Sadananda Gowda

  • Bangalore North: Lawyers, lawmakers and the law 08-04-2014 12:12 PM

    Bangalore: "Trust me, I'm a lawyer." Yes, you may laugh; but that's the one credential that all three major candidates in Bangalore North will be going to the voter with. A fourth will probably say - Trust me, I'm a former cop. The Bangalore North constituency is being wooed by...
  • LS polls: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray 01-04-2014 06:56 PM

    Six former chief ministers of Karnataka, including one who was prime minister for 10 months, are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats from the state - a record of sorts. Of them, two each are from the Congress (M Veerappa Moily and N Dharam Singh), the BJP (BS...
  • Congress primary shows its bankruptcy, easy victory for BJP: Gowda 12-03-2014 07:05 PM

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP's Vice President DV Sadananda Gowda will be contesting from Bangalore North Lok Sabha seat this time. This is his third Lok Sabha constituency since 2004. In 2004, he won from Mangalore, in 2009, he won from neighbouring Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Seat. Speaking about his...
  • LS pollscape: Nandan Nilekani, NaMo and Karnataka's battles of wits 06-02-2014 07:29 AM

    The NaMo vision, the RaGa saga, the third front's brave front. Whatever is being played out at the national level, in Karnataka, the Lok Sabha story is about individualistic battles this coming election - whether it is about former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's return to the BJP or the rise...
  • BJP to decide Yeddyurappa's fate at its Mumbai meet? 07-10-2013 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP core committee meeting scheduled to be held in Mumbai is likely to take the final decision on the return of former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to the party. According to state BJP leader and former chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda, the BJP will definitely welcome...
  • Modi vs Advani: Karnataka BJP meeting cancelled 12-09-2013 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: It seems former BJP ideologue Sudheendra Kulkarni is right on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's polarising character. Modi has now polarised the Karnataka BJP. The state BJP was forced to cancel its core committee meeting scheduled for Thursday. The meeting was convened to discuss Narendra Modi's Karnataka tour...
  • Karnataka: Yeddyurappa likely to return to BJP, say sources 03-09-2013 03:11 PM

    Will BS Yeddyurappa return to the BJP? According to some state BJP sources, he will. A state BJP delegation led by former chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda met the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad and requested him to persuade the party central leadership to take Yeddyurappa back. Modi...
  • Karnataka: Major test for Congress in Lok Sabha bypolls 20-08-2013 07:56 PM

    Bengaluru: It is the Congress's turn to prove itself in Karnataka with the first election in the state Siddaramaiah took over as the Chief Minister. The Congress is battling against arch-rival JDS in two Lok Sabha by-elections, Mandya and Bangalore Rural, both strong Vokkaliga regions that the JDS had reigned...
  • With an eye on 2014 polls, BJP all set to welcome BSY 30-06-2013 10:41 PM

    Bangalore: After being routed in the Karnataka Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be all set to welcome back former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. But, both the party and Yeddyurappa don't want to be seen as taking the first move. While a section of the party led by...
  • Will resign from BJP by month end, says Yeddyurappa 23-11-2012 01:05 AM

    Kunigal: Stating that he would resign as BJP legislator from the Assembly by the month end, former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday said he would focus on building his new party. "By month end I will tender my resignation as BJP legislator in the state assembly and focus...
  • BJP broods over BSY's impending exit from party 17-11-2012 09:09 PM

    Bangalore: With the impending exit of its rebel leader BS Yeddyurappa weighing heavily on its mind, the BJP on Saturday discussed its possible fallout and decided to take disciplinary action against those violating party discipline. At a day-long meeting to prepare the party for the assembly polls, most leaders voiced...
  • Power Wars

    Deep Blue |  Deepa Balakrishnan
    A regimen of disbelief When you attend any event surrounding B S Yeddyurappa, you'd be surprised by the stubborn disbelief over the fact that ...

  • Karnataka Govt in a fix over mining report 04-01-2012 12:31 PM

    Bangalore: The illegal mining report of the Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) that forced B.S. Yeddyurappa to quit as the Bharatiya Janata Party's first chief minister in south India is becoming a hot potato for his successor D.V. Sadananda Gowda. The Gowda cabinet faces a tough task as a departmental probe says...
  • Karnataka CM takes oath as upper house member 27-12-2011 04:38 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday took oath as member of the state Legislative Council, a week after he won the council by-poll. The Upper House Chairman DH Shanaramurthy administered the oath of office to Gowda. Later, speaking to reporters after becoming a member of the Upper...
  • K'taka CM finds his feet, counters his mentor 25-12-2011 09:19 AM

    Bangalore: Apparently emboldened by his Council poll win, Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda seems to be emerging from the shadow of his mentor and predecessor BS Yeddyurappa. Gowda gave evidence of this on Saturday when he contradicted Yeddyurappa's remark on the issue of collective leadership. He told reporters at Raj...
  • Karnataka Chief Minister calls on Governor 24-12-2011 10:44 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday called on Governor H R Bhardwaj but said he did not discuss the issue of appointment of new Lokayukta. Gowda told reporters that he informed the Governor about his inability to attend the swearing-in of Justice Vikramajit Se, as the...
  • Karnataka CM Gowda wins council bypoll easily 22-12-2011 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananada Gowda on Thursday won the by-elections to the Legislative Council defeating Congress candidate Anand Gaddadevaramath by a comfortable margin of 54 votes in a straight contest after JDS chose to abstain. Gowda secured 123 votes as against 69 by Anand out of the...
  • Karnataka by-poll: Litmus test for Gowda 22-12-2011 06:45 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda is gearing up for an electoral battle for the lone legislative council seat in Bangalore on Thursday. Gowda is presently not a member of either House of the State Assembly and as per the constitution, he needs to get elected to the state...
  • Karnataka Council polls: BJP fears cross voting 22-12-2011 02:37 AM

    Bangalore: The crucial by-election to the lone Council seat, which will decide the fate of Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, will be held on Thursday. Though the present strength of the BJP in the Assembly is sufficient for Gowda to sail through the contest, rumours of cross voting, particularly...
  • K'taka: Cong to seek JD(S) help in Council poll 19-12-2011 10:57 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dr G Parameshwar said that efforts are being made to seek the support of the JD(S) and independent MLAs for the Congress candidate in the December-22 election to the State Legislative Council. Speaking to the media on Sunday, he exuded confidence of the...
  • Rs 76 crore for medicines, says Gowda 14-12-2011 10:38 AM

    Bangalore:Stating that there is no shortage of medicines in the state-run hospitals, Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday informed the Karnataka Assembly that the government had earmarked Rs 75.78 crore for the purchase of medicines to meet the requirements of patients. Replying to a question raised by UT Khader...
  • BSY wants Gowda elected unanimously 12-12-2011 12:22 AM

    Bangalore: Apparently rattled by speculation that he is working to defeat his successor DV Sadananda Gowda in the December 22 bypoll to the legislative council, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa said on Sunday he is trying for Gowda's unanimous election. Gowda is now a MP and is seeking to...
  • Karnataka to promote nanotechnology 08-12-2011 04:28 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government will provide enhanced budgetary support to promote nanotechnology for the benefit of masses, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said on Thursday. "The state government will certainly provide enhanced budgetary support for nano initiatives and activities of the vision group on science and technology in the budget...
  • K'taka Assembly rocked over BJP attack on Guv 08-12-2011 02:48 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday witnessed noisy scenes over ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attack on Governor HR Bhardwaj for his refusal to appoint the government's choice as the state's new Lokayukta (ombudsman). Opposition Congress and Janata Dal-Secular members trooped near the speaker's podium shouting slogans and protesting state...
  • Bellary: Embarrassment for BJP as Sriramulu wins 04-12-2011 09:15 PM

    Bangalore: Close aide of the Bellary Reddys, B Sriramulu won the by-elections of Bellary by a whopping 48,000 votes, bringing quite an embarrassment for the BJP, the party which he quit. There were celebrations after what was seen to be a battle for political survival. What is worse for the...
  • Karnataka: Bellary bypoll results today 04-12-2011 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: All eyes are on Bellary as the results of the bypoll will be declared on Sunday and it could change Karnataka's political course as the by-polls are being seen as a litmus test for mining barons, the Reddy brothers. Their aide B Sriramulu, who quit the BJP, contested...