Karnataka Assembly

  • Karnataka: JDS loses Leader of Opposition post to BJP 23-01-2014 05:36 PM

    Bangalore: After losing its head office in Bangalore to the Congress, the JDS has suffered another setback on Thursday. It has lost Leader of the Opposition post in the Assembly to the BJP. With the merger of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's KJP, the strength of the BJP has gone...
  • BJP seeks leader of opposition post in Karnataka Assembly 04-01-2014 03:09 PM

    Bangalore: With B S Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) merging with the Bharataiya Janata Party two days ago, the BJP has now staked claim as the primary opposition party in the state Assembly. The BJP leader and former chief minister Jagadish Shettar submitted a letter of support to the Speaker,...
  • Siddaramaiah inducts 'tainted' D K Shivakumar, R Roshan Baig into Cabinet 01-01-2014 06:36 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has expanded his 6 months old Cabinet on Wednesday, the first day of the New Year. He has shocked the people by inducting two 6 time MLAs, facing corruption charges, D K Shivakumar and R Roshan Baig into the cabinet. The Governor H R...
  • Siddaramaiah focuses on Bangalore as part of 'revised' state budget 12-07-2013 04:26 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Friday announced that a special purpose vehicle - Bangalore Sub-Urban Rail Corporation - would be set up for implementing the Rs 8,759 crore project. Presenting the "revised" 2013-14 budget in the Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government had done a feasibility study for...
  • Row over Karnataka Vidhana Soudha renovation 07-06-2013 12:08 PM

    Bangalore: The renovation of Karnataka's Vidhana Soudha has triggered a massive debate in the state on the unnecessary expenditure. The Opposition has alleged that the renovation is to meet Vaastu standards. A larger room for Karnataka's Environment Minister Ramanath Rai was approved and a wall of the famed Vidhana Soudha...
  • Karnataka: Assembly session likely from May 29 18-05-2013 05:54 PM

    Bangalore: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said the session of the Karnataka Legislature is likely to be convened for a few days from May 29. After expanding the ministry inducting 28 members, he chaired a Cabinet meeting and told reporters later, "Most likely the Legislature session will be convened from...
  • Karnataka: 29 ministers to be sworn-in tomorrow 17-05-2013 06:04 PM

    Bangalore: The four-day old Siddaramaiah ministry in Karnataka will be expanded on Saturday with the induction of 29 ministers, an exercise from which the "tainted" would be kept out. Siddaramaiah, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister on May 13 marking return of Congress to power after a seven-year...
  • Siddaramaiah will work with an eye on the LS polls: KN Shanth Kumar 14-05-2013 04:42 PM

    After being forced to put up with a government for the last five years which saw politicians indulging in acts ranging from widespread corruption to watching porn in the Assembly, which saw three chief ministers at work and one of them deserting a national party to form his own regional...
  • Governance the biggest challenge for Siddaramaiah: Sachidananda Murthy 13-05-2013 07:13 PM

    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 UPA-2 and the last Karnataka government being badgered by vever-ending scams and scandals, he surely has his...
  • K'taka polls: Modi should've been projected as a Hindutva leader, says Sena 12-05-2013 05:10 PM

    Mumbai: Criticising BJP for projecting Narendra Modi as a secular leader while campaigning for Karnataka Assembly elections, NDA ally Shiv Sena on Sunday said the part would have won, if it had projected the Gujarat Chief Minister as an outright Hindutva leader. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "If we...
  • The mandate in Karnataka is for change: Imran Qureshi 09-05-2013 06:31 PM

    Is the people's verdict in Karnataka an anti-BJP one? Or is it a product of a pro-Congress wave? How is it significant in light of the general elections which are not very far away? Senior journalist Imran Qureshi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter. Q. Isn't it...
  • K'taka: Siddaramiah lobbies for CM post, likely to meet Sonia 09-05-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: A day after its landmark victory in Karnataka, the Congress is yet to take a call on who will be the Chief Minister. Several aspirants are already making a pitch for the top post. Frontrunner Siddaramaiah has sought an appointment with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and is expected...
  • Cong savours Karnataka win, tussle for CM post continues 09-05-2013 07:36 AM

    Bangalore: Back in power after seven years, the Congress is still savouring the victory in Karnataka. But a day after the results, comes the big task - who will be the Chief Minister? For now, Siddaramaiah and Mallikarjun Kharge are being seen as the top contenders. It was a decisive...
  • K'taka verdict indication of party's future in LS poll: Congress 08-05-2013 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: Buoyed by Karnataka Assembly poll verdict, Congress on Wednesday said it is an indication of the shape of things to come in Lok Sabha elections and debunked comparisons between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi as "illogical". "This is the victory of Congress' policies. This is the respect for...
  • It's time for correction and not complaining: S Prakash of K'taka BJP 08-05-2013 06:23 PM

    The BJP has been decimated, reduced to the third largest party in a state it had swept five years back. What caused this collapse? Will the party learn from its mistakes? Will it welcome Yeddyurappa back? Why did the Narendra Modi magic not work? What are the party's plans to...
  • Congress won not on account of any positive agenda: Sandeep Shastri 08-05-2013 06:15 PM

    What lessons should the winners and losers take home from the Assembly poll results as the Lok Sabha elections draw closer? Eminent social scientist and analyst Dr Sandeep Shastri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Whether the result would be same even If Yeddyurappa would be...
  • It's a vote against corruption in Karnataka: Captain G R Gopinath 08-05-2013 05:58 PM

    Captain G R Gopinath joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Karnataka Assembly poll results. Q. Do the results reinstate the Katju belief of 90%?! If not, what do the results actually say of the voter psyche in K'nataka? (Not expecting a politically correct answer; Rather an honest one.)...
  • Karnataka polls: Mixed bag of luck for family politics 08-05-2013 05:33 PM

    Bangalore: The family politics found favour with electorates in the May 5 Karnataka assembly elections with family members of prominent leaders winning in some of the constituencies. Father-son duo of Congress, Shamanoor Shivashankarappa-SS Mallikarjuna and M Krishnappa-Priya Krishna have won from their respective constituencies. While Shivashankarappa was elected from Davanagere...
  • Karnataka polls: Sonia hails result, PM says BJP ideology rejected 08-05-2013 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday hailed the party's showing in Karnataka polls, saying the result was a rejection of BJP's ideology and suggested the same would be repeated in the Lok Sabha elections as well. Singh praised the efforts of Congress Vice...
  • Karnataka polls: Cong wins, BSY delivers knock-out punch to BJP 08-05-2013 03:07 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress returned to power in Karnataka after seven years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a huge margin. Securing a clear majority on its own in a triangular fight, the party is now set to form the government on its own in Karnataka. The BJP suffered a...
  • Karnataka polls: BJP suffers humiliating defeat 08-05-2013 01:10 PM

    Bangalore: BJP on Wednesday suffered a humiliating defeat in the Karnataka Assembly Elections as Congress appeared to be well on its way to wresting power on its own after a gap of seven years. Hit by the exit of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and the image of corruption during...
  • Cong high command will decide who will be Karnataka CM: Mallikarjuna Kharge 08-05-2013 11:14 AM

    Congress is inching to victory in Karnataka Assembly elections. Mallikarjuna Kharge is one of the prime contenders for the CM post. ...
  • Karnataka election results live: Congress wins, BJP accepts defeat 08-05-2013 08:59 AM

    Bangalore: 4:49 pm: The Bharatiya Janata Party has accepted the defeat and Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar is set to resign on Wednesday evening. "We accept people's mandate; will resign this evening," says Shettar. 4:18 pm: The final tally of votes stands at Congress winning 121 seats, BJP and JDS winning...
  • Karnataka elections counting on; BJP, Congress in a close race 08-05-2013 08:02 AM

    Bangalore: 8:49 am: The Congress inches ahead of the BJP with the JDS and Yeddyurappa's KJP far behind. 8:45 am: The Congress is now leading in 13 seats while the BJP is leading in 11. 8:42 am: The Congress is now ahead with leads in 10 seats while the BJP...
  • Karnataka polls: Counting set to begin; will Cong dethrone BJP? 08-05-2013 07:30 AM

    Bangalore: The results for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which recorded the second highest voter turnout in 35 years with a polling percentage of 71.29 in the May 5 voting, will be known on Wednesday. The counting of votes is set to begin in a few minutes. The results will decide...
  • Karnataka poll results: Live blog 08-05-2013 07:30 AM

    All eyes are on Karnataka as results of the first major electoral battle of 2013 are declared on Wednesday. CNN-IBN's poll predictions suggest the Congress is set to make a comeback and oust the BJP from its southern citadel. ...
  • Hat-trick of fractured mandates or clear verdict in Karnataka? 08-05-2013 04:35 AM

    Bangalore: India will know on Wednesday if Karnataka scores a hat-trick of fractured mandates or gets a clear verdict as votes polled on Sunday in perhaps the most keenly watched assembly elections in the state are counted. Over 71 per cent of the 40.36 million eligible voters cast their ballots...
  • Karnataka elections: The Congress' many CMs-in-waiting 08-05-2013 12:02 AM

    Bangalore: Wednesday, May 8, will be the D-day in the big battle for Karnataka. The countdown has begun for the counting day, and with the high voter turnout (57 per cent in Bangalore and 70 per cent and above in the rest of Karnataka) being an indication of a strong...
  • Karnataka results on Wednesday, Cong likely to make a comeback 07-05-2013 04:01 PM

    Bangalore: The results for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which recorded the second highest voter turnout in 35 years with a polling percentage of 71.29 in the May 5 voting, will be known on Wednesday. The results will decide the fate of 2,940 candidates in 223 Assembly segments. Although Karnataka Assembly...
  • The BJP has already lost the battle in Karnataka: Veeraraghav TM 06-05-2013 06:52 PM

    Most pre-poll and post-poll surveys have predicted a comfortable victory for the Congress, while saying the BJP would lose much ground. CNN-IBN's consulting editor TM Veeraraghav joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the possible tie-ups and if there are indications that the Congress can form the government single-handedly. Q....