New Delhi: In what may be termed a major blow to the Karnataka BJP, sources say that the party will decide on dissolving the state assembly in the next two-three days. Sources said that the Governor will likely put the assembly on suspended animation. The term is used by scientists to describe the slowing of life processes by external means without termination.
The Jagadish Shettar government fell in minority after ex-BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa withdrew his support to the party. On Sunday, Yeddyurappa launched the Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) and 13 of his loyalists quit the BJP to join the new outfit.
In the morning, at least 21 MLAs, seven MLCs and four Lok Sabha members had met Yeddyurappa at a breakfast hosted by the ex-Karnataka chief minister. The participation of these MLAs was seen as a big blow to the government.
Sending a warning to Yeddyurappa's loyalists, Shettar had on Saturday sacked his trusted lieutenant BJ Puttaswamy from the ministry while the party had suspended Tumkur MP GS Basavaraju. Seeking to put up a brave face, Shettar ruled out his resignation and asserted that he still commanded majority. He, however, said action will be taken against those who defied the party directive and participated in Yeddyurappa's rally. "There is no question of tolerating indiscipline." ...more
11:12 PM, Dec 09, 2012
New Delhi: With several loyalists of B S Yeddyurappa gunning for his head, Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday said he would accept any "direction" issued to him by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership. "Right from the beginning I used to say I am a disciplined soldier of the party. Whatever direction my party gives I am prepared to accept it," he told reporters in New...
05:16 PM, Jul 02, 2012
Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Central leadership is deputing a two-member team including its senior leader Arun Jaitley to defuse the crisis that has besieged the ruling party in Karnataka in the wake of revolt by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa. Jaitley accompanied by Dharmendra Pradhan, who is also in-charge of BJP affairs in Karnataka, will arrive in Bangalore on Friday and during their two-day stay will interact...
05:49 PM, May 17, 2012