Karnataka Janata Party

  • Karnataka: 2 Yeddyurappa MLAs refuse to join BJP 22-01-2014 05:43 PM

    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...
  • BJP to invite BS Yeddyurappa to rejoin party 05-12-2013 04:28 PM

    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....
  • Would like to be a part of NDA in the coming elections: KJP 18-09-2013 03:18 PM

    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 also...
  • Karnataka polls: I am going to get absolute majority, says Yeddyurappa 05-05-2013 01:55 PM

    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 10-04-2013 08:35 AM

    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: BJP cautious on action against BSY loyalists 12-12-2012 04:16 PM

    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 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...
  • BJP to decide on dissolving K'taka Assembly: Sources 09-12-2012 11:12 PM

    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 09-12-2012 05:41 PM

    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 09-12-2012 02:34 PM

    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 09-12-2012 12:18 PM

    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 09-12-2012 11:37 AM

    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 09-12-2012 09:22 AM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa set to launch his new party today 09-12-2012 07:15 AM

    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 08-12-2012 09:04 PM

    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? 30-11-2012 11:12 PM

    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 30-11-2012 11:59 AM

    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 30-11-2012 09:30 AM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa to quit BJP today, to launch KJP in Dec 30-11-2012 08:47 AM

    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 24-11-2012 05:50 PM

    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 23-11-2012 10:57 PM

    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 16-11-2012 03:40 AM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa likely to quit BJP by Nov-end instead of Dec 12-11-2012 07:52 PM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa denies meeting Jaitley, firm on new party 11-11-2012 08:19 PM

    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...