Cauvery notification will greatly affect K’taka’s interests: Oppn

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Cauvery water

Bangalore : The opposition Congress and JDS today made a forceful plea in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly against notification of the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award, underlining that the move would amount to grave injustice to the State’s interests. Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said a meeting of the floor leaders of the Karnataka legislature […]

Budget on course, no threat to govt, says Shettar

Monday, February 4th, 2013
Jagadish Shetter

Bangalore : Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today asserted there was no threat to his government in the wake of resignation by some BJP MLAs and he would be presenting his maiden budget on February eight. “There is no threat to the government. On February 8 I am going to present the budget. Nothing to […]

Fate in balance, Shettar busy with budget

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Bangalore : With the fate of his government hanging by a thread, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar is busy making preparations to present the budget proposals on February 8. With one more MLA submitting his resignation on Friday, the total number of BJP MLAs who have put in their papers has touched 14. While 12 resignations were accepted […]

Govt stable, no more resignations: Shettar

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Jagadish Shettar

Bangalore : Amid the looming threat of more resignations by ruling BJP ministers and legislators loyal to B S Yeddyurappa, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today said his government is stable and that he did not expect further resignations. “I am in touch with all BJP legislators and they are not going to tender resignations […]

Speaker accepts 12 BJP MLAs’ resignations

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Speaker accepts 12 BJP MLAs’ resignations

Bangalore : Legislative Assembly Speaker K G Boapiah on Tuesday accepted the resignation letters of 12 BJP MLAs, who owe allegiance to B S Yeddyurappa, thereby reducing the strength of the ruling party in the House. The BJP government now has a wafer thin majority and can continue as long as it doesn’t lose two more MLAs or […]

Yeddyurappa backtracks, says won’t topple Shettar ministry

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Bangalore/New Delhi: Former Karnataka BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on Monday changed his tune on toppling the Jagadish Shettar ministry, amid speculation that some BJP lawmakers were now hesitant to quit the Assembly and party after having announced last week they would do so. “Our intention is not to topple the (Shettar) government nor oppose budget […]

BJP hits back, seeks disqualification of 12 MLAs

Monday, January 28th, 2013
BJP members file

Bangalore :  In a tit-for-tat strategy, two ruling Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs submitted a petition to Legislative Assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah seeking disqualification of 12 rebel party MLAs, loyal to the former Chief Minister and Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) chief B.S. Yeddyurappa, from membership of the legislative assembly for “anti-party” activities. The petition signed by […]

No threat to BJP govt: Rajnath after meeting Shettar

Monday, January 28th, 2013
Rajnath Singh, Jagadish She

New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh met Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Monday morning and said that there is no threat to the present state government. Rajnath Singh’s assurance comes after an hour long meeting with Shettar early morning today. The meet comes in the wake of 13 MLAs loyal to BS […]

Jagadish Shettar to meet Rajnath Singh

Sunday, January 27th, 2013
Jagadish Shettar

Bangalore: Jagadish Shettar will meet Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh on Sunday night even as the Karnataka Chief Minister struggles to keep his government afloat with 14 MLAs threatening to resign. The Karnataka government is in danger of falling if the Assembly Speaker accepts their resignation. However, reports say the crisis may prolong till […]

Shettar: Governor didn’t ask to prove majority

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Bangalore : Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Friday met Governor H.R. Bhardwaj and said he has not been asked to prove his majority though 13 BJP legislators have quit the assembly. “The governor brought to my notice the resignation of the 13 legislators. I have assured him that I have the majority and that there […]

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