Karnataka Political Crisis

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    Varanasi: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhal on Saturday backed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was "an agent of Pakistan". "If Kejriwal has shown Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan on a map on his website,then what do we call him? Is he then not...
  • Karnataka: BJP President Rajnath Singh meets CM Shettar January 28, 2013

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Paty (BJP) continued its troubleshooting on the political crisis in Karnataka. Newly-appointed BJP Presdient Rajnath Singh met Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar early on Monday morning. Rajnath Singh is confident that there is no threat to the BJP government in the state. Rajnath's assurance comes after...
  • Two K'taka ministers send resignations to CM to join BSY's party January 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Trouble does not seem to be ending for the BJP government in Karnataka as Rural Development Minister Shobha Karandlaje and Public Works Minister Udaisi sent their resignations to Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to join BS Yeddyurappa's new party - Karnataka Janata Party. Sources say 14 MLAs are likely to...
  • Yeddyurappa's exit leaves K'taka govt in crisis December 10, 2012

    Bangalore: The Jagadish Shettar government in Karnataka is in trouble. Sources say the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to demand a dissolution of the Assembly. Sources say the decision may be taken in two to three days. This comes after as many as 21 of the 118 BJP MLAs in...
  • BJP averts crisis, Yeddyurappa aides won't quit July 2, 2012

    Bangalore: 10 am: In another dramatic turn of events in Karnataka's political pendulum, former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's supporters withdrew their resignations after Arun Jaitley intervened and assured the rebel group that the party will soon resolve the crisis in the state. Jaitley spoke to Yeddyurappa and assured him that his...
  • BSY issues fresh deadline to make him K'taka CM March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on Monday intensified his power struggle by claiming support of over half of the party MLAs and apparently demanded that the central leadership convene a legislature party meet within 48 hours. In a show of strength to party high command,...
  • Yeddyurappa not to pick his successor: BJP July 30, 2011

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday ruled out allowing scam-hit Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to pick his successor, even as it continued efforts to make him quit without conditions. "The new chief minister will be decided based on the opinion of all legislators," state Home Minister R Ashoka...
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  • 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. ...
  • 16 MLAs, who prove costly for BJP, Opposition May 17, 2011

    New Delhi: At the centre of the latest political drama in Karntaka are 16 MLAs once again - 11 from the BJP and five Independents who switch sides with alarming regularity, sometimes to topple the Karntaka government and sometimes to save it. The world is their home quite literally for the...
  • Yeddyurappa's show of strength today May 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa arrived in Delhi on Monday evening accompanied by 127 MLAs. He says he is ready to parade them before the President on Tuesday at around 5:30 PM to show that his government still enjoys a majority in the state assembly. Yeddyurappa is confident he...
  • K'taka govt asks Guv to summon Assembly session May 16, 2011

    Bangalore: To mount pressure on Governor HR Bhardwaj who has recommended imposition of President's Rule in Karnataka, the BJP Government in the state on Monday sent another Cabinet resolution requesting him to convene a session of both Houses of Legislatures from June 2. An emergent Cabinet...
  • Yeddyurappa slams Governor, to sit on dharna May 16, 2011

    Bangalore: Slamming the Karnataka Governor for recommending dismissal of his government, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said the action amounted to an "affront" to the pride of the people of the state and the mandate given to BJP. "The Congress bosses in Delhi are using the Governor to commit anti-constitutional...
  • Home Ministry examining Governor's report May 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is examining the report of Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj recommending dismissal of the Yeddyurappa ministry and imposition of President's Rule in the wake of Supreme Court quashing the disqualification of 11 party rebel MLAs. The Ministry is looking into...
  • BJP plans to parade party MLAs before Prez May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Stung by an abrupt recommendation by Governor H R Bhardwaj to bring Karnataka under President's rule, the ruling BJP on Sunday said it will demonstrate the government's majority in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. BJP, after holding its Legislature Party meeting, has plans to take all its legislators to Delhi to...
  • Sorabjee slams Karnataka Governor May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Constitutional expert Soli J Sorabjee on Sunday attacked Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj for recommending imposition of President's rule in the BJP-ruled state and said the Chief Minister should be allowed to prove his majority on the floor of the House. "First of all, I do not think there...
  • Governor's recommendation a welcome step: Cong May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday night described as a welcome step the recommendation of President's Rule in Karnataka. "In view of the Supreme Court judgement this government must go," party general secretary Madhusudan Mistry said. Dubbing BS Yeddyurappa government as the "most corrupt", he alleged that it has broken all...
  • Yeddyurappa sends protest lettter to Pres, PM May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday shot off a protest letter to the President, the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister against Governor H R Bhardwaj's move to recommend central rule in the state, saying no attempt should be made to create a constitutional crisis when...
  • K'taka Governor has defied Cabinet decision: Jaitley May 15, 2011

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj's act was unconstitutional. ...
  • Bhardwaj disgraced his office: Soli Sorabjee May 15, 2011

    Soli Sorabjee has called Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj's report to the Centre, in regard to the Karnataka Government, as a disgrace to the Governors office. ...
  • K'taka Governor wants dismissal of BSY govt May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has recommended the dismissal of the BS Yedyurappa government in Karnataka. In the context of the Supreme Court judgement, the Karnataka Governor has sent a special report to the Central Government. The report talks about the political situation in Karnataka and about vindication of the Governor's...
  • Newly elected K'taka MLAs to take oath on May 15 May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Three newly-elected BJP MLAs will take oath as members of Karnataka assembly on Sunday, officials said on Saturday. C P Yogeshwar (Chennapatna), M Narayanaswamy (Bangarpet SC) and S V Ramachandra (Jagalur ST), who won the recent bypolls will be administered oath by Speaker K G Bopaiah. Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa...
  • Is Karnataka headed for another trust vote? May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh amid speculation that he would ask chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to take another floor test. The BS Yeddyurappa government could potentially lose its majority in the Assembly after the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the disqualification of...
  • BJP unfazed by SC order on Karnataka MLAs May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday remained unfazed by the Supreme Court verdict quashing Karnataka Assembly Speaker's decision disqualifying 11 party MLAs and five Independents and insisted that the BS Yeddyurappa government was in no danger. "The Supreme Court has thrown 11 of these 16 MLAs into the...
  • Disqualification of 16 Karnataka MLAs quashed May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major blow to the ruling BJP in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the Assembly Speaker's decision to disqualify 16 MLAs ahead of the no confidence motion last year which had ensured survival of the Yeddyurappa government. A bench headed by justice Altamas Kabir while quashing...
  • Cong stages dharna demanding BSY's resignation May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: The Opposition Congress on Saturday staged a dharna in Bangalore demanding immediate resignation by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, against whom a local court has ordered a probe into allegations of corruption. The Congress leaders and activists who assembled in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue here...
  • Trouble brews for Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Land scam allegations have returned to haunt Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. The chief minister is now facing a rebellion from old friend and state BJP president KS Eshwarappa - who has reportedly asked for a change in leadership. At the same time, a special court has ordered an inquiry...
  • Yeddyurappa denies BJP legislators want him out May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday dismissed media speculation reports that around 50 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators wanted him out in view of the continuing corruption and nepotism charges against him. A group of ministers - V S Acharaya, S Suresh Kumar and Murugesh Nirani - believed...
  • Court refuses to stay proceedings against BSY May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: A local court on Saturday dismissed an application seeking a stay on the proceedings against Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his family members over alleged corruption and nepotism in land dealings. The court also rejected Yeddyurappa's son-in-law Sohan Kumar's another application to include former...