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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Will Ambareesh’s exit be BJP’s X-factor in the Mandya region?

ambareeshThe old war horse from Mandya has said that he would not be contesting the elections. While he cited health reasons for his decision, sources say that he was upset with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and hence decided to stay away from the battle.

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Why is rebel star Ambareesh rebelling?

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Rebel star Ambareesh has been given a ticket to contest from Mandya, but is he is not happy. He has been sulking ever since the election process has been set into motion and has several demands before he agrees to file his nomination papers.

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In Mandya, more theatrics than politics

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The battle in Mandya is turning out to be an interesting one. In fact, it has all the theatrics required with rebel star Ambareesh keeping all guessing. At first, he had indicated that he would not be contesting the elections owing to health reasons.

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Cauvery row: Situation grim in Karnataka, TN; Mandya worst hit, says committee

cauvery_647_090516022314_090716050042Bengaluru, Oct 17: The Cauvery Technical Committee on Monday submitted its report to the Supreme Court. The committee said that the Government of Karnataka has declared 42 out of the 48 talukas under the Cauvery basin as drought affected based on the guidelines of the Central government. Plight of the farmers in both the states has been witnessed by the Committee.
In the absence of required water, the labour employment for farming and fishing is also limited thus creating a scenario of unemployment and financial hardship to them, the committee also stated in its report.

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Rail roko in K’taka: Don’t panic, have a safe journey, says railway police

rail-roko1Bengaluru, Sept 15: The Karnataka Railway police says that all trains in the state are running as per schedule. There is no cause for panic, the police also say.

Security is high at the railway stations especially at Mandya as pro-Kannada activists plan to stage a rail roko to protest the Cauvery Waters verdict in which Karnataka was asked to release water to Tamil Nadu. In Mandya several protestors who tried to stage the rail rokho were detained by the police.

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Cauvery issue: Bandh in Mandya, Siddaramaiah convenes all party meet

Cauvery-water-l-ptiBengaluru, Sept 6:  The Cauvery Horata Samithi has called for a bandh in Mandya, Karnataka to protest the decision of the Supreme Court which ordered the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

The Supreme Court on Monday had directed Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for ten days. The court also ordered the supervisory committee to decide on the issue relating to the release of water during this period of ten days.

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Actress Ramya is missing from constituency, Congress complains to Sonia

Ramya_380PTISeveral members of the Karnataka Congress have complained to Sonia Gandhi against Kannada actress turned politician Ramya. In the complaint it has been alleged that she is never at her constituency.

The complaint states that she has been missing from her Constituency (Mandya) for several months now and hence action be initiated against her. In a strongly worded complaint several members of the Congress have said that Ramya does not care for the people of her constituency and hence she should not be allowed to continue in politics.

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Now Cong expects 25 LS seats

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The thumping victory for the Congress in the byelections has renewed their hope of winning 25 seats in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Although the expectations may be far fetched the Congress feels that there is a solid wave in their favour in the state and they could win big in 2014.

The Congress high command is understood to have told Siddaramaiah that he should get the party 25 seats. However practically speaking the Congress may be able to manage 15 out of the 28 seats.
The Congress would however draw positives out of todays wins. In both constituencies- Bangalore rural and Mandya they won by margins of 137000 and 67000 votes respectively. This has pleased the Congress no end and they feel that this trend could repeat all through Karnataka. Moreover the victories have been in strong JD(S) belts and win from here has given them a boost.

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