Bengaluru, Sep 25: Amidst all the drama that is taking place in Karnataka, the BJP has decided to give the legislative council polls a miss. With this, the MLC polls would be a mere formality and the candidature of two Congressmen Naseer Ahmed and M C Venugopal and JD(S) nominee Ramesh Gowda would go through without any trouble.
B S Yeddyurappa, the tallest Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Karnataka, took a shot earlier this year to become the Chief Minister of the state again. The BJP won the Karnataka elections, but fell short of the majority mark.
Bengaluru, Sep 24: There is dissidence in the Karnataka Congress and the rocky road for the coalition government in Karnataka continues. With allegations and counter allegations of poaching, there is something really hilarious that is taking place in the state.
Bengaluru, Sep 21: The BJP in Karnataka has empowered B S Yeddyurappa to take a call on the formation of a government in case the ruling coalition collapses. The past week has seen several developments with dissent brewing within the Congress and some of its leaders threatening to break away.
Bengaluru, Sep 20: The crisis in Karnataka may have blown over for now. Disgruntled minister, Ramesh Jarkiholi announced that he had no plans of quitting the party and expressed hope that the issues would be resolved.
Bengaluru, Sep 18: There appears to be no let up in dissent within the Karnataka Congress. Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah who was roped in to play peace maker appears to have failed in his efforts.
Bengaluru, Sep 18: The trouble in the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka does not seem to end. The recent banner of revolt raised by the Jarkiholi brothers of Belagavi has played out into a major issue and it appears as though even Siddaramaiah has failed to quell the rebellion. Congress minister, Ramesh Jarkiholi and his brothers who have been leading the revolt is likely to take a decision today on whether he would quit the party or not. He has claimed that he has the support of 18 MLAs in the party. If what he claims is indeed true, then there is big trouble for the coalition. If 18 MLAs pull out, then it is curtains for the government in Karnataka.
Bengaluru, Sep 14: As the rumblings within the Karnataka coalition continue, there is a likelihood that the much spoken about Cabinet expansion may be put off. With many within the Congress raising a banner of revolt the party may not go in for this exercise immediately as it would dishearten many aspirants.
Bengaluru, Sep 12: It has been a little over 100 days since the JD(S) formed the government in Karnataka with the Congress. The train has chugged through and amicably sorted out several issues, but problems persist on a day to day basis.
Siddaramaiah, the former chief minister of Karnataka, dropped a bombshell, so to speak, created a flutter, and left with his family to Europe on a holiday. The man who led the state for five years is still bitter that the Congress formed the government with the Janata Dal (Secular), which he was part of once upon a time.