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  • Karnataka: JDS loses Leader of Opposition post to BJP 23-01-2014 05:36 PM

    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 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...
  • With Yeddyurappa back, BJP eyes big gains in Karnataka 09-01-2014 10:58 AM

    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 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...
  • BS Yeddyurappa hastens formalities on merger with BJP 03-01-2014 07:30 PM

    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...
  • BS Yeddyurappa announces merger of his party with BJP 02-01-2014 09:07 PM

    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 30-12-2013 04:17 PM

    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...
  • BJP top brass given green signal for BS Yeddyurappa's return 23-12-2013 09:40 AM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa calls off night-long dharna in Assembly 27-11-2013 10:47 PM

    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 15-11-2013 08:25 PM

    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...
  • BS Yeddyurappa says KJP will never merge with BJP 29-10-2013 05:16 PM

    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)...
  • Yeddyurappa says KJP won't merge with BJP but will support NDA 19-09-2013 02:03 PM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa aide meets Arun Jaitley; BJP-KJP merger a matter of time? 19-09-2013 08:35 AM

    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...
  • My party will join NDA and support Modi as PM: Yeddyurappa 18-09-2013 01:42 PM

    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 18-09-2013 10:57 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Karnataka: Yeddyurappa likely to return to BJP, say sources 03-09-2013 03:11 PM

    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...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Will Siddaramaiah win his first vote of confidence? 23-08-2013 06:48 PM

    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...
  • Yeddyurappa rules out merger with BJP, but says can have pre-poll ties 11-07-2013 02:55 PM

    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...
  • Governance the biggest challenge for Siddaramaiah: Sachidananda Murthy 13-05-2013 07:13 PM

    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 11-05-2013 08:28 PM

    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...
  • BJP has no existence in Karnataka without me: Yeddyurappa 09-05-2013 01:21 PM

    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,...
  • K'taka polls: Cong wins; Siddaramaiah, Kharge in CM race 08-05-2013 08:30 PM

    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...
  • It's time for correction and not complaining: S Prakash of K'taka BJP 08-05-2013 06:23 PM

    The BJP has been decimated, reduced to the third largest party in a state it had swept five years back. What caused this collapse? Will the party learn from its mistakes? Will it welcome Yeddyurappa back? Why did the Narendra Modi magic not work? What are the party's plans to...
  • Congress won not on account of any positive agenda: Sandeep Shastri 08-05-2013 06:15 PM

    What lessons should the winners and losers take home from the Assembly poll results as the Lok Sabha elections draw closer? Eminent social scientist and analyst Dr Sandeep Shastri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Whether the result would be same even If Yeddyurappa would be...
  • K'taka polls: BSY plays the spoiler, ensures BJP's defeat 08-05-2013 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Karnataka Janata Paksha chief BS Yeddyurappa, who in May 2008 was the toast of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after leading the party to power in Karnataka, is now seen as the man who single-handedly responsible for the massive rout the party suffered in the 2013 Assembly elections....
  • Karnataka polls: BJP suffers humiliating defeat 08-05-2013 01:10 PM

    Bangalore: BJP on Wednesday suffered a humiliating defeat in the Karnataka Assembly Elections as Congress appeared to be well on its way to wresting power on its own after a gap of seven years. Hit by the exit of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and the image of corruption during...
  • Karnataka polls: BJP decimated, JDS fares well 08-05-2013 12:50 PM

    Bangalore: The BJP was on Wednesday decimated in the Karnataka Assembly Elections with Congress set to form a government, may be on its own, wresting power after a gap of seven years. The BJP's southern fort where it came to power for the first time in 2008 crumbled and the...
  • Modi can't be the deciding factor in Karnataka: BJP 08-05-2013 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad refused to accept that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi failed to help the party in Karnataka elections as trends showed that the Congress was well ahead of its rivals and on the way to forming the next government in the...