JDS minister, BJP leaders meeting was casual: Karnataka CM

 Days after 10 dissenting MLAs gave in their resignation, Karnataka Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh and BJP National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao and senior party leader K S Eshwarappa were reportedly captured coming out of the government guest house. Continue Reading

Karnataka crisis: 14 dissenting MLAs taken to Pune from Mumbai

Fourteen MLAs of the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition in Karnataka, who left Mumbai on Monday evening for Goa, were taken to Pune and are expected to reach the coastal State today in a special flight, sources said. Continue Reading

Chaos reign supreme in Karnataka; Rebel MLAs reach Mumbai

Congress and Janata Dal Secular’s coalition government is facing the threat of collapsing after 11 MLAs from both parties tendered their resignations. While the resignations have not yet been accepted by Speaker KR Ramesh, the fate of the State government, already on sticky wicket due to reported in-fighting, hangs in the balance. Continue Reading

Karnataka govt takes a dig at Fin Min’s Basaveshwara references

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget yesterday said the central government followed 12th century social reformer Lord Basveshwara’s teachings, especially the principles of Kayaka and Dasoha.  Continue Reading

Karnataka Congress says no headway in convincing 2 MLAs who resigned

The Congress in Karnataka Thursday indicated it has not been able to make much headway in convincing two of its MLAs to withdraw their resignation but maintained there was no threat to the coalition government, even as it accused the BJP of trying to topple it. Continue Reading

Power station workers block Karnataka CM’s convoy, HDK loses cool

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy yesterday lost his cool when employees of the Yermarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS) in Raichur district blocked his convoy to submit a list of their grievances. Continue Reading

JDS leader Gowda holds talks with Karnataka Congress chief

Following the debacle in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda met with Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao yesterday and held discussions. Continue Reading

Revanna also has capability to become CM: Siddaramaiah

Even as there was a growing clamour within the Congress for Siddaramaiah to become the Chief Minister of Karnataka once again, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s remark that veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge should have been offered the post long ago triggered a debate between the two coalition parties. Continue Reading

Kharge should have been made CM long time ago: Karnataka CM

Even as a bitter spat between the leaders of the ruling coalition partners Congress and JD(S) to make Siddaramaiah the chief minister again is going on, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy stated injustice was done to Congress veteran M Mallikarjun Kharge as he should have been given the position a long time ago. Continue Reading

Siddaramaiah daydreaming about CM’s Chair: BJP

Kumaraswamy also reportedly met Congress leaders on Wednesday and expressed his displeasure about the development and asked them to restrain party leaders from publicly making statements on the post of Chief Minister Continue Reading