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Karnataka Bypolls: After Victory, BJP's Fresh Challenge Is To Balance Loyalists With New Entrants

Karnataka Bypolls: After Victory, BJP's Fresh Challenge Is To Balance Loyalists With New Entrants

Karnataka has been the BJP’s "gateway to the south," but it has also presented the party with paradoxes.

09 December 2019
Karnataka Bypolls: BJP Gets Majority, Wins 12 Of 15 Seats; Congress Bags 2

Karnataka Bypolls: BJP Gets Majority, Wins 12 Of 15 Seats; Congress Bags 2

The Congress, which had won 12 of those 15 seats in the previous election, suffered a huge blow as it bagged only two seats -- Hunsur and Shivajinagar.

09 December 2019

In Karnataka Bypolls, Congress Once Again Banks On D.K. Shivakumar's Popularity

The Congress is contesting in all the 15 assembly seats as the ruling BJP, while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) is in the fray in only 12 seats.

BJP To Decide On Giving Tickets To Disqualified Karnataka MLAs

BJP To Decide On Giving Tickets To Disqualified Karnataka MLAs

The Supreme Court has upheld the Karnataka Speaker's decision on disqualification of 17 Congress-JDS MLAs

13 November 2019

SC Upholds Disqualification Of 17 Karnataka MLAs, But Allows Them To Contest Dec 5 Bypolls

The Supreme Court verdict paves way for disqualified MLAs to contest December 5 bypolls in Karnataka.

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26 September 2019
By-Election To 15 Seats In Karnataka Deferred Till SC's Decision On Disqualified MLAs

By-Election To 15 Seats In Karnataka Deferred Till SC's Decision On Disqualified MLAs

The lawyers appearing for the disqualified MLAs, Congress leader Siddaramaiah and other respondents said, they have no objection if the by-polls are deferred.


16 September 2019
Patriotic Muslims Will Vote For BJP, Those Pro-Pakistan Will Hesitate: K'taka BJP Minister

Patriotic Muslims Will Vote For BJP, Those Pro-Pakistan Will Hesitate: K'taka BJP Minister

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj K S Eshwarappa also announced that the BJP-led government will soon ban the slaughter of cows in the state.


19 August 2019
'Investigate Operation Lotus Too': Siddaramaiah Hits Back At Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

'Investigate Operation Lotus Too': Siddaramaiah Hits Back At Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

Siddaramaiah's statement came a day after the Yediyurappa announced that the phone tapping case filed under his predecessor HD Kumaraswamy government will be...


27 July 2019
Karnataka: Some Of Our MLAs Want To Support BJP From Outside, Says JD(S) Leader

Karnataka: Some Of Our MLAs Want To Support BJP From Outside, Says JD(S) Leader

The difference of opinion among the legislators surfaced in a meeting convened by Kumaraswamy on Friday night to decide the party's future course of action.


25 July 2019
Days After Govt's Fall In Karnataka, Congress-JD(S) Non-Committal On Future Of Alliance

Days After Govt's Fall In Karnataka, Congress-JD(S) Non-Committal On Future Of Alliance

Outgoing Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said the political instability will continue in the state, adding he still didn't know if the two parties would stay...


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24 July 2019
With Congress-JD(S) Coalition Government's Collapse, BJP's BS Yeddyurappa Set To Return As CM

With Congress-JD(S) Coalition Government's Collapse, BJP's BS Yeddyurappa Set To Return As CM

BS Yeddyurappa had on Monday said that he would consult BJP President Amit Shah and Narendra Modi before staking claim to form the government.


22 July 2019
Karnataka Crisis: SC To Hear Independent MLAs' Plea Seeking Immediate Floor Test Tomorrow

Karnataka Crisis: SC To Hear Independent MLAs' Plea Seeking Immediate Floor Test Tomorrow

On Monday, the debate on the confidence motion entered its third day, and Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has summoned all rebel MLAs tomorrow.


21 July 2019
2 Independent Karnataka MLAs Move SC, Seek Direction To Conclude Floor Test On Monday

2 Independent Karnataka MLAs Move SC, Seek Direction To Conclude Floor Test On Monday

H Nagesh and R Shankar were inducted into the cabinet barely a month ago to avoid their chances of leaving the government.


17 July 2019
Speaker Free To Decide On Resignation Of Karnataka Rebel MLAs, Says SC

Speaker Free To Decide On Resignation Of Karnataka Rebel MLAs, Says SC

In an interim order, the apex court also said the Speaker is free to decide on resignations within an appropriate time frame but refused to set one for the...


16 July 2019
Karnataka Crisis: SC To Hear Plea On Resignations Of 15 Rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs Today

Karnataka Crisis: SC To Hear Plea On Resignations Of 15 Rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs Today

The bench allowed senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi who mentioned the matter for all the 15 MLAs to amend the petition for expanding the grounds in support of...


15 July 2019
Karnataka Crisis | Congress-JD(S) Govt To Face Trust Vote On Thursday, Says Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Crisis | Congress-JD(S) Govt To Face Trust Vote On Thursday, Says Siddaramaiah

Discussion on vote of confidence will be taken up on Thursday at 11 am in Karnataka Assembly, says Congress leader Siddaramaiah


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13 July 2019
'Mere Posturing,' Says BJP On CM Kumaraswamy's Decision To Face No-Confidence Motion

'Mere Posturing,' Says BJP On CM Kumaraswamy's Decision To Face No-Confidence Motion

Kumaraswamy, to everyone's surprise, on Thursday, told Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on the first day of the monsoon session that he was ready to face a...


11 July 2019
Karnataka | Need To Examine Resignations Of Rebel MLAs And See If They Are Genuine: Speaker

Karnataka | Need To Examine Resignations Of Rebel MLAs And See If They Are Genuine: Speaker

Addressing the media after a meeting with Congress-JD(S) MLAs, KR Ramesh Kumar said the resignations should be "in the perfect format".


11 July 2019
Karnataka Live: 'I Need To Examine Resignations All Night, Ascertain If They Are Genuine,' Says Speaker

Karnataka Live: 'I Need To Examine Resignations All Night, Ascertain If They Are Genuine,' Says Speaker

Ramesh Kumar on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking more time to deal with resignations of rebel MLAs, hours after the apex court ordered disgruntled...


10 July 2019
JD(S) Leaders, Lodged At Prestige Golfshire Club In Bengaluru, Perform Yoga

JD(S) Leaders, Lodged At Prestige Golfshire Club In Bengaluru, Perform Yoga

On Tuesday, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy suggested JD(S) MLAs stay at the Prestige Golfshire Club for at least four more days, according to sources.


09 July 2019
Resign Immediately, You Have No Moral Right To Continue As CM: BJP's Yeddyurappa Tells Kumaraswamy

Resign Immediately, You Have No Moral Right To Continue As CM: BJP's Yeddyurappa Tells Kumaraswamy

The BJP will on Tuesday start a state-wide protest demanding Kumaraswamy step down immediately as his government has slipped into a "minority" following the...


08 July 2019
Karnataka Crisis: Congress-JD(S) Coalition Firefights Rebellion As BJP Keeps Keen Watch On Developments

Karnataka Crisis: Congress-JD(S) Coalition Firefights Rebellion As BJP Keeps Keen Watch On Developments

Even though all 21 Congress ministers resigned from their respective portfolios, followed by a similar exercise by their JD(S) colleagues, in a last-ditch...


08 July 2019
Don't Blame BJP, Aircraft For Problems In Your 'Corrupt Alliance': Rajeev Chandrasekhar To Karnataka Dy CM

Don't Blame BJP, Aircraft For Problems In Your 'Corrupt Alliance': Rajeev Chandrasekhar To Karnataka Dy CM

On Sunday night, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Parameshwara had shared an article on Twitter which claimed that aircraft which ferried the rebel...


08 July 2019
Karnataka Crisis: Cong-JD(S) Govt Will Survive; Cabinet To Be Restructured Soon, Says CM Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Crisis: Cong-JD(S) Govt Will Survive; Cabinet To Be Restructured Soon, Says CM Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy's office has also communicated to the media that all JD(S) ministers have resigned from their respective portfolios and the state "Cabinet will be...


16 January 2019
Amid Political Ruckus, Karnataka Congress Calls Legislature Party Meet On Jan 18

Amid Political Ruckus, Karnataka Congress Calls Legislature Party Meet On Jan 18

In the 225-member Legislative Assembly, including one nominated Speaker, the Congress has 80 legislators, JD-S 37 and the BJP 104, while one the BSP MLA...


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