SM Krishna

  • Congress chooses Rajiv Gowda over SM Krishna for RS polls June 9, 2014

    Bangalore: With the Congress plumping for him over former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, party spokesman Rajiv Gowda on Monday filed his nomination papers for the June 19 Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka. Suspense had prevailed till Monday over re-nomination of Krishna, whose name was not cleared by Congress high command...
  • Congress's SM Krishna praises RSS, asks party to learn lessons from it April 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna praised Rashrtiya Swayamsevak Sangh and asked the party to learn lessons from the organisation. Former Karnataka chief Minister praised the RSS for the organisation's ability to mobilise voters. The remarks came during the inauguration of a district Congress committee office...
  • SM Krishna accuses Modi of 'sidelining' senior BJP leaders April 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leader SM Krishna on Wednesday launched his election campaign for the party's candidates with a scathing attack on Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "There is no such thing as a Modi wave in the country. Such an illusion is being created by vested interests," he...
  • K'taka polls: Congress heading towards majority May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa dealt a body blow to the ruling BJP as it appeared set to slump to the third position behind the JDS, as the Congress was struggling towards majority in the Karnataka Assembly, latest trends showed. With trends available for all 223 seats which went...
  • K'taka: Congress set to form next govt, JDS ahead of BJP May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: With initial trends available for 221 constituencies of the total 223 which went to polls on May five, the Congress was leading in 105 segments, and has won 7 seats and the ruling BJP is leading in 35. JDS of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda was ahead in 42...
  • K'taka polls: Vote counting under way, Congress ahead May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the recently held Assembly Elections in Karnataka began this morning amid projections about the Congress' comeback to power after an eight-year-long hiatus. The single phase poll was held on May 5 for 223 of the 224 constituencies with the poll in Periyapatna put off following...
  • Karnataka elections: The Congress' many CMs-in-waiting May 8, 2013

    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...
  • Not in the race for Karnataka CM: Krishna April 30, 2013

    Bangalore: After keeping everybody in the state guessing for months, former Chief Minister and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is now vigorously campaigning for the Congress. SM Krishna, who has been in the electoral politics since 1962 is campaigning for a record 12th time. SM Krishna and former Prime Minister...
  • BJP government ushered in 'anti-climax', says Azad April 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Lashing out at the BJP government in Karnataka for ushering in the "anti-climax" for the state, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said that in comparison the Congress government led by SM Krishna, had taken the state to a position of "climax" in terms of development. "During 1999-2004...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 25, 2013

    According to the CNN-IBN-The Week survey, Deve Gowda's Janata Dal Secular may end up holding the key to government formation. ...
  • Is corruption a major factor in Karnataka elections? April 25, 2013

    Karnataka will vote for a new Assembly in single phase on May 5 and the counting for the 224-member House will take place on May 8. ...
  • Is Karnataka set to repeat its anti-incumbency trend? April 25, 2013

    There is a strong anti-incumbency against the present government with 57 per cent of the respondents against the BJP getting another chance to rule the state. ...
  • Cong set to trounce BJP, win big in K'taka: Survey April 30, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress is on a comeback trail in Karnataka and all set to regain power in the state. According to a pre-poll survey conducted by Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) for CNN-IBN and The Week in 294 locations of 75 constituencies spread across Karnataka a total...
  • Karnataka JDS chief Kumaraswamy most preferred CM candidate: Survey April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A CNN-IBN-The Week pre-poll survey has revealed that Janata Dal (Secular) president and former Chief Minsiter HD Kumaraswamy is the most preferred CM candidate, with 18 per cent people voting in favour of him. While ex-BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa came a close second, garnering 10 per cent votes, present...
  • Karnataka: Key Cong leaders skip campaign-commencing rally April 13, 2013

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leaders SM Krishna, Rahman Khan, KH Muniyappa and N Dharam Singh on Saturday skipped the campaign-commencing public rally of the party in Bangalore for the May 5 Assembly elections in Karnataka. Their absence is seen in some party quarters as a direct fall-out of the lobbying that...
  • Krishna recalls personal chemistry with Khar October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Personal chemistry helps in diplomacy. Recalling his years as external affairs minister, SM Krishna on Saturday said he forged a "good understanding" with his Pakistani and Chinese counterparts, Hina Rabbani Khar and Yang Jiechi respectively, which helped him to improve India's relations with these countries. "I had a...
  • President accepts resignations of seven ministers October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid talks of a new-look UPA Cabinet, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted the resignations of seven Union ministers ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place on Sunday. Resignations of as many as four senior and three junior ministers were accepted by the President. This came ahead...
  • Decision to resign not linked to Lokayukta order: Krishna October 27, 2012

    SM Krishna, who resigned as the External Affairs Minister on Friday, said his decision was not linked to the Lokayukta's order to probe his role in the Mysore expressway scam. "It is in no way connected. That is a roving kind of an investigation. No motive has been attributed, so...
  • It's an honour to work for the Congress party: Subodh Kant Sahai October 27, 2012

    Subodh Kant Sahai resigned as the Tourism Minister on Saturday ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Along with Sahai, Ambika Soni and Mukul Wasnik also quit from their Cabinet posts of Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment respectively. According to sources, the Cabinet is likely...
  • Soni, Wasnik, Sahai resign ahead of reshuffle October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of Sunday's reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers, three Cabinet Ministers and a Minister of State resigned on Saturday, saying they want to work for the party. Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik and Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai...
  • Resigned to make way for younger people: Krishna October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: SM Krishna, who resigned from the post of the External Affairs Minister on Friday, said he quit to make way for younger people to take over. "I called the Prime Minister and conveyed my thanks for the kind of support and leadership he provided to the MEA. I...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Tharoor likely to make a comeback October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: 7.30 pm: Former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor is likely to make a comeback in the UPA Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place on Sunday. However, it is not yet known as to which portfolio Tharoor might get. 6.55 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Sahai to meet PM October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Krishna resigned from the post on Friday. He is likely to head the Finance Commission, say sources. Krishna will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 am. Meanwhile,...
  • US refrains from commenting on Krishna's resignation October 27, 2012

    Washington: Amid reports of Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna's resignation, US refrained from expressing its views on the resignation as this has not been formally announced, the State Department said. "We've seen the press reports that he's offered to resign. To my understanding, there are still ongoing discussions...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Rahul may be made Cong working president October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The UPA is gearing up for the massive Cabinet revamp on Sunday. After External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik are expected to resign, while Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi may be given a bigger...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 26, 2012

    BJP core group met on Friday to decide on Nitin Gadkari's future. Robert Vadra made a killing on land bought in Rajasthan. ...
  • News 360: SM Krishna quits ahead of UPA Cabinet reshuffle October 26, 2012

    SM Krishna on Friday resigned as the External Affairs Minister while Ambika Soni and Mukul Wasnik also offered to quit. ...