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Elon Musk’s Tesla hits mute on Yediyurappa announcing its entry into India

By Sharan Poovanna, Bengaluru, Hindustan Tims
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:07 AM IST
The intent of the statement, the people said, was to show global investor interest in India.
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The legislators have already held at least two rounds of meetings with party seniors. In picture - Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI)
The legislators have already held at least two rounds of meetings with party seniors. In picture - Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI)

Amid rumblings, 15 Karnataka BJP MLAs to meet party brass in Capital

By Sharan Poovanna, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 07:06 AM IST
"We want to suggest how to bring the Narendra Modi model of government here as well which is not the case right now,” said a three-time legislator.
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So deep is the divide within the state BJP that Yediyurappa now faces opposition not just from his earlier detractors but those who were once seen to be close to the Lingayat leader.(ANI)
So deep is the divide within the state BJP that Yediyurappa now faces opposition not just from his earlier detractors but those who were once seen to be close to the Lingayat leader.(ANI)

After cabinet expansion, dissent brews in Karnataka BJP

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:52 AM IST
Basanagouda Ramanagouda Patil (Yatnal), the legislator from Bijapur City, on Wednesday targeted Yediyurappa by calling for an end to family-based politics in the BJP.
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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said Maharashtra CM Thackeray's speech is contrary to the principles of the Indian Union.(ANI)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said Maharashtra CM Thackeray's speech is contrary to the principles of the Indian Union.(ANI)

Yediyurappa slams Thackeray on Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute

ANI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Yediyurappa said that it is painful that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra is trying to sabotage an amicable atmosphere.
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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a health worker in the presence of state CM BS Yediyurappa.(PTI)
A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a health worker in the presence of state CM BS Yediyurappa.(PTI)

First phase Covid-19 vaccination drive begins at 243 sites in Karnataka

PTI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:54 PM IST
According to the Health Department, Covishield will be administered in 237 centres and Covaxin in six centres.
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Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar.(Twitter/@mla_sudhakar)
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar.(Twitter/@mla_sudhakar)

Karnataka govt aims to build medical college in every district, says K Sudhakar

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Speaking at the inauguration of the ‘Arogya Soudha’, the newly constructed Administrative Building Complex of Health and Family Welfare Department at Magadi road in Bengaluru, Sudhakar said that Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is revitalising the health sector despite financial crunch due to pandemic.
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Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi .(ANI)
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi .(ANI)

Congress calls for Karnataka CM’s resignation over corruption allegations, takes jibe at PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 02:50 PM IST
“If BJP and the chief minister has a basic sense of shame then Yeddyurappa should resign or be sacked,” Singhvi said at a press conference.
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The BJP and the Sangh parivar consider the 18th century ruler of Mysore a tyrant who has killed many Hindus and forced many to convert to Islam.(HT Photo)
The BJP and the Sangh parivar consider the 18th century ruler of Mysore a tyrant who has killed many Hindus and forced many to convert to Islam.(HT Photo)

BJP MLAs ask Yeddyurappa to withdraw cases against Hindu activists

By HT Correspondent | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:50 AM IST
In his letter, Bopaiah has petitioned the chief minister to order the withdrawal of cases against Hindu activists charged for protesting against Tipu Jayanti.
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BJP Karnataka President and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI photo)
BJP Karnataka President and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI photo)

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa puts on hold all recent decisions of HD Kumaraswamy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Ahead of taking charge as Karnataka chief minister, BJP leader BS Yediyurappa has already issued directions to state officials asking them to put on hold all decision taken by the outgoing CM Kumaraswamy, according to reports.
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BJP National Working President JP Nadda(PTI photo)
BJP National Working President JP Nadda(PTI photo)

‘Karnataka govt fell on its own’, says BJP’s working president JP Nadda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 05:30 PM IST
JP Nadda, also rejected suggestions that party’s Karnataka mascot was over the hill at 76 years of age and may not qualify to hold a post according to BJP’s own retirement policy for party elders.
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BS Yediyurappa taking oath as the Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka for the fourth time in Bengaluru on Friday.(Photo: ANI)
BS Yediyurappa taking oath as the Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka for the fourth time in Bengaluru on Friday.(Photo: ANI)

Yediyurappa swearing-in highlights: BSY-led govt calls for trust vote on July 29 to prove majority in Karnataka Assembly

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 09:21 PM IST

BJP stalwart BS Yediyurappa was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka for 4th time at 6:30 pm on Friday evening, three days after the collapse of coalition government led by HD Kumaraswamy in a trust motion. The oath of office and secrecy was administered by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.Earlier today, Yediyurappa had met Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake the claim to form the government and requested him to administer the oath of office and secrecy on Friday itself. Yediyurappa said as the acting Leader of the Opposition he didn’t need to call a Legislature Party meeting to get himself elected as the leader. The 76-year-old leader from the politically dominant Lingayat community has taken oath as Karnataka’s CM for the fourth time — the last one was after the May 2018 Assembly polls.Highlights

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HD Kumaraswamy(ANI photo)
HD Kumaraswamy(ANI photo)

Kumaraswamy out, Karnataka to head for short spell of President’s rule

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 12:42 PM IST
It is on account of this reluctance to form the government that the BJP’s presumptive chief minister BS Yeddyurappa wasn’t getting the green signal from the party’s top leadership that he had hoped for.
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A senior party leader said in New Delhi that the BJP would take a final call after assessing the situation. A second senior leader said in Bengaluru that the party may wait for speaker KR Ramesh Kumar’s final decision on the rebel lawmakers. (ANI Photo)
A senior party leader said in New Delhi that the BJP would take a final call after assessing the situation. A second senior leader said in Bengaluru that the party may wait for speaker KR Ramesh Kumar’s final decision on the rebel lawmakers. (ANI Photo)

In Karnataka, Yeddyurappa waits for go-ahead to stake claim

By Vikram Gopal and Kumar Uttam | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 11:34 PM IST
Ousted chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, for his part, said he had no regrets and was “happy” he could work for the poor until his last day. His father, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, however, blamed the BJP for “horse trading”.
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In the 225-member assembly, the BJP is the single largest party with 105 legislators.(Photo: PTI)
In the 225-member assembly, the BJP is the single largest party with 105 legislators.(Photo: PTI)

14 months later, coalition government in Karnataka crumbles

By Venkatesha Babu and Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:17 AM IST
All eyes are now on governor Vajubhai Vala, who accepted chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s resignation late on Tuesday and asked him to lead a caretaker government.
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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara meet Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar after losing the vote of confidence in Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.(PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara meet Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar after losing the vote of confidence in Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.(PTI)

Curtains for HD Kumaraswamy govt as coalition loses floor

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 07:49 AM IST
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance secured 99 votes in favour and 105 against on a trust vote motion moved in the 225-member assembly by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy last Thursday.
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BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday expelled her lone Karnataka MLA N Mahesh from the party for skipping the trust vote(PTI photo)
BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday expelled her lone Karnataka MLA N Mahesh from the party for skipping the trust vote(PTI photo)

Mayawati expels lone BSP MLA who did not turn up for trust vote

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:26 AM IST
On Sunday, the Kollegal MLA said he will not attend the floor test on the direction of party supremo Mayawati. Hours later, Mayawati tweeted saying the MLA will be take part in the trust vote and support the Kumaraswamy government.
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BJP’s Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa along with the BJP MLAs flashed victory sign in the Assembly, after HD Kumaraswamy led government was ousted in the trust vote(ANI Photo)
BJP’s Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa along with the BJP MLAs flashed victory sign in the Assembly, after HD Kumaraswamy led government was ousted in the trust vote(ANI Photo)

‘Game of Karma’: BJP on the ouster of Karnataka’s Kumaraswamy government

By HT Correspondent | HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Curtains were finally drawn on Karanataka’s Kumaraswamy government after a manual division of votes was carried out in the Assembly close to 8 pm on Tuesday. BJP has indicated it will stake claim to form the next government in the state.
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BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said that a “new era of development starts now”.(Photo ANI)
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said that a “new era of development starts now”.(Photo ANI)

‘New era of development starts now’: Yeddyurappa after Kumaraswamy govt falls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Scores of BJP supporters were seen celebrating at the party’s state office in Bengaluru soon after Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government lost the vote in the assembly.
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Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa shows victory sign along with other members after the defeat of Congress-JD(S) coalition government at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa shows victory sign along with other members after the defeat of Congress-JD(S) coalition government at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Karnataka floor test: Kumaraswamy loses trust vote, has some advice for rival BSY about CM chair

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 03:16 AM IST
HD Kumaraswamy, who lost the Karnataka floor test by six votes, had a word of advice for the other lawmakers including those from the rival BJP and its boss BS Yeddyurappa.
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BS Yeddyurappa declared that he will stay put till midnight for the motion to be moved.(PTI Photo)
BS Yeddyurappa declared that he will stay put till midnight for the motion to be moved.(PTI Photo)

‘Ready to wait post midnight for trust vote, please get food’: Yeddyurappa

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 10:55 PM IST
Yeddyurappa, the 76-year-old BJP leader, pointed out that on Friday Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and speaker had promised to put trust motion to vote, he appealed that it be concluded today.
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BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa (R) and Congress heavyweight DK Shivakumar (L) argue during the trust motion debate at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa (R) and Congress heavyweight DK Shivakumar (L) argue during the trust motion debate at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

No trust vote in Karnataka, governor sets deadline

By HT Correspondent | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 05:04 AM IST
A deadline of 1:30 pm on Friday has been set by Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala for chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to prove a majority on the floor of the assembly.
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Karnataka CM has lost his mandate, when there is no majority he must resign tomorrow, said Yeddyurappa(ANI)
Karnataka CM has lost his mandate, when there is no majority he must resign tomorrow, said Yeddyurappa(ANI)

Karnataka crisis: Kumaraswamy must quit tomorrow, says Yeddyurappa after Supreme Court order on rebel MLAs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 12:51 PM IST
Karnataka crisis: In a hearing on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said that the rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to attend the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday.
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Karnataka political crisis: Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar(PTI photo)
Karnataka political crisis: Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar(PTI photo)

‘Depends on our self-restraint’: Top court’s comeback to Karnataka Speaker on rebel MLAs

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Karnataka political crisis: Ramesh Kumar, who was represented in the top court by senior lawyer Abhishek Singhvi, also questioned the Supreme Court’s powers to intervene before the Speaker took a decision. This, Singhvi said, would be destructive of the constitutional scheme.
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Rebel MLA Roshan Baig at Vidhana Soudha to submit their resignation letter to Speaker in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI photo)
Rebel MLA Roshan Baig at Vidhana Soudha to submit their resignation letter to Speaker in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI photo)

Roshan Baig’s advocate moves Karnataka HC against his detention in IMA case

By Asian News International | Bengaluru (Karnataka)
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 11:55 AM IST
Congress MLA Roshan Baig’s advocate has questioned how his client could be detained by the SIT when he had been asked to appear before it on July 19.
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Karnataka Crisis Highlights: Supreme Court verdict on Karnataka rebel MLAs case tomorrow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 11:22 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a petition by 15 rebel MLAs from Karnataka. The lawmakers had resigned last week but speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is yet to take a decision. Arguing for the MLAs, senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi told the court that they can’t be forced to attend the Karnataka assembly session. He said that “resignation can’t be mixed with disqualification.”The HD Kumaraswamy government will face a trust vote in Karnataka seembly on Thursday. Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah had said on Monday that the discussion on the vote of confidence will begin at 11 am on Thursday.Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court that since the trust vote is on Thursday the “game is to issue a new whip and argue that the Supreme Court order was limited to the previous whip.” “This govt is in minority and that’s simple maths,” he said.Here are the highlights:

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Chief Minister Kumaraswamy had offered to face the confidence vote last week after nearly 16 coalition lawmakers sent their resignations to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.(PTI)
Chief Minister Kumaraswamy had offered to face the confidence vote last week after nearly 16 coalition lawmakers sent their resignations to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.(PTI)

Suspense ends, Kumaraswamy govt to face Karnataka trust vote on Thursday

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 03:30 PM IST
The discussion on the vote of confidence will begin at 11 am on Thursday,” Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah announced.
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The coalition government, which has been shaky since it came into being last year, is facing a serious crisis now with 16 MLAs - 13 of the Congress and three of the JD(S) - resigning from their Assembly membership. (ANI Photo)
The coalition government, which has been shaky since it came into being last year, is facing a serious crisis now with 16 MLAs - 13 of the Congress and three of the JD(S) - resigning from their Assembly membership. (ANI Photo)

Speaker can’t disqualify anybody, says Yeddyurappa. Then advises Kumaraswamy

By Asian News International | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 11:58 PM IST
On Friday, the Supreme Court took up the petitions of 10 dissident MLAs and directed the Speaker KR Ramesh to maintain the status quo on their resignation and disqualification until July 16.
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Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday welcomed the floor test challenge by chief minister Kumaraswamy.(ANI Photo)
Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday welcomed the floor test challenge by chief minister Kumaraswamy.(ANI Photo)

‘No objection’: BS Yeddyurappa up for Karnataka floor test challenge

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 04:45 PM IST
“We have no objection to No Confidence Motion. We will wait until Monday. On Monday, we are ready to face the No Confidence Motion,” said BS Yeddyurappa, who hopes to come back as Karnataka chief minister.
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Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is likely to play a key role in deciding how a political crisis caused by the resignation of 16 ruling coalition legislators will pan out(PTI Photo)
Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is likely to play a key role in deciding how a political crisis caused by the resignation of 16 ruling coalition legislators will pan out(PTI Photo)

‘Will not buckle under pressure’: Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 08:00 AM IST
“The law will take its course without any consideration as to who the person is, what the situation is,” said the speaker when asked if it he can reject resignations if MLAs do not turn up for the appointments he has given them.
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Karnataka crisis: If speaker Ramesh Kumar accepts the 14 resignation letters, it would bring down the strength of the 224-member assembly (excluding one nominated MLA) to 110, and the majority mark to 106.(ANI photo)
Karnataka crisis: If speaker Ramesh Kumar accepts the 14 resignation letters, it would bring down the strength of the 224-member assembly (excluding one nominated MLA) to 110, and the majority mark to 106.(ANI photo)

Karnataka crisis| ‘I will think all night’: Speaker keeps the suspense on rebel MLAs resignations

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:32 PM IST
Karnataka crisis: Speaker Ramesh Kumar said he was hurt by claims that he was delaying taking a decision on the resignations, and put the blame on the MLAs for turning up at his office without an appointment at 2 pm-- half an hour after he had left-- on July 6.
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