Karnataka Bjp

  • LS polls: BJP activist expelled for six years from party May 9, 2014

    Mangalore: A BJP activist was expelled from the party for six years for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In a statement, the district BJP unit announced that Srikar Prabhu, executive committee member of Karnataka BJP had been expelled on their...
  • A Billion Votes: Narendra Modi will make India prosperous, says Ananth Kumar January 15, 2014

    Karnataka BJP leader Ananth Kumar told CNN-IBN on the occasion of Makar Sankranti that his special prayers were for the people of India who should be delivered from corruption and scams. ...
  • Want to join BJP to help Narendra Modi become PM: Yeddyurappa January 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said that the people that people in Karnataka want him to re-join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to help Narendra Modi become the prime minister of the country. "Long back I had written a letter to NDA chairman that I am going to...
  • Yeddyurappa attacks Congress, warms up to BJP July 16, 2013

    Bangalore: From his main objective of unseating the BJP government in Karnataka, former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa seems to be coming the full-circle as he trained his guns on ruling Congress on Tuesday. The state assembly witnessed a growing bonhomie between Yeddyurappa, who walked out of BJP and formed...
  • 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: Another BJP MLA quits, governor yet to accept resignation February 1, 2013

    Bangalore: Another Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and BS Yeddyurappa loyalist T Suresh on Friday submitted his resignation. However, it has not been accepted yet as Speaker KG Bopaiah is not in Bangalore. Officially, 12 MLAs have resigned and two resignations are still pending. The government now has only a wafer thin...
  • Karnataka Deputy CM faces Lokayukta raids December 24, 2012

    Bangalore/Shimoga: In a huge embarrassment to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lokayukta sleuths seized Rs 10.9 lakh in cash, 1.9 kg of gold and 37 kg of silver during searches at the residences of Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa and educational and business establishments allegedly belonging to...
  • Gujarat win is a vote for development: Karnataka BJP December 20, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday hailed the party's victory in Gujarat assembly elections for a third successive term, describing the mandate as a "vote for development". Chief Minister Narendra Modi-led government sought vote on the development agenda and people approved it, state unit President...
  • BJP to decide on dissolving K'taka Assembly: Sources December 9, 2012

    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...
  • Karnataka BJP a divided house: Congress July 23, 2012

    State Congress leader Roshan Baig has said that cross-voting during the Presidential poll shows just how badly divided the BJP's state unit is. ...
  • Will abide by BJP leadership decision: Gowda July 2, 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...
  • Karnataka BJP crisis due to MLAs poaching: Moily July 2, 2012

    Coimbatore: The present 'crisis' in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka is the result of its "poaching" of rival party MLAs to form the government four years ago, Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily alleged on Monday. The BJP did not have majority in the last assembly elections and...
  • Karnataka BJP crisis: BSY's show of strength July 1, 2012

    The Yeddyurappa camp has been demanding that Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda be removed and be replaced by Jagadish Shettar. ...
  • BSY camp sets July 5 deadline to remove Gowda July 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday stepped up heat on the BJP leadership by setting a July five deadline for removing Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and replacing him with his nominee Jagadish Shettar. In a show of strength, Yeddyurappa loyalist Jagadish Shettar on Sunday released a...
  • K'taka: Shettar releases list of 52 supporting MLAs July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: In a show of strength, BS Yeddyurappa loyalist Jagadish Shettar on Sunday released a list of 52 supporting MLAs (including himself). The Yeddyurappa camp has been demanding that Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda be removed and be replaced by Shettar. In a revolt, nine ministers, including Shettar himself, resigned from...
  • Karnataka BJP in crisis, CM to meet Governor June 30, 2012

    Bangalore: In more trouble for the BJP's Karnataka unit, eight ministers loyal to the former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday resigned from the party demanding that Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda be removed. Eight Yeddyurappa loyalists, including Jagadish Shettar, Basavaraj Bommai and Murugesh Nirani, on Friday submitted their resignations to Gowda...
  • Karnataka: 8 BSY loyalists seek new CM, quit govt June 29, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government of DV Sadananada Gowda was plunged into a fresh crisis on Friday with eight ministers loyal to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa resigning from the government demanding a change in the chief ministership. Yeddyurappa has been leading a rebellion against state government and demanding that his loyalist...
  • BSY loyalists threaten to quit Karnataka Cabinet June 29, 2012

    Bangalore: In a fresh trouble for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, as many as 10 ministers loyal to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa have threatened to resign from the state Cabinet by Friday evening. The ministers have demanded that the Central leadership should take a call on...
  • Jaitley on troubleshooting mission to Karnataka May 17, 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...
  • I'm not quitting BJP, Gowda is a failure: Yeddy May 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday hit out at the current state government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership, calling CM Sadanand Gowda a failure. Addressing mediapersons in the state capital, the BJP leader said, "The Chief Minister is a failure. He should have resigned long...
  • K'taka: Gowda stays CM as BJP asks BSY to wait March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: In the latest development with regard to the Karnataka political crisis, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday decided to reinstate B S Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister of the state, said sources. According to sources, Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda has complained to the party high command against...
  • Sleaze row: K'taka MLAs to reply to showcause February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Karnataka Assembly ministers caught in the porngate scandal - CC Patil and Lakshman Savadi - are expected to reply to the showcause notices issued to them by Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah, on Monday. The two ministers were caught last week watching an obscene video on former Mangalore...
  • Karnataka Chief Minister calls on Governor December 24, 2011

    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 new...
  • Karnataka: Reddy loyalist may float new party December 8, 2011

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in deep trouble in Karnataka after its rebel leader Sriramulu's landslide victory in the Bellary bypoll. Sriramulu, a supporter of Reddy brothers, has now claimed the support of 14 MLAs in the state, and has indicated that he may float his own party. "I have...
  • Reddy brothers planning to break from BJP? November 28, 2011

    Bellary (Karnataka): Mining barons Reddy brothers seem to be preparing for a complete break from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka with their associate B Sriramulu on Monday announcing plans for a new outfit. The brothers, pampered by the party till recently, are already taking on the BJP in...
  • More trouble for BJP ahead of Bellary bypoll November 9, 2011

    Bangalore: In what could be the first indication of a battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Reddy brothers, former Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu has decided the contest the Bellary bypoll as an independent candidate. The BJP is facing one of its toughest political battles just a day...
  • Ex-BJP worker hurls slipper at Karnataka minister October 1, 2011

    Bangalore: A former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker on Saturday hurled a slipper on Karnataka State Housing Minister V Somana inside the Vidhan Soudha in Bangalore. The former party worker, BS Prasad, was upset after the BJP denied him a seat in the city corporation. According to eyewitnesses, Prasad said while committing...
  • Yeddyurappa, dissidents patch up, BJP crisis over November 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the political crisis in its Karnataka unit was over and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and dissidents had resolved their differences. The Yeddyurappa ministry has been in limbo for two weeks because of a campaign against him by dissidents, who were...
  • Yeddyurappa sheds tears, dissidents unmoved November 7, 2009

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday claimed "everything has been resolved" between him and dissidents in the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But the crisis isn’t over. CNN-IBN learns that dissident party leaders, who are led by the powerful Reddy brothers, have rejected a compromise formula and...