), from Mandya.