Karnataka Janata Party

  • Karnataka: 2 Yeddyurappa MLAs refuse to join BJP January 22, 2014

    Bangalore: While former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has been saying that the party he launched Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), has merged with the BJP, all is not so easy. Two of the six MLAs have gone against the party diktat and defiantly remain in the KJP. The two MLAs from the...
  • BJP to invite BS Yeddyurappa to rejoin party December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha elections just five months away, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to formally invite former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to rejoin the party. Sources told CNN-IBN that party president Rajnath Singh has already informed state leaders Ananth Kumar and Eshwarappa about the decision. "We...
  • Would like to be a part of NDA in the coming elections: KJP September 18, 2013

    Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) leader Dhananjay Kumar said that BS Yeddyurappa has declared his support for BJP, but the decision to merge with the party has not yet been taken. Though he maintained that KJP would like to be a part of the NDA in the coming elections. He...
  • Karnataka polls: I am going to get absolute majority, says Yeddyurappa May 5, 2013

    As BS Yeddyurappa-led Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) makes its maiden entry in the Karnataka Assembly elections, the party chief says he is confident his party will get absolute majority in the polls. "We will form the government. We will be the single largest party in the polls," he said. ...
  • Karnataka polls: Parties add star power to their campaign April 10, 2013

    Bangalore: The filing of nomination papers for the Karnataka Assembly elections begins on Wednesday. With barely a month to go for the polls, political parties are all set to add 'star power' to their election campaign. The Bharatiya Janata Party has roped in Kannada actress Tara a for now, but...
  • K'taka: 2 BJP MLAs seek disqualification of rebel MLAs January 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Two Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs in Karnataka on Monday filed a petition at Speaker KG Bopaiah's office, seeking disqualification of 12 MLAs, who are loyalists of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and have been involved in alleged anti-party activities. They have claimed to have documentary evidence to prove that...
  • 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...
  • More trouble for K'taka BJP; 20 Yeddy loyalists to resign today January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP government in Karnataka is in trouble as 20 supporters of the former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa will be resigning from the party on Wednesday. After much delay, Rural Development Minister Shobha Karandlaje and Public Works Minister Udaisi will join Yeddyurappa's new party the Karnataka Janata Party. Earlier,...
  • Karnataka: BSY, supporters detained by police December 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his supporters have been detained by the Bangalore Police, as they marched to the governor's residence on Wednesday demanding the current BJP government in the state be sacked. Yeddyurappa has floated a new party, the Karnataka Janata Party, ahead of state elections...
  • K'taka: BJP cautious on action against BSY loyalists December 12, 2012

    Belgaum: Faced with the prospect of instability of its government, the ruling BJP on Wednesday treaded cautiously on initiating action against 13 MLAs who threw their lot with former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and attended his party's formal launch on December 9 at Haveri. Apparently with the numbers game uppermost...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • K'taka: 13 BJP MLAs back BSY, govt faces threat December 9, 2012

    Haveri: The BJP government in Karnataka is in trouble after 13 MLAs, defying the party, threw their lot behind former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who formally launched his Karnataka Janata Party at a mega rally in Haveri on Sunday. Thirteen loyalist MLAs of Yeddyurappa, who quit the BJP ten days...
  • Yeddyurappa formally launches Karnataka Janata Party December 9, 2012

    Haveri: Opening a new chapter in Karnataka politics, former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday formally launched Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) and took over as its president at a massive rally in Haveri in North Karnataka. In a potential sign of trouble for the BJP government in the state, at...
  • Not forcing supporters to leave BJP: Yeddyurappa December 9, 2012

    Haveri: Former Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who will take over as the president of Karnataka Janata Party on Sunday, said that he was not forcing his supporters to leave the BJP. He also dared the BJP to act against all his loyalists saying the party's government in...
  • 10 BJP ministers, 50 legislators support me: Yeddyurappa December 9, 2012

    Haveri: Former Bharatiya Janata Party Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday asserted that around 10 BJP ministers and 50 legislators in the state were with him. His claim came just hours after BJP struck at two of his supporters in the party. Cooperation minister BJ Puttaswamy was sacked from...
  • Karnataka: BSY dares BJP to suspend his son December 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Lingayat strongman and former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday dared Jagadish Shettar drop his MP son BY Raghavendra after the saffron party sacked one of his loyalist and Cooperative Minister BJ Puttaswamy from the ministry and suspended Tumkur MP GS Basavaraj. Yeddyurappa, who is organising a mammoth rally...
  • Yeddyurappa set to launch his new party today December 9, 2012

    New Delhi: With the saffron party pulling out all the stops to prevent its MLAs and workers from defecting to BS Yeddyurappa's newly formed Karnataka Janata Party, the former BJP Karnataka strongman is set to launch his new party on Sunday by organising a mammoth rally in Lingayat dominated Haveri...
  • Action against loyalists 'vindictive', says Yeddyurappa December 8, 2012

    Haveri: Former BJP Karnataka strongman BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday described as "vindictive" the party leadership's sacking of his loyalist and Cooperative Minister BJ Puttaswamy from the ministry and suspension of Tumkur MP GS Basavaraj. He dared BJP to dissolve the state assembly and face the people's mandate "if they have...
  • Will BSY be the new kingmaker in Karnataka? November 30, 2012

    Bangalore: After months of keeping everyone guessing, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has finally made his exit from the BJP. It was an emotional and dramatic farewell for the man who had propelled the party to power for the first time. With his eyes firmly on the next Assembly...
  • Yeddyurappa quits BJP, says the party stabbed him in the back November 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Dealing a severe blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in South India, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday ended his 40-year-long relationship with the party. He formally resigned from the party and faxed the letter to BJP President Nitin Gakdari. He has also quit from the...
  • Entire BJP unit from BSY's constituency quits to join his party November 30, 2012

    Bangalore: In a major setback for the BJP, the entire party unit from former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's assembly constituency Shikaripura in Shimoga district has quit to join his new party. They have even taken over the local BJP office. This comes as Yeddyurappa is set to resign from the...
  • Yeddyurappa to quit BJP today, to launch KJP in Dec November 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Rebel BJP leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is all set to resign from the party and his Assembly membership on Friday. A huge procession has been planned outside the State Assembly where the 70-year-old leader will formally end his 40-year old association with the BJP. He...
  • BJP free to expel me anytime, says Yeddyurappa November 24, 2012

    Harappanahalli: Remaining firm on floating his party, former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday said the BJP was free to expel him any time. "I have not set any deadline for the party to act against me. Why wait, let them expel me tomorrow itself", Yeddyurappa said when reporters...
  • My party will play stellar role in Karnataka: BSY November 23, 2012

    Gulbarga: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday said though regional parties were a "failure' in the state earlier, Karnataka Janata Party, the new party to be launched by him next month, would play a stellar role in the changed political scenario. "Though regional parties have failed to sustain...
  • K'taka: Cong to move no-confidence motion against BJP govt November 16, 2012

    Bellary: Seeking to take advantage of the political instability haunting ruling BJP in Karnataka, opposition Congress has decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Jagadish Shettar government during the winter session of legislatures commencing at Belgaum from December 5. Congress leader in the Assembly Siddaramaiah, speaking to reporters at Hoovinahadagali,...
  • Yeddyurappa likely to quit BJP by Nov-end instead of Dec November 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Firm on quitting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) despite the top brass making a last-ditch effort to dissuade him from doing so, former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said he is likely to advance his leaving the party by month-end. "Earlier, I had decided to quit BJP on December...
  • Yeddyurappa denies meeting Jaitley, firm on new party November 11, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday denied meeting Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley and remained firm on launching his own party even as the BJP seemed reluctant to let go of him. Yeddyurappa had announced he would quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and launch his...