Karnataka

  • The Karnataka Twist: Why BJP Leadership Asked Yeddyurappa To Quit
    Moments before the trust vote in Karnataka on Saturday, there was a surprise resignation. "I will not face the confidence vote, I am going to resign," said the BJP's BS Yeddyurappa, in an emotional speech before walking out of the assembly to submit his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala, the man who has drawn much criticism for inviting him.
  • "I'm A Fighter": What BS Yeddyurappa Said In His Resignation Speech
    A 20-minute emotional speech by BJP's BS Yeddyurappa at the Karnataka assembly ended with him quitting as the chief minister, just two days after he was sworn in. The BJP, which won 104 of the 222 seats for which polling was held, were eight seats short of majority. The Congress and JDS combine claimed the support of 117 lawmakers. The Supreme Court had ordered BS Yeddyurappa to take a strength test today, overruling the governor's generous 15-day period. Minutes before the vote, Mr Yeddyurappa delivered a speech, calling himself a fighter and that his fight will continue.
  • "PM Modi Is Corruption": Rahul Gandhi's Combative Pitch Over Karnataka
    Minutes after BS Yeddyurappa stepped down as chief minister, in Delhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took the just-concluded battle for Karnataka right to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's door. An unusually combative Mr Gandhi, 47, said the BJP's failed effort to buy a majority in the assembly had been "directly authorised" by PM Modi and the idea that he was fighting corruption is a "blatant lie".
  • "Democracy Won, Operation Lotus Failed": Siddaramaiah After Karnataka's "Big Victory"
    Two days after he took oath as Karnataka's chief minister with a promise to form a BJP government in the state, BS Yeddyurappa resigned from the post, moments before the much-awaited trust vote as directed by the Supreme Court on Friday
  • BS Yeddyurappa Quits As Karnataka Chief Minister Before Floor Test: 10 Facts
    The BJP's BS Yeddyurappa today quit as Chief Minister just before a trust vote that, many said, he had a good chance of losing. Till an hour before the Supreme Court-ordered floor test, there was commotion over two Congress lawmakers who were missing from the assembly in the morning. The Congress alleged that they had been "held captive" by a BJP desperate for numbers, and also released a series of audio tapes that it claimed proved that attempts were being made to bribe lawmakers. In an emotional speech before his resignation, Mr Yeddyurappa said it was his dream to be Chief Minister at a time PM Narendra Modi is leading the nation. Sources told NDTV that the decision had been taken by the BJP leadership that did not want any taint of horse-trading on the party in an election year.
  • Congress Releases More Audio Tapes, Says Yeddyurappa Tried To Poach Lawmaker
    Just hours before BS Yeddyurappa quit as Karnataka Chief Minister in the assembly today, the Congress released two more audio tapes that it claimed proved that the ruling BJP was trying to bribe its lawmakers to raise numbers before thetrust vote.
  • Karnataka Floor Test Highlights: HD Kumaraswamy's Swearing-In On Wednesday After Yeddyurappa Quits
    Janata Dal Secular leader HD Kumaraswamy said he will take oath as the chief minister of Karnataka, hours after the BJP's BS Yeddyurappa resigned from the top post without facing a floor test. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) walked away from a Supreme Court-ordered floor test to prove it had the support of a majority of legislators to govern Karnataka, after an election a week ago threw up no clear winner.
  • KG Bopaiah To Stay Temporary Speaker, Floor Test To Be Broadcast Live
    Rejecting the Congress' petition, the Supreme Court today said the BJP's KG Bopaiah would remain temporary speaker for the Karnataka trust vote. "Live broadcast of floor test would be the best way to ensure transparency of proceedings," the court said.
  • The 3 Judges At The Centre Of Karnataka Political Thriller
    The Supreme Court, which yesterday ordered newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to face the test of strength at 4 pm today, will shortly hear the Congress's plea to cancel the appointment of BJP's KG Bopaiah as the interim speaker for the floor test.
  • BS Yeddyurappa Resigns Before Trust Vote, Says Would Have Made Karnataka "Paradise"
    Two days after he took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa resigned today, just minutes before his minority government was to take a trust vote on the floor of the assembly. In an emotional speech, the BJP's tallest leader in Karnataka, said, "If only people would have given us 113 seats instead of 104, we would have made this state a paradise." The BJP is short of a majority and has been accused by the opposition Congress and Janata Dal Secular of trying to bribe and threaten their lawmakers.
  • Trust Vote Hours Away, JDS-Congress Lawmakers Head Back To Bengaluru
    24 hours after they were moved out of Bengaluru to Hyderabad over fears of poaching, the lawmakers of the Congress and the Janata Dal Secular or JDS are on their way back to Karnataka's capital for BS Yeddyurappa's trust vote in the assembly today.
  • Siddaramaiah Elected Congress Legislative Party Leader
    Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was today elected as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party at a meeting of party MLAs held in Hyderabad.
  • Before Karnataka Trust Vote, Supreme Court To Decide On Interim Speaker KG Bopaiah
    Whether BJP lawmaker KG Bopaiah is qualified to be the temporary speaker when Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa takes a trust vote in the Karnataka assembly will be heard by the Supreme Court tomorrow morning. The three-judge bench, which had taken up the earlier petition against Mr Yeddyurappa's appointment, will start the hearing at 10.30 a.m, just half-an-hour before the assembly meets in Bengaluru. The trust vote is to happen later in the day, at 4 p.m.
  • Amid Karnataka Power Tussle, HD Deve Gowda In Tirupati For 85th Birthday
    Former prime minister and JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda today offered prayers at the Lord Venkateswara hill shrine in the town of Tirumala near Tirupati in the Chittoot district, around 560 kilometres from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Karnataka Trust Vote: Five Options Before The BJP
    The BJP's BS Yeddyurappa faces a test of strength in Karnataka today, two days after he took oath under controversial circumstances. He was given 15 days by Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove his majority, but the Supreme Court, hearing a Congress petition, today drastically slashed that time to just one day.

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