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Former Deputy CM of Karnataka, G Parameshwara’s personal assistant, Ramesh (in the picture) has allegedly committed suicide in Gnana Bharathi area of Bengaluru.(ANI photo)

A day after raids on ex-deputy CM of Karnataka, his aide commits suicide

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 04:18 PM IST
Ramesh was with Parameshwara during the raids, but a senior I-T official said neither was he covered in the raids nor was his statement recorded.
Former Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara speaks to reporters on Thursday.(ANI)
Former Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara speaks to reporters on Thursday.(ANI)

Income Tax dept raids Karnataka ex-deputy CM Parameshwara, Congress says it’s ‘mala fide’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Former Karnataka CM and leader of opposition Siddaramaiah said the raids were “politically motivated”.
Jagadish Shettar said the split between the Congress and JD(S) was set to help the saffron party in the byelections to 15 seats that fell vacant as a result of the disqualifications of 17 MLAs, who brought down the coalition government. (Photo @JagadishShettar)
Jagadish Shettar said the split between the Congress and JD(S) was set to help the saffron party in the byelections to 15 seats that fell vacant as a result of the disqualifications of 17 MLAs, who brought down the coalition government. (Photo @JagadishShettar)

‘JD(S) a broken house’: BJP predicts more exits from Kumaraswamy’s party

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 08:23 PM IST
In his address to party workers Jagadish Shettar also took aim at the Congress, saying there was no better fact to highlight that party’s weakness than its inability to name a person to the vacant Leader of the Opposition post.
A Congress leader will have to be elected to the leader of the opposition post as the party is the second largest in the Karnataka assembly(PTI FILE)
A Congress leader will have to be elected to the leader of the opposition post as the party is the second largest in the Karnataka assembly(PTI FILE)

Collective leadership call sparks rumours of rift in Karnataka Congress

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 09:24 PM IST
The post has remained vacant despite about two months having elapsed since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in the state after the collapse of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in a floor test in July.
The Congress is undergoing a mini crisis, as was proved when 14 of its MLAs turned rebels. (AFP Photo)
The Congress is undergoing a mini crisis, as was proved when 14 of its MLAs turned rebels. (AFP Photo)

Former Karnataka Congress ministers angle for party posts

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 09:51 AM IST
On June 19, the Congress dissolved all committees of the state unit, and removed all office-bearers, except state unit president Dinesh Gundu Rao and working president Eshwar Khandre.
Senior Congress leaders Saturday began backchannel negotiations to persuade the disgruntled MLAs, who have resigned from the Assembly, dealing a blow to the coalition government.(HT Photo)
Senior Congress leaders Saturday began backchannel negotiations to persuade the disgruntled MLAs, who have resigned from the Assembly, dealing a blow to the coalition government.(HT Photo)

Karnataka Cong initiates backchannel negotiations to win back rebels: Report

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 05:44 PM IST
A day after Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy made a surprise announcement in the Assembly that he would seek a trust vote, efforts were intensified to reach out to the dissident legislators.
Karnataka government crisis: Congress and JDS ministers in the Kumaraswamy government has sent their resignations to help coalition government survive the latest crisis. (ANI photo)
Karnataka government crisis: Congress and JDS ministers in the Kumaraswamy government has sent their resignations to help coalition government survive the latest crisis. (ANI photo)

New Cabinet soon, tweets Kumaraswamy after Congress, JDS ministers resign

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 06:09 PM IST
Karnataka Government Crisis: All ministers have sent their resignations to make space in the HD Kumaraswamy cabinet to accomodate rebel MLAs.
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson S Prakash said the statement showed the incompetence of the state government in ensuring that new projects adhered to norms. (HT file)
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson S Prakash said the statement showed the incompetence of the state government in ensuring that new projects adhered to norms. (HT file)

Karnataka may ban construction of new flats in Bengaluru for 5 years

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 07:21 AM IST
Many buildings were being constructed in Bengaluru without paying any attention to the basic amenities required for residents, said deputy chief minister.
Additionally, Kumaraswamy said he would ask ministers in the state Cabinet to also separately visit villages across the state to ensure that people benefited from the programmes launched by the government.(Hemant Mishra/Mint)
Additionally, Kumaraswamy said he would ask ministers in the state Cabinet to also separately visit villages across the state to ensure that people benefited from the programmes launched by the government.(Hemant Mishra/Mint)

After poll setback, Kumaraswamy to tour villages to popularise govt schemes

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and deputy chief minister G Parameshwara released a booklet detailing the achievements of the government over the past year, a day ahead of the chief minister kicking off his village visit programmes in Yadgir district.
Caught in a row over the controversial JSW Steel land sale, the Karnataka cabinet Friday decided to refer its decision on the sale of 3,667 acres to the firm at Ballari, to a cabinet sub-committee for reconsideration.(PTI)
Caught in a row over the controversial JSW Steel land sale, the Karnataka cabinet Friday decided to refer its decision on the sale of 3,667 acres to the firm at Ballari, to a cabinet sub-committee for reconsideration.(PTI)

Karnataka refers JSW land sale to cabinet sub-committee for review

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:34 PM IST
The issue came up in the cabinet for discussion Friday as Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy after consulting with Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and George had asked for the subject to be placed before the cabinet once again for reconsideration.
Seen here is seven-time Congress MLA from Karnataka Ramalinga Reddy (middle).
Seen here is seven-time Congress MLA from Karnataka Ramalinga Reddy (middle).

‘Seniors being forced out of Congress’, says Karnataka’s Ramalinga Reddy

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 10:53 PM IST
In an interview with Vikram Gopal, Reddy says it is natural for senior leaders like him to lose interest in the party if they are overlooked in favour of juniors
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after attending the meeting that the partners had discussed an expansion of the state Cabinet.(HT PHOTO)
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after attending the meeting that the partners had discussed an expansion of the state Cabinet.(HT PHOTO)

Congress hopes to buy time for Kumaraswamy govt with cabinet expansion

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Venugopal held a meeting with CM Kumaraswamy, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, Congress state president Dinesh Gundu Rao, Congress Legislature Party chief Siddaramaiah and water resources minister DK Shivakumar.
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and deputy chief minister G Parameshwara of the Congress had been sworn in exactly one year earlier. However, the coalition could barely manage to win three of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and deputy chief minister G Parameshwara of the Congress had been sworn in exactly one year earlier. However, the coalition could barely manage to win three of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

In Karnataka, Cong-JD(S) govt on rocky ground after massive poll drubbing

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 06:29 PM IST
In the assembly bypolls, too, it won one of the two seats, when the Congress had won both in last year’s bypolls. The reduced numbers, at present the coalition has the support of 118 MLAs and the sheer scale of the loss in the Lok Sabha polls, where the BJP won 24 seats has struck a heavy blow.
Parameshwara alleged that some people wanted to suppress him politically.(@DrParameshwara/Twitter)
Parameshwara alleged that some people wanted to suppress him politically.(@DrParameshwara/Twitter)

‘Denied CM post thrice because I am a Dalit’, says Karnataka deputy CM G Parameshwara

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 03:03 PM IST
Parameshwara alleged that there were attempts by some in the Congress to block the rise of Dalit leaders.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has threatened to quit after a Congress MLA said former CM Siddaramaiah is their CM.(AP)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has threatened to quit after a Congress MLA said former CM Siddaramaiah is their CM.(AP)

‘Congress MLAs crossing the line’: HD Kumaraswamy offers to quit as Karnataka CM

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 06:15 PM IST
The seven-month-old Kumaraswamy government has faced multiple challenges since it came to power last May.
Lakhs of people bid a tearful adieu to the seer of the lingayat community on Tuesday.
Lakhs of people bid a tearful adieu to the seer of the lingayat community on Tuesday.

‘Goes for celebrity weddings, skips seer’s funeral’: Congress leader targets PM Modi

Tumakuru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 07:31 AM IST
The 111-year-old seer of the Lingayat community was laid to rest on Tuesday with full state honours at the premises of the seminary he headed for over seven decades.
The Congress on Monday suspended a lawmaker in Karnataka after a fellow party legislator filed a police complaint accusing him of attempting to murder him.(ANI/Twitter)
The Congress on Monday suspended a lawmaker in Karnataka after a fellow party legislator filed a police complaint accusing him of attempting to murder him.(ANI/Twitter)

Karnataka Congress suspends MLA accused of attacking colleague

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:40 PM IST
A committee comprising deputy chief minister G Parameshwara and ministers KJ George and Krishna Byregowda would probe the matter further, the party added.
Congress MLAs are seen seated in a luxury bus in Bengaluru on their way to a Eagleton resort on the outskirts of the city.(ANI/Twitter)
Congress MLAs are seen seated in a luxury bus in Bengaluru on their way to a Eagleton resort on the outskirts of the city.(ANI/Twitter)

‘BJP onslaught’ prompts Karnataka Congress to cut its losses, shift MLAs to resort

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 10:21 PM IST
Congress leader and state minister DK Shivakumar confirmed that the MLAs will be taken to Eagleton resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
Hours after(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Hours after(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

‘Don’t worry, I’ll handle’: HD Kumaraswamy after minister accuses BJP of planning coup

UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 03:30 PM IST
HD Kumaraswamy clarified that all three MLAs, who were rumoured to have gone missing, were in contact with him and there is no threat to the Karnataka government.
The Karnataka government Saturday celebrated the 269th birth anniversary of erstwhile Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan even as chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara gave the event a miss.(HT File Photo)
The Karnataka government Saturday celebrated the 269th birth anniversary of erstwhile Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan even as chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara gave the event a miss.(HT File Photo)

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy, his deputy draw flak after giving Tipu Jayanti a miss

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 11:37 PM IST
The Karnataka government Saturday celebrated the 269th birth anniversary of erstwhile Mysore (Mysuru) ruler Tipu Sultan even as chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara gave the event a miss, drawing sharp criticism from the BJP.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy skipped Tipu Jayanti celebrations on Saturday owing to health issues.(PTI)
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy skipped Tipu Jayanti celebrations on Saturday owing to health issues.(PTI)

Tipu Sultan Jayanti LIVE updates: CM Kumaraswamy’s absence an insult to Muslim community, says Congress MLA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 07:06 PM IST

Tipu Jayanti is being celebrated in Karnataka on Saturday amid protests by the BJP. The BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan. The party, which has appealed to the government to drop the celebrations, staged demonstrations at several places including Bengaluru, Mysuru and Kodagu, in the state. The JDS-Congress coalition government led by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, last week, had said Tipu Jayanti would be celebrated on November 10 in continuation of the previous Congress government’s policy, prompting the BJP to announce protests.:

Thanks to copious rains the city received on Sunday and Monday, a large amount of froth was seen on the surface of the 900-acre Bellandur lake.(ANI/Twitter)
Thanks to copious rains the city received on Sunday and Monday, a large amount of froth was seen on the surface of the 900-acre Bellandur lake.(ANI/Twitter)

Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake froths again, residents frustrated at govt inaction

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 08:25 PM IST
Bellandur lake gained notoriety in 2016 when froth caught fire, and the state government drew the ire of the National Green Tribunal. The froth is caused by the presence of detergents and chemicals that reach the lake through sewage, which is let into the lake.
Congress leader G Parameshwara in Bengaluru, Karnataka.(AP File Photo)
Congress leader G Parameshwara in Bengaluru, Karnataka.(AP File Photo)

‘I know kingpins’: Team Congress-JDS allege horse-trading by BJP

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 08:22 AM IST
Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara said the decision was taken based on media reports that legislators belonging to the Congress had been approached by the BJP in a bid to get them to switch loyalties.
Kumaraswamy said he has spoken to Sitharaman on phone. “I believe this is the time for all of us to forget small differences and forgive each other and join hands for the rehabilitation of the flood affected people in Kodagu,” he said.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Kumaraswamy said he has spoken to Sitharaman on phone. “I believe this is the time for all of us to forget small differences and forgive each other and join hands for the rehabilitation of the flood affected people in Kodagu,” he said.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

‘Time to forgive each other’: Karnataka CM plays peacemaker after minister angers Nirmala Sitharaman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 08:36 AM IST
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman sparred with Kodagu district in-charge minister Sa Ra Mahesh during her visit to the flood-hit district in Karnataka on August 24.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said he was ready to call for a public hearing or invite the organisations to Suvarna Vidhana Soudha for a meeting.(PTI File Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said he was ready to call for a public hearing or invite the organisations to Suvarna Vidhana Soudha for a meeting.(PTI File Photo)

Ready for discussion with those demanding separate north Karnataka state: CM Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2018 09:51 PM IST
A day-long bandh has been called by some outfits in 13 districts of north Karnataka on August 2 demanding statehood for the region, alleging discrimination by successive governments towards it.
A leaked video clip shows Siddaramaiah criticising the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government’s decision to announce a full budget, just over three months after the former chief minister had presented a budget that had many new schemes in it.(HT/File Photo)
A leaked video clip shows Siddaramaiah criticising the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government’s decision to announce a full budget, just over three months after the former chief minister had presented a budget that had many new schemes in it.(HT/File Photo)

In Siddaramaiah, Karnataka’s Congress dissidents find a leader to rally behind

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 11:15 AM IST
Dissent within Karnataka Congress over cabinet expansion has been festering, and over time, the anger has concentrated on state unit chief G Parameshwara. Many Congress leaders believe Parameshwara had only looked after his own interests in ensuring that he got the deputy CM’s post.
Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (left) arrives for the first co-ordination committee meeting in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (left) arrives for the first co-ordination committee meeting in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Congress, JD(S) hold first meet, to have common minimum programme of Karnataka alliance

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2018 09:41 PM IST
Siddaramaiah said the drafting committee for the common minimum programme would have three Congress and two JD(S) members and the names of the members would be announced on Friday.
After being walloped in his old Chamundeshwari constituency and barely scraping through in Badami, former CM Siddaramaiah is a pale shadow of his earlier dominant self.(HT/File Photo)
After being walloped in his old Chamundeshwari constituency and barely scraping through in Badami, former CM Siddaramaiah is a pale shadow of his earlier dominant self.(HT/File Photo)

Karnataka Congress suffering from lack of decisive leadership

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Though Siddaramaiah was elected the Congress Legislature Party leader and KPCC president and G Parameshwara was made deputy CM, there is a leadership vacuum in the Karnataka Congress.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy with Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara .(PTI File Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy with Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara .(PTI File Photo)

Karnataka portfolios out, Kumaraswamy, Parameshwara retain coveted ministries

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 01:59 PM IST
Kumaraswamy has retained the 11 portfolios, including finance, while deputy chief minister G Parameshwara has been assigned the Home department in the Karnataka cabinet
Karnataka Congress president G Parameshwara said the coalition government still has to fill six vacant minister posts.(HT/File Photo)
Karnataka Congress president G Parameshwara said the coalition government still has to fill six vacant minister posts.(HT/File Photo)

Congress to evaluate performance of ministers every six months: Karnataka deputy CM Parameshwara

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 08:39 PM IST
The Congress would evaluate the performance of its ministers every six months and changes would be made if required, said Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara as he tried to pacify MLAs unhappy over not making it to the cabinet.
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