HR BHARDWAJ

  • Discussion on judiciary, judges shouldn't come up in Parliament: Kharge July 22, 2014

    Manmohan Singh has broken his silence over Justice Katju's charges of corruption in judiciary saying that former law minister HR Bhardwaj explained everything and he had nothing more to add to it. Speaking to the Speaker during a discussion in the house, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge objected over the matter...
  • Manmohan denies Katju's charges, says HR Bhardwaj explained everything July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence over corruption allegations in the judiciary made by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. Speaking the CNNIBN, Singh said, "The then law minister HR Bhardwaj has explained everything. I have nothing more...
  • UPA appointed Governors K Rosaiah, HR Bhardwaj prefer to quit: sources June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress appointed Governors Tamil Nadu's K Rosaiah and Karnataka's HR Bhardwaj have told party President Sonia Gandhi that they prefer to step down, said sources on Thursday. The remarks came in the backdrop of the Narendra Modi government planning to remove Governors appointed by the UPA...
  • Appointment of governors a prerogative of the government: HR Bhardwaj June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Refusing to have resigned from his post of Karnataka Governor, HR Bhardwaj said that the appointment of Governors is a policy decision taken by the Cabinet and if it decides to have a change in guard, no one can stop them. "Change of government means change of system,...
  • Karnataka minister spends crores on house renovation, upsets Governor May 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has expressed dissatisfaction over state PWD minister Dr HC Mahadevappa spending Rs 2.5 crore on the renovation of his house. Governor has told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that he should not have allowed such lavish spending. He said that the government must focus on providing clean...
  • Karntaka: Republic Day celebrated with pomp and pageantry January 26, 2014

    Pomp and pageantry marked the 65th Republic Day celebrations in Karnataka Sunday, with Governor HR Bharadwaj hoisting the tricolour and inspecting an impressive parade in Bangalore. On a sunny day, an air force helicopter showered rose petals at the podium at the Field Marshal Manekshaw ground in the city centre where...
  • Karnataka government plans to regulate social media January 22, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government is all set to regulate the social media, especially after recent instances of social networking sites being used for communal purposes. The Governor's speech of the Siddaramaiah government's priorities in his address to the joint houses of legislature on Wednesday talked about closer monitoring of social...
  • Kiran Reddy funding anti-Telangana protests, alleges TRS August 29, 2013

    The Telangana Rashtra Samithi alleged that the Chief Minister if funding anti-Telangana protests across Seemandhara region. Protesting against Telangana, YSR Congress party chief Jagan Reddy's indefinite fast enters fifth day. Andhra Pradesh The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has alleged that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is funding anti-Telangana protests across...
  • Karnataka CM inducts SR Patil into ministry May 25, 2013

    Bangalore: Amid discontent among MLCs jostling for ministerial berths, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday expanded his council of ministers by inducting SR Patil, a former leader of Opposition. Patil was administered the oath of office by Governor HR Bhardwaj at the Raj Bhavan. The induction of Patil, who enjoys a good...
  • Karnataka CM allots portfolios, retains key departments May 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday allocated portfolios to his new 28member ministry, keeping key posts such as finance, energy, industries, IT and Bangalore city with himself. According to a Raj Bhavan communique, Governor HR Bhardwaj allocated the various portfolios on the advice of the chief minister to 20...
  • Karnataka: 28 MLAs inducted in CM Siddaramaiah's cabinet May 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday expanded his Cabinet with the induction of 28 Ministers. Twenty were made Cabinet Ministers and eight Ministers of State. They were administered oath of office by Governor HR Bhardwaj at a ceremony at Glass House at Raj Bhavan. Those made Cabinet ministers are RV...
  • Karnataka: 29 ministers to be swornin today May 18, 2013

    Bangalore: 29 MLAs will be inducted on Saturday into the newly elected Congress government in Karnataka at Raj Bhawan. Of the 121 Congress MLAs elected in May 5 Assembly elections, more than 50 are former ministers. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who took the oath on May 13 brought the Congress to...
  • Siddaramaiah unveils Rs 4,409.81 crore plan for poor May 13, 2013

    Bangalore: Resurrecting the Congress rule in Karnataka after seven years, Siddaramaiah on Monday took over as Chief Minister, unveiling a Rs 4,409.81 crore bonanza for the poor, SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities in his maiden act. The 64yearold backward class leader was sworn in by Governor HR Bhardwaj amid fanfare...
  • No information about resignations of MLAs: Karnataka Governor February 3, 2013

    Bangalore: In the latest twist in Karnataka government crisis, Governor HR Bhardwaj on Sunday denied having any information of 14 BJP MLAs resigning from the state government. The Governor while speaking to reporters said, "The speaker will see me soon, I have already told you that no political party has given...
  • Karnataka crisis: Shettar to meet Rajnath on Monday January 27, 2013

    Bangalore: Jagadish Shettar will meet Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh on Monday even as the Karnataka Chief Minister struggles to keep his government afloat with 14 MLAs threatening to resign. The Karnataka government is in danger of falling if the Assembly Speaker accepts their resignation. However, reports say the crisis...
  • Shettar to meet Rajnath Singh amidst Karnataka crisis January 27, 2013

    Bangalore: Jagadish Shettar will meet Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh on Sunday night even as the Karnataka Chief Minister struggles to keep his government afloat with 14 MLAs threatening to resign. The Karnataka government is in danger of falling if the Assembly Speaker accepts their resignation. However, reports say the...
  • Karnataka governor says Shettar has majority for now January 27, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj said on Saturday that the Jagadish Shettar ministry has majority but he will direct the chief minister to seek trust vote if need arises. "I will not ask the Shettar government to prove majority because there is no threat to it from the 13 assembly members...
  • No threat to Jagadish Shettar government: K'taka governor January 26, 2013

    Bangalore: In a Uturn, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Saturday said that there was no threat to the state government presently and that he will not ask Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar for a vote of confidence. "I will not ask the Shettar government for a vote of confidence. Thirteen MLAs...
  • Have told Governor I have majority: K'taka CM Shettar January 25, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Friday claimed that he had met Governor HR Bhardwaj and told him that he had the majority. "I met the Governor and invited him to address the joint session on February 4 and he has agreed. He asked me about the resignation of...
  • Will ask Shettar govt to prove majority: K'taka Governor January 25, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Friday said that he has summoned the Vidhan Sabha on February 4 and will ask Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to prove majority in the House before conducting any transaction. "I have summoned the Assembly on February 4. If I feel that his government is...
  • K'taka: March for Governor's assent to anticow slaughter bill January 12, 2013

    Bangalore: Pontiffs of various mutts, saints and Jain gurus on Saturday took out a march to Raj Bhavan to press Governor HR Bhardwaj to give his assent to the anticow slaughter bill. The march, in which hundreds of women also participated, was led by Pejavar mutt seer Vishwesha Thirtha Swami. The...
  • Kerala Governor suspends Information Commissioner November 12, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor H R Bhardwaj has suspended state Information Commissioner K Natarajan for allegedly intervening in the landgift case involving CPM stalwart V S Achuthanandan. Action against Natarajan, a former DIG of police, was taken on the basis of the recommendation made by the state Government following a police...
  • Karnataka Governor returns land bill September 4, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has returned an amendment Bill seeking to grant government land in rural areas to those who had unauthorisedly occupied it and built dwelling units prior to January 1 this year, saying it may lead to illegal grabbing. Bhardwaj returned the Karnataka Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill, submitted...
  • Spread Gandhian principles among youths: K'taka Governor August 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Governor H R Bhardwaj on Thursday called upon the Gandhi Bhavan authorities to formulate a programme to disseminate message of Gandhian philosophy to younger generation. Speaking at a programme Quit India MovementA Memory organised by Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi and Matrubhumi Shanti Prathisthana, he said, There is a need...
  • Spent sleepless nights during BJP rule: K'taka Guv August 7, 2012

    Bangalore: Launching an indirect attack on former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Tuesday said he had spent 'sleepless nights' in the first three years of BJP rule as scams and misuse of power surfaced but praised the incumbent Jagadish Shettar's rule. "I couldn't get sound sleep even...
  • Shettar takes exception to Governor's remarks July 15, 2012

    Hubli: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Sunday took exception to Governor HR Bhardwaj's remarks that there are "tainted ministers" in his cabinet, saying no one can be held guilty until proved otherwise. "No one can be held guilty unless proved as such," he told reporters at the airport here. Bhardwaj had...
  • 'Tainted' ministers in Karnataka cabinet: Governor July 14, 2012

    Bangalore: A day after Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar assumed office, Governor H R Bhardwaj fired his first salvo at him by pointing at tainted ministers in his Cabinet. There are tainted ministers. There should have been an effort to clean up. While wrong persons have been inducted, the right ones...
  • K'taka Guv rejects demand for right to recall January 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Wednesday rejected Anna Hazare's demand for right to recall elected representatives, saying it was not feasible in a huge democratic country like India as it would create political instability. "There should not be the provision for right to recall. Can we do it in a...
  • Karnataka governor assumes charge of Kerala January 17, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Monday assumed additional charge of Kerala as his counterpart in Kerala MOH Farook is undergoing treatment in Chennai. Kerala High Court Acting Chief Justice Manjula Chellur administered the oath of office to Bhardwaj at a function held at Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy,...
  • K'taka CM finds his feet, counters his mentor December 25, 2011

    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 Bhavan after...