Siddaramaiah

  • Karnataka CM says Modi wave over, credits Rahul, Sonia for Congress's victory in bypolls 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The Congress won two out of three seats in the Karnataka bypolls last week. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that the Congress's victory in the state can be credited to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership. "The results were expected. I had said that we'll...
  • Karnataka Cabinet to be expanded after consulting Congress high command: Siddaramaiah 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Getting a booster from the Assembly bypoll outcome, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that he would expand his Cabinet after talking to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "The main issue before us is (Cabinet) expansion. We will fill all four vacancies in consultation with Congress High Command," he...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins from Bellary Rural seat 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins Bellary Rural bypoll by a margin of 33104 votes. Congress is leading in Chikkodi-Sadalaga with 13360 votes. BJP is leading in Shikaripura. Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka begins today with the outcome being a test...
  • Karnataka bypolls results on Monday: Congress, BJP keep fingers crossed 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka will be held tomorrow with the outcome being a test of popularity and prestige for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP Vice-President BS Yeddyurappa. Both the ruling Congress and BJP fought a hard battle in the...
  • After Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, Kerala CM Chandy says won't boycott Modi August 21, 2014

    It's not just Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who is not toeing the Congress' line on boycotting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's functions. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said he will have to meet the Prime Minister. ...
  • Karnataka CM cites protocol, says can't skip PM Modi's programmes August 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Differing with the Congress high command's suggestion to its Chief Ministers to avoid sharing a dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at public programmes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said "just because someone says this, we can't follow it. I will have to go by the protocol." Siddaramaiah's statement is...
  • Siddaramaiah government can fall anytime: Sadananda Gowda August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Railway Minister and senior BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said the present Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka can fall anytime and asked his party workers to get ready for elections. "The Siddaramaiah government can fall anytime. Don't think it will continue for another three-and-half-years. It can even fall in...
  • Karnataka CM clarifies his remark July 24, 2014

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been forced to clarify his insensitive comment on being questioned about the rape of a six-year-old in a top Bangalore school. He had lost his cool and asked reporters if the Bangalore rape was the only news they had. ...
  • Mysore: Rape survivor made to wait naked for 3 hours for medical test July 22, 2014

    Mysore: A rape survivor in Mysore was made to wait naked for three hours in a government hospital on Tuesday. Karnataka State Women's Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa has taken up the issue. Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah, too, promised action in the case. "We will take whatever action is needed," he said. Earlier...
  • Bangalore rape case: Karnataka CM snaps back, asks 'is this the only news' July 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Reacting to the horrific rape incident in the city, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Tuesday lashed back at reporters, "Is this the only thing which is happening here?" The incident took place at the Bangalore school, where two staff members allegedly raped a six-year-old girl student. The school has...
  • Student rape: Bangalore Police Chief R Auradkar transferred July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Two weeks after a 6-year-old girl was raped in her school premises in Bangalore, the city police chief Raghavendra Auradkar has been transferred on Monday. Auradkar has been moved in view of the deteriorating law and order situation in the city. Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah cleared the transfer...
  • 'Sleeping' CM and political meddling demoralise Karnataka Police July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: An edit page article in Karnataka's leading English newspaper 'Deccan Herald' by its senior editor and one of the state's well respected journalists Ramakrishna Upadhya expresses concerns that the police administration has collapsed in the state. He writes, "The need of the hour is to restore the confidence of...
  • Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences July 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly. Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes...
  • Karnataka government bends rules to pay minister's Rs 1.16 cr medical bill July 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Housing Minister MH Ambareesh has created a controversy after the state government agreed to reimburse his Rs 1.16 crore medical bill. As per government rules, ministers are reimbursed up to Rs 5 lakh for their medical treatment. But Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cited "special cases" to clear Ambareesh's...
  • Karnataka CM gives Rs 2 extra subsidy to SC, ST milk producers, angers many June 17, 2014

    Bangalore: It seems Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah does not think that all farmers and villagers are equal. He thinks that poor among some castes are more equal than the others. Siddaramaiah, who openly practises the AHINDA (minorities, other backward classes and Dalits) brand of politics, has gone a step further....
  • Cauvery row: Karnataka all-party delegation to meet Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: An all-party delegation from Karnataka would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to convey the state's opposition to the setting up of Cauvery Management Board as demanded by Tamil Nadu to ensure implementation of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award. "An all-party delegation will meet the Prime Minister. We have...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah lists one-year achievements May 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Unfazed by the drubbing the ruling Congress got in the Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Monday showcased the achievements of his government in the past one year. "Of 160 promises made in our party's poll manifesto for the 2013 assembly elections, we have implemented about...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah seeks cooperation from Modi May 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday wished Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and hoped he would extend cooperation to the welfare schemes initiated by the state government. "I wish all the best to Modi and expect cooperation from his government at the Centre," he told reporters on the occasion of...
  • Karnataka: Siddaramaiah government has not taken off, says BJP May 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Slamming the performance of the Siddaramaiah government on completion of one year in office, BJP on Tuesday called it "a withdrawal government" and said it has not even taken off. "...you (government) lied through the Governor's speech which promised to provide free laptops and sanitary napkins on which you...
  • Siddaramaiah cracks whip, decides to return non-Kannada files May 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has served an ultimatum to all bureaucrats on the use of Kannada in official work. He has instructed the bureaucrats to prepare all files in Kannada or face action. Speaking to IBNLive from Bangalore, he said, "I have returned more than 200 files which...
  • Bangalore taxi, lorry owners on indefinite strike against toll hike May 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Private taxi and lorry owners began their indefinite strike in Bangalore on Friday against what they regard as an unreasonable hike in the toll fares on the Bangalore international airport expressway. They are demanding an immediate rollback on the four-fold hike that came into effect last week. Protestors raised...
  • Karnataka minister spends Rs 2.5 cr on his house renovation April 30, 2014

    Bangalore: It seems the 'honeymoon' period is over for the Congress government in Karnataka. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah led government is courting one controversy after another. Dr HC Mahadevappa, the Public Works Minister (PWD) minister and a close confidante of Chief Minister is now facing the wrath of the people for...
  • Siddaramaiah, IAS officers face off in Karnataka, government work hit April 30, 2014

    Bangalore: The administration is likely to come to a halt due a cold war between the Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and top IAS officers. According to reports, Siddaramaiah has ordered the suspension of a senior IAS officer and secretary to the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Sanjiv Kumar for...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Battle for survival and prestige in Karnataka April 16, 2014

    Bangalore: All 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will be voting on April 17 in a single phase. This Lok Sabha election has become a true battle of prestige for over a dozen leaders from different political parties. As a well known analyst says prestige of these leaders is at...
  • Siddaramaiah's neighbour objects to urinating on his wall, attacked April 16, 2014

    Mysore: In a rare protest on Tuesday, the neighbour of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah protested outside his house alleging he was attacked by his son's personal assistant and his bodyguard. Gopal, who owns a house next to Siddaramaiah's own house in Mysore, sat on a protest after he was allegedly...
  • Campaign ends for Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, voting on April 17 April 15, 2014

    Bangalore: A high-octane campaign for the single-phase April 17 Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, where both Congress and BJP are betting high in a fierce close contest, ended on Tuesday evening. Electioneering, at times fired up by vicious rants among polical leaders, saw intense campaign by both national as well as...
  • BJP has lost face in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah April 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Taking a swipe at BJP in Karnataka for seeking votes in the name of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that they had lost their face having been immersed in corruption during the party rule. Siddaramaiah said that the re-entry of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and BSR...
  • EC admonishes Siddaramaiah for calling Modi a mass murderer April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has admonished Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah for calling Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi a 'mass murderer'. ECI has sent him a letter stating that his reply to its notice is not satisfactory and it has decided to admonish...
  • Karnataka tracker: Congress to win 12-18 seats, BJP 7-13, others 1-4 April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Karnataka is providing some southern comfort to the Congress. The ruling Congress has maintained a big lead over the main rival BJP in the state. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar the Congress will emerge victorious in...
  • Send only English speakers to Lok Sabha: Siddaramaiah to voters March 28, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has courted a fresh controversy by urging the voters to send only English knowing people to the Lok Sabha. During his election campaign in Mandya, Siddaramaiah asked the voters to re-elect sitting MP and famous Kannada heroine Ramya. He said that the JDS candidate contesting...