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  • Karnataka: JDS loses Leader of Opposition post to BJP January 23, 2014

    Bangalore: After losing its head office in Bangalore to the Congress, the JDS has suffered another setback on Thursday. It has lost Leader of the Opposition post in the Assembly to the BJP. With the merger of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's KJP, the strength of the BJP has gone...
  • 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...
  • With Yeddyurappa back, BJP eyes big gains in Karnataka January 9, 2014

    Bangalore: With their 'trump card' BS Yeddyurappa back in the party after 13 months, smiles are back on the faces of BJP workers and many leaders in Karnataka. The return of BS Yeddyurappa, who left the 'mother' party to 'teach' a lesson for unceremoniously removing him from the post of...
  • 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...
  • BS Yeddyurappa hastens formalities on merger with BJP January 3, 2014

    Moving swiftly on formalities, BS Yeddyurappa-led KJP on Friday conveyed to Karnataka Assembly Speaker its decision to merge with BJP, a development that may strip JD(S) of principal opposition status in the House. Yeddyurappa, along with three other KJP MLAs out of the party's strength of six -- U B Bankar,...
  • BS Yeddyurappa announces merger of his party with BJP January 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Ending months of speculation, former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday announced that his party Karnataka Janatha Paksha will merge with the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Yeddyurappa said that the formalities will be completed within 3-4 days. "We will fight Lok Sabha...
  • Former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa to return to BJP December 30, 2013

    Ending months of speculation, former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said he would return to the BJP, which he had deserted to form his own outfit more than a year ago. "I will give sweet news in the first week of New Year. I know the party which I...
  • BJP top brass given green signal for BS Yeddyurappa's return December 23, 2013

    Bellary: BJP central top brass has given the green signal for admitting former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa back into the organisation, senior state party leader KS Eshwarappa said. "The central leadership has given the green signal... He (Yeddyurappa) will be back in (BJP) soon," Eshwarappa said as the party's state...
  • Yeddyurappa calls off night-long dharna in Assembly November 27, 2013

    Belgaum: KJP President and former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who was on dharna in the Well of the Assembly for the second consecutive night last night, on Wednesday called off his stir demanding extension of "Shaadi Bhagya" scheme to all communities following the suicide of a sugarcane farmer here during...
  • EC writes to Law ministry, asks to ban opinion polls from the date of notification November 15, 2013

    After getting fresh support from various political parties, the Election Commission has written to the Ministry of Law and Justice for a ban on opinion polls from the date of notification of elections. In a communication to the Law Ministry, the Election Commission has said that a total of 15 political...
  • BS Yeddyurappa says KJP will never merge with BJP October 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and KJP President BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday scotched speculation about joining the BJP, saying he would retain the identity of his party. "Karnataka Janatha Paksha has decided to retain separate identity and will never merge with any political party including BJP. It will support (Narendra) Modi...
  • Yeddyurappa calls Advani, Rajnath for KJP, BJP alliance October 20, 2013

    Former Karnataka BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa has written to the BJP President Rajnath Singh and senior leader LK Advani requesting an alliance between his party- the Karnataka Janata Paksha and the BJP. He said, "On the basis of the BJP supporting NDA, we have asked them to call us for...
  • Yeddyurappa says KJP won't merge with BJP but will support NDA September 19, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has decided not to merge his party Karnataka Janatha Paksha with the Bharatiya Janata Party but support the National Democratic Alliance. This came after a meeting of the KJP to decide its stand on its ties with the BJP. "We have unanimously decided that...
  • Yeddyurappa aide meets Arun Jaitley; BJP-KJP merger a matter of time? September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's anointment as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, ardent Modi supporter and Karnataka strongman BS Yeddyurappa is all set to return to the NDA. To seal the deal, Yeddyurappa's emissary Leher Singh has met Arun Jaitley. Leher Singh is also likely to meet BJP...
  • 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...
  • My party will join NDA and support Modi as PM: Yeddyurappa September 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has made it certain that he will support Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the NDA Prime Ministerial candidate. He, however, said that his party won't merge with the BJP but will share seats with the NDA in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections....
  • Modi's BJP lures KJP chief Yeddyurappa with an eye on 2014 polls September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: It is almost certain that former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa will return to the BJP after the party named Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Modi shares an excellent personal rapport with Yeddyurappa. Yeddyurappa is credited with singlehandedly building and bringing...
  • 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...
  • Karnataka: Yeddyurappa likely to return to BJP, say sources September 3, 2013

    Will BS Yeddyurappa return to the BJP? According to some state BJP sources, he will. A state BJP delegation led by former chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda met the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad and requested him to persuade the party central leadership to take Yeddyurappa back. Modi has...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Will Siddaramaiah win his first vote of confidence? August 23, 2013

    Two top politicians from Karnataka would be spending a sleepless night in Bangalore, on Friday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his one time mentor-turned-arch rival former prime minister HD Deve Gowda have a lot to gain and much to lose in Saturday's two Lok Sabha bypoll results. Both have taken it...
  • No merger with BJP, but we're open to seat adjustment: Yeddyurappa July 11, 2013

    Former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa has ruled out a merger with his former party, the BJP, which is reaching out to him. He said his party workers oppose a merger, but they could consider an alliance. ...
  • Yeddyurappa rules out merger with BJP, but says can have pre-poll ties July 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday said there is no question of merger with the Bharatiya Janata Party. He said, "The BJP is our first preference for pre-poll alliance, third front is our second choice but there is no question of alliance with the Congress." Karnataka Janatha Paksha...
  • Governance the biggest challenge for Siddaramaiah: Sachidananda Murthy May 13, 2013

    Siddaramaiah, sworn in today as the new Karnataka chief minister, has the twin responsibilities of delivering a clean government and cementing the Congress party's fortunes in the next general elections. With both the UPA-2 and the last Karnataka government being badgered by vever-ending scams and scandals, he surely has his...
  • Congress win good for Karnataka, says Yeddyurappa May 11, 2013

    Udhagamandalam: Karnataka Janata Paksha president BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday described the Congress win in May 5 Assembly polls as good for the state, but said it remained to be seen how the party was going to govern. "Yes. Congress win is good for Karnataka. This is a honeymoon period for...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: BS Yeddyurappa May 9, 2013

    BJP ex-strongman BS Yeddyurappa, whose party KJP is being seen as one of the primary reasons for BJP's poll defeat in Karnataka, is CNN-IBN's Newsmaker of the Day. ...
  • BJP has no existence in Karnataka without me: Yeddyurappa May 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Even though BS Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janatha Paksha failed to make a big splash in the Assembly elections and could win just six seats, the former chief minister boasted that he was responsible for Bharatiya Janata Party's rout in the state. Declaring that he would not return to the BJP,...
  • Does the Congress win in Karnataka reflect public anger against corruption? May 8, 2013

    Congress won the Karnataka Assembly elections on Wednesday by a huge margin. ...
  • Karnataka elections: Can Congress give a stable and decisive government? May 8, 2013

    Congress won the Karnataka Assembly elections on Wednesday by a huge margin. ...
  • Karnataka elections: Do both Congress and BJP need to introspect? May 8, 2013

    Congress won a simple majority of 121 seats in Karnataka on Wednesday. The BJP suffered a mighty defeat, winning only 40 seats. ...
  • K'taka polls: Cong wins; Siddaramaiah, Kharge in CM race May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress on Wednesday rode back to power in Karnataka after a gap of seven years, dethroning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which suffered mainly due to a split with ex-party strongman and former CM BS Yeddyurappa, whose party, the KJP ate into the BJP's vote share, resulting in...