BJP takes on BS Yeddyurappa, sacks K’taka minister, suspends MP

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
K'taka minister suspends MP

Bangalore : The BJP government in Karnataka on Saturday struck at supporters of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa by sacking cooperation minister BJ Puttaswamy and suspending Lok Sabha member G Basavaraj from the party. The decision was announced by chief minister Jagadish Shettar and state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief KS Eshwarappa. Eshwarappa said steps […]

BJP still a strong party in the state : Jagadish Shettar

Monday, December 3rd, 2012
CM Shettar in Mangalore

Mangalore : Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said that the exit of former CM BS Yeddyurappa from the BJP will not affect the party in any way. Speaking to press persons at the Maryhill helipad in Mangalore on December 2, Sunday, the Chief Minister said the latest development in state politics following the exit of […]

Jaitley in Bangalore apparently to dissuade Yeddy from quitting BJP

Sunday, November 11th, 2012
Arun Jaitley

Bangalore: BJP leader Arun Jaitley arrived here Saturday Night apparently to dissuade former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa from going ahead with his decision to leave the party next month. BJP sources said Jaitley arrived here along with Ananth Kumar but there was no official confirmation of media reports that the leader of the opposition in […]

BS Yeddyurappa turns to minority neta to take on Shettar

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Bangalore: Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday held extensive talks with Congress leader and former minister Jabbar Khan Honnali in an attempt to woo him to join his party. Yeddyurappa is planning to pit Honnali against Jagadish Shettar from the chief minister’s home turf of Hubli Central constituency. A senior leader close to Yeddyurappa […]

BJP will lose nothing if Yeddy quits: DVS

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Sadananda Gowda

Bhagamandala: Former chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda has said that the BJP has nothing to lose whoever decided to quit the party. By saying so DVS was only pointing towards the former CM BS Yeddyurappa who has recently informed that he would be quitting the BJP. Sadananda Gowda was speaking to reporters after  participating in […]

Cauvery water dispute: BS Yeddyurappa plans protest march

Friday, October 5th, 2012
B S Yeddyurappa

Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa is expected to take out a massive rally in Bangalore against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s directive to the state to release 9,000 cusecs of water daily from the Cauvery to Tamil Nadu. Karnataka has erupted in protests ever since the Supreme Court gave a directive to the state […]

Yeddyurappa contacts former Puttur MLA Shakuntala Shetty, seeks support

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
BJP MLA Shakuntala

Puttur:  Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa who seems to be all set to quit the BJP if he was not granted the state BJP presidentship, has reportedly contacted former Puttur MLA Shakuntala Shetty over telephone requesting her not to join any party but to be on his side According to sources, Yeddyurappa  is on the […]

Eshwarappa targets Yeddy at BJP SC/ST Morcha convention

Monday, October 1st, 2012
Eshwarappa targets Yeddy at BJP

Bangalore:  Deputy chief minister KS Eshwarappa has given a befitting reply to former CM Yeddyurappa by stating that the BJP which is strong, thanks to the efforts of several leaders, cannot be destroyed by any individual or force. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the SC/ST Morcha convention of the BJP here on Sunday, […]

Yeddyurappa praises Gandhi family, ridicules Gadkari

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Bangalore: “The Congress leadership – from Pandit Nehru to Sonia Gandhi – keep the promises they have made for their party leaders. This is a great quality,” Yeddyurappa said here as Gadkari and other BJP leaders attended a party meet at Surajkund in Haryana. “Till Atal Behari Vajpayee’s time this was the case in BJP […]

BSY loyalists put pressure to make him party chief

Friday, September 28th, 2012
CM Udasi

Bangalore : A day after the BJP high command explored the option of a non-Lingayat to head the party in Karnataka, former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa upped the ante on Thursday to consider him for the post. Ministers and MLAs loyal to him held a meeting at the residence of public works department minister CM […]