Tag: Karnataka Elections 2018

Karnataka’s Honourable MLAs All
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Karnataka’s Honourable MLAs All

At last, 11 days after the election results came out, on 15th May 2018, Karnataka got its new Government with much drama and suspense. Now is the time for sharing the spoils of election-war. Without wasting time, the top leaders engaged themselves in the Ministry formation exercise immediately after the Assembly was adjourned following the…

Retire the Rajakiya Bhavans
Columns, In Black & White

Retire the Rajakiya Bhavans

Governor, the word has a grand ring to it. And why not? After all, a Governor lives in a grand manor, dines in grand manner, travels in a grand private jet and graces only grand occasions. No wonder only grand-fathers and grand-mothers become Governors in their grand-old-age. But, it is also a home where loyalists…

HDK takes oath as 25th CM
Elections 2018, News

HDK takes oath as 25th CM

Bengaluru: Janata Dal State President H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) yesterday took oath as the 25th Chief Minister against the imposing backdrop of Vidhana Soudha in the presence of more than a dozen non-BJP leaders from across the country. Kumaraswamy was administered the oath of office and secrecy at 4.30 pm by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a…

How did Bjp manage to lose Karnataka?
Columns

How did Bjp manage to lose Karnataka?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A  very old saying, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” But this is not true in politics. BJP learnt this the hard way.  With 104 seats in a 222 seat Assembly, they had to concede defeat and sit in the opposition. For another five years. It was…

‘Koronation’ of King Kumaranna
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‘Koronation’ of King Kumaranna

By R.P. Jagadeesh, Senior Journalist In the midst of the “Snake and Ladder” game being played between Karnataka Congress and JD(S), the beloved son of H.D. Deve Gowda, the JD(S) Supremo, H.D. Kumaraswamy, would be crowned as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka to herald the ‘Era of Kumara’ — Kumara Parva — this evening….

Bare-foot Oath !
Elections 2018, News

Bare-foot Oath !

Bengaluru: JD(S) State President H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) will take oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka tomorrow (May 23) at 4.30 pm on the steps of Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat. Governor Vajubhai R. Vala will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Kumaraswamy. The swearing-in ceremony is all set to be a show of…

HDK meets Rahul, Sonia, Mayawati; discusses Government formation
Elections 2018, News

HDK meets Rahul, Sonia, Mayawati; discusses Government formation

New Delhi:  Fast-pacing the process of Cabinet formation in Karnataka, the Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) yesterday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and got their clearance. Kumaraswamy touched Sonia Gandhi’s feet in a gesture of gratitude for supporting the JD(S). Kumaraswamy said that both Sonia Gandhi and…

No 15 days to purchase majority!
Columns, Point of View

No 15 days to purchase majority!

By T.J.S. George Here is what the Buddha said about Karnataka elections: “There are many difficulties to overcome in this world. It is hard for a proud man to learn the way of enlightenment.  It is hard not to argue about right and wrong.  It is hard to find a good method.  It is hard…

Congress in a dilemma over Dy.CM post
Elections 2018, News

Congress in a dilemma over Dy.CM post

Bengaluru:  After successfully stitching up a post-poll tie up with JD(S) to oust the B.S. Yeddyurappa (BSY) Government, the Congress now seems to be in a dilemma over the Deputy Chief Minister’s (Dy.CM) post. Soon after the Congress-JD(S) tie up, speculations were rife that KPCC President Dr. G. Parameshwara will become the Dy.CM. But now…

Hectic Sunday for new CM
Elections 2018, News

Hectic Sunday for new CM

Bengaluru: After days of high voltage drama in Karnataka and BJP witnessing the fall of its three-day-old government yesterday and JD(S) State President H.D. Kumaraswamy picking up his invite to be the next Chief Minister from Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, it was a hectic day of activity for Kumaraswamy this morning. He is scheduled to…

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