Shettar

  • BJP shows Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik the door to avoid controversy March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to avoid any controversy, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cancelled Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik's membership for the party. "Due to various reasons the induction of Pramod Muthalik has been set aside under Central party direction," said party's Karnataka unit. Muthalik, who was involved in...
  • BJP to reconsider Pramod Muthalik's membership for the party: Sources March 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Hours after Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, who was involved in Mangalore pub attack, joined BJP, the party is now in damage control mode. The BJP is reconsidering his membership into the party. According to sources, the BJP's central leaders have asked the Karnataka unit to reconsider its...
  • LS polls: BJP takes Bellary Reddys back into party March 5, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnatka has confirmed that the party floated by B Sriramulu, close aide and confidante of jailed ex-minister G Janardhan Reddy, is going to be merged with the BJP very soon. Sriramulu had started his own party BSR Congress before the Assembly elections last...
  • Karnataka elections: BJP sees red over Sena's 'happiness' May 9, 2013

    Mumbai: The BJP on Wednesday expressed surprise over Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray expressing his happiness over the Jagadish Shettarled government's defeat in Karnataka Assembly elections. "The results in Karnataka are very saddening for the BJP. But what is surprising is the happiness expressed by leaders of our alliance partner,"...
  • Karnataka: Jagadish Shettar resigns as Chief Minister May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Accepting his party's defeat in Karnataka elections, Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jagadish Shettar resigned on Wednesday, saying, "We accept people's mandate." The Congress returned to power in Karnataka after seven years, defeating the BJP by a huge margin. Securing a clear majority on its own in...
  • Many factors led to BJP's defeat in Karnataka: Jagadish Shettar May 8, 2013

    Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar ruled out that BS Yeddyurappa factor was not the main reason behind the defeat of the BJP in elections. "It's the image created in the last few years that has affected us. We are not blaming anyone," he said. ...
  • Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar to resign today May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Accepting his party's defeat in Karnataka elections, Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jagadish Shettar on Wednesday said he will resign at 6.30 pm. "We accept people's mandate, will resign this evening," he said. The Congress returned to power in Karnataka after seven years, defeating the BJP...
  • K'taka polls: Congress heading towards majority May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa dealt a body blow to the ruling BJP as it appeared set to slump to the third position behind the JDS, as the Congress was struggling towards majority in the Karnataka Assembly, latest trends showed. With trends available for all 223 seats which went...
  • K'taka: Congress set to form next govt, JDS ahead of BJP May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: With initial trends available for 221 constituencies of the total 223 which went to polls on May five, the Congress was leading in 105 segments, and has won 7 seats and the ruling BJP is leading in 35. JDS of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda was ahead in 42...
  • K'taka polls: Vote counting under way, Congress ahead May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the recently held Assembly Elections in Karnataka began this morning amid projections about the Congress' comeback to power after an eightyearlong hiatus. The single phase poll was held on May 5 for 223 of the 224 constituencies with the poll in Periyapatna put off following...
  • BJP faces prospect of losing power, early trends show May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The ruling BJP in Karnataka appeared set to lose its firstever government in the south as trends showed the party faced the prospect of finishing in the third position with Congress moving ahead with 83 seats. Trends available for 207 seats showed that the JDS of former Prime Minister HD...
  • K'taka polls: Will voters shake the Hand and make the Lotus wilt? May 7, 2013

    Bangalore: Wednesday, May 8, will be the Dday in the big battle for Karnataka. The countdown has begun for the counting day, and with the high voter turnout (57 per cent in Bangalore and 70 per cent and above in the rest of Karnataka) being an indication of a strong...
  • Karnataka polls: Reject corrupt Congress, says Jagadish Shettar May 5, 2013

    As voting gets underway in Karnataka, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar urged people that they should not vote for the 'corrupt' Congress party. ...
  • Karnataka elections: EC extends polling time by an hour May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced extension of polling time by an hour up to 6 pm in the Sunday's Karnataka Assembly Elections, in view of the weather conditions and excessive heat. While the EC had earlier fixed the polling time from 7 am to 5 pm, it...
  • Advani's plane makes unscheduled landing in Hyderabad April 30, 2013

    Hyderabad: An aircraft carrying senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani made an unscheduled landing at the old airport at Begumpet in Hyderabad on Monday, after developing a technical snag. Advani was on his way from New Delhi to Bangalore to campaign for BJP for the May 2013 elections...
  • Don't ever vote for Congress, Rahul Gandhi, says Modi April 29, 2013

    Bangalore: BJP's star campaigner and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a virulent attack on the Congress, especially on its vice president Rahul Gandhi, who he termed "a child born with a golden spoon", asking people never to vote for the party. "Even by mistake don't vote for the...
  • Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar owes wife Rs 6.96 lakh April 27, 2013

    Hubli: The asset value of Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has increased four times than that of his wife Shilpa Shettar, but he is literally indebted to her and brother Pradip Shettar, going by the affidavit filed by him along with his nomination papers in Hubli. Shettar, seeking a fifth...
  • Karnataka JDS chief Kumaraswamy most preferred CM candidate: Survey April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A CNNIBNThe Week prepoll survey has revealed that Janata Dal (Secular) president and former Chief Minsiter HD Kumaraswamy is the most preferred CM candidate, with 18 per cent people voting in favour of him. While exBJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa came a close second, garnering 10 per cent votes, present...
  • Karnataka: Lingayat mutts could determine outcome of polls April 23, 2013

    Hubli/Dharwad: The twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad in Karnataka are known for their heritage in Hindustani music and art. But they have also been the epicentre of the Bharatiya Janata Party's growth in north Karnataka. In the 1990s, BJP surged here using local communal disputes, which threw up leaders like...
  • No intelligence alert about Bangalore blast: Shettar April 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Thursday there was no specific information or alert "from anybody" about the bomb blast near the BJP office that left 16 persons injured. Speaking to reporters after visiting the injured persons at governmentrun K C General Hospital in Bangalore, he maintained that...
  • B'lore: Terror attack near BJP office, 16 hurt; NIA begins probe April 17, 2013

    Bangalore: The capital of Karnataka once again faced a terror strike when a bomb exploded near the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Malleshwaram on Wednesday morning injuring at least 16 people including 11 police personnel. Two temples are also located near the blast site and at the moment of...
  • Jagadish Shettar will be BJP's CM candidate for Karnataka polls April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Jagadish Shettar will be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the Karnataka Assembly polls, Rajnath Singh said on Monday, even as he downplayed the issue of corruption that has plagued the partyled government in the southern state. Singh, who was addressing a Bangalore rally through video conferencing after...
  • Advani, Modi to skip Karnataka poll rally on Monday April 7, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka's ruling BJP on Monday will formally launch its campaign for the May 5 assembly poll with a rally here, but contrary to announcements, senior party leader LK Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi are giving it a miss. The Bharatiya Janata Party has not given a reason for...
  • BJP targets BSY in initial round of campaigning March 31, 2013

    Bangalore: With campaigning on for the May five Assembly polls, the ruling BJP in Karnataka is pouring out much of its vitriol on former party strongman BS Yeddyurappa while holding its fire on main rival Congress. The picture, the BJP leaders are now portraying, is that...
  • Parties wrestle with candidates list for Karnataka polls March 27, 2013

    Bangalore: Facing hectic lobbying and intragroup pressures, ruling BJP in Karnataka and its main rival Congress on Tuesday continued to wrestle with the lists of probable candidates for the May five Assembly polls. As BJP went through the exercise here, state Congress leaders, including KPCC President...
  • Joshi takes over as Karnataka BJP chief March 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Facing the daunting task of leading the ruling BJP in the May 5 Assembly polls in Karnataka, Lok Sabha member Prahlad Joshi on Saturday took over as the state chief admitting that the party's image had been dented by "some blunders" in the last five years. BJP leaders, including Chief...
  • BJP blames infighting for Karnataka rout March 13, 2013

    Bangalore: A day after its rout in Karnataka municipal polls, the ruling BJP blamed the debacle on infighting and vowed corrective measures to ensure the party wins the assembly polls due in two months. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met in Bangalore on Tuesday to discuss the reasons for the...
  • Karnataka BJP meet on Saturday to select new state party chief March 9, 2013

    Bangalore: BJP leader Arun Jaitley will meet senior Karnataka party leaders on Saturday to select a new head for the state unit following incumbent KS Eshwarappa's resignation on Thursday. Jaitley, leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, is reaching Bangalore late on Friday and senior state leaders will meet him...
  • Another BJP MLA resigns; K'taka CM says no threat to govt February 24, 2013

    Bangalore: Another ruling BJP MLA resigned his assembly membership, further jolting the party in the poll-bound state. HS Shankarlinge Gowda, who represents Chamaraja Assembly constituency, waited for more than 90 minutes for Speaker KG Bopaiah and submitted his resignation letter, official sources said. Bopaiah immediately accepted the resignation of Gowda,...
  • Cauvery issue: Karnataka allparty team to meet PM February 13, 2013

    Bangalore: An allparty delegation from Karnataka would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to apprise him of the state's position on the Cauvery issue. The announcement to take a delegation of floor leaders of both Houses of the state legislature to New Delhi was made by Chief Minister Jagadish...