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  • Shut down Bengaluru for 20 days to curb coronavirus spread: HD Kumaraswamy Jun 23, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    Shut down Bengaluru for 20 days to curb coronavirus spread: HD Kumaraswamy

    Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has said that sealing some areas in Bengaluru would not serve any purpose and that weaker sections of the society should be taken care of immediately amid rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | HD Kumaraswamy proposes ‘COVID cess’ on ultra-rich Indians Apr 27, 2020 07:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | HD Kumaraswamy proposes ‘COVID cess’ on ultra-rich Indians

    The former Karnataka CM also called for citizen-centric measures such as full or partial waivers of EMIs, rents, and school fees.

  • COVID-19 lockdown: Politicians lead the defiance act Apr 17, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown: Politicians lead the defiance act

    After much reluctance, handwringing and public outrage, former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, has come to the conclusion that his son Nikhil’s wedding will be a low-key affair in the presence of close family members on April 17, given the compulsions of COVID-19.

  • Politics | The takeaways from the Karnataka bypoll results Dec 10, 2019 10:43 AM IST

    Politics | The takeaways from the Karnataka bypoll results

    The Congress is now facing a leadership crisis in Karnataka, and bypoll verdict has presented an existential crisis for the JD(S). For the BJP, the message is for the central leadership to rely more on local leaders.

  • Politics | Karnataka bypolls a test for defection politics Nov 27, 2019 10:52 AM IST

    Politics | Karnataka bypolls a test for defection politics

    Of the 15 seats for which by-elections would be held on December 5, the BJP would need to win six seats excluding the prop from JD(S). The dice is indeed loaded in favour of the BJP retaining power in the assembly, also given the desire of legislators not to precipitate mid-term polls in the state.

  • Karnataka bypolls: Not averse to allying with BJP, says JD(S)' HD Kumaraswamy Nov 19, 2019 12:52 PM IST

    Karnataka bypolls: Not averse to allying with BJP, says JD(S)' HD Kumaraswamy

    JD(S) had allied with the BJP in 2006 to form the government. Back then too, Kumaraswamy had become the chief minister

  • Karnataka bypolls: How will SC verdict allowing rebel MLAs to contest elections impact state politics Nov 14, 2019 03:52 PM IST

    Karnataka bypolls: How will SC verdict allowing rebel MLAs to contest elections impact state politics

    In July this year, former Speaker Ramesh Kumar had disqualified 17 rebel MLAs from the Assembly and barred them from contesting polls

  • Politics | Testing times ahead for BJP in Karnataka Nov 14, 2019 10:01 AM IST

    Politics | Testing times ahead for BJP in Karnataka

    The Supreme Court has allowed the 17 disqualified MLAs from the Karnataka assembly to seek re-election. If they win the bypolls, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will have to accommodate them in his Cabinet — and this might not go down well with BJP loyalists.

  • SC verdict on disqualified Karnataka MLAs has no meaning: Kumaraswamy Nov 13, 2019 07:20 PM IST

    SC verdict on disqualified Karnataka MLAs has no meaning: Kumaraswamy

    The court struck down the portion of the order of then Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar by which the legislators were disqualified till the end of the term of the 15th Karnataka Assembly.

  • Ahead of Karnataka bypolls, why is HD Kumaraswamy flirting with BJP? Oct 30, 2019 12:47 PM IST

    Ahead of Karnataka bypolls, why is HD Kumaraswamy flirting with BJP?

    The BJP has kept mum on Kumaraswamy’s overtures. However, it has suggested that it will keep its options open till the December 5 bypolls

  • BS Yediyurappa scraps Tipu Jayanti celebrations: How did the Mysore ruler's anniversary polarise Karnataka politics? Jul 30, 2019 07:21 PM IST

    BS Yediyurappa scraps Tipu Jayanti celebrations: How did the Mysore ruler's anniversary polarise Karnataka politics?

    Tipu Jayanti celebrations have been mired in controversy since 2015, when the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government commissioned the celebrations to commemorate the Mysore ruler’s 266th birth anniversary for the first time.

  • BS Yediyurappa sworn in as Karnataka chief minister for the fourth term Jul 26, 2019 06:40 PM IST

    BS Yediyurappa sworn in as Karnataka chief minister for the fourth term

    Before the swearing-in, Yediyurappa said he would decide on members to be inducted into the ministry after consulting party president Amit Shah.

  • New name for new term? Karnataka chief minister now BS Yediyurappa Jul 26, 2019 03:30 PM IST

    New name for new term? Karnataka chief minister now BS Yediyurappa

    The move came after the Congress-JD(S) government fell in the state when outgoing chief minister HD Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote 99-105 on July 23

  • Tharoor compares Cong-JD(S) coalition collapse in Karnataka with 'cattle auction' Jul 26, 2019 12:44 PM IST

    Tharoor compares Cong-JD(S) coalition collapse in Karnataka with 'cattle auction'

    Tharoor referred to the Bharatiya Janta Party’s win in the floor test with that of a cattle auction because Congress leaders and members of the failed alliance are of the belief that the BS Yeddyurappa-led Karnataka wing of the party “bought off” rival legislators.

  • Congress' diminishing footprint: After Karnataka and Goa, should Madhya Pradesh be worried? Jul 25, 2019 01:01 PM IST

    Congress' diminishing footprint: After Karnataka and Goa, should Madhya Pradesh be worried?

    After conclusion of the trust vote in Karnataka, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "There is an internal conflict in Congress, and support of BSP-SP, if something happens to that then we can't do anything."

  • Karnataka | With Congress-JD(S) farce over, can BJP form a stable govt? Jul 24, 2019 10:51 AM IST

    Karnataka | With Congress-JD(S) farce over, can BJP form a stable govt?

    For the sake of the people of Karnataka it is hoped that the new BJP-led government will be stable and complete the remaining term.

  • Congress-JD(S) coalition govt in Karnataka falls after 14 months, loses trust vote 99-105 Jul 23, 2019 07:46 PM IST

    Congress-JD(S) coalition govt in Karnataka falls after 14 months, loses trust vote 99-105

    Minutes before the 6pm deadline set by Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, clashes were reported from Bengaluru and Section 144 was imposed for the next 48 hours

  • Karnataka Crisis | No law can catch up with the decline in moral standards Jul 23, 2019 12:06 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis | No law can catch up with the decline in moral standards

    More than the deficiency in the law, it is the degeneration in moral values of the current crop of politicians that is to blame for the trouble.

  • Trust vote likely to decide Congress-JD(S) govt's fate today; Kumaraswamy urges rebel MLAs to return Jul 22, 2019 07:40 AM IST

    Trust vote likely to decide Congress-JD(S) govt's fate today; Kumaraswamy urges rebel MLAs to return

    CM HD Kumaraswamy on July 21 mounted a scathing attack on BJP, accusing it of touching a new low by by its "immoral politics"

  • Karnataka political crisis: CM HD Kumaraswamy twice ignores Guv's deadline to prove majority, trust vote delayed to July 22 Jul 20, 2019 08:42 AM IST

    Karnataka political crisis: CM HD Kumaraswamy twice ignores Guv's deadline to prove majority, trust vote delayed to July 22

    All eyes were now on Governor Vajubhai Vala on his next course of action.

  • Karnataka political crisis: Why the BJP is wary of moving a no-confidence motion in the Assembly Jul 11, 2019 05:59 PM IST

    Karnataka political crisis: Why the BJP is wary of moving a no-confidence motion in the Assembly

    The Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka is also relying on the Tamil Nadu model, so as to save their government from falling.

  • In Other Words | Everybody loves a fragile coalition government Jul 09, 2019 03:45 PM IST

    In Other Words | Everybody loves a fragile coalition government

    It’s not clear whether the coalition in Karnataka will survive this scare; but, what’s clear is that coalition governments in future need to be prepared to tide over ‘resort politics’.

  • Politics | Blame discord among Congress leaders for crisis in Karnataka Jul 09, 2019 08:43 AM IST

    Politics | Blame discord among Congress leaders for crisis in Karnataka

    If the governments in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were to fall or see serious threats, then nobody is to be blamed save the Congress itself.

  • Politics | Karnataka crisis a bad advertisement for coalition politics Jul 08, 2019 11:07 AM IST

    Politics | Karnataka crisis a bad advertisement for coalition politics

    The Karnataka political drama has once again shown why politics continues to be seen as an arena of opportunists, manipulators self-seekers, and not for nation-builders.

  • Politics | Time is running out for the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka Jul 04, 2019 02:10 PM IST

    Politics | Time is running out for the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka

    While there is no love lost between the Congress and the JD(S), both parties know that for their survival they desperately need each other

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