KARNATAKA CRISIS

  • 'Ready to face noconfidence motion if Oppn moves it' January 27, 2013

    Bangalore/Davanagere: Asserting that his government still enjoyed a majority even after 13 BJP MLAs announced their resignation, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Sunday said he is ready to face a noconfidence motion, if the opposition moves it. "I have majority. There is no threat to the government. I am...
  • Yeddyurappa's exit leaves K'taka govt in crisis December 10, 2012

    Bangalore: The Jagadish Shettar government in Karnataka is in trouble. Sources say the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to demand a dissolution of the Assembly. Sources say the decision may be taken in two to three days. This comes after as many as 21 of the 118 BJP MLAs in...
  • K'taka: CM post for Shettar, RS sop for Gowda July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday appeared to have finalised the formula for the leadership change in Karnataka. According to sources, while the party has decided to make former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's aide Jagadish Shettar the CM, it is likely to send Sadanand Gowda to the...
  • BJP meet on Karnataka: will Shettar be CM? July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party core group meet began on Saturday in the national capital to take stock of the political situation in Karnataka. The issue of leadership change is likely to figure in the discussions at the party president Nitin Gadkari's residence. This comes after former Karnataka chief...
  • Gowda to meet BJP top brass as BSY sets deadline July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The political crisis in the Bharatiya Janata Party's Karnataka unit will reach New Delhi on Monday. Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda will meet the BJP Parliamentary party. The party will decide on former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's demand to remove Gowda and appoint his loyalist Jagadish Shettar in...
  • 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...
  • Amidst crisis, BSY opens new office May 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Triggering speculation about his next political move, sulking BJP Karnataka strongman BS Yeddyurappa on Friday opened his public contact office but maintained he had no intention to topple his party's government in the state. The former Karnataka Chief Minister's new venture comes amidst the crisis in...
  • Congress snubs BSY despite his praises for Sonia May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday gave signals that it did not intend to touch B S Yeddyurappa and his supporters even with a bargepole despite the former Karanataka Chief Minister praising party president Sonia Gandhi. "Whatever is happening in Karnataka is their own matter. It's entirely the internal matter...
  • 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...
  • Yeddyurappa may announce his plans today May 14, 2012

    Bangalore: All eyes will be on former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday as he plans to raise his stakes against the party. The former Karnataka chief minister is expected to unveil his plans, a day after nine loyalists quit their ministerial berths. Yeddyurappa will meet his supporting MLAs...
  • Karnataka: Gowda sacks BSY loyalist April 4, 2012

    Bangalore: The rift between former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his successor Sadananda Gowda seems to be widening. Gowda has removed his media advisor RP Jagadeesha, who is a Yeddyurappa loyalist. Jagadeesha had been appointed by Yeddyurappa and continued to hold the post even after Gowda took over. Gowda claimed...
  • BJP has promised to make me K'taka CM: BSY April 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is flexing his muscles again. He will go on a tour of Karnataka to test his strength. Ahead of the tour, he once again reminded his party leadership of their promise to make him the Chief Minister. Yeddyurappa said the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • BSY's breakfast meet a reminder to Gadkari? March 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa hosted a breakfast meeting on Friday for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators. The timing is important as it's the last day of Karnataka Assembly's budget session. Most of his loyalists attended the meet. Yeddyurappa claims the support of 64 MLAs and is...
  • Wait till Budget session is over: BJP to BSY March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddurappa to hold on till the end of the Budget session. However, Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda has dug in his heels, saying he's not going anywhere and will remain the Chief Minister. "There is no question...
  • K'taka: Gowda stays CM as BJP asks BSY to wait March 22, 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...
  • Gowda in Delhi; BJP may bow to Yeddyurappa March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The political drama over Karnataka's political crisis carried on till late on Wednesday evening in the national capital with meetings between senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. It remains to be seen whether Yeddyurappa will be reinstated as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. "I have no idea. I can...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 21, 2012

    India signals it may back off from the Norway child custody case. Pressure builds on BJP leadership to reinstate Yeddyurappa as Karnataka CM. ...
  • BSY in Delhi, ups the ante; BJP summons Gowda March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday reached New Delhi to meet the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command over the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka following the loss of the party in the UdupiChikmagalur bypoll. On his arrival in the national capital, when asked about his...
  • K'taka: Setback for Gowda, BSY may be reinstated March 21, 2012

    Bangalore: The loss of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha bypoll for the UdupiChikmagalur seat may prove to be a gain for former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. The win by the Congress in the UdupiChikmagalur Lok Sabha bypoll by a margin of 40,000 votes over the...
  • BSY summoned by BJP to Delhi; refuses to come March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to Delhi. However, Yeddyurappa remained adamant and refused to leave Bangalore. Yeddyurappa loyalists said the BJP top brass hold the meeting in Bangalore. Yeddyurappa is claiming the support of 70 MLAs, saying after the state Budget, the...
  • Karnataka crisis: No pressure, Gadkari warns BSY March 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass is looking to resolve the crisis in Karnataka with senior party leader Arun Jaitley coming to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's support. "Yeddyurappa was removed form his post on the basis of the Lokayukta report and complaint, but now that this report...
  • No crisis, won't change K'taka CM: Gadkari February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Friday rejected the reports that there was any crisis in the party in Karnataka over BS Yeddyurappa's ultimatum to reinstate him as the Chief Minister of the state again. However, he said that question of changing Sadananda Gowda as Chief Minister does not...
  • Karnataka: No assurance to BSY for CM's post February 24, 2012

    Bangalore: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reeling under another crisis in Karnataka, party president Nitin Gadkari met former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda in Bangalore on Friday. This came after issued an ultimatum to his party. The BJP is now in a huddle with all...
  • I have been accused unfairly: Yeddyurappa July 31, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, indicted by the Lokayukta report on illegal mining, on Sunday claimed that he had been accused "unfairly" despite his efforts to preserve natural resources in the state. Reading out a statement in front of Raj Bhavan after tendering his resignation, Yeddyurappa said it was...
  • Will continue to demand Bhardwaj's removal: BSY May 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding Centre rejecting H R Bhardwaj's recommendation on imposing President's rule in Karnataka, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday said he would continue to demand the recall of the Governor, who "acted in a partisan manner". "I compliment the Government of India for taking the decision not to...
  • BJPCong face off over BSYBhardwaj tussle May 21, 2011

    Mysore/Raichur: Both the Congress and BJP held protests across Karnataka on Saturday, BJP is demanding that the governor should convene an assembly session immediately and also that the union government should recall the governor. The congress, on the other hand, has demanded for the removal of the BS Yeddyurappaled government. The...
  • Left, JD(S) demand Yeddyurappa's resignation May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The Left parties and JD(S) on Thursday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah contending that the Supreme Court decision quashing the disqualification of 16 MLAs was a "clear and severe" indictment of both. The Left parties had no objection to BJP...
  • Bhardwaj praises Yeddyurappa, but won't quit May 18, 2011

    Bangalore: The political crisis in Karnataka seems to be coming to an end after Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa hugged Governor HR Bhardwaj at a public event on Wednesday in Bangalore. At a public function in Bangalore the two shared dais which has been their first meeting after Bhardwaj sent a report...
  • K'taka CM to ask Guv to convene Assembly session May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said he would meet Governor HR Bhardwaj soon to request him to convene the session of the state Assembly early next month. "I will meet the Governor along with a few of my Cabinet colleagues to request him to allow us...
  • Bhardwaj blames Yeddyurappa, Speaker for crisis May 17, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has blamed Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah for the present political crisis in the state. In a statement issued on Tuesday after Yeddyurappa paraded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs before President Pratibha Ptail in the Rashtrapati Bhawan to show that...