Janata Dal Secular
India  /  Published 31.05.20

Councillor case for Covid-19 drama

A councillor of a thickly populated ward in Bangalore who tested positive for the coronavirus has been booked for violating the Covid-19 protocol.Imran Pasha, a popular councillor of the Janata Dal Se...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 02.02.20

Defectors to be ministers

Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa is scheduled to expand his cabinet on February 6, nearly two months after most of the defectors who had brought down the Congress-JDS coalition government got...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

India  /  Published 13.01.20

Defectors bristle as Yedi waits

The former Congress and Janata Dal Secular MLAs whose defection had allowed the BJP to form the Karnataka government last July have begun airing their impatience as they wait for chief minister B.S. Y...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 08.12.19

Rider on turncoats

Some of the Congress-JDS defectors who helped bring the BJP to power in Karnataka last July might find themselves left in the lurch, with the ruling party having second thoughts about accommodating th...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

The BJP has regularized defection into open strategy

The Karnataka Speaker was partly right. The Supreme Court has upheld the disqualification of the 17 members of the legislative assembly in Karnataka who, by crossing the floor — 16 of them have join...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 13.11.19

17 set to join, BJP faces disquiet within

The Supreme Court verdict that upheld the disqualification of 17 Karnataka lawmakers but allowed them to contest the upcoming bypolls has thrown a new challenge to the BJP because of rising dissidence...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 04.11.19

Yedi damper for rebels

The BJP appears to be disowning the Congress and Janata Dal Secular rebels who had helped it return to power in July, indicating it might renege on its promise to field them in the December 5 by-elect...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 22.10.19

JDS revolt brews against Kumaraswamy

Old-time loyalists of former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda have risen in revolt accusing his son and former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of sidelining them, facing the Janata Dal Secular with a br...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 10.10.19

Tax raids on Congress former ministers

Income-tax officials on Thursday raided the homes and offices of former Congress ministers G. Parameshwara and R.L. Jalappa, prompting the Opposition to accuse the Narendra Modi government of misusing...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

India  /  Published 26.09.19

EC to defer Karnataka by-elections

The Election Commission on Thursday assured the Supreme Court that it would “defer” the October 21 Assembly by-elections for 15 Karnataka constituencies to enable the apex court to decide petition...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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