Karnataka Chief Minister

  • Jammu: BJP revokes suspension of five rebel MLAs January 15, 2014

    Srinagar: After bringing back its rebel leader, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, into the party fold, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday revoked the suspension of five Jammu MLAs who had crossvoted in the Legislative Council election in April 2011. MLAs Baldev Raj Sharma, Master Lal Chand, Durga Dass,...
  • Karnataka CM invites global firms to invest in state September 13, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah is wooing global firms at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in China to invest in this southern state for benefitting mutually from its natural and human resources, a official said Friday. "Siddaramaiah had series of meetings with heads of global firms at the WEF conference...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to leave for China for World Economic Forum meet September 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will leave for Dalian in China on Monday to participate in the three-day annual meeting of the 'New Champions of the World Economic Forum' from September 11. The Chief Minister will be accompanied by a 14-member business delegation which will comprise industry captains from sectors including...
  • Karnataka: Siddaramaiah to take oath as CM today May 13, 2013

    Bangalore: K Siddaramaiah, who joined Congress just seven years back, will take oath as the chief minister of Karnataka on Monday the first "outsider" to do. It is a dream come true for this shepherd from the backward Kuruba caste who spent his childhood grazing his father's cattle at...
  • Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar to resign today May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Accepting his party's defeat in Karnataka elections, Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jagadish Shettar on Wednesday said he will resign at 6.30 pm. "We accept people's mandate, will resign this evening," he said. The Congress returned to power in Karnataka after seven years, defeating the BJP...
  • K'taka CM rubbishes Sonia's claim of Rs 80,000 cr grants October 20, 2012

    Hubli: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Friday rubbished United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi's claim that the Centre had released Rs 80,000 crore to the state in the last five years and said the state was ready to provide details of grants. "Karnataka has not received Rs 80,000 crore...
  • Karnataka: BJP defuses crisis, Shettar new CM July 11, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally named former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's aide Jagadish Shettar as the new CM of Karnataka. The selection of the new Chief Minister has, however, not been easy with outgoing CM Sadanand Gowda setting stiff conditions for quitting. According to sources, there may...
  • Ready to accept party's decision: Sadanand Gowda July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda on Saturday said that he was ready to accept any decision of the party high command. Sources say that the BJP high command has decided to replace Sadananda Gowda with BS Yeddyurappa loyalist Jagadish Shettar as the Karnataka Chief Minister. "I have said whatever...
  • 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 Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation and became the first Jana...
  • Jagadish Shettar to replace Gowda as Karnataka CM July 7, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command has decided to replace Sadananda Gowda with BS Yeddyurappa loyalist Jagadish Shettar as the Karnataka Chief Minister. Sources say that the decision was taken at the BJP core group meeting on Saturday at party president Nitin Gadkari's house. Sadananda Gowda is likely to...
  • Shettar likely to replace Gowda in a week July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Bowing to pressure from BS Yeddyurappa, BJP appears set to replace Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda with Lingayat leader Jagadish Shettar and an announcement is expected within a week. "A decision from the high command is likely to be conveyed within a week. We have left everything to the...
  • Gowda to meet BJP top brass as BSY sets deadline July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The political crisis in the Bharatiya Janata Party's Karnataka unit will reach New Delhi on Monday. Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda will meet the BJP Parliamentary party. The party will decide on former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's demand to remove Gowda and appoint his loyalist Jagadish Shettar in...
  • BSY's deadline ends today; can BJP pacify him? March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The 48-hour deadline set by BS Yeddyurappa to be reinstated as Karnataka Chief Minister ends on Tuesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have to give its answer on whether they will reinstate him or continue with DV Sadananda Gowda. Yeddyurappa, who doesn't see eye to eye with Gowda,...
  • Karnataka crisis: No pressure, Gadkari warns BSY March 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass is looking to resolve the crisis in Karnataka with senior party leader Arun Jaitley coming to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's support. "Yeddyurappa was removed form his post on the basis of the Lokayukta report and complaint, but now that this report...
  • Gowda to be sworn in as K'taka CM today August 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka is all set to have a new chief minister with former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's nominee DV Sadananda Gowda being sworn in on Thursday. Gowda was elected as the BJP Legislature party leader on Wednesday. He will be administered the oath of office by Governor HR Bhardwaj at...
  • BSY pressures BJP to name Gowda as K'taka CM August 1, 2011

    The drama in Karnataka is being curtailed right before the Parliament session with an interesting decision. BS Yeddyurappa quit as Karnataka chief minister on Sunday but despite all the speculation, no successor has been named. Yeddyurappa continues to pressurise the BJP to name his man Sadanand Gowda as his successor. The...
  • BJP cracks the whip, asks BSY to resign July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Cracking a whip on defiant Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, the BJP Parliamentary Board on Thursday asked him to put in his papers, a day after his severe indictment by the Karnataka Lokayukta in the illegal mining scam. After days of suspense and 'will he, won't he', it's the...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa May 17, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai talks to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on the political crisis in the state. ...
  • Land allotment to sons a mistake: Yeddyurappa January 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Friday admitted that he had committed a "mistake" by alloting land to his sons but appeared defiant about the act being "immoral or illegal". "If land is there you can offer it to anybody. My...
  • Congress slams Gadkari for defending BSY December 31, 2010

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday had a dig at BJP President Nitin Gadkari for defending controversial Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa allegedly involved in land allotment scams. Party General Secretary B K Hariprasad alleged that Gadkari was defending Yeddyurappa as the entire resources for the marriage of his son...
  • K'taka land scam: Yeddyurappa finds himself cornered November 24, 2010

    As the Karnataka Chief Minister counts the hours to his probable exit, his sons sold off denotified land at fifty times the buying price ...
  • I will abide by the party's decision: Yeddyurappa November 23, 2010

    New Delhi: After striking a defiant note for days, Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday gave the first hint that he may be ready to step down from his post. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yeddyurappa said that he will meet the central leadership today for a final decision. "Whatever decision our national...
  • Serial shoe strike on; slipper flung at Yeddyurappa April 28, 2009

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa became the latest target of the 'footwear missile' on Tuesday when a slipper was hurled at him while he was addressing an election meeting. Police said it was the handiwork of a vagabond who appeared drunk. The incident took place while Yeddyurappa was campaigning...