Nanjangud by-poll: How will BJP balance the Lingayat and Dalit votes

Srinivas Prasad

The Bharatiya Janata Party is focussing all its resources on the Nanjangud by-poll which is considered to be a stronghold of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Srinivas Prasad, who resigned from the Congress to contest on a BJP ticket may be a trump card for the saffron party, but looking at the report from the ground, it may not be as easy as it is made out to be. The polls will be held on April 9.

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Karnataka may witness early elections if Congress loses bypolls

Campaigning for the Gundlupet and Nanjangud assembly bypolls is gaining momentum. It is a fight for pride for Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, as the two constituencies fall under his strong hold. For Siddaramaiah, these elections are a big challenge as he would have to ensure that the Congress wins in his stronghold.

It is also a battle of ego for the CM since he is being challenged by former Congressman Srinivas Prasad. He had resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP after being dropped in the cabinet re-shuffle.

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Karnataka Budget 2017: Pvt sector employees will now retire at the age of 60

The Karnataka government has decided to increase the retirement age in the private sector from 58 to 60.

The decision was made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who holds the additional portfolio of finance in the Karnataka in his budget speech on Wednesday.

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Demonetisation: Karnataka CM cancels holiday for state run banks

sidd_2356131gBengaluru, Nov 16: The Karnataka government has cancelled the holiday for state run banks tomorrow. In a note the CM Siddaramaiah has made it clear that state run banks will function tomorrow.

In response to the reports in the media of public facing problems, the government has cancelled the holiday declared for Kanaka Jayanthi, the note also read.

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Karnataka minister views porn, CM seeks explanation

tanveerBengaluru, Nov 11 The Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddharamaiah has sought an explanation from a minister who was caught watching porn on his mobile phone during an official function on Thursday.
The minister, Tanveer Sait was captured by television channels viewing explicit content on his mobile phone at a function conducted to mark the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan.

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In Bengaluru, a silent protest grows: Beda Siddaramaiah, steel flyover beda!

steelflyoverThere is a huge momentum growing against the proposed steel flyover by the Karnataka government. As per the proposal a steel flyover would be constructed from Chalukya circle to Hebbal in Bengaluru.
This 1,800 crore project will cost the Garden City of Bengaluru 862 trees.

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Cauvery Row: If you disobey court, I can’t argue for Karnataka, Nariman tells Siddaramaiah

cmnairmancm-letter-nariman-final-30-1475235913There was drama in the Supreme Court with Fali S Nariman, senior counsel appearing for Karnataka refusing to argue the Cauvery case and make any submission on behalf of the state in the Supreme court.
During the course of the arguments, Nariman made public a letter by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in which he had said the state was not in a position to release water to Tamil Nadu as directed by the court. Nariman had replied to the Chief Minister saying he would not argue for the state until the SC orders were followed.

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Karnataka defers release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

damNew Delhi, Sept 28: The Karnataka cabinet today deferred the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. After the conclusion of the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said at a press conference that a further decision would be taken after his meeting in Delhi.
The Chief Minister along with ministers from Tamil Nadu will hold a meeting in New Delhi with union minister, Uma Bharti. Siddaramaiah said that the future course of action regarding the release of water would be taken after that meeting which will be held at 11.30 AM on Thursday.

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Cauvery- Defiant Karnataka convenes all party meet today

cauveryThe Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah has called for another all party meeting over the Cauvery Waters issue.
The Supreme Court had ordered Karnataka to release 18,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu while adjourning hearing on the matter to Friday.

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Cauvery row: Defy Supreme Court, go by legislature’s resolution, Karnataka parties tell CM

sidd_2356131gAfter being told that no water to Tamil Nadu should be released today, the Karnataka cabinet would meet at 2 PM today to take a final decision.
The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah today convened an all party meeting to decide on the next course of action after the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the state to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

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