Press Trust of India | Saturday May 11, 2013, Udhagamandalam
Karnataka Janata Paksha president B S Yeddyurappa on Friday described the Congress win in May 5 assembly polls as good for the state, but said it remained to be seen how the party was going to govern.
K Siddaramaiah is set to be Karnataka's new Chief Minister. The 121 Congress MLAs elected by the people of the state voted via secret ballot to elect him this evening. Mr Siddaramaiah won the backing of a majority 75 MLAs.
Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday May 10, 2013, New Delhi/Bangalore
Karnataka's next Chief Minister will be chosen after each of the Congress' 121 newly elected legislators have been consulted by a central team led by senior party leader AK Antony. That meeting has begun. Sources say a decision is expected by evening.
Karnataka election results: With the Congress winning Karnataka after seven years, all eyes are now on who will become the Chief Minister. And the race seems to have narrowed down to Union minister Mallikarjuna Kharge and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly K Siddaramaiah.
He may not have expected to finish fourth in the Karnataka polls but today BS Yeddyurappa put up a brave face. "We have got 10% of the vote. It not an easy thing. KJP will be a constructive opposition party in and outside the Assembly, " he said ruling out his return to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Thursday May 9, 2013, Satara
Karnataka election results: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has cautioned ally Congress not to be over-confident after its victory in Karnataka assembly elections. He said it was far too early for the UPA to celebrate as the victory was no indication that the alliance would return to power at the Centre after general elections in 2014.
The fall from grace of the once mighty Reddy brothers may have been complete but the Assembly poll outcome shows that the clout of other mining lords remains undiminished in the "Republic of Bellary."
BS Yeddyurappa has not stepped out of his home since the results of the Karnataka elections were announced, remaining inaccessible to the media throughout the day. The fourth position on the result board was not something he was expecting.
Written by Sindhu Manjesh | Wednesday May 8, 2013
It's a whitewash for the BJP in Karnataka's coastal districts -- Dakshina Kannada, home to Mangalore, and Udupi. In Dakshina Kannada, the BJP lost all the eight Assembly segments to the Congress and in Udupi, it won just a single seat out of five.
The verdict is in. Karnataka has given a handsome mandate to the Congress to form the state's next government. The ruling BJP has been resolutely packed off, and the Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S) has made significant gains. BS Yeddyurappa's fledgling Karnataka Janata Party or KJP has won just half a dozen seats, but managed to deal a severe blow to the BJP, eating substantially into its vote share.