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Siddaramaiah accused the government of pledging the pride of the state in front of the whole country.(ANI Photo)

Sex scandal: BJP govt pledging the pride of Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 07:34 PM IST
The Congress leader in a series of tweets said it is 'shameful' that the police could not trace the "CD victim" (the woman in the purported sex video) even after 20 days.
"I demand a rape case under section 376 of the IPC be registered against Ramesh Jarkiholi otherwise we can't do justice to the woman," Siddaramaiah said.(File Photo)
"I demand a rape case under section 376 of the IPC be registered against Ramesh Jarkiholi otherwise we can't do justice to the woman," Siddaramaiah said.(File Photo)

Siddaramaiah demands rape case, court-monitored probe against ex-minister

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 10:57 PM IST
The Leader of the Opposition, who also demanded a court- monitored probe, claimed the woman in a video message had said she was "utilised" and thus it would amount to rape.
Sharath Bachegowda with Congres state president DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah(HT Photo)
Sharath Bachegowda with Congres state president DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah(HT Photo)

Sharath B Gowda, son of senior BJP MP, extends support to Congress in Karnataka

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:44 PM IST
  • Sharath unsuccessfully contested the 2018 assembly elections on a BJP ticket in Hosakote against N Nagaraju (MTB) of the Congress.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)

Congress attacks Yediyurappa, lays out red carpet for disgruntled BJP leaders

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:32 PM IST
  • Karnataka Congress president, D K Shivakumar said the party will make its stand on issues like reservation clear in the coming days and invited all disgruntled elements within the BJP to join the Congress.
KS Eshwarappa also said both Kumarswamy and Siddaramaiah are responsible for destroying their parties. ( Kashif Masood / Hindustan Times )
KS Eshwarappa also said both Kumarswamy and Siddaramaiah are responsible for destroying their parties. ( Kashif Masood / Hindustan Times )

No difference between Siddaramaiah, PFI: Karnataka minister Eshwarappa

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:40 PM IST
  • Eshwarappa also said even the poor are contributing towards the temple's construction and criticised the Congress leader’s attitude.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)

Former CM Siddaramaiah appeals to Karnataka govt to promote school students

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 06:32 PM IST
The senior Congress leader claimed that online classes were not helping students as they were being conducted at the whims and fancies of teachers.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)

Siddaramaiah accuses Karnataka govt of being hand-in-glove with private schools

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:07 PM IST
In a series of tweets, the Congress leader slammed Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar for allegedly not having control over private education institutions.
Siddaramaiah said BS Yediyurappa is the most incompetent CM of Karnataka and that the cabinet has not been expanded even after one and a half years.(ANI Photo)
Siddaramaiah said BS Yediyurappa is the most incompetent CM of Karnataka and that the cabinet has not been expanded even after one and a half years.(ANI Photo)

Congress leader Siddaramaiah slams Karnataka CM Yediyurappa for cabinet reshuffle delay

Bengaluru | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:50 PM IST
The Congress leader and former chief minister alleged that marginalised sections are being “threatened by the communal” BJP leaders and said that his party believe in harmony and universal brotherhood.
Sharpening his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Siddaramaiah said PM Modi built a tower of dreams in 2014 that never became a reality(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Sharpening his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Siddaramaiah said PM Modi built a tower of dreams in 2014 that never became a reality(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

PM’s dynastic corruption remarks clear reference to CM, his sons: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 07:36 PM IST
“People expected transparent and corruption-free governance. But, BS Yediyurappa is freely indulging in corrupt practices. BJP Karnataka leader Basangouda Patil Yatnal has claimed that BSY and sons are indulging in corrupt practices. What more certificate is required?” Siddaramaiah tweeted.
The party is divided on the leadership matter with a section demanding collective leadership and another reposing faith in the Gandhi family.(PTI)
The party is divided on the leadership matter with a section demanding collective leadership and another reposing faith in the Gandhi family.(PTI)

Convince Rahul to become president if your health does not permit full-fledged dedication: Siddaramaiah to Sonia

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 03:36 PM IST
The Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly requested Sonia Gandi to continue as AICC president.
The former CM asked that in the murder case of Paresh Mesta of Honnavara, why don’t they pressurise CBI to nab the culprits? When will you help his family get justice? he asked(PTI file photo)
The former CM asked that in the murder case of Paresh Mesta of Honnavara, why don’t they pressurise CBI to nab the culprits? When will you help his family get justice? he asked(PTI file photo)

Siddaramaiah asks BJP leader to introspect about commitment to social harmony

Bengaluru | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:11 PM IST
“You have said that 24 Hindus were killed in communal violence during 2013-18. But if you include both Hindus and Muslims, the number of victims is not just 24 but 45. Our party had released facts about the deaths. Read it and introspect about your commitment to social harmony,” Siddaramaiah said.
The violence in DJ Halli and adjoining areas on August 11 night was unleashed by hundreds of people over an inflammatory social media post.(PTI file photo)
The violence in DJ Halli and adjoining areas on August 11 night was unleashed by hundreds of people over an inflammatory social media post.(PTI file photo)

Siddaramaiah seeks judicial probe into Bengaluru violence

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 10:00 PM IST
In a series of tweets, Siddaramaiah, who is also the Congress Legislature Party leader, asked Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to direct his ministers to visit the affected places to carry out relief works.
Leader of opposition K Siddaramaiah.(ANI)
Leader of opposition K Siddaramaiah.(ANI)

‘Do we even have an existing govt?’: Siddaramaiah on flood situation in K’taka

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 04:48 PM IST
In a series of tweets, the former Chief Minister, who is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital here urged Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to immediately distribute the work to ministers and officers.
File photo: Siddaramaiah - Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Legislative Assembly.(PTI)
File photo: Siddaramaiah - Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Legislative Assembly.(PTI)

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Siddaramaiah urged all those who recently got in touch with him to monitor their symptoms and quarantine themselves.
Former chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah along with KPCC president DK Shivakumar during a meeting in Bengaluru.(ANI)
Former chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah along with KPCC president DK Shivakumar during a meeting in Bengaluru.(ANI)

‘Classic case of slander: BJP sends legal notices to Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar over Covid-19 scam allegation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 02:20 PM IST
Senior Congress leaders Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar had last week alleged a “Rs 2,000 crore plus” scam in purchase of Covid-19 related equipment and demanded a judicial probe into the matter.
Former Krnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has accused the government of misappropriating Rs 2,000 cr during the Covid-19 pandemic.(https://twitter.com/siddaramaiah)
Former Krnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has accused the government of misappropriating Rs 2,000 cr during the Covid-19 pandemic.(https://twitter.com/siddaramaiah)

Want judicial probe into Rs 2,000 cr Covid management scam in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Siddaramaiah also sought a discussion in the legislative assembly on the procurement of medical equipment to fight the pandemic.
Siddaramaiah demanded a judicial inquiry by a sitting judge of the high court.(HT file photo)
Siddaramaiah demanded a judicial inquiry by a sitting judge of the high court.(HT file photo)

Siddaramaiah demands judicial probe into alleged irregularities in Covid management

Bengaluru, Karnataka | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 03:32 PM IST
The government, however, dismissed the charges saying no irregularities have taken place.
KPCC President D K Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah, and other leaders stage a protest against rise in fuel price.(PTI)
KPCC President D K Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah, and other leaders stage a protest against rise in fuel price.(PTI)

Lockdown norms go for toss in Congress rally against price rise

Bengaluru, Karnataka | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Following a nationwide call for the protest against the hike, the Congress leaders, led by Karnataka state president D K Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, took out a bicycle rally upto the Congress office.
Siddaramaiah urged Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to bring out a white paper regarding measures taken and money spent so far, to place the truth before the people and instill trust in them.(ANI)
Siddaramaiah urged Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to bring out a white paper regarding measures taken and money spent so far, to place the truth before the people and instill trust in them.(ANI)

Siddaramaiah demands white paper from Karnataka govt on Covid-19 management

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jasra Afreen
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Alleging lack of transparency on part of the government in controlling the spread of virus, the former Chief Minister said, this has led to ‘mistrust’ among the people about the administration.
Siddaramaiah also advised Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar not to take any hasty decisions in this regard.(ANI)
Siddaramaiah also advised Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar not to take any hasty decisions in this regard.(ANI)

Not appropriate to open schools in Karnataka for two more months: Siddaramaiah

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 01:59 PM IST
The State government has sought opinion from parents and stakeholders regarding reopening of schools in the state, with the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown norms.
I urge the government to announce a special stimulus package for the Economically Weaker Sections, said Siddaramaiah.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
I urge the government to announce a special stimulus package for the Economically Weaker Sections, said Siddaramaiah.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Siddaramaiah urges govt to announce special stimulus package for EWS

Bengaluru | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Siddaramaiah has demanded many times that the state government should supply free food to these families which may cost around Rs 15 to 20 crore.
Siddaramaiahon Saturday had written to Yediyurappa urging him to utilise Indira Canteens efficiently and provide food for poor and needy until the coronavirus crisis and lockdown is over.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Siddaramaiahon Saturday had written to Yediyurappa urging him to utilise Indira Canteens efficiently and provide food for poor and needy until the coronavirus crisis and lockdown is over.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Siddaramaiah urges Karnataka CM to announce special package to help farmers, working class

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Siddaramaiah put forth his demands during a telephonic conversation and the Chief Minister positively responding to it informed that he will formulate a programme keeping in mind the suggestions made by the Opposition, a statement from the his office said.
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah addresses the press in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah addresses the press in Bengaluru.(PTI)

‘Protesting is no crime’: Siddaramaiah blames BJP govt for Mangaluru deaths

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 03:37 PM IST
Police in Mangaluru had opened fire as protests turned violent and protesters started throwing stones at them, injuring 49-year-old Jaleel and 23-year-old Nausheen. The two men later succumbed to their injuries.
The BJP, with 117 seats in the house (it also has the support of an independent legislators), now has a clear majority in the assembly, which, at the moment, has 222 members. ( Photo @yschowdary)
The BJP, with 117 seats in the house (it also has the support of an independent legislators), now has a clear majority in the assembly, which, at the moment, has 222 members. ( Photo @yschowdary)

BJP sweeps Karnataka bypolls; BSY strengthens his position as CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 04:25 AM IST
The BJP’s sweep also clarifies that there was no ill-feeling in any of the constituencies against the defectors. As many of 13 of the BJP’s winners this time are candidates who represented either the Congress or the JD(S) in 2018.
The results will be declared on December 9. A total of 219 candidates are in the fray in the 15 seats.(Bloomberg)
The results will be declared on December 9. A total of 219 candidates are in the fray in the 15 seats.(Bloomberg)

Political parties sweat it out on last day of Karnataka bypoll campaign

Hindustan Times, Benagluru | By Venkatesha Babu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2019 09:34 PM IST
The bypolls have been billed as a ‘mini-assembly’ poll as the outcome could decide the fate of the B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government. The results will be declared on December 9. A total of 219 candidates are in the fray in the 15 seats.
Congress leader D K Shivakumar being welcomed by his supporters on his arrival in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Congress leader D K Shivakumar being welcomed by his supporters on his arrival in Bengaluru.(PTI)

‘Not allies’: Siddaramaiah criticises DK Shivakumar for holding JD(S) flag

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 06:17 AM IST
The reference was to the rally to welcome Shivakumar back to Bengaluru from Delhi, where he had been in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate for 50 days in connection with a money laundering case.
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”.
H D Kumaraswamy with Congress leader Siddaramaiah.(PTI PHOTO.)
H D Kumaraswamy with Congress leader Siddaramaiah.(PTI PHOTO.)

A song’s lyrics spark bitter fight between Siddaramaiah, Kumaraswamy

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 10:10 PM IST
The unease that exists between the former alliance partners ever since the fall of the coalition government in July has now come out in the open with the announcement of bypolls for the 15 Assembly constituencies, in which both parties will contest alone.
Former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda addresses with Congress leader K Siddaramaiah(ANI File Photo)
Former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda addresses with Congress leader K Siddaramaiah(ANI File Photo)

‘Let’s face elections independently’:Deve Gowda days after talking about alliance with Congress

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 06:21 AM IST
After engaging in a blame game over the collapse of their coalition government, JD (S) leader HD Gowda on Thursday had indicated his party was still open for continuing its alliance with the Congress.
The video shows Siddaramaiah walking away after talking to media when the aide approaches him. The former CM looks at him and slaps him before pushing him away.(Screengrab from the video tweeted by ANI)
The video shows Siddaramaiah walking away after talking to media when the aide approaches him. The former CM looks at him and slaps him before pushing him away.(Screengrab from the video tweeted by ANI)

Congress’s Siddaramaiah slaps, pushes aide, video goes viral

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:21 AM IST
In an earlier incident, Siddaramaiah had lost his cool while taking to a woman in Mysuru in January. That time too, a video of the incident had gone viral.
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