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Will rebel MLAs get BJP tickets for by-polls? Watch Yeddyurappa’s reaction

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision of upholding disqualification of Karnataka rebel MLAs.
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 02:52 AM IST
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Yediyurappa, set to face floor test on Monday, says ‘will forgive and forget’

Yediyurappa’s BJP has 105 MLAs in the state Assembly with current strength of 222 MLAs. The half-way mark after yesterday’s disqualification of three Congress MLAs has come down to 112.
Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), B.S. Yediyurappa (C), flashes the victory sign to his supporters and party workers prior to his swearing for the fourth time as the Karnataka Chief Minister on July 26, 2019.(AFP photo)
Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), B.S. Yediyurappa (C), flashes the victory sign to his supporters and party workers prior to his swearing for the fourth time as the Karnataka Chief Minister on July 26, 2019.(AFP photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 09:13 PM IST
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Yeddyurappa preps for oath, changes spelling again on astrologer’s advice

Yediyurappa’s chance to stake the claim comes on the back of the Congress-Janata Dal(Secular) government’s loss in the floor test on Tuesday.
Karnataka, July 26 (ANI): Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and BJP state President BS Yeddyurappa speaks to media after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Karnataka, July 26 (ANI): Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and BJP state President BS Yeddyurappa speaks to media after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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BJP’s Yeddyurappa, 76, to begin fourth term as Karnataka CM at 6pm today

Karnataka BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said he would request Governor Vajubhai Vala to have the oath ceremony today itself
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa speaking to mediapersons after staking claim to form government in Karnataka.(ANI photo)
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa speaking to mediapersons after staking claim to form government in Karnataka.(ANI photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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On Day 4 of Karnataka trust debate, Yeddyurappa vs Siddaramaiah over party whip

During the resumed debate on motion of confidence moved by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, Yeddyurappa told Siddaramaiah, the Congress Legislature Party leader, that the whip he has issued against the rebel MLAs has no value.
Former chief minister and BJP State President BS Yeduyurappa argues with former chief minister and Congress-JD(S) coordination committee Chairman Siddaramaiah and Minister DK Shivakumar during Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.(PTI)
Former chief minister and BJP State President BS Yeduyurappa argues with former chief minister and Congress-JD(S) coordination committee Chairman Siddaramaiah and Minister DK Shivakumar during Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 06:03 PM IST
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Karnataka Floor Test Highlights: Govt lives to fight another day as Speaker adjourns house after marathon discussion

Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar met chief minister HD Kumaraswamy hours before the trust vote was slated to take place in the state assembly on Monday, a deadline sternly issued by the speaker last week, to cease the discussion. For the third day running, the Karnataka assembly debated the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with the Congress insisting that it not be put to vote till the chair decides on the resignations submitted by the rebel MLAs to the House.The Assembly, already missed two deadlines set by the Governor Vajubhai Vala for the floor test and the BJP has termed it as “delaying tactics”. Kumaraswamy has accused the BJP of setting a benchmark for “immoral politics”.Meanwhile, the speaker has also summoned 12 rebel Congress MLAs on Tuesday. The lawmakers were issued notices after the Congress-JD(S) coalition filed petition seeking their disqualification. The state’s political crisis also reached the doors of the Supreme Court on Tuesday as two independent MLAs -R Shankar and H Nagesh, filed a petition asking the top court to order a floor test by 5 pm today. However, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on declined to hear the plea during the day.Read highlights here:

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday.(Photo: PTI)
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 12:54 AM IST
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Yeddyurappa plays cricket with party MLAs as ruling coalition gasps for survival

Yeddyurappa, who had been busy in hectic meetings withsenior party colleagues and legislators strategising as the wobbly coalition government headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is on the brink of collapse, Tuesday spent most part of the day at a resort near Yelahanka.
Yeddyurappa playing cricket with party MLAs Renukacharya and S R Vishwanath(ANI photo)
Yeddyurappa playing cricket with party MLAs Renukacharya and S R Vishwanath(ANI photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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‘It is not late,’ Yeddyurappa tells Kumaraswamy, asks him to quit as CM

Yeddyurappa’s offensive comes amid frenetic efforts by both the BJP and the Congress-JD(S) coalition to seize control of the fluid political situation in the state.
Yeddyurappa has announced that he will also meet the Karnataka Assembly Speaker at 3 pm today to register protest over alleged tearing of resignation letters(PTI)
Yeddyurappa has announced that he will also meet the Karnataka Assembly Speaker at 3 pm today to register protest over alleged tearing of resignation letters(PTI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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‘Wait and watch’, says Yeddyurappa as Karnataka govt plunges into crisis

Out of the 12 legislators who submitted their resignations to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, nine were from the Congress and three from the JD(S).
Speaker Ramesh Kumar told reporters at his residence that the MLAs had not sought an appointment and, hence, he left his office to attend to some private business.(Photo: PTI)
Speaker Ramesh Kumar told reporters at his residence that the MLAs had not sought an appointment and, hence, he left his office to attend to some private business.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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Cong heads into crisis after 2 MLAs quit, Siddaramaiah goes for a headcount

Kumaraswamy, who is holidaying in the United States, blamed the BJP for the exit of lawmakers from his alliance partner, Congress’s party, but underscored that the BJP’s effort to get lawmakers to cross sides and pull down his government would remain a dream.
The BJP has 104 seats in the assembly as against 78 of the Congress – after accounting for the two resignations today - and 37 of the JDS. The BSP and an Independent lawmaker also support the coalition.(PTI file photo)
The BJP has 104 seats in the assembly as against 78 of the Congress – after accounting for the two resignations today - and 37 of the JDS. The BSP and an Independent lawmaker also support the coalition.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 07:12 PM IST
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Have orders not to topple Karnataka govt, says BJP’s Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa added that the party would remain silent ‘for the time being’.
The Karnataka government has been on tenterhooks almost from the time it took over on May 23, 2018 with allegations of the BJP trying to destabilise the government and coalition MLAs hobnobbing with them.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Karnataka government has been on tenterhooks almost from the time it took over on May 23, 2018 with allegations of the BJP trying to destabilise the government and coalition MLAs hobnobbing with them.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 12:07 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Yeddyurappa predicts defeat of senior Congress leaders in Karnataka in LS polls

Signalling possible political instability in the state after the Lok Sabha poll results, the former Chief Minister said differences between Congress and JD(S) wouldincrease after the results are out on May 23.
In Karnataka, we will win at least 22 (out of 28) Lok Sabha seats. I’m saying this with confidence,” Yeddyurappa said.(HT Photo)
In Karnataka, we will win at least 22 (out of 28) Lok Sabha seats. I’m saying this with confidence,” Yeddyurappa said.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 26, 2019 06:39 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘Fighting 7 Lok Sabha seats yet dreaming of PM post’: Yeddyurappa mocks Deve Gowda

Gowda had said in a recent interview that unlike BJP veteran LK Advani, he is not going to retire from active politics and that if Congress president Rahul Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister of the country, he will be sitting by his side.
Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘Fighting 7 Lok Sabha seats yet dreaming of PM post’: Yeddyurappa mocks Deve Gowda(PTI)
Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘Fighting 7 Lok Sabha seats yet dreaming of PM post’: Yeddyurappa mocks Deve Gowda(PTI)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 03:28 PM IST
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‘Prove it or will sue you’: Yeddyurappa to Congress on 1800 cr bribe charge

Soon after the Congress alleged that BS Yeddyurappa paid bribes to top BJP leadership and sought a probe by the Lokpal, the BJP leader dismissed the charge as baseless.
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa refuted the allegations levelled by the Congress that he paid bribe of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,800 crore to the BJP top leadership.(PTI)
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa refuted the allegations levelled by the Congress that he paid bribe of 1,800 crore to the BJP top leadership.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 05:15 PM IST
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‘Far from truth’: Yeddyurappa on audio clips released by CM H D Kumaraswamy

BJP Karnataka president B S Yeddyurappa Friday rubbished as “fake” and “a concocted story” audio clips released by state chief minister H D Kumaraswamy.
B S Yeddyurappa, BJP state president.(Arijit Sen/HT file photo)
B S Yeddyurappa, BJP state president.(Arijit Sen/HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 07:26 PM IST
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Congress leader’s cryptic remark sparks off buzz around Karnataka govt’s future

Two days ahead of a meeting of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government’s coordination committee to discuss the expansion of the state cabinet, senior Congress leader Satish Jarkiholi’s visit to a resort in Belagavi district have sparked rumors of unrest within the party.
On Monday, Satish Jarkiholi visited a resort in the Kanakumbi area, close to the state’s border with Goa and Maharastra.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
On Monday, Satish Jarkiholi visited a resort in the Kanakumbi area, close to the state’s border with Goa and Maharastra.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 11:51 PM IST
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Karnataka bypolls voting Highlights: Average 67% voter turnout recorded

The ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka faces a litmus test as three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies went to bypolls on Saturday, the outcome of which is expected to have a bearing on the state’s political scene.The bypolls are for three Lok Sabha seats, Ballari, Shivamogga and Mandya, and for the Ramanagara and Jamkhandi assembly segments.In a major embarrassment for the BJP, two days before the bypoll, its Ramanagara candidate against chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s wife quit the contest on Thursday and returned to the Congress.Here are the updates:

Former chief minister and Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, senior state leaders KS Eshwarappa and Sadananda Gowda with party candidate for Shimoga Lok Sabha seat Raghvendra at an election rally in Shivamogga on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Former chief minister and Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, senior state leaders KS Eshwarappa and Sadananda Gowda with party candidate for Shimoga Lok Sabha seat Raghvendra at an election rally in Shivamogga on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 10:17 PM IST
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Yeddyurappa says BJP should have won more seats in Karnataka civic polls

The BJP is confident of winning a majority in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, BS Yeddyurappa said as results for Karnataka civic polls showed the Congress-JD(S) alliance leading.
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa speaks during Karnataka legislative assembly session, in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa speaks during Karnataka legislative assembly session, in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 05:45 PM IST
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Yeddyurappa blames failure of Karnataka floor test on ‘unprecedented’ SC order

BJP Karnataka chief Yeddyurappa says a Cabinet note was prepared by his government on the proposed farm loan waiver of Rs1 lakh per farmer and other schemes, but the Centre asked him to wait another day.
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa.(PTI photo)
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 11:14 PM IST
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Several Congress, JD(S) MLAs willing to join BJP, claims Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa’s comments come as dissident activities of the MLAs intensified in the Congress over not getting ministerial berths.
BJP's Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa speaks during a press meet ahead of the Karnataka Assembly election 2018 in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
BJP's Karnataka president BS Yeddyurappa speaks during a press meet ahead of the Karnataka Assembly election 2018 in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 08:15 PM IST
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Karnataka: Yeddyurappa warns Kumaraswamy of stir if farm loans not waived in 24 hours

Speaking to reporters before Kumaraswamy took the floor test to prove his majority in the Karnataka assembly, Yeddyurappa said he must keep his pre-poll promise or face a stir.
Karnataka BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on Friday said chief minister Kumaraswamy must keep his pre-poll promise to waive farm loans or face a state-wide stir.(PTI)
Karnataka BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on Friday said chief minister Kumaraswamy must keep his pre-poll promise to waive farm loans or face a state-wide stir.(PTI)
Updated on May 25, 2018 02:18 PM IST
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After Karnataka setback, BS Yeddyurappa vows to stage a comeback

In a Facebook post, Yeddyurappa hit out at the Congress and JD(S) saying the parties were rejected by the people but they “conspired” against the BJP. He also lamented that “democracy has been axed.”
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa at Chamarajanagar.(PTI File Photo)
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa at Chamarajanagar.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 09:23 PM IST
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Karnataka floor test: A cliffhanger that wasn’t

Saturday saw a tense atmosphere in the Vidhana Soudha here, with the secretariat deploying 200 marshals in the assembly ahead of the trust vote at 4 pm.
Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa addresses the house members before a floor test, at Vidhanasoudha, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa addresses the house members before a floor test, at Vidhanasoudha, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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In emotional resignation speech, Yeddyurappa promises Modi all 28 Karnataka Lok Sabha seats in 2019

Ahead of a floor test in the Karnataka assembly, BS Yeddyurappa resigned saying that the people had rejected Congress and JDS in the polls, but they formed an opportunistic alliance against the popular mandate.
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa making a speech in the Karnataka assembly on Saturday(ANI Photo)
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa making a speech in the Karnataka assembly on Saturday(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST
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Before the Karnataka trust vote: Bluster, deceit and audio tapes

In the tape, released hours ahead of the crucial Karnataka trust vote, Yeddyurappa is allegedly heard speaking to Congress MLA from Hirekerur BC Patil over phone. HT Couldn’t independently verify the authenticity of the clip.
Police personnel maintain vigil outside the Karnataka Vidhana Soudha during a vote of confidence motion against the BS Yeddyurappa's government in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Police personnel maintain vigil outside the Karnataka Vidhana Soudha during a vote of confidence motion against the BS Yeddyurappa's government in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2018 10:23 AM IST
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Yeddyurappa’s fate as Karnataka CM to be decided in floor test today

The BJP is confident it has the numbers to win the floor test even though it has to fill a gap of eight votes to cross the majority mark in the Karnataka assembly.
Karnataka chief ministerial BS Yeddyurappa(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Karnataka chief ministerial BS Yeddyurappa(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2018 02:39 PM IST
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Yeddyurappa one-day Karnataka chief minister, lacks numbers, says Congress

The Congress also attacked Karnataka Governor, accusing him of encountering Constitution twice, first by inviting the BJP to form government on Wednesday and allowing Yeddyurappa to take oath on Thursday while a matter in this connection is set to be heard on Friday by the SC.
BNewly sworn-in Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa flashes a victory sign at the oath ceremony in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
BNewly sworn-in Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa flashes a victory sign at the oath ceremony in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 05:57 PM IST
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Centre wants to demolish democracy, misusing ED to threaten Karnataka MLAs: JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy, whose claim to form the government was ignored by the governor, said that giving a party without majority the opportunity to form government was “unconstitutional”.
Newly elected Janatha Dal (Secular) legislative party leader, HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on May 16, 2018.(AFP)
Newly elected Janatha Dal (Secular) legislative party leader, HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on May 16, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on May 17, 2018 04:07 PM IST
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Yeddyurappa has 15 days to prove majority: One chart to explain his options

Karnataka chief minister Yeddyurappa says he will be in power for five years, but how is going to win the floor test.
Bharatiya Janata Party workers in Hubballi celebrate the swearing-in of new Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday.(PTI)
Bharatiya Janata Party workers in Hubballi celebrate the swearing-in of new Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on May 17, 2018 02:58 PM IST
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Karnataka government formation: A timeline as to how the midnight drama unfolded

Chief Justice Dipak Misra obliged the Congress-JD(S) combine at midnight to hear their petition seeking stay on Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as soon as Karnataka governor Valubhai Vala invited him to.
Lawyer and politician Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the Congress, said in Supreme Court that even if Yeddyurappa (pictured) is sworn in, the 15 days’ time given to him to prove a majority must be reduced to 48 hours.(Reuters)
Lawyer and politician Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the Congress, said in Supreme Court that even if Yeddyurappa (pictured) is sworn in, the 15 days’ time given to him to prove a majority must be reduced to 48 hours.(Reuters)
Updated on May 17, 2018 12:35 PM IST
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