Bengaluru : BJP preparing another ‘Operation Lotus’

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Bengaluru : Another round of ‘Operation Lotus’ appears to be on the cards in the state, with speculation rife that a dozen legislators, mostly from the JD(S), are on the verge of switching over to the saffron party. The BJP, sources said, is hoping to poach the MLAs after Dasara next month and ahead of […]

Audio clip there is mention about Speaker’s name : H D Kumaraswamy

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Mangaluru : “Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy said, the Audio tape which was released, has to be probed and we are ready to cooperate if Prime Minister Narendra Modi orders probe into the same,” he was at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) on his way Dharmasthala to attend Mahamastakabhishek. He was reacting to the audio tape […]

Congress MLA Sangamesh puts his papers in, as a setback to his leaders

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Congress Mla Sangamesh

Bangalore: The controversial Congress MLA, B.K. Sangamesh, has resigned his seat, sending shivers through Congress benches just prior to LC by-polls. It is stated that BKS got fed up of political infighting and sent in his resignation papers to speaker Bopaiah, with a copy to Siddaramaiah, a CM aspirant. Sangamesh has put obstacles on Congress […]

Voting smooth in 3 by-polls, but low (48-51%)

Sunday, April 10th, 2011
Karnataka By Election

Bangalore: Voting was dull on the morning hours of Saturday, in the 3 constituencies going to by-polls under Operation Lotus, at Channapatna, Jagalur and Bangarpet which had assumed an aura of prestige fights. There were 33 candidates for 3 seats (8 in Jagalur, 15 in Channapatna and 10 in Bangarpet) with 5 lakh voters exercising […]

Janardhana Poojary in Bangalore challenges CM

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
B Janardhana Poojary

Bangalore: If the BJP candidates win all 3 by-polls in Jagalur, Bangarpet and Channapatna, I shall retire form politics, said B. Janardhana Poojary in Bangalore today, throwing a challenge to CM Yeddyurappa, when Poojary himself is regarded as a spent force these days. Poojary arrived today in the capital announced, and quickly took on CM […]

CM answers Opposition leaders’ charges.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Bangalore : Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today expressed his displeasure over the  Opposition parties raising the issue of BJPs  ‘Operation Lotus’. Strongly condemning the Congress staging protest in front of his house yesterday, Mr Yeddyurappa charged that/ Congress was indulging in anti-democratic methods by holding its MLAs in a resort without giving them freedom. […]

Congress leaders and MLAs laid siege to Chief Ministers residence

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Congress leaders protest Near Cm House

Bangalore : Apprehending desertion of some of their legislators to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress leaders and MLAs laid siege to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa’s residence on Tuesday evening and asked the ruling party not to indulge in another “Operation Lotus” to remain in power. The Congress was rattled by rumours that the […]