Karnataka Political Crisis

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  • Yeddyurappa not to pick his successor: BJP 30-07-2011 11:48 AM

    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...
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  • Newsmaker of the day: Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa 17-05-2011 10:40 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai talks to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on the political crisis in the state. ...
  • 16 MLAs, who prove costly for BJP, Opposition 17-05-2011 10:04 PM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa's show of strength today 17-05-2011 07:18 AM

    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...
  • K'taka govt asks Guv to summon Assembly session 16-05-2011 03:39 PM

    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 meeting chaired by Chief...
  • Yeddyurappa slams Governor, to sit on dharna 16-05-2011 10:03 AM

    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...
  • Home Ministry examining Governor's report 16-05-2011 09:43 AM

    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 the details on what ground the...
  • BJP plans to parade party MLAs before Prez 15-05-2011 11:31 PM

    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...
  • Sorabjee slams Karnataka Governor 15-05-2011 10:52 PM

    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...
  • Governor's recommendation a welcome step: Cong 15-05-2011 10:42 PM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa sends protest lettter to Pres, PM 15-05-2011 10:28 PM

    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 15-05-2011 10:16 PM

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj's act was unconstitutional. ...
  • Bhardwaj disgraced his office: Soli Sorabjee 15-05-2011 10:02 PM

    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 15-05-2011 09:02 PM

    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...
  • Newly elected K'taka MLAs to take oath on May 15 14-05-2011 11:18 PM

    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...
  • Is Karnataka headed for another trust vote? 14-05-2011 08:11 AM

    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 13-05-2011 09:18 PM

    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 BJP camp. And...
  • Disqualification of 16 Karnataka MLAs quashed 13-05-2011 04:20 PM

    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...
  • Cong stages dharna demanding BSY's resignation 26-03-2011 04:36 PM

    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 raised slogans...
  • Trouble brews for Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa 24-03-2011 11:47 PM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa denies BJP legislators want him out 17-03-2011 05:47 PM

    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 -...
  • Court refuses to stay proceedings against BSY 26-02-2011 06:03 PM

    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 chief minister and JD-S...
  • Govt will complete full term: Yeddyurappa 20-02-2011 09:28 PM

    Bangalore: Solidly backed by party President Nitin Gadkari, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today dismissed opposition talk of mid-term polls and asserted that his government would complete its five-year term. "Has it come to such a stage to dissolve the House?" asked a combative Chief Minister at a party...
  • Disqualification of 5 K'taka MLAs upheld 14-02-2011 05:07 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court has upheld the disqualification of five Independent MLAs from the Assembly in October 2010. The five Independent MLAs - Gulihatti Shekar, D Sudhakar, PM Narendra Swamy, Venkataramanappa and Shivaraj Tangadagi - had been disqualified by Karnataka Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah for rebelling against Chief Minister...