BJP inducts pub attacker Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik but dumps him within hours

Monday, March 24th, 2014
Pramod Muthalik

Hubli : BJP was today left red-faced as it inducted Pramod Muthalik, the controversial chief of Sri Rama Sene linked with the attack on women at a pub in Mangalore in 2009, only to dump him within hours after opposition from within and severe flak from other parties. Muthalik, who is facing some 45 cases […]

BJP finalises names for 21 seats

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Bangalore: Within hours of the announcement of the schedule for the Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party top leaders had meetings and finalised the names of candidates for at least 21 constituencies. The names were discussed at a meeting of the party State election committee. A meeting of the party’s highest decision-making […]

Siddaramaiah defends budget, says it will bring social justice

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Bangalore: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday, defended the 2014-15 budget estimates saying its aim is to usher in social justice, economic progress and inclusive growth, apart from being pro-people. It is a “revolutionary” one fulfilling several promises of the Congress in its election manifesto, he said, seeking the approval of the members for vote-on-account until […]

BJP accuses Kharge of belying Karnataka’s hopes

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Bangalore: Terming the Railway Budget (Vote on Account) presented by Railways Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday as a “mere poll gimmick”, the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has accused him of failing to properly utilise the “rare opportunity” to make any substantial contribution to the State. “He lost an opportunity to make a memorable contribution […]

Shettar is Leader of the Opposition

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Bangalore: The former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will be the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly with Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa according him that status and announcing in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that the Bharatiya Janata Party will be the principal Opposition party. This follows the four legislators from the B.S. Yeddyurappa-led Karnataka […]

Shettar replaces Kumaraswamy as Opposition Leader in Assembly

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Bangalore: With the merger of B S Yeddyurappa-led KJP boosting the BJP’s tally, the party’s former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar was today recognised as the opposition leader in the House by Speaker Kagodu Thimappa. PTI file photo With the merger of B S Yeddyurappa-led KJP boosting the BJP’s tally, the party’s former Chief Minister Jagadish […]

Council bypolls: Congress wins two of three seats

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Bangalore : The Congress, still basking in the glory of the two Lok Sabha byelection victories on Saturday, had another reason to rejoice on Monday: the party won two of the three Legislative Council seats for bypolls were held. Congress won the Council seats from the local authorities’ constituencies of Dharwad (Nagaraj Chabbi) and Mysore-Chamarajanagar […]

Shettar elected BJP floor leader in Assembly

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Jagadish Shettar

Bangalore : The BJP Legislature Party meeting on Tuesday unanimously elected former chief minister Jagadish Shettar as its floor leader in the 14th Assembly. The meeting, held in the presence of former party national president Nitin Gadkari, decided that former home minister R Ashoka will be Shettar’s deputy in the Lower House. The BJP, which […]

Shettar resigns after BJP’s rout

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Jagadish Shettar resigns

Bangalore : Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Wednesday resigned after his ruling BJP faced a humiliating defeat in the 14th state legislative assembly elections held Sunday. According to a Raj Bhavan communique, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj accepted the resignation of Shettar and his council of ministers. The governor has requested Shettar to continue in office till […]

Karnataka CM Shettar indebted to wife and brother

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Jagadish Shettar

Hubli : The asset value of Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has increased four times than that of his wife Shilpa Shettar, but he is literally indebted to her and brother Pradip Shettar, going by the affidavit filed by him along with his nomination papers here. Shettar, seeking a fifth win from a constituency here […]

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