JAGDISH SHETTAR

  • Karnataka polls: Reject corrupt Congress, says Jagadish Shettar May 5, 2013

    As voting gets underway in Karnataka, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar urged people that they should not vote for the 'corrupt' Congress party. ...
  • Advani's plane makes unscheduled landing in Hyderabad April 30, 2013

    Hyderabad: An aircraft carrying senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani made an unscheduled landing at the old airport at Begumpet in Hyderabad on Monday, after developing a technical snag. Advani was on his way from New Delhi to Bangalore to campaign for BJP for the May 2013 elections...
  • Karnataka: Lingayat mutts could determine outcome of polls April 23, 2013

    Hubli/Dharwad: The twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad in Karnataka are known for their heritage in Hindustani music and art. But they have also been the epicentre of the Bharatiya Janata Party's growth in north Karnataka. In the 1990s, BJP surged here using local communal disputes, which threw up leaders like...
  • K'taka: 13 BJP MLAs submit their resignation January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Thirteen Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs loyal to Karnataka Janata Party chief and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday submitted their resignation from Assembly membership to Speaker KG Bopaiah. The BJPled Karnataka government has been going through a major crisis since Yeddyurappa resigned and launched his own party in...
  • 'Ready to face noconfidence motion if Oppn moves it' January 27, 2013

    Bangalore/Davanagere: Asserting that his government still enjoyed a majority even after 13 BJP MLAs announced their resignation, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Sunday said he is ready to face a noconfidence motion, if the opposition moves it. "I have majority. There is no threat to the government. I am...
  • Prove majority or quit, Cong tells Shettar govt January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: "Prove majority or go home" was the message from Congress as the BJP government in Karnataka was mired in a fresh crisis with 13 of its MLAs announcing their decision to quit their Assembly membership. The party slammed the BJP for its "neverending 'natak' (drama) in Karnataka" saying...
  • Karnataka: BSY dares BJP to suspend his son December 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Lingayat strongman and former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday dared Jagadish Shettar drop his MP son BY Raghavendra after the saffron party sacked one of his loyalist and Cooperative Minister BJ Puttaswamy from the ministry and suspended Tumkur MP GS Basavaraj. Yeddyurappa, who is organising a mammoth rally...
  • Cauvery water: K'taka to request PM to stay order September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Saturday decided to send a petition to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Cauvery River water dispute. It will request Singh to stay the September 19 order of Cauvery River Authority, headed by him, directing the state to release 9,000 cusecs of water daily to...
  • NE exodus: 5 held in Bangalore for spreading rumours August 18, 2012

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Karnataka Police have arrested five people and are hunting for four more for spreading rumours of an impending attack on people from the Northeast in Bangalore, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Friday. This is the first arrest since the rumour spread in Bangalore and other places leading to...
  • Shettar seeks Rs 2,000 crore central assistance July 17, 2012

    New Delhi: With Karnataka facing acute scarcity of drinking water and fodder due to deficient monsoon rains, new Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought an immediate Central assistance of Rs 2,000 crore to tackle the situation. Heading a highpower delegation, Shettar made a strong...
  • Shettar takes exception to Governor's remarks July 15, 2012

    Hubli: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Sunday took exception to Governor HR Bhardwaj's remarks that there are "tainted ministers" in his cabinet, saying no one can be held guilty until proved otherwise. "No one can be held guilty unless proved as such," he told reporters at the airport here. Bhardwaj had...
  • Who is Jagadish Shettar? July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Jagadish Shivappa Shettar was born on December 17, 1955, in Kerur village of Bagalkot district, Karnataka to SS Shettar and Basavanemma. His father, SS Shettar, was a senior activist of the Jana Sangh and was elected five times to the HubliDharwad Municipal Corporation and became the first Jana...
  • BSY loyalists threaten to quit Karnataka Cabinet June 29, 2012

    Bangalore: In a fresh trouble for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, as many as 10 ministers loyal to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa have threatened to resign from the state Cabinet by Friday evening. The ministers have demanded that the Central leadership should take a call on...
  • BJP struggles to find Yeddyurappa's successor August 3, 2011

    Bangalore: Sadanand Gowda and Jagdish Shettar are the front runners to be the successor to Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, but a defiant Yeddyurappa has moved high court on Tuesday against the Lokayukta report that indicts him in the mining scam and told his officials he will be back in...
  • Who will succeed BS Yeddyurappa? July 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa finally agreed on Saturday to obey his BJP's diktaat to step down even as the succession war continues. Sources said the party leadership wants to make Yedyurappa's rival Ananth kumar or Lingayat leader Jagdish Shettar the next chief minister. But Yedyurappa is strongly...
  • Who will succeed BS Yeddyurappa? July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: BJP Parliamentray Board on Thursday decided to send senior leaders Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley as observers to Bangalore on Friday to oversee the election of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa's successor. Who will succeed the Karanataka chief minister and will he go without a fight? Ananth Kumar, Jagdish Shettar...