Bandh against Shivakumar’s arrest, normal life hit in Ramanagara

Normal life was hit in parts of neighbouring Ramanagara district on Thursday following a bandh called to protest the arrest of senior Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. Continue Reading

Gowda targets Siddaramaiah over collapse of Karnataka’s coalition govt

Once again targeting Siddaramaiah for the collapse of the Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka, Gowda said some Congress leaders could not see Kumaraswamy as the CM and so wanted to topple the government. Continue Reading

Karnataka cabinet expansion on 20 August

Having run the government with a one man cabinet for 22 days, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa finally got the go-ahead on Saturday from BJP national president Amit Shah to undertake the exercise on 20 August. Continue Reading

Karnataka CM says administrative machinery collapsed under coalition rule

Moving the confidence motion to seek majority for his three-day-old government, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa accused the previous Congress-JDS coalition saying State’s administrative machinery collapsed during their rule.
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Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah in wordy duel over whip

The argument broke when Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar was addressing the House. Shivakumar reminded Yeddyurappa about his reported statement in Ballari that byelections should not take place and those who resign to circumvent defection should be barred from contesting elections for 10 years. “BJP has got a big strength after the Lok Sabha election. Come on, this is the time. Put an end to this system (defections),” Shivakumar told the BJP leader. Continue Reading

BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of wasting tax payers’ money

Kumaraswamy’s government will slip into minority if the MLAs did not turn up today or their resignations were accepted by the speaker. As the debate on the confidence motion prolonged to the fourth day, former deputy chief minister K S Eshwarappa asked the Speaker, in a tweet, to have discussion other than “There are many to speak in the House,” “Give us a chance too’ and ‘it’s getting late in the evening, let us go home.” Eshwarappa was apparently referring to the reasons given by the ruling coalition members for seeking deferment of the trust vote. Continue Reading

Congress LS candidates blame alliance with JD(S) for defeat

Congress candidates in Karnataka have blamed the alliance with the JD(S), issues within the party and alleged misuse of Electronic Voting Machines as the reasons for their defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, party sources said on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka killed in Lanka blasts

Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka, who were on a visit to Sri Lanka, have been killed in the multiple blasts in the island nation, according to Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. Continue Reading