Arun Dev

Arun Dev

Arun Dev is an Assistant Editor with the Karnataka bureau of Hindustan Times. A journalist for over 10 years, he has written extensively on crime and politics.

Articles by Arun Dev
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Bommai remains tight lipped on new cabinet, says decision after Delhi visit

PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 12:38 AM IST
Bengaluru: After Basavaraj Bommai’s appointment as Karnataka chief minister, speculations have now begun on the cabinet posts
Bengaluru:Son of former chief minister SR Bommai, Basavaraj started his political career with the Janata Dal and worked with senior leaders including HD Deve Gowda and Ramakrishna Hegde. (PTI)
Bengaluru:Son of former chief minister SR Bommai, Basavaraj started his political career with the Janata Dal and worked with senior leaders including HD Deve Gowda and Ramakrishna Hegde. (PTI)

An unlikely link between Karnataka’s Basavaraj Bommai, Siddaramaiah

By Arun Dev, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2021 09:55 PM IST
The disintegration of the Janata Party into insignificant factions and the HD Deve Gowda family dominating the only prominent faction, the JD(S); several leaders migrated to other parties.
Basavaraj Bommai is the son of 11th chief minister of Karnataka, SR Bommai. (HT photo)
Basavaraj Bommai is the son of 11th chief minister of Karnataka, SR Bommai. (HT photo)

'Won’t be a rubber stamp CM': Bommai

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2021 03:28 AM IST
Bommai, the son of former chief minister SR Bommai and a former home minister, was named the CM by the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tiuesday, a day after four-time CM BS Yediyurappa resigned following months of dissidence.
Basavaraj Bommai being sworn in as Karnataka chief minister. (ANI)
Basavaraj Bommai being sworn in as Karnataka chief minister. (ANI)

Bommai sworn in as Karnataka chief minister

UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Bommai was the home minister in Yediyurappa’s council of ministers, which was dissolved following the 78-year-old leader’s resignation as chief minister on Monday. He is considered a close confidant of Yediyurappa
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HC halts probe in Jarkiholi case as SIT chief on leave

PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 12:11 AM IST
Bengaluru: The Karnataka high court on Tuesday ordered a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the alleged sex-for-job scandal involving former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi to stop its investigation after it transpired that the SIT chief has been on medical leave since 1 May
Newly elected Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai during BJP Legislature Party meeting in Bengaluru, (PTI)
Newly elected Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai during BJP Legislature Party meeting in Bengaluru, (PTI)

Newly-anointed K’taka CM a Lingayat leader, BSY aide

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 04:31 AM IST
For the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Basavaraj Bommai is the ideal candidate to replace BS Yediyurappa as the Karnataka chief minister
Basavaraj Bommai is the son of 11th chief minister of Karnataka, SR Bommai. (HT photo)
Basavaraj Bommai is the son of 11th chief minister of Karnataka, SR Bommai. (HT photo)

Basavaraj Bommai to be new Karnataka CM

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Bommai, a Lingayat like Yediyurappa, was minister for home affairs, law, parliamentary affairs and legislature in Yediyurappa’s council of ministers, which was dissolved on Monday, and is considered close to the former chief minister.
Basavaraj Bommai is the son of 11th chief minister of Karnataka, SR Bommai. (HT photo)
Basavaraj Bommai is the son of 11th chief minister of Karnataka, SR Bommai. (HT photo)

Second Bommai to become CM, checks all boxes for BJP

UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 11:19 PM IST
For the second time in Karnataka’s political history a father-son duo would have held the chief minister’s post. His father SR Bommai became Karnataka CM in 1988 heading the Janata Dal. government.
Basavaraj Bommai has been selected the leader of the BJP’s legislative party in Karnataka and will be the new chief minister of the state. (ANI)
Basavaraj Bommai has been selected the leader of the BJP’s legislative party in Karnataka and will be the new chief minister of the state. (ANI)

Basavaraj Bommai is Karnataka’s new chief minister

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 08:41 PM IST
Son of former chief minister S R Bommai, Basavaraj Bommai started his political career with the Janata Dal before joining the Bharatiya Janata Party in February 2008.
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Lingayat community unhappy with BSY resignation

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 01:08 AM IST
Even though BS Yediyurappa claimed his resignation was voluntary, his removal presents a challenge for the saffron party in the coming days
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A span of challenges, unfulfilled dreams

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 01:05 AM IST
BS Yediyurappa’s resignation as the chief minister of Karnataka brought down curtains yet another time for him at the helm
BS Yediyurappa (C) gestures as he speaks to the medias outside the Governor's official residence Raj Bhavan after tendering resignation to his post in Bengaluru. (AFP)
BS Yediyurappa (C) gestures as he speaks to the medias outside the Governor's official residence Raj Bhavan after tendering resignation to his post in Bengaluru. (AFP)

Yediyurappa resigns as CM after a ‘trial by fire’

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 12:16 AM IST
The resignation -- which came roughly 10 days after he travelled to Delhi and met Modi and Shah -- triggered speculation about his successor.
BS Yediyurappa. (ANI)
BS Yediyurappa. (ANI)

BS Yediyurappa announces his resignation as Karnataka chief minister

PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 12:19 PM IST
The speculation over his resignation began soon after his return from New Delhi on July 17. During his visit, he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, and BJP president JP Nadda
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

BSY govt completes 2 years today, decision on his future as CM likely

UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 04:54 AM IST
Bengaluru Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said on Sunday a decision on whether he will remain in office was likely to be known by Monday, the day his government completes two years in office
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How Lingayat community became a key BJP vote bank in Karnataka

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 12:10 AM IST
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s constant appeal to seers and supporters from the Lingayat community, to refrain from protesting a move by the BJP high command to remove him from the post, has not exactly been received well, as the community continues to strongly oppose the decision, warning the Centre of “consequences”
On Wednesday night, he tweeted asking his followers not to indulge in any protests.
On Wednesday night, he tweeted asking his followers not to indulge in any protests.

Faced many challenges but satisfied with work during tenure: K’taka CM

By Arun Dev, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 11:53 PM IST
The 78-year-old’s statement comes against the backdrop of increased speculation over his political future, with a section of party leaders hinting that he was likely to be replaced as the chief minister.
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Govt gears up, rescue ops on as heavy rain batters K’taka

PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 11:57 PM IST
Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday took stock of the incessant downpour in the state and directed all district-in-charge and MLAs to return, and oversee relief and rescue operations in their respective constituencies
In another landslide incident at Kevanale in Raigad’s Poladpur tehsil, 11 bodies were recovered during multi-agency rescue efforts, said state officials.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)
In another landslide incident at Kevanale in Raigad’s Poladpur tehsil, 11 bodies were recovered during multi-agency rescue efforts, said state officials.(Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

Rain fury sweeps through India

By Gerard de Souza, Arun Dev and Nadeem Inamdar, Hindustan Times, Panaji/pune/bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2021 01:17 AM IST
According to police, 11 people on board a bus had a narrow escape in Kolhapur district as they were rescued just before the vehicle got washed away in a river.
This picture released by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows debris of houses in Taliye village after a landslide in Mahad of Raigad district of Maharashtra. (NDRF / AFP)
This picture released by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows debris of houses in Taliye village after a landslide in Mahad of Raigad district of Maharashtra. (NDRF / AFP)

At least 50 dead in rain-related incidents in western India

By Gerard de Souza, Arun Dev and Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in Maharashtra’s Satara district recorded the highest ever rainfall in its history.
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As BSY hints at exit, buzz over the next CM begins

PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 01:04 AM IST
Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, who till now strongly denied all reports of his resignation, on Thursday, in a statement hinted that he may not remain in the chief ministerial post after July 26, the day his government completes two-years in office
This was followed by a statement on Thursday, where he said that he would abide by any decision taken by the party leadership.
This was followed by a statement on Thursday, where he said that he would abide by any decision taken by the party leadership.

Will abide by party brass decision: Yediyurappa

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2021 01:15 AM IST
On Wednesday night, Yediyurappa tweeted asking his followers not to indulge in any protests.
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Pegasus allegations: Phone tapping claims not new to K’taka politics

UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 11:47 AM IST
A political row may have erupted in the state after the Congress on Tuesday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre of snooping into phones of leaders in the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in 2019 which resulted in the toppling of the government, but snooping in Karnataka politics is not new
However, the decision to cancel the meeting has added to the confusion within the BJP with no clarity on whether Yediyurappa would continue as CM.(HT file photo)
However, the decision to cancel the meeting has added to the confusion within the BJP with no clarity on whether Yediyurappa would continue as CM.(HT file photo)

K'taka CM Yediyurappa calls off July 26 legislative party meet

By Arun Dev, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 06:56 AM IST
Bengaluru: Amid speculations of a leadership change in Karnataka, chief minister BS Yediyurappa is learnt to have cancelled the legislative party meeting scheduled on July 26, on the second year of the anniversary of his government
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa had denied any plan to step down at the conclusion of his meetings with the Central high command during his New Delhi visit last weekend. (PTI)
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa had denied any plan to step down at the conclusion of his meetings with the Central high command during his New Delhi visit last weekend. (PTI)

Karnataka BJP legislative party meeting cancelled amid buzz over Yediyurappa

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Some BJP leaders say the cancellation of the meeting is Yediyurappa’s message that a leadership change is not imminent and people are rallying behind the chief minister.
One of the pontiffs who attended the meeting said that Yediyurappa told them that he would abide by the BJP high command’s decision.(ANI)
One of the pontiffs who attended the meeting said that Yediyurappa told them that he would abide by the BJP high command’s decision.(ANI)

Lingayat mutts and leaders rally behind BSY amid row

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 11:27 AM IST
The Lingayat community is back in focus with speculations of Yediyurappa’s departure. Yediyurappa has been the face of the Lingayat community in the party and has enjoyed big electoral support from its members.
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Lingayat mutts and leaders rally behind BSY amid row

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 12:25 AM IST
Bengaluru: Heads of several mutts in Bengaluru met Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa amidst speculations of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) replacing him, despite him saying that the decision would depend on the party high command
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (File photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (File photo)

Lingayat mutts, leaders rally behind Yediyurappa amid speculations of his removal

PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 07:56 PM IST
The political and religious leaders of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community have promised their support to Yediyurappa.
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Man hacked to death inside Bengaluru bank

PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 02:02 AM IST
Bengaluru: In a suspected case of gang rivalry, a man was hacked to death inside a bank in Bengaluru’s Koramangala on Monday
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SSLC exams begin in K’taka with all Covid precautions

PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 01:56 AM IST
Bengaluru: Students across Karnataka took the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination or Class 10 exams, which began on Monday, amid Covid concerns
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Audio clip intensifies Karnataka leadership row

PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 01:55 AM IST
Bengaluru: Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday dismissed as fake a purported audio clip in which he is heard hinting at a definite change of guard in the state
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