JD(S) seeks five key portfolios in Karnataka

hdkH D Kumaraswamy won the floor test in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Friday amidst a walkout by the BJP. Now the JD(S) and Congress have gone into a huddle to discuss the portfolios.

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When Yeddyurappa offered Siddaramaiah a shoulder to cry on

sidd-bsyLooks like B S Yeddyurappa has offered former Karnataka chief minister, Siddaramaiah a shoulder to cry on. Yeddyurappa feels that Siddaramaiah has been completely sidelined by the Congress despite him ensuring the victory of 50 MLAs single-handedly with the support of his Kuruba community.

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Suresh Kumar as BJP’s candidate for Speaker just spruced things up

ssureshkumarThe trust vote that is to be conducted at the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will not be a run of the mill dull one. The BJP has decided to spruce it up by nominating Suresh Kumar as its candidate for Speaker.

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Lingayats Are Disgruntled And See The ‘Hand’ Of Congress Behind All Of It

yeddy3With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) falling short of the numbers in Karnataka, it was the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S) which have come together to form the government. The government will be headed by H D Kumaraswamy, a Vokkaliga. Vokkaligas are considered to be the second most influential community in the state after the Lingayats.

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Riddled with ego battles, why the Congress-JD(S) alliance will find it hard to survive

congress-jds1-The Congress-JD(S) alliance was stitched up in a bid to avoid the BJP from coming to power. The alliance is crucial to the survival of both the parties and also in terms of the 2019 elections.

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The Right view: Yogi vs Rahul and their strike rate in Karnataka

rahulgandhi-yogi-Both Rahul Gandhi and Yogi Adityanath campaigned extensively in the state of Karnataka for the assembly elections. An story that appeared in the Organiser speaks about the strike rate of both Rahul and Yogi Adityanath.

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Next challenge for JD(S)-Cong is to implement its individual manifestos

Round one has been won by the new Congress-JD(S) alliance. Kumaraswamy will take over as Chief Minister and Dr. Parameshwar will be his deputy. The post of Speaker would go to the Congress while that of deputy will be with the JD(S).

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Congress looks to replicate Karnataka model in Goa

congressTaking advantage of the absence of Manohar Parrikar and the manner in which it formed the government in Karnataka, the Goa Congress has begun back channel talks with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party which is an ally of the BJP in the state.

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Cong-JD(S) alliance: Now lobbying for district-in-charge ministers

As H D Kumaraswamy gets set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second time, there is hectic lobbying that continues in the background. There is lobbying not just for the post of a second deputy CM, but for Cabinet berths and district in charge ministers as well.

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The real reason why KCR is skipping the H D Kumaraswamy swearing in ceremony

kcr-hdkThe list of those attending the swearing-in-ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy is a star studded one. The Chief Ministers of Odisha and Telangana, Naveen Patnaik and K Chandrashekar Rao will however give the event a skip.

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