Amid discontent among MLCs jostling for ministerial berths, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah expanded his council of ministers by inducting SR Patil, a former leader of opposition, today.
Newly elected Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s ‘clean’ cabinet came into force on Saturday but not everyone in the Congress was cheering.
The split with BS Yeddyurappa has cost the BJP its first bastion in south – Karnataka. But the party seems ready to correct its mistake — a merger with BSY’s breakaway faction, the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP), appears to be in the pipeline in view of the Lok Sabha election next year.
Newly elected Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah’s team of 29 ministers will take oath on Saturday.
BJP has sacked the Treasurer of the Karnataka unit, Lehar Singh Siroya, for his attack on party stalwart L K Advani.
Four days after taking over as Karnataka chief minister, Congress leader Siddaramaiah will expand his ministry on Saturday amid demands that "tainted" legislators be kept out as the party wrested power from the BJP on an anti-corruption plank.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi wants the new Karnataka government to adopt a “balanced approach, fiscal prudence and quick delivery” on governance and address concerns of all sections, particularly Dalits.
A 50-year-old Congress supporter died today following a cardiac arrest soon after Karnataka's new chief minister Siddaramaiah took oath at a public venue in the city centre, police said.
A 50 year-old Congress supporter died after attending the swearing-in ceremony of chief minister Siddaramaiah at the jam packed Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru today, police said.
A man rooted in 'Janata Pariwar' for two-and-half-decades and known for strident anti-Congress stance, it has been a remarkable turn-around for Siddaramaiah, who was sworn in as Karnataka's 22nd Chief Minister today.
Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Monday swore in Siddaramaiah as the 28th chief minister of the state at the sprawling Kaneetarava stadium in the city centre.
Upset at finding a different name against his roll number in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results, a 24-year-old IAS aspirant allegedly committed suicide in Coorg district, 250 km away from Bengaluru, on Friday.
Badly mauled in the Assembly elections, with BS Yeddyurappa doing a significant damage to the party's prospects, the BJP in Karnataka says there is no proposal as of now for the return of the former party strongman to its fold.
Karnataka’s CM elect Siddaramaiah appears to have his task cut out. The massive mandate for the Cong reflects the people’s aspirations, but revitalising a moribund administration and providing a corruption-free govt are not the only challenges he faces. HT
reports. PM congratulates Siddaramaiah
The observers committee formed by the AICC met with the newly elected 121 MLAs on Friday to discuss the selection of new Congress Legislative Party leader and consider him for the chief minister’s post.