Karnataka Crisis

  • Yeddyurappa's exit leaves K'taka govt in crisis 10-12-2012 07:45 AM

    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...
  • I have been accused unfairly: Yeddyurappa 31-07-2011 07:50 PM

    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 23-05-2011 03:00 PM

    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...
  • BJP-Cong face off over BSY-Bhardwaj tussle 21-05-2011 06:02 PM

    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 Yeddyurappa-led government....
  • Left, JD(S) demand Yeddyurappa's resignation 19-05-2011 01:03 PM

    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...
  • Bhardwaj praises Yeddyurappa, but won't quit 18-05-2011 12:47 PM

    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...
  • K'taka CM to ask Guv to convene Assembly session 18-05-2011 11:29 AM

    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 17-05-2011 06:58 PM

    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...
  • Karnataka CM meets President, parades MLAs 17-05-2011 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa paraded 121 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs before President Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday to show that his government still enjoys a majority in the state Assembly. Yeddyurappa reached the Rashtrapati Bhawan accompanied by senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun...
  • PM won't be undemocratic: Yeddyurappa 17-05-2011 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa says he has full faith in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's judgement and hopes that he (Singh) will never take any undemocratic decision. Yeddyurappa is in New Delhi with 121 BJP MLAs and they will be paraded before President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday at...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 16-05-2011 11:30 PM

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  • Have Raj Bhavans become Political Addas? 16-05-2011 11:22 PM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Have Raj Bhavans become Political Addas?' ...
  • God and MLAs are with us: Yeddyurappa 16-05-2011 03:53 PM

    Bangalore: There seems to be no end to the war of words between the BS Yeddyurappa government and Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj, who has sent a report to the Union Cabinet for imposition of Presidents Rule in the state. Unfazed by the report the state Cabinet on Monday passed a...
  • Karnataka crisis: Centre to decide BJP govt's fate 16-05-2011 06:53 AM

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj and Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa intensified after Bhardwaj wrote to the Centre saying the BJP government in the state should be dismissed and that Yeddyurappa has no moral right to continue in office. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is...
  • JDS workers attack Yeddyurappa aide's house 01-12-2010 12:16 PM

    Bangalore: Suspected JDS supporters attacked the residence of a key aide of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa after he made allegations of land grabbing against former Prime Minister and their party chief HD Deve Gowda. Police said the supporters pelted stones at the house of Yeddyurappa's Political Secretary B J...
  • Hegde takes on K'taka CM, refuses judicial probe 28-11-2010 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: After being cornered in a series of land scams and almost on the verge of losing his job, the Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa ordered a judicial probe into the entire mess. But taking on the Chief Minister directly on the issue is the Lokayukta of the state...
  • Will Yeddyurappa resign after reaching Delhi? 22-11-2010 07:10 AM

    Bangalore: After defying BJP high command's summons, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa is likely to reach Delhi on Monday evening. Amid indications that he may be asked to step down in the wake of alleged land scams, Yeddyurappa defied party leadership's summons and instead went to Puttaparthi for Sai...
  • K'taka HC upholds disqualification of 11 MLAs 29-10-2010 02:47 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court upheld the disqualification of the 11 Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) rebel MLAs on Friday. The 11 BJP MLAs had been disqualified by state Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah. The much awaited verdict came as relief for the BS Yeddyurappa government. Yeddyurappa's advisor K Diwakar called the...
  • K'taka crisis: Verdict on 11 rebel MLAs today 29-10-2010 08:52 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will on Friday pronounce its much-awaited verdict on the disqualification of 16 rebel MLAs which is likely to have a bearing on the first-ever BJP government in the south. Justice V G Sabhahit, the third judge who heard the batch of petitions filed by the...
  • 2nd Cong MLA resigns from K'taka Assembly in 2 days 21-10-2010 05:27 PM

    Bangalore: The Opposition Congress suffered another setback on Thursday when one of its legislators resigned from his Karnataka Assembly membership, making him the second from the party to do so in two days. The Karnataka Congress expelled two rebel MLAs, SV Ramachandra and Narayanaswamy. Narayanaswamy, who represented Bangarpet in Kolar...
  • K'taka HC reserves order in rebel MLAs' case 21-10-2010 09:39 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday reserved its order on petitions filed by 11 rebel BJP MLAs challenging their disqualification from the state Assembly.by Speaker K G Bopaiah. The 11 rebel BJP MLAs on Wednesday told the HC that the Speaker's action was not in accordance with the anti-defection...
  • K'taka HC adjourns hearing on MLAs' petitions 20-10-2010 08:01 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court has adjourned till Thursday hearing on petitions filed by 11 rebel BJP MLAs challenging their disqualification from the state Assembly. A single-member bench of Justice V G Sabhahith heard arguments of the advocates of the disqualified MLAs through the entire day before adjourning the court...
  • Watch India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 18-10-2010 11:48 PM

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  • Devil's Advocate: Moily on K'taka political row 17-10-2010 08:40 PM

    Ahead of the High Court verdict on the disqualification of K'taka MLAs, the Law Minister defends the Governor. But says there should be a larger consensus in appointment of governors from now on. ...
  • BJP demands immediate recall of K'taka Governor 13-10-2010 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: A BJP delegation led by L K Advani met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram seeking the removal of Governor HR Bharadwaj who had rejected Monday's voice vote as a farce and recommended President's rule in Karnataka. The central leadership of the party, including Sushma...
  • Stage is set for a political tussle in Karnataka 13-10-2010 07:41 AM

    Bangalore: The B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka survived the trust vote on Monday amid chaos in the Assembly. Now it will seek a fresh trust vote on Thursday, but will it be lucky for the second time? Yeddyurappa agreed to this after Governor H R Bhardwaj asked him...
  • Talking Point: Did Governor Bhardwaj act as umpire or player? 12-10-2010 10:55 PM

    On Talking Point tonight, we discuss whether Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's moves created the ongoing political crisis. ...
  • Does the present Karnataka crisis warrant President's rule?

    The BJP's first government in the South is unlikely to complete its full term with an internal rebellion having shaken the party's foundation. Does the...