Operation Lotus fails again

Bengaluru, Jan 17: Another attempt gone down the drain. The ambitious plan by the Karnataka BJP to topple the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition in the state suffered a setback after some rebels developed cold feet. Some of the disgruntled Congress MLAs began backing out and were seen gradually returning to their home turf even as allegations of the BJP trying to poach them were reported widely.

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Karnataka: Four from Congress may resign, but BJP’s dream still a far cry

Bengaluru, Jan 15: The drama in Karnataka will continue in Karnataka for a couple of days more. The resignation of two independent MLAs gave a minor jolt to the JD(S)-Congress coalition, but for the BJP to install its government the task ahead is huge.

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Does BJP have the numbers: To form Karnataka govt, House strength should drop from 224 to 211

Bengaluru, Jan 16: The drama in Karnataka is expected to continue with some MLAs of the Congress threatening to resign. While the JD(S)-Congress coalition suffered a setback after two independent MLAs resigned, all eyes would on the faction led by Goal MLA, Ramesh Jarkiholi, who is threatening to quit.

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As Karnataka drama shifts to Delhi, Mumbai, who is trying to poach whom

Bengaluru, Jan 15: Karnataka never fails to be in the news. The BJP which fell short of the majority mark in the elections conducted last year has moved 104 of its MLAs to New Delhi, in a bid to avoid poaching by the JD(S).

Karnataka By-Polls 2018: What Went Wrong For The BJP

amitshah2The by-election results in Karnataka were 4:1 in favour of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S) combine against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Elections were held to the assembly constituencies of Ramanagara and Jamakhandi, while in the Lok Sabha segments it was conducted at Bellary, Shivamogga and Mandya.

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Karnataka by-polls: How the BJP’s vote share has collapsed

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Bengaluru, Nov 8: The ruling coalition of the JD(S) and Congress was all smiles after it handed out a 4:1 defeat to the BJP in the recently concluded Karnataka by-elections. The coalition snatched Ballary from the BJP after over a decade and this has been seen as a major victory for the two parties.

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In Mandya, Ramanagara by-poll results, BJP has something to smile about

siddaramaiahBengaluru, Nov 7: The BJP may have been 4:1 down against the Congress-JD(S) combine in the Karnataka by-elections, but here are some take aways from the polls that the party could take some solace from.

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Karnataka by-polls: Why the JD(S) victories in Ramanagara, Mandya should worry the Congress

shivrame-gowdaBengaluru, Nov 7: The alliance in Karnataka may have handed out a defeat to the BJP in the by-elections. The JD(S)-Congress combine won four seats as opposed to the one by the BJP.

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Decoding the big BJP defeat in Bellary: How the party lost the plot

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Bengaluru, Nov 6: The Karnataka by-elections are done and it was advantage Congress-JD(S). The BJP managed to win just the Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat. However the biggest defeat for the BJP was in Bellary, which has been considered as a BJP strong hold owing to the clout of the Reddy brothers and their close aide, B Sriramulu.

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Karnataka by-poll: Alliance chemistry worked, Central BJP need to micro-manage state

Bengaluru, Nov 6: The much awaited by-elections in Karnataka are done and it was indeed a major victory for the Congress-JD(S) alliance.

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