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Karnataka Elections: Ruling BJP, Opposition Congress and Janata Dal-S on get set go mode

With the formal announcement of general elections to the Karnataka state Assembly by the Election Commission of India on Wednesday last, the tables have been cleared for a free for all among all the three major political contenders in the state. These parties include the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), main opposition Indian National Congress (INC) and the fence sitter, power hungry, king maker turned king regional party Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S). The state will go to polls on a single day on 10th May while the results are slated to be known on 13th May. Preparations from past one year: Maybe, the Election Commission declared the electoral calendar of events on Wednesday, 29th March, but all the formidable rivals have been on a campaigning and preparatory spree since more than a year. The statement holds good to all the major players like the BJP, INC, JD-S. And not to be left behind, the New Delhi based and centered Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), is also in the fray making noise every n

KPCC Presidentship to DK Shivakumar, will the party benefit from the move?

D oddaalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar , Man Friday of the All India Congress Committee(AICC) has been as expected appointed President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee(KPCC). D.K.Shivkumar No doubt the new assignment to DK Shivakumar is a great sigh of relief to the former power minister who recently spent 51 days in police lock up and Tihar jail. But whether his appointment will bring any cheers to the party, needs to be seen and watched. The greatest asset of DK Shivakumar so far is his unquestioned loyalty to the Gandhi family which he keeps reiterating at every available opportunity. His pivotal role in coming to the rescue of the party during troubled times is an additional qualification for the Vokkaliga strong man. In fact, he plunged into active politics during his student days by becoming a member of National Students Union of India(NSUI), student wing of the Congress party. He very soon became the district president of NSUI during 1981-83.From then on i

Karnataka Congress in upbeat mood following DK Shivakumar's release

Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar popularly referred as DKShi is back in town after spending 50 days in police lock up and Tihar jail in New Delhi. Thanks to his release following a bail from the Delhi high court, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee(KPCC) for public consumption is in upbeat mood while his detractors within the party continue to remain sore over the development. DK Shivakumar, Man Friday of the All India Congress Committee(AICC), former Power Minister in the short lived HD Kumaraswamy led Janata Dal-Secular(JD-S) Indian National Congress(INC) supported alliance government is on the cross roads of his political career now due to the drilling by Enforcement Directorate(ED) officials over money laundering cases. During deliberations in the state Assembly over the crucial trial of strength of BS Yediyurappa led Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) government a couple of months back, he himself had expressed apprehension about his imminent arrest sooner or later. He had

DKShi issue becomes a weapon for INC-JDS to hammer BJP

M assive protest rally by the Vokkaliga organisations in association with Janata Dal-Secular(JD-S), Indian National Congress(INC) and several pro-Kannada organizations to protest against the arrest of DK Shivakumar , Man Friday of the Congress party emerged to be a big success considering the huge turnout. The event also transformed into a platform for everyone present to hurl all sorts of abuses against the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) government in the centre in general and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amith Shah in particular.All along the 5.2 kilometres route of the 'Raj Bhavan Chalo' from the National College grounds in Basavanagudi to the Freedom Park near Anandrao Circle the protesters raised slogans against the Union Government, PM and the Home Minister. The speakers appeared to be more interested in making sweeping remarks against the BJP governments in the state and Centre by accusing both of them indulgi