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.
Upset at not being assigned a single ministerial berth in the newly elected chief minister Siddaramaiah’s cabinet, Congress members of the Karnataka Legislative Council (Upper House) arrived in Delhi on Sunday to plead their case with party chief Sonia Gandhi.
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.
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.
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
Born on August 12, 1948, in Siddaramanahundi village of Mysore district, K Siddaramaiah belongs to the Kuruba community, the third largest in Karnataka.
Karnataka's ruling BJP are headed for a rout in assembly elections today with several ministers, including deputy chief minister KS Eshwarappa, trailing as votes were counted.
An estimated 70.23% of the 43.6 million voters cast their ballots Sunday in the 14th Karnataka assembly elections.
The BJP's maiden rule of Karnataka is set to end as the party is headed for a massive defeat in the assembly election held on Sunday, predicted the exit polls telecast by various TV channels at the end of voting.
As campaigning ends, two names from Congress -- party chief G Parameshwar and S Siddaramaiah -- are already in the race for the Karnataka CM's post. Besides them, Union ministers Malikarjun Kharge and Veerappa Moily names are also in the mix. Shekhar Iyer
India cannot break off its dialogue process with Pakistan on the Sarabjit issue alone as it would serve no purpose, Union minister Kapil Sibal said today.
Soon after news of Sarabjit Singh’s death spread, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter, accusing the governments of India and Pakistan of “misleading” people on the case.