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Karnataka: Congress False Promises Fall Flat

The ruling Indian National Congress (INC) party looks like having stumbled in implementing the poll promises and guarantees made at the time of the Karnataka Assembly elections 2023. Perhaps, in its hurry to come to power hook or crook the party managers never ever thought of the later consequences in the event of assuming the driver's seat. Not all promises can be fulfilled: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah himself admitted on the floor of the house that all promises are not meant to be implemented. He also claimed to assure what not before the polls but it doesn't mean that all the promises need to be fulfilled! By admitting that he proved all tall talk before any polls are only for public consumption and not for implementation. A look at the five guarantees: Let us have a glance at the five guarantees made by the ruling party before the polls: *200 Units of Free Power supply. *Rs 2,000/- every month to the woman head of the family. *10 kg of Free rice to all members of a BPL fam

Jignesh Mevani faces an uphill battle in Vadgam

Jignesh Mevani, a former journalist turned activist, politician, Independent MLA and has evolved into an icon for Dalit youths, activists across the country. As of now, he is witnessing an uphill task in his reserved home constituency Vadgam in Banaskantha district which went to polls on Monday. The former Independent legislator is now an Indian National Congress (INC) candidate. Jignesh Mevani Former sympathizer turns BJP rival: Although Jignesh Mevani got elected as an Independent contestant in the 2017 general elections, he had blessings from the Congress party which supported his candidature by abstaining from fielding its candidate. The former Vadgam Congress MLA Manilal Vaghela was shifted to the neighbouring Idar constituency where he was defeated. However, this time the same Manilal Vaghela who had wholeheartedly extended support has now turned an opponent by being a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. He quit Congress in November 2021 and joined the BJP in April 2022. Anti

Gujarat: Congress may increase its tally

The Indian National Congress (INC), which has been continuously sulking election after election for the past 27 years has reasons to smile. This time as the top echelons of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party in power is of the perception that the permanent opposition party is set to wrest more than 10-12 seats than its present strength of 60.                                                                            Image Source: Wikipedia   Congress to go upward: In fact, the Congress had won in 77 seats last time, but thanks to Operation Lotus, 17 of them just walked away into the ruling party for green pastures. Going by the popular mood and pre-poll surveys of many a media outlet and acceptance of none other than the BJP itself, Congress is said to be increasing its tally compared to the present strength. BJP hint increase of INC seats: BJP top leaders themselves confide that the Congress party looks like increasing its party strength in the state Assembly. A senior AICC

AAP aims to become a national party by garnering Six percent of the votes

The entry of Aam Adami Party (AAP) headed by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of New Delhi and AAP National Convener into the electoral politics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat has raised the eyebrows of many a political onlooker more than the average voter. Although the party leaders publicly boast of unseating the 27years old BJP regime the real big dream of them is to garner at least six percent of the vote share to entitle themselves to a new national party. Image Source: ANI photo BJP and INC vote share intact so far: Interestingly in Gujarat, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in power for the last 27 years, and the Indian National Congress (INC), the opposition party for the same period of time continue to enjoy the same trends of the voter base. In 2017 Congress almost came close to corridors of power with 77 seats and 42 percent of the vote share. But, it remained uneven in comparison to its adversary BJP with 99 seats and 48 percent of votes. Questi

Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Results as Expected, Kerala creates history

T he outcome of general elections in the three South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry Union Territory is on expected lines devoid of any big surprises. Dravida Munnetra Kazgham(DMK) led alliance is victorious in Tamil Nadu while the ruling Left Democratic Front has registered a historic win in Kerala breaking the phenomenon so far of alternative Front governments successively. Thanks for joining hands with the NR Congress, the NDA is set to form a government in the tiny Puducherry Union Territory. Image : Tamil Nadu went to the polls for the first-ever time without the formidable sworn enemies, mass leaders, and stalwarts in their own way, J Jayalalitha of the AIADMK and M Karunanidhi of the DMK. By and large but a couple of times, the DMK and AIADMK have been coming to power alternatively. In the absence of any mass leader in the ruling AIADMK Party to fill up the void created by Jayaram Jayalalitha, the routing of the ruling Party was but for

Ramya stirs another controversy by vacating rented house in Mandya overnight

Ramya stirs another controversy by vacating rented house in Mandya  overnight Ramya alias Divya Spandana,popular Kannada heroine turned Congress MP,spokesperson is again back in news by vacating her rented bungalow at Mandya overnight. She had taken the house on rent with an intention of resuming her political career in Mandya from where she had been elected to the lower house of Parliament once. It may be recalled here that during the 2014 Parliament elections she had lost to CS Puttaraju of the Janata Dal Secular by a meagre margin of 5,518votes.In the photo finish polls she had polled 5,18, 852 votes. After the closely drawn battle and losing the elections she had shifted from Mandya and was also maintaining a low profile in the district Congress politics. Of late she had attracted ire of the district people by condoling the death of MH Ambareesh over twitter and failing to pay her tributes in person in spite of being very much in Bengaluru. Fearing mob frenzy over

CK Jaffer Shariff Congress loses its prominent Muslim face in Karnataka

CK Jaffer Shariff Congress loses its prominent Muslim face in Karnataka Challakere Abdul Kareem Jaffer Shariff was an embodiment of the proverb: Small is beautiful. A relatively dwarf personality by physical stature but made it big on the national politics in general and in a dominant manner on the home turf of Karnataka. But no one disputes the fact of a prominent face of the Congress in the state being withered away with the demise of CK Jaffer Shariff. Unfortunately the former Union Minister’s death went unnoticed in the mainstream media as MH Ambareesh, another former union minister and popular Kannada film personality also passed away the very same day. In fact the local vernacular TV channels beamed live the developments related to the actor’s death and funeral day in and day out but chose to ignore a political leader who had immensely contributed to the state and nation. CKJS’s meteoric rise in politics is typical to the rags and riches stories. He hailed from a

Candidate managing to garner more sympathy likely winner in Jamkhandi Assembly constituency!

Candidate managing to garner more sympathy likely winner in Jamkhandi Assembly constituency! Jamkhandi Assembly constituency in Bagalkote district coming under the purview of Mumbai Karnataka region is again gearing up for the bye polls scheduled on coming 3 November.The elections are necessitated following the untimely tragic demise of Siddu Bhimappa Nyamgouda,sitting Congress MLA. Anand Nyamgouda,son of late Siddu Nyamagouda is now the Congress candidate and it goes without saying that the party wants to capitalize the sympathy factor arising out of the accidental death of the legislator.The deceased MLA's son is no novice to politics as it has been him behind the scenes nursing the constituency on behalf of his father. Late Siddu Nyamagouda,apart from his party affiliations was well respected by the people and more so among the farming community.It goes to his credit of building the Shrama Bindu Sagar,popularly known as the Chikkapadasalgi barrage across river Krishna

B Sriramulu has an uphill task to ensure his sister's victory in Ballari Lok Sabha constituency

B Sriramulu has an uphill task to ensure his sister's victory in Ballari Lok Sabha constituency Ballari Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka is again poised for another bye elections on 3 November and this time around its no cake walk to B Sriramulu,BJP strong man of the   district.In   fact the vacancy has taken place following his resignation to this Lok Sabha seat.He was elected from the Molakalmuru ST Reserve Assembly constituency in the previous general elections. Former one time Ballari MP  and B Sriramulu's sister J Shanta  is once again the BJP candidate here.She is more known as B Sriramulu's sister rather than carving a niche for herself in the political and public circles.But any way she is considered as a local person in comparison to her Congress rival VS Ugrappa,presently MLC. The iron ore rich district had been in the news for all the wrong reasons for a pretty prolonged period of time.Thanks to excessive illegal mining operations of G Janardhana Redd

Shivamogga LS constituency awaits a royal battle;Sons' of three former CM's into the fray

Shivamogga LS constituency awaits a royal battle;Sons' of three former CM's into the fray Shivamogga Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka is witnessing an unusual tussle for the ensuing bye elections scheduled on 3 November.Irrespective of whoever making it through in the polls considered to be semi finals for the forthcoming general elections during 2019 the tenure is short lived and at the most not more than six months. The bye elections now a bone of contention between the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and two strange bed mates on power sharing seat,Janata Dal Secular and Indian National Congress was necessitated following the resignation of BS Yeddyurappa to the Lok Sabha constituency.He quit it following his election to the state Assembly from Shikaripura constituency in the same district. Now BY Raghavendra,former Shikaripura MLA and Shivamogga MP and son of BS Yeddyurappa is the BJP candidate here.On the other hand Madhu Bangarappa,former Sorab MLA in the

BJP looks like improving vote share in Vokkaliga strong belt

BJP looks like improving vote share in Vokkaliga strong belt Three Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies in the state will be going to the polls on 3 November although less than six months tenure will be left for the new MPs' getting elected on 6 November when the electronic voting machines will declare the results. The constituencies where the bye elections have been necessitated include Mandya,Shivamogga and Ballari Lok Sabha constituencies while Ramanagar in Ramanagar district and Jamakhandi in Bagalkote district are the two Assembly constituencies scheduled to go for polls. Bye elections to Lok Sabha constituencies is being held as the MPs' representing Mandya(CS Puttaraju),Shivamogga(BS Yeddyurappa) and Ballari(B Sriramulu) were elected to the state Assembly during the May 2018 general elections. HD Kumaraswamy,Chief Minister and leader of the 37 members' Janata Dal Secular legislative party in a house with a total strength of 224 elected members had