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  • BJP discusses BSY's return, says no communication from his side June 30, 2013

    Bangalore: The Bhartiya Janatha Party (BJP) core group met on Saturday to decide on the return of Karnataka former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to the party. The BJP said that any decision on the matter would be taken after consulting all parties concerned. While the return of Yeddyurappa to the...
  • Central BJP leaders to meet to discuss BSY's homecoming June 29, 2013

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party's central leaders are likely to arrive at a decision on Saturday on whether or not to allow former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to return to the party. Many BJP leaders in Karnataka had expressed their desire for the now KJP chief to join them...
  • No plans to join BJP; may consider if central leaders approach me: BSY June 28, 2013

    Bangalore: There are no straight answers from Karnataka rebel BS Yeddyurappa about possible tieups with any party for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Yeddyurappa has denied any possibility of rejoining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as of now but said that he will consider the matter if central BJP leaders...
  • Governance the biggest challenge for Siddaramaiah: Sachidananda Murthy May 13, 2013

    Siddaramaiah, sworn in today as the new Karnataka chief minister, has the twin responsibilities of delivering a clean government and cementing the Congress party's fortunes in the next general elections. With both the UPA2 and the last Karnataka government being badgered by veverending scams and scandals, he surely has his...
  • Battle for Karnataka: Is BJP ready to pick up pieces after BSY's exit? April 20, 2013

    Is the BJP ready to pick up the pieces of its government in Karnataka despite the exit of its tallest leader in the state BS Yeddyurappa? Will the Congress take advantage of BJP's weakening position? ...
  • I do not think Modi can save the BJP in Karnataka: Dr Sandeep Shastri April 15, 2013

    A lot of people are predicting that the BJP government is on its way out in Karnataka and the Congress is stated to make a strong comeback. Eminent social scientist and analyst Dr Sandeep Shastri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Will BSY emerge as king maker.....
  • Corruption during the BJP regime was extraordinary: MV Rajeev Gowda April 15, 2013

    Karnataka goes for Assembly elections on May 5. Professor of Economics & Social Sciences at IIM Bangalore MV Rajeev Gowda joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I feel Congress will win 132 seats and JDS will come second .Do you agrees Asked by: shafivullah ...
  • BSY can surely damage BJP in Karnataka Assembly polls: Narendar Pani April 15, 2013

    Narendar Pani, Professor, School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Karnataka Assembly elections 2013. Q. Simple question, who will win? Asked by: feroz A. The general expectation is that this election is for the Congress to lose....
  • BSY, sons to appear before CBI court in illegal mining case March 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his two sons will appear before a CBI court on Saturday over allegations of receiving kickbacks for giving undue favour to the South West Mining Company when Yeddyurappa's was in office. Yeddyurappa quit the chief minister's post in the wake of his indictment...
  • BJP is 'free and pure' after BSY's exit: Eshwarappa March 25, 2013

    Bangalore: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Karnataka KS Eshwarappa said the party has become "free and pure" after the exit of BS Yeddyurappa. Referring to Yeddyurappa, Eshwarappa, who resigned as state unit BJP President earlier in March, said the party's workers and well-wishers were earlier pained on two fronts...
  • Corruption has sullied BJP's image with or without BSY: Dr Sandeep Shastri on K'taka civic polls March 11, 2013

    Eminent social scientist and analyst Dr Sandeep Shastri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Karnataka civic polls. Q. What will be the impact on next Assembly elections? Asked by: raja A. Raja, these elections clearly indicate a trend in urban Karnataka. The Congress appears to have...
  • No threat to my government, says Jagadish Shettar February 4, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Monday asserted there was no threat to his government in the wake of resignation by some BJP MLAs and he would be presenting his maiden budget on February 8. "There is no threat to the government. On February 8 I am going to...
  • Speaker accepts resignations of 13 BSY loyalists January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Speaker KG Bopaiah accepted the resignations of 13 MLAs who owe allegiance to former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday night. This has worsened the crisis for the Bharatiya Janata Party government, which is now left with support of only 108 MLAs in the 223 member Assembly. The...
  • Karnataka: Speaker to meet Yeddyurappa loyalists on Tuesday January 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Speaker KG Bopaiah will on Tuesday morning meet BS Yeddyurappa loyalists after two Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs filed a petition on Monday seeking disqualification of the loyalists for being involved in alleged antiparty activities. The BJP MLAs claimed to have documentary evidence to prove that the 12 MLAs...
  • Karnataka crisis: Shettar to meet Rajnath on Monday January 27, 2013

    Bangalore: Jagadish Shettar will meet Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh on Monday even as the Karnataka Chief Minister struggles to keep his government afloat with 14 MLAs threatening to resign. The Karnataka government is in danger of falling if the Assembly Speaker accepts their resignation. However, reports say the crisis...
  • Shettar to meet Rajnath Singh amidst Karnataka crisis January 27, 2013

    Bangalore: Jagadish Shettar will meet Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh on Sunday night even as the Karnataka Chief Minister struggles to keep his government afloat with 14 MLAs threatening to resign. The Karnataka government is in danger of falling if the Assembly Speaker accepts their resignation. However, reports say the...
  • K'taka: BSY dares BJP to take action against MPs who support him December 11, 2012

    BS Yeddyurappa and the BJP are on a blinking game, each daring the other to bring the government down, however, neither wants the responsibility or the blame of pulling the plug on the government. ...
  • Karnataka: BJP takes on BSY, sacks minister, suspends MP December 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of the launch of BS Yeddyurappa's party, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Saturday cracked the whip sacking Cooperative Minister BJ Puttaswamy, a loyalist of the former Chief Minister, from the cabinet. The state BJP also suspended Yeddyurappa's staunch supporter and Tumkur MP GS Basavaraj from the party...
  • Karnataka: Yeddyurappa to quit, BJP braces for split November 29, 2012

    Bangalore: The ruling BJP in Karnataka is bracing for a split as former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa will quit the party on Friday to launch his own outfit on Dec 9. The 69yearold Yeddyurappa, credited with leading the Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the state for the first...
  • BSY's sons, soninlaw granted anticipatory bail November 29, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's two sons and soninlaw, coaccused in a case over alleged irregularities in awarding of contracts for the Upper Bhadra irrigation project. The case had been filed on a private complaint before the Lokayukta court by JDS...
  • BJP free to expel me anytime, says Yeddyurappa November 24, 2012

    Harappanahalli: Remaining firm on floating his party, former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday said the BJP was free to expel him any time. "I have not set any deadline for the party to act against me. Why wait, let them expel me tomorrow itself", Yeddyurappa said when reporters...
  • BJP broods over BSY's impending exit from party November 17, 2012

    Bangalore: With the impending exit of its rebel leader BS Yeddyurappa weighing heavily on its mind, the BJP on Saturday discussed its possible fallout and decided to take disciplinary action against those violating party discipline. At a daylong meeting to prepare the party for the assembly polls, most leaders voiced...
  • BSY says he's not leaving BJP out of vengeance November 11, 2012

    Bangalore: A last ditch effort by BJP to prevent BS Yeddyurappa from quitting the party has apparently failed with the former Karnataka chief minister today sticking to his decision to float a new party on December 9. Yeddyurappa, who was made to step down as the Chief Minister in 2011,...
  • Illegal mining case: BSY's bail hearing today June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Karnataka High Court on Monday is set to hear the bail petitions filed by former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his family members. They were questioned by the CBI regarding their alleged involvement in the granting of mining licenses to private companies, land grabbing and illegal denotifications. The...
  • Illegal mining: BSY's sons, soninlaw quizzed June 17, 2012

    Bangalore: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday questioned former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's two sons and soninlaw in connection with its probe into illegal mining. "Yeddyurappa's sons BY Raghavendra, a sitting MP, BY Vijendra and soninlaw RN Sohan Kumar were questioned by the CBI for well over three...
  • Karnataka: BSY camp confronts Gowda May 24, 2012

    BANGALORE: Ministers from former chief minister B S Yeddyurappas camp reportedly confronted Chief Minister D V Sadandanda Gowda on Wednesday.They met Gowda over Central Empowered Committees letter seeking the state governments response to the petition that sought a CBI probe against former chief ministers S M Krishna, Dharam Singh and...
  • Yeddyurappa convinced of his position in BJP April 7, 2012

    KOPPAL: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa conceded that he was convinced about his position in the BJP, both as a former CM and sitting MLA.After some legislators and my followers portrayed me as the undisputed leader of the party, I had asked for a suitable position from the high...
  • BSY, 11 ministers in K'taka BJP's hall of shame February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In the last 44 months, nearly onethird of the BJP government has resigned on charges ranging from rape to corruption in Karnataka. It is a record and a shameful one at that: The total sanctioned strength of Karnataka Cabinet is 34 including the chief minister. 1 chief minister...
  • BSY plans Karnataka tour January 5, 2012

    BANGALORE: In an effort to mount pressure on the party high command, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has decided to embark on a state tour after January 15. Yeddyurappa, who is unsure whether his party bosses will heed his demand for a suitable post, is ready with his plans,...
  • Karnataka Govt in a fix over mining report January 4, 2012

    Bangalore: The illegal mining report of the Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) that forced B.S. Yeddyurappa to quit as the Bharatiya Janata Party's first chief minister in south India is becoming a hot potato for his successor D.V. Sadananda Gowda. The Gowda cabinet faces a tough task as a departmental probe says...