Congress, BJP lock horns in Karnataka’s triangular poll contest

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress and the opposition BJP have locked horns to outsmart each other in the Karnataka assembly election on Saturday, with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) making the contest triangular. “If the Congress is desperate to retain power defying anti-incumbency, the BJP is impatient to return to power in south India after losing badly […]

Karnataka Assembly Poll: 883 crorepatis, 645 criminals in fray

Bengaluru:“The average assets of the 883 (35 percent) crorepati candidates are worth Rs 7.54 crore. Of the 645 contestants, 254 (10 percent) face serious criminal cases and 391 (15 percent) face criminal cases,” revealed a study by the Karnataka Election Watch and Delhi-based Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) ahead of the polls in the 223 […]

Karnataka Cab Agrees to Separate Religious status to Lingayats

Bengaluru: The Congress government in Karnataka approved the demand to classify the Lingayat sect as a separate religious minority, in a move to woo voters from the politically dominant community ahead of the assembly elections this year. State law minister TB Jayachandra said the state cabinet discussed the fractious issue over two days while addressing […]