Karnataka Janata Paksha

  • Yeddyurappa to merge his party KJP with BJP today January 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who had quit the Karnataka BJP to launch his own party just over a year ago, will be going back to his parent party formally on Thursday. Yeddyurappa, the founder of the Karnatka Janata Party, will go to the BJP office to enlist as...
  • BJP seeks leader of opposition post in Karnataka Assembly January 4, 2014

    Bangalore: With B S Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) merging with the Bharataiya Janata Party two days ago, the BJP has now staked claim as the primary opposition party in the state Assembly. The BJP leader and former chief minister Jagadish Shettar submitted a letter of support to the Speaker,...
  • Yeddyurappa's KJP may merge with BJP, welcome Modi as BJP candidate September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: It is the first big step for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after being anointed Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate as former Karnataka strongman BS Yeddyurappa seems all set to return to the party. As a first step, Yeddyurappa's party the Karnataka Janata Paksha is set to pass...
  • 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...
  • KJP-BJP split helped Congress to get majority: BSY May 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Former chief minister and Karnataka Janata Paksha president BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday said it was the split votes of his party and BJP that helped Congress bag 121 seats in the May 5 Assembly polls. Addressing a press conference here, he said "it is not positive votes in favour...
  • The mandate in Karnataka is for change: Imran Qureshi May 9, 2013

    Is the people's verdict in Karnataka an anti-BJP one? Or is it a product of a pro-Congress wave? How is it significant in light of the general elections which are not very far away? Senior journalist Imran Qureshi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter. Q. Isn't it...
  • Karnataka polls: Mixed bag of luck for family politics May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The family politics found favour with electorates in the May 5 Karnataka assembly elections with family members of prominent leaders winning in some of the constituencies. Father-son duo of Congress, Shamanoor Shivashankarappa-SS Mallikarjuna and M Krishnappa-Priya Krishna have won from their respective constituencies. While Shivashankarappa was elected from Davanagere...
  • Karnataka polls: Cong wins, BSY delivers knock-out punch to BJP May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress returned to power in Karnataka after seven years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a huge margin. Securing a clear majority on its own in a triangular fight, the party is now set to form the government on its own in Karnataka. The BJP suffered a...
  • Congress wins 13 seats, BJP bags 12 in Bangalore urban May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The constituencies in Bangalore urban area failed to give a clear verdict in favour of any party with the Congress winning 13, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 12 and the Janata Dal (Secular) bagging just three. The Bangalore urban district recorded 52.83 per cent voting on Sunday, the state election...
  • Karnataka election results live: Congress wins, BJP accepts defeat May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: 4:49 pm: The Bharatiya Janata Party has accepted the defeat and Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar is set to resign on Wednesday evening. "We accept people's mandate; will resign this evening," says Shettar. 4:18 pm: The final tally of votes stands at Congress winning 121 seats, BJP and JDS winning...
  • Cong wins 13 seats, BJP bags 12 in Bangalore urban May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The constituencies in Bangalore urban area failed to give a clear verdict in favour of any party with the Congress winning 13, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 12 and the Janata Dal (Secular) bagging just three. The Bangalore urban district recorded 52.83 per cent voting on Sunday, the state election...
  • Karnataka elections counting on; BJP, Congress in a close race May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: 8:49 am: The Congress inches ahead of the BJP with the JDS and Yeddyurappa's KJP far behind. 8:45 am: The Congress is now leading in 13 seats while the BJP is leading in 11. 8:42 am: The Congress is now ahead with leads in 10 seats while the BJP...
  • Karnataka polls: Counting set to begin; will Cong dethrone BJP? May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The results for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which recorded the second highest voter turnout in 35 years with a polling percentage of 71.29 in the May 5 voting, will be known on Wednesday. The counting of votes is set to begin in a few minutes. The results will decide...
  • K'taka polls: Candidates with criminal records a concern May 3, 2013

    Bangalore: There are two days left for the Karnataka Assembly elections and as always money power is a concern in the state. Not just that, the state Election Watch finds that more than 20 per cent of candidates have criminal records. Political parties may have promised to make the Karnataka 2013...
  • K'aka: Parties woo IT professionals; will they come out and vote? April 29, 2013

    Bangalore: With less than a week to go for the Assembly elections campaigning is in full swing in Karnataka. The generals have now landed on the battlefield. After Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, now Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will start his tour of the state. He will first address a...
  • Cong says Karnataka pre-poll survey shows what people want April 26, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress has welcomed the CNN-IBN-The Week survey on Karnataka Assembly elections, saying it clearly shows what the people of the state want. Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao said, "All indicators show that the Congress is ahead and should be able to form a government on its own with...
  • Karnataka: Can Yeddyurappa's rebellion destroy BJP in Shimoga? April 24, 2013

    Shimoga: In the Karnataka Yatra, CNN-IBN now stops at Shimoga. Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's home turf was also a Bharatiya Janata Party bastion in 2008. Will his rebellion destroy the BJP here? As one drives into Shimoga of 2013, they see an old traditional town being turned into a...
  • Karnataka polls: Parties take to social media April 11, 2013

    Bangalore: In the battle for Karnataka, a lot is playing out on the social media, especially Twitter. The Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress and BS Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janata Paksha have all joined the bandwagon. The question is whether the Election Commission will be able to regulate online campaigns. Sanjay Gowdar...
  • Two K'taka ministers send resignations to CM to join BSY's party January 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Trouble does not seem to be ending for the BJP government in Karnataka as Rural Development Minister Shobha Karandlaje and Public Works Minister Udaisi sent their resignations to Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to join BS Yeddyurappa's new party - Karnataka Janata Party. Sources say 14 MLAs are likely to...
  • Karnataka: BSY attacks BJP, says it has lost majority December 25, 2012

    Bangalore: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to crack down on his supporters in the ruling dispensation, Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) president BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday threatened retaliation, hinting that he is no longer keen on survival of the Jagadish Shettar government in the state. The BJP government, late on...
  • 'BSY's departure will have no impact on BJP govt' November 30, 2012

    Belgaum: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok on Friday said former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's departure would have no bearing on BJP government and KJP does not have any future. "Yeddyurappa's departure will not make any impact on BJP government and Karnataka Janata Party has no future," Ashok told reporters. Taking...
  • Will resign from BJP on November 30: BS Yeddyurappa November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Ex-Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has said that he will resign from the BJP on Friday, November 20. The BJP strongman was in Bidar to drum up support for his new regional outfit Karnataka Janatha Paksha (KJP). Addressing a gathering, Yeddyurappa urged the MPs from the state unit...
  • BSY to appoint V Dhananjay as interim president of his party November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Former BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa is set to appoint expelled party leader V Dhananjay as the interim president of his new party, the Karnataka Janata Paksha. Though the party has not yet been launched, Dhananjay will be appointed on Friday. Yeddyurappa will take over as party president on...