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CM thanks voters, says money cannot win elections
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CM thanks voters, says money cannot win elections

Nanjangud: Dismissing BJP’s allegations that the Congress won the Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-polls by money and muscle power, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah said that elections cannot be won by spending money and if it was so, big industrialists such as Tata, Birla and Ambani too would have attained power. Addressing the Congress thanksgiving meet at the…

Chief Minister heads to Gundlupet, Nanjangud to thank voters
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Chief Minister heads to Gundlupet, Nanjangud to thank voters

Mysuru: Hitting back at the State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa (BSY) for predicting early Assembly polls in the State, Chief Minster Siddharamaiah wondered whether Yeddyurappa was the Election Commissioner to say so. Speaking to press persons upon his arrival at Mandakalli Airport this morning, Siddharamaiah who was en route to Gundlupet to take part in…

Misuse of Government machinery by Congress led to defeat, feels BJP
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Misuse of Government machinery by Congress led to defeat, feels BJP

Bengaluru: An introspection meeting convened by the State BJP at its headquarters in Malleswaram yesterday attributed the loss in the recent Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-elections to ‘gross misuse of the Government machinery, muscle and money power by the ruling Congress.’ The BJP top brass also felt a tactic understanding between the Congress and JD (S),…

Top leaders skip introspection meet
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Top leaders skip introspection meet

Bengaluru: The crucial meeting called to discuss the BJP’s poll debacle in Nanjangud and Gundlupet was skipped by many leaders signalling all is not well within the party. Other than Union minister H.N. Ananth Kumar, Yeddyurappa’s confidants Shobha Karandlaje, Aravind Limbavali and V. Somanna, and defeated candidates V. Sreenivasa Prasad and C.S. Niranjan Kumar, no…

By-polls victory: Congress to hold thanksgiving meet on Apr.26
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By-polls victory: Congress to hold thanksgiving meet on Apr.26

Bengaluru: Buoyed by the by-polls victory the ruling Congress has scheduled a thanksgiving convention on Apr.26 to thank voters for the party’s victory in Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-polls. The meet will be held at Gundlupet at 11am and at Nanjangud at 4pm on Apr.26. Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, KPCC President Dr.G.Parameshwara, senior Ministers Dr.H.C. Mahadevappa, M.B….

Congress by-polls victory is only temporary success: B.S. Yeddyurappa
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Congress by-polls victory is only temporary success: B.S. Yeddyurappa

 Accusing the Congress Government of rampant misuse of administrative machinery in the Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-polls, former CM and State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa said that the Congress victory in the by-polls was only a temporary phase. Speaking at a thanksgiving programme organised by the BJP at  Yatri Bhavan on Ooty Road here yesterday, Yeddyurappa…

Siddu is . . . King Cong
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Siddu is . . . King Cong

The Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-election has been a good preliminary exam for Karnataka politicians. While it gave Congress party, which is suffocating under bad leadership, a gasp of air, the BJP choked…and if it does not change strategy it will drown in 2018. But the most dramatic part of the election was that V. Sreenivasa…

Congress Wins:Retains both Nanjangud and Gundlupet seats
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Congress Wins:Retains both Nanjangud and Gundlupet seats

Nanjangud – The ruling Congress has won both Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly constituencies against its arch rival BJP in the by-elections. The counting of votes was held this morning at the JSS First Grade College on Ooty Road in Nanjangud and at St. John’s School in Gundlupet. While Congress candidate Kalale Keshavamurthy defeated BJP candidate…

I will not contest again, but will be in active politics: Prasad
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I will not contest again, but will be in active politics: Prasad

Mysuru – Nanjangud BJP candidate former Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad, who was defeated by Kalale Keshavamurthy of the Congress, told reporters in Mysuru that though ‘Swabhimana’ has lost, it had gained the respect of the people. “People know who is a ‘Swabhimaani’ and I made them realise this,” he said.  “The defeat will not mean…

BJP has to learn from past mistakes: Yeddyurappa
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BJP has to learn from past mistakes: Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru  – State BJP President and former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that the BJP will have to learn from the past mistakes. He was reacting to the defeat of BJP both in Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-elections the results of which was announced this morning. “We have to learn from our mistakes in this…

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