In case the BJP fails to cross the halfway mark, there is a chance that the JD(S) and Congress could come together to form the next state government.
Going back on its previous statement, the Janata Dal (Secular) which had earlier claimed that it would be the king and not a kingmaker post Karnataka Assembly election, said on May 7 that in the event of a fractured mandate, it might examine the possibility of a coalition government with a precursor that its manifesto should be implemented in toto.
This seemingly inexpensive way to use social media to change governments has all the imprimatur of a military operation set in a civilian setting. Prashant Kishore used the same tools as Analytica to help Modi come to power in 2014. Will Kishore illumine on Analytica?
Winning this seat will be a prestige issue for the BJP because it had stoked the ‘exodus controversy’ to gain a foothold in the constituency
In a crucial political battle for both the Congress and the BJP, the Election Commission on Tuesday announced that Karnataka assembly election will be held on May 12.
If the BJP sits down and extrapolates the results of the by-elections, it would discover that repeating the 2014 feat would seem like a distant possibility.
Modi was greeted with the slogan “Jeet hamari jari hai, ab Karnataka ki bari hai” (Our winning spree continues, now it’s time to win in Karnataka). Assembly elections in Karnataka are due in May this year.
The Congress party also issued a statement saying it had directed its rank and file to back "secular party candidates to save the people from sinking in the 'Hindutva quicksand'
Battle lines have been drawn in the run-up to the February 27 elections in Nagaland and Meghalaya and as many people, including Christian leaders, suspect voters are turning toward pro-Hindu party BJP in these Christian-majority states, the row over religious chauvinism seems inevitable.
The CPI-M raised allegation of massive violence across nine seats where opposition Indigenous Peoples’ Front of Tripura (IPFT) contested the election.