The one who wins Shirahatti wins Karnataka: Will the tradition continue?

karnatakaelectionsShirahatti is a constituency in the Gadag district of North Karnataka. There is a tradition attached to this constituency and that is whoever wins here, the candidate’s party goes on to form the government in Karnataka.

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As internal squabbles rise, Cong finds itself on a sticky wicket in N K’taka

Bengaluru: The Congress is facing a problem of dissent in various pockets after complains of party leaders being sidelined have emerged.

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B S Yeddyurappa set to contest Karnataka polls from North Karnataka

yedd1B S Yeddyurappa is all set for a change in constituency. He said that he is likely to contest the Karnataka assembly elections 2018 from a constituency in North Karnataka.

Mercury rises: Huge exodus of people from North Karnataka has begun

northBengaluru, April 18: Everyday one witnesses a batch of people getting off a train at the Bengaluru railway station. With their faces fallen and thoughts parched, these people from North Karnataka have come to the city in search of jobs and more importantly water.
The mercury in North Karnataka is rising and the highest recorded temperature in recent days has been 44 degree Celsius. Some will stay on in Bengaluru until the mercury cools down back home while others will proceed to Mysore in search of jobs.

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Resilience, love for the land make youth of North Karnataka a hit in the Army

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27,000 applicants to the Indian army from Karnataka 9,000 alone were from North Karnataka. This goes on to show a very high percentage of persons from North Karnataka joining the army and this has been case for several years now. While earlier the number of persons joining the army was highest from Kodagu, that scenario has changed now.
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Sheep campaign and a tamarind tree

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We have heard of some very bizarre superstitions that the candidates from Karnataka followed while filing their nominations for the Karnataka Assembly Elections. The scene during the campaign trail is also no different and there are two interesting aspects to this effect which have been found at Haveri and Shirahatti both in Northern Karnataka. Continue reading “Sheep campaign and a tamarind tree”

Where BSY could matter


A very keenly observed party for the Karnataka elections this time is B S Yeddyurappa’s Karnataka Janatha Party. B S Yeddyurappa feels that he will win 43 seats although poll pundits give him anything between 5 to 10 seats in the May 3 2013 elections.

Victorious or not, Yeddyurappa is sure going to make a difference in some constituencies. He could win some of these constituencies or split the votes. The fact however would remain that the votes that he would split would be that of the BJP’s.

Yeddyurappa prior to entering into the fray prepared an analysis of all constituencies and he has divided them into A and B categories. Although he claims that it would be an easy victory in all these constituencies, that may not be the case when the results are out. Continue reading “Where BSY could matter”