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Umesh Katti: Belagavi loses a heavy weight politician

In the passing away of Umesh Vishwanath Katti(61), the state and more so the border Belagavi district has lost a heavy weight well known for his sway, maneuvering and manipulative politics in the district. Umesh Katti Lost only once with Congress: An eight times MLA from the same Hukkeri Assembly constituency from Janata Party(JP), Janata Dal(JD), Janata Dal United(JD(U)), Janata Dal Secular(JD-S) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he only failed to make it by a margin of 800 votes on behalf of the Indian National Congress (INC)! A chameleon of sorts: He changed parties not once or twice but for a record number of six times and proved to the onlookers that parties didn’t really matter to him for succeeding in electoral politics. And irrespective of the party he belonged, was successful enough in managing a berth in the state cabinet. Day dreamer of becoming a CM: However, whenever he was left out of the ministry for whatsoever reasons he fondly floated the utopian idea of carving

Karnataka INC, JD-S leaders day dreaming about becoming CM's while BJP sets "Operation 2" in motion

T hanks to the political developments at Maharashtra, the Indian National Congress(INC) and Janata Dal-Secular(JD-S) leaders of the state are in a upbeat mood to come back to power by burying the hatchet. However, to upset their day dreaming of returning to power and thwart all mega plans the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) is said to have set in motion "Operation Lotus 2". The electioneering campaign for the ensuing 05 December bye-elections to 15 Assembly constituencies began with a dull note but for Siddaramaiah, former chief minister and Congress Legislative Party(CLP) leader taking the lead all alone in a whirlwind fashion. Interestingly as the day of public campaigning ends by tomorrow evening, Siddaramaiah by and large has remained all alone in campaigning for the party candidates. Many a party senior leader have chose it wise to abstain themselves from joining hands with the former chief minister elevated as CLP leader soon after the fall of JDS-INC coalition go

Karnataka BJP loses a shrewd strategist in the untimely demise of HN Ananthkumar

Karnataka BJP loses a shrewd strategist in the untimely demise of HN Ananthkumar In the untimely demise of HN Ananthkumar,Union Parliamentary Affairs,Fertilizers and Chemicals Minister,the state and the Bharatiya Janata Party in particular apart from the nation at large have suffered a severe loss in realistic sense.Perhaps the biggest jolt is to the state unit of the BJP. As rightly pointed out by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, HN Ananthkumar was a great asset and a 'tragic loss' as described by President Ram Nath Kovind.No doubt he proved to be a shrewd strategist boasting of mass contact at the grassroots level. He was only 59 years old when he breathed his last at the Shankar Cancer Hospital in the wee hours today.His wife Tejaswini and daughters Aishwarya and Vijeta were at the bedside when the end came in.In fact he was admitted to the Cancer hospital since more than a month back. He had initial treatment in the United States and later in United Kingdom after