Karnataka Janata Paksha

  • Yeddyurappa to merge his party KJP with BJP today 09-01-2014 09:36 AM

    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...
  • BJP seeks leader of opposition post in Karnataka Assembly 04-01-2014 03:09 PM

    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 18-09-2013 08:26 AM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa attacks Congress, warms up to BJP 16-07-2013 06:26 PM

    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 09-05-2013 07:18 PM

    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 09-05-2013 06:31 PM

    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 08-05-2013 05:33 PM

    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 08-05-2013 03:07 PM

    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 08-05-2013 02:57 PM

    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...
  • Karnataka election results live: Congress wins, BJP accepts defeat 08-05-2013 08:59 AM

    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 08-05-2013 08:52 AM

    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...
  • Karnataka elections counting on; BJP, Congress in a close race 08-05-2013 08:02 AM

    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? 08-05-2013 07:30 AM

    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 03-05-2013 09:34 AM

    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...
  • K'aka: Parties woo IT professionals; will they come out and vote? 29-04-2013 09:18 AM

    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 26-04-2013 09:21 AM

    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? 24-04-2013 09:33 AM

    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 11-04-2013 09:33 AM

    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...
  • BSY to appoint V Dhananjay as interim president of his party 08-11-2012 09:59 PM

    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...