According to Kharge, minister of social welfare, BJP has been continuously trying to destabilise the government.
BJP bagged 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, its biggest ever
G SBasavaraj secured 5,96,127 votes while Gowda got 5,82,788votes, according to the EC details.
Surya won the seat with a margin of over three lakh votes against Congress’ BK Hariprasad
With the BJP virtually mauling the Congress-JDS combine in the parliamentary polls, and riven by internal dissensions and poor track record, the state government fears a real danger of defections that could send it packing.
Political experts suggest that BJP's performance in the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka could mean the collapse of the one-year old Congress-JD(S) government
Kumaraswamy's swearing-in on May 23, 2018 saw a galaxy of top leaders and regional satraps in a rare public show of unity, perceived as a possible harbinger of a broad-based anti-BJP alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
Addressing a gathering in Chincholi, Kumaraswamy on May 14 had said, Kharge should have become the Chief Minister long ago.
His remarks come amid a bitter spat between the leaders of the ruling coalition partners Congress and JD(S) to make Siddaramaiah the state chief minister once again.
Kumaraswamy, who will reach Kundgol via Hubballi on Monday evening, will campaign for the Congress candidate there, the Chief Minister's office said here May 10.
Polling began at 7 am in 28,022 polling stations that are mostly in the northern belt of the state, covering the entire Hyderabad-Karnataka and Mumbai-Karnataka regions, a couple of central districts and coastal Uttara Kannada.
The next assembly elections in the state will be held in 2023.
Ashok said there were huge discrepancies in the electoral roll prepared after March 16, which was the last date of updating the voter list.
Murthy was responding to a query on the changing pattern in Indian electoral system here. Murthy had come along with his wife Sudha Murthy to excercise his franchise in Jayanagar area falling under Bengaluru South parliamentary constituency.
This is the first time in three decades that arch rivals Congress and JD(S) have joined hands in a bid to give BJP a tough battle.
While the BJP is a growing force in this region, the Congress is not one to be brushed aside lightly.
The locals have not taken well the dynasty politics of the Gowda family. Combine this with the disappointment the locals harbour for the JD(S)-Congress government, the district might vote for change.
The PM is using the patriotism of soldiers for his gain. He rides on such emotional waves because there are no development issues to talk about, Kumaraswamy tweeted.
Thousands of people had gathered all along the route showering flower petals on Shah as the 'rath' wound its way in a delirious atmosphere.
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The 76-year-old leader also said he was not worried about the party 'neglecting' him, after stalwarts such as LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sumitra Mahajan were denied tickets, and vowed to work for the growth of the BJP regardless of being given any position or not.
In 1962, at the age of just 28 years, the youthful Gowda contested as an Independent from Holenarasipura constituency and was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
The alliance is facing a backlash at several places, including Tumkur, Mandya and Hassan, where Congress workers are not actively participating in campaigning for JD(S) candidates, unhappy over the seat arrangements.
The Congress-JD (S) alliance would predictably make a difference but the odds are still in favour of the BJP.