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BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a campaign rally ahead of the Karnataka election at Chamarajanagar on Tuesday.(PTI)

BJP’s Yeddyurappa says his becoming Karnataka CM inevitable this election

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 12:18 AM IST
BJP’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa said he would take oath as Karnataka’s next chief minister at Vidhana Soudha.
File photo of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI photo)
File photo of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI photo)

Siddaramaiah dares Modi to speak about Yeddyurappa’s contribution to Karnataka

Indo Asian News Service, Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 07:11 PM IST
Karnataka chief minister’s comments came after PM Modi on Tuesday dared Congress president Rahul Gandhi to talk about the achievements of the party in Karnataka, without a paper in his hand.
Sreeramulu’s possible elevation is seen as an exercise to not only break free of the power tussle between the influential Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities but also groom a new generation of young leaders in a state where the BJP is trying to grow roots .(File Photo)
Sreeramulu’s possible elevation is seen as an exercise to not only break free of the power tussle between the influential Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities but also groom a new generation of young leaders in a state where the BJP is trying to grow roots .(File Photo)

In Karnataka, BJP gets a new star in tribal leader Sreeramulu

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Kumar Uttam
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2018 11:07 PM IST
The 46-year-old tribal leader is fighting from two seats, one of them against chief minister Siddaramaiah in Badami.
Responding to Modi’s attack at an election rally earlier in the day on him contesting from two constituencies, he pointed out that the PM had contested from two seats during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo)
Responding to Modi’s attack at an election rally earlier in the day on him contesting from two constituencies, he pointed out that the PM had contested from two seats during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo)

‘2 Reddys + 1 Yeddy’ is Modi’s formula to win Karnataka election: Siddaramaiah

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 07:33 PM IST
Attacking Modi over BJP fielding brothers of tainted mining baron G Janardhana Reddy in the Karnataka elections, CM Siddaramaiah said “2 Reddys + 1 Yeddy was Modi’s formula to win election.”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Manjunatheshwara temple during his visit to Karnataka ahead of assembly elections in the state.(PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Manjunatheshwara temple during his visit to Karnataka ahead of assembly elections in the state.(PTI)

Rahul mocks Modi on China visit, asks where his ‘56-inch’ chest has gone

Press Trust of India, Bantwal (Karnataka) | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2018 10:26 PM IST
While campaigning in Karnataka, Rahul said Modi would keep quite on the Doklam issue during his meet with Xi, and also slammed the PM over corruption and women’s safety.
BJP MP B Sriramulu files his nomination papers in presence of Union minister Prakash Javadekar and BS Yeddyurappa in Badami on Tuesday.(PTI)
BJP MP B Sriramulu files his nomination papers in presence of Union minister Prakash Javadekar and BS Yeddyurappa in Badami on Tuesday.(PTI)

Tribal leader Sriramulu is BJP’s pick against CM Siddaramaiah in Badami

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Sriramulu, an aide of mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy, has already filed his nomination from Molkalmuru constituency in Chitradurga.
Police lathicharge BJP supporters in Mysuru who were protesting against the denial of ticket to Yeddyurappa’s son Vijayendra.(PTI)
Police lathicharge BJP supporters in Mysuru who were protesting against the denial of ticket to Yeddyurappa’s son Vijayendra.(PTI)

BJP makes Yeddyurappa son youth wing general secretary after ticket denial

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 07:49 PM IST
Yeddyurappa announced on Monday that his son Vijayendra would not contest from Varuna against CM Siddaramaiah’s son Yatindra, leading to protests by BJP workers.
BJP Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa’s son was widely expected to contest against chief minister Siddaramaiah’s son from Varuna assembly seat.(HT file photo)
BJP Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa’s son was widely expected to contest against chief minister Siddaramaiah’s son from Varuna assembly seat.(HT file photo)

Yeddyurappa says son won’t contest from Varuna, BJP workers protest

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 06:56 PM IST
Battle for Varuna assembly constituency in Mysuru was projected as a fight between the sons of former CM and sitting chief minister Siddaramaiah.
BJP National President Amit Shah speaks as State President B S Yeddyurappa and Union Minister Ananth Kumar at an event in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI)
BJP National President Amit Shah speaks as State President B S Yeddyurappa and Union Minister Ananth Kumar at an event in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI)

In Karnataka, BJP-JD(S) ‘secret pact’ worries Congress

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Speculations are rife that the BJP may prop up a ‘weak candidate’ to ensure JD(S) victory in Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s seat
BJP’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa.(HT/File Photo)
BJP’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa.(HT/File Photo)

Yeddyurappa files nomination papers from Shikaripura

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:13 PM IST
The BJP in Karnataka is targeting 150 out of 224 assembly seats in the state.
PM Narendra Modi presents a memento to Karnataka state BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa during 'Parivarthana Rally' in Bangalore on February 4, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
PM Narendra Modi presents a memento to Karnataka state BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa during 'Parivarthana Rally' in Bangalore on February 4, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

BJP’s Karnataka calculation: 2013 poll arithmetic and return of 2 leaders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 04:33 PM IST
While Karnataka remains a three-cornered contest, like it was in 2013 and 2014, analysts say the BJP cannot be sure of victory with the return of the two leaders.
Yeddyurappa, a former chief minister, also announced that he would file his nomination from Shikaripura in Shivamogga  district on April 19.(HT/File Photo)
Yeddyurappa, a former chief minister, also announced that he would file his nomination from Shikaripura in Shivamogga  district on April 19.(HT/File Photo)

BJP’s second list of Karnataka election candidates likely on April 11: Yeddyurappa

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 06:54 PM IST
Amid reports of discontentment among  aspirants who did not get tickets, the chief minister hopeful said he would talk to them and assure them of  suitable opportunity when BJP comes to power.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) presents a momento to Karnataka state BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa during a gathering in Bangalore on February 4.(AFP file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) presents a momento to Karnataka state BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa during a gathering in Bangalore on February 4.(AFP file photo)

BJP releases first list of candidates for Karnataka polls

Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 05:51 PM IST
Senior party leader KS Eshwarappa will contest from Shivamogga constituency, where he finished in the third spot in 2013.
Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra is expected to contest from Varuna constituency, which has a significant Lingayat population.(HT File)
Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra is expected to contest from Varuna constituency, which has a significant Lingayat population.(HT File)

Karnataka elections may see sons of Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa making poll debut

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 07:48 AM IST
While Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra is set to contest from Varuna constituency, speculation is rife that the BJP may field Vijayendra — the younger brother of saffron CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa — against him. However, nothing has been confirmed yet.
Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra is expected to contest from Varuna constituency, which has a significant Lingayat population.(HT File)
Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra is expected to contest from Varuna constituency, which has a significant Lingayat population.(HT File)

Sons of Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa may make poll debut in Karnataka elections

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 07:19 AM IST
While Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra is set to contest from Varuna constituency, speculation is rife that the BJP may field Vijayendra — the younger brother of saffron CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa — against him. However, nothing has been confirmed yet.
Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah addresses the Navashakti Samavesh of three assembly constituencies in Mysore on March 30.(PTI file photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah addresses the Navashakti Samavesh of three assembly constituencies in Mysore on March 30.(PTI file photo)

Karnataka elections: Congress moves EC against Amit Shah, BJP leaders over model code violations

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 10:35 PM IST
The opposition party has also asked the Election Commission to conduct a time-bound probe into the matter.
BJP president Amit Shah looks on during a statewide door-to-door campaign in Davanagere on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah looks on during a statewide door-to-door campaign in Davanagere on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Lingayat seer hands Amit Shah a resolution calling on Centre to recognise sect as minority

Hindustan Times, Chitradurga | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 11:53 PM IST
BJP says no such memorandum has been handed over to party chief Amit Shah and that the issue did not come up for discussion.
The 2017 Karnataka bypolls, which Congress won against odds, signalled a shift towards a more professional style of political management, unusual for the Congress and even more so for chief minister Siddaramaiah, considered an old-school political strategist.(PTI file photo)
The 2017 Karnataka bypolls, which Congress won against odds, signalled a shift towards a more professional style of political management, unusual for the Congress and even more so for chief minister Siddaramaiah, considered an old-school political strategist.(PTI file photo)

Karnataka elections: Can Siddaramaiah repeat his bypoll success?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Niha Masih
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 08:20 PM IST
As the dates for the crucial Karnataka elections are announced by the Election Commission, a look at how the Congress led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah turned around the party’s prospects in the state.
BJP president Amit Shah and BS Yeddyurappa, along with other BJP leaders, pay tribute to Kuvempu Smarak in Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district on Monday.(PTI)
BJP president Amit Shah and BS Yeddyurappa, along with other BJP leaders, pay tribute to Kuvempu Smarak in Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district on Monday.(PTI)

Yeddyurappa govt most corrupt: Congress has a field day after Amit Shah faux pas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 06:15 PM IST
At a press conference, BJP president Amit Shah said the Yeddyurappa government is the most corrupt, a charge he meant for the Congress’ Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Karnataka BJP president and chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa during the party's 'Farmers Convention' at Davanagere.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Karnataka BJP president and chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa during the party's 'Farmers Convention' at Davanagere.(PTI File Photo)

BJP to bet on ‘young and new’ faces in Karnataka assembly elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2018 09:13 AM IST
Despite having an undeclared age bar of not allowing leaders above 75 years of age to hold ministerial position, the BJP projects Yeddyurappa, 75, as its CM face in the elections.
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