BJP leader Yediyurappa sworn in as Karnataka CM

Three days after the Congress-JDS coalition government led by HD Kumaraswamy collapsed, 76-year-old B S Yediyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka for a fourth time yesterday amidst high political drama in the State. But he still has to prove his majority. Continue Reading

You can form govt by Monday or Tuesday, Karnataka CM tells BJP

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today asserted he would not misuse power to save his government, as he spoke on the confidence motion moved by him in the Assembly to decide the fate of his Ministry. Continue Reading

Yeddyurappa plays cricket with party MLAs as ruling govt awaits SC verdict

Even as Karnataka is reeling under political chaos and the JDS Congress coalition government is on the brink of collapse, the State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa was seen playing cricket with party MLAs at a resort near Yelahanka yesterday. 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

Karnataka crisis: Deputy CM accuses Guv of encouraging horse trading

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara Monday accused governor Vajubhai Vala of encouraging horse trading following a flurry of resignations by Congress and JD(S) legislators threatening the existence of the coalition government in the State. Continue Reading

Karnataka crisis: BJP demands Kumaraswamy’s resignation

Fighting hard to save one of its few State governments, Congress along with its ally JDS on Monday went on a fire-fighting exercises following a rebellion by a section of MLAs with Ministers from both the parties quitting ‘voluntarily’ to induct dissidents in the cabinet. Continue Reading

Pained by Congress leaders comments on JD(S): Deve Gowda

A day after a group of Congress leaders charged the JD(S) for poor performance in the recently held elections, the party’s National President H D Deve Gowda yesterday said he was pained by their comments. Continue Reading