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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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”
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.
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
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.
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.
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
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2021 01:15 AM IST
On Wednesday night, Yediyurappa tweeted asking his followers not to indulge in any protests.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 09:41 PM IST
- Karnataka SSLC exams 2021: The exams will only be conducted on Monday and Thursday.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 01:21 AM IST
Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Sunday announced further relaxation to the lockdown rules in the state from Monday
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2021 01:14 AM IST
Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa’s call for a legislative party meeting on July 26 has fuelled fresh speculations within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over his possible resignation even though the 78-year-old on Saturday clarified that there was no change of guard in the state