Veteran leaders lost Lok Sabha seats

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Veteren leaders

Bengaluru : All the Congress and the JD(S) veterans, including Mallikarjuna Kharge and H D Deve Gowda, suffered an upset defeat. Kharge, who was known as an invincible leader so far, tasted defeat for the first time against BJP’s Umesh Jadhav in Gulbarga parliamentary constituency, losing by 95,452 votes. Kharge had won nine consecutive Assembly […]

Election Commission readies for vote count in Karnataka

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Anil Kumar Zha

Bangalore: Amid tight security, about 13,000 polling officials in Karnataka will on Friday count the votes polled for the state’s 28 Lok Sabha seats. “We have made elaborate arrangements with fool-proof security to ensure peaceful counting of votes at all centres in the state, including four in Bangalore and one in each constituency across the […]

LS polls: 180 million vote for 117 seats in phase six today

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
LS phase six

New Delhi : The second biggest phase of the staggered electoral fight to govern India will play out on Thursday, giving more than 180 million voters the right to have their say across 117 Lok Sabha seats. A week after the largest round of polling for 121 seats, voters across 11 states and Union Territory […]

BJP looks for more than 20 seats in Karnataka

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Jagdish Shettar

Bangalore: Banking on the “Narendra Modi wave” for a turnaround in its fortunes, BJP’s Karnataka unit on Monday expressed confidence of winning more than 20 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the April 17 elections in the state. After analysing the situation and gathering information from local as well as state level leaders, “we […]

Karnataka to vote Thursday for all 28 Lok Sabha seats

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Bangalore: Karnataka will Thursday vote to elect its representatives from all the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. Polling will be held in a single phase in 54,261 booths from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. “In all, 2,74,891 personnel have been deployed, with 28 general observers and 44 observers for expenditure, police and awareness,” […]

Lokniti-IBN survey predicts major gains for BJP in south, east in LS polls

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Narendra Modi

 New Delhi: An opinion poll has predicted major gains for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the southern and eastern parts of the country in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Lokniti-IBN national election tracker has predicted that the BJP might win 22-40 seats out of the total 232 Lok Sabha seats in the eastern […]

Karnataka bypolls: Congress storms JD-S bastion, wins two LS seats

Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Karnataka bypolls

Bangalore: Storming the JD-S bastion, the ruling Congress in Karnataka on Saturday won the Mandya and Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha seats with impressive margins.  Multi-lingual actress Ramya, making her electoral debut, trounced JD(S) candidate C S Puttaraju in Mandya by a margin of 67,611 votes, officials said. In Bangalore Rural, D K Suresh (Cong) registered […]

Karnataka bypoll: Voting for two Lok Sabha seats underway

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
By poll voters

Bangalore: Polling for two vacant Lok Sabha seats in south Karnataka began on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements made by the State Election Commission. The seats of Mandya and Bangalore Rural fell vacant after the sitting MPs from the JD (Secular) resigned to join the Karnataka Assembly as MLAs after heir elections in May. Former […]

Campaigning closes in Mandya, Bangalore Rural for Aug 21 poll

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Campaigning closes

Bangalore: Campaigning drew to a close on Monday to the August 21 Lok Sabha by-elections in Mandya and Bangalore Rural that kicked up acrimonious and bitter canvassing by the contending parties — the ruling Congress and JDS. The BJP is backing JDS candidates in the two segments, where bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of […]