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Articles by Sowmya Aji
Articles by Sowmya Aji
How BJP hopes to capture Karnataka’s Vokkaliga fort
With the arrest of Congress leader DK Shivakumar and the decline of JD(S) in the recent polls, the BJP has craftily created a leadership vacuum in the Vokkaliga community that it hopes to fill.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 14:07
DK Shivakumar arrest: The cost and optics of the Congress leader’s tears
While some BJP leaders fear that his arrest could turn him into a martyr, DK Shivakumar’s supporters hope that this will be a turning point for him.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 14:14
Can the BJP get away with denying Sriramulu a Deputy CM post in Karnataka?
Discontent grows among Sriramulu’s supporters after the Molkalmuru MLA was denied a Deputy CM post, despite being informally promised the position in the run-up to 2018.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 17:45
A fraternal fight that brought down the Karnataka government and threatens the next one
The downfall of the government started from the powerful Jarkiholis of Belagavi, a family riven by politics and mutual antipathy that almost rivals the Mahabharata in its intensity.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 13:12
How the BJP chipped away at Siddaramaiah to bring down coalition in Karnataka
The BJP has gained by discrediting and breaking down the one person who could have prevented the imminent collapse and revived the Congress in Karnataka – Siddaramaiah.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:03
Why politicians in Karnataka are afraid of – and admire – DK Shivakumar’s ‘persuasion’
As his friends will tell you, Shivakumar is harmless, friendly and even rather charming, as long as you don’t cross his path. If you do however...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:09
Karnataka crisis: BJP lures and lets warring Cong-JD(S) leaders do their job for them
There were 2 legendary rivalries in Karnataka politics that were attempted to be buried when this coalition govt was formed. One of them at least has a hand in its fall.
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:09
What explains Cong win in Karnataka local body polls just after massive LS defeat?
The Congress, which got just one seat out of 28 in the LS polls, recently won the most number of ULB wards (509), followed by the BJP (366) and the JD(S) (174).
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 11:10
Saffron sweep in Karnataka: The state has put aside differences to vote for Hindutva
While the rest of the South has been nearly immune to the Modi wave in India, there are multiple factors that have been in play for the sweep of Karnataka.
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 07:32
Another shot at CM? How Yeddyurappa could unseat the Congress-JD(S) govt
Bye-elections to the two seats of Kundagol and Chincholi are crucial for the survival of the coalition government in Karnataka.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 16:41