Basavaraj Bommai: News

The 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, born on January 28, 1960, is also an engineer and Karnataka’s Member of Legislative Assembly for Shiggaon since 2008. The Indian politician, who began his political journey with Janata Dal in 1998 that gradually dissolved in 1999, is associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. Bommai, a mechanical engineering graduate, has also served as the Ministerial in charge of Haveri and Udupi districts of Karnataka as well as the Minister of Law and Justice and Parliamentary Affairs under BS Yediyurappa government. As the chief minister of Karnataka, Bommai increased the pension of widows, physically challenged people, as well as senior citizens. He also proclaimed scholarships for farmers’ children. An animal lover, Bommai is known to be a calm and composed person and follows Lingayat religious beliefs. He is the son of SR Bommai, the former and 11th Chief Minister of Karnataka.

25 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Siddaramaiah takes on PM Modi's Muslim quota remark

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has launched a counterattack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that the Congress was trying to provide reservation to Muslims at the cost of SCs/backward classes.

Sanatan row: Bommai calls Udhayanidhi 'Hitler', Congress defends him

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday termed Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin "Hitler" after he compared Sanatan Dharma to diseases like malaria and COVID-19.

13 Aug 2023


Karnataka: Ruling Congress, BJP fight over contractors' pending dues

The Congress's Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has come under fire from the opposition for allegedly holding up payments to civil contractors in the state.

02 Jul 2023


Karnataka: BJP indecisive on LoP ahead of assembly session 

Nearly two months after the Congress's resounding win in Karnataka, the first formal session of the Karnataka Assembly will be held on Monday.

13 May 2023


Karnataka election results 2023: BJP's CM Basavaraj Bommai concedes defeat

Karnataka Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Basavaraj Bommai has conceded defeat in the Legislative Assembly elections, reported ANI.

Karnataka elections 2023: BJP manifesto promises Uniform Civil Code, NRC

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its election manifesto, "Praja Dhwani," on Monday for Karnataka, which goes to polls on May 10.

16 Apr 2023

Jagadish Shettar

Karnataka: Denied ticket, Jagdish Shettar quits BJP; may contest independently 

Former Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar has announced his resignation from the primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and MLA's position after being denied a ticket.

SC slams Karnataka government for scrapping 4% Muslim OBC quota

The Supreme Court on Thursday reprimanded Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for scrapping the state's 4% Muslim OBC quota, calling the foundation of the decision "highly shaky and flawed."

12 Apr 2023


Karnataka elections: Laxman Savadi quits BJP after being denied ticket

Former Deputy CM of Karnataka and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Laxman Savadi resigned from the Legislative Council and party membership on Wednesday, reported ANI.

29 Mar 2023


Karnataka Assembly elections 2023: Election Commission to announce schedule today

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is set to announce the schedule for the 2023 Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections at 11.30 am on Wednesday.

27 Mar 2023


Karnataka: Protest outside Yediyurappa's residence over reservation; Section 144 imposed

A massive protest erupted outside former Karnataka chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa's residence in Shivamogga's Shikaripura, demanding the withdrawal of the state government's recent move on the internal reservation for the Scheduled Castes.

25 Mar 2023


Karnataka ends 4% Muslim OBC reservation, hikes Lingayat, Vokkaliga quota

In an eye-rolling decision, the Karnataka government has reportedly ended the 4% OBC reservation quota for Muslims.

23 Mar 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is BJP hyping Tipu Sultan's death in Karnataka

Amid the intense election campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka, a new controversy concerning the death of 18th-century ruler Tipu Sultan has erupted.

18 Mar 2023


Accidents, jams on Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway inaugurated last week: Know why

The Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway in Karnataka witnessed massive traffic jams and a series of bumper-to-bumper accidents on Saturday, merely days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated it.

12 Mar 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 16,000cr-worth projects in poll-bound Karnataka

In a major political push to retain power in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly hold a massive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) roadshow in Mandya district—traditionally a Janata Dal-Secular (JDS)-Congress stronghold.

05 Mar 2023


Karnataka: BJP picks BS Yediyurappa as 'mascot' for Assembly polls

In election-bound Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly decided to pick BS Yediyurappa as a key poll mascot along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Karnataka: Congress's 'PayCM' jibe at Basavaraj Bommai; BJP hits back

The Congress has most likely begun its unique election campaign in Karnataka ahead of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai's visit to Banavasi in Uttara Kannada district.

20 Feb 2023


IAS vs IPS: Public spat between Karnataka officers gets murkier

A public spat between Karnataka's two top women officers—IPS officer Roopa Divakar Moudgil and IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri Abhimaani—that started with corruption allegations has now become murkier.

17 Feb 2023


In Karnataka assembly, Opposition protest with flowers and fire speeches

As the crucial budget session of the Karnataka Assembly is underway, the Opposition, led by Congress leader Siddaramaiah, arrived at the House with flowers tucked behind their ears in a unique protest.

12 Jan 2023


Bengaluru: Road caves in during metro construction, one injured

In yet another case of shocking civic apathy, a biker was reportedly injured after a road in central Bengaluru's Shoolay Circle caved in, creating a massive hole in the middle of the road on Thursday.

10 Jan 2023

Namma Metro

Bengaluru: Mother, son die after under-construction metro pillar collapses

A three-year-old child and his mother died after an under-construction Namma Metro pillar collapsed on their two-wheeler passing through the stretch in Bengaluru's Nagavara on Tuesday morning.

27 Dec 2022


After Karnataka, Maharashtra passes resolution on border dispute

Following the resolution passed in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Thursday to protect the state's sovereignty and interests in the backdrop of its border dispute with Maharashtra, the latter's state Assembly also passed a similar resolution unanimously on Tuesday.

26 Dec 2022


COVID-19: Karnataka makes mask mandatory for New Year parties

The Karnataka government made wearing masks within closed venues for the New Year's celebrations mandatory on Monday.

14 Dec 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border row: CMs, Fadnavis to meet Amit Shah today

Maharashtra's Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his counterpart from Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, are set to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday to discuss the raging border issue between both states.

06 Dec 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute escalates after fresh protests in Belagavi

The inter-state border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has escalated following protests in Karnataka's border town of Belagavi, reported NDTV.

25 Nov 2022

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute: Won't forfeit even an inch, says Shinde

Reacting to the fresh salvo over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, the former state's CM Eknath Shinde proclaimed on Thursday that they wouldn't forfeit even an inch of land.

24 Nov 2022


Fadnavis, Bommai engage in spat over Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue

The Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute is once again in the news and this time for the latest back-and-forth between Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

13 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Noida 'Supertech Twin Towers'-style demolition drive after heavy floods

The Bengaluru civic administration on Tuesday demolished several illegal constructions and vowed a Noida "Supertech Twin Tower" like demolition of such structures.

07 Sep 2022


Inundated Bengaluru braces for more rains in next 5 days

After being pounded by torrential rains for a week, it appears like the worst is yet to come for Bengaluru.

07 Sep 2022


Karnataka Minister Umesh Katti dies of heart-attack; one-day state mourning

In a shocking development for the political circles of Karnataka, Umesh Vishwanath Katti, the Food and Civil Supplies Minister in Karnataka government, died of a heart attack on Tuesday.

05 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Water supply halted in 50 areas for 2 days

Amid torrential rains, the supply of drinking water will be affected in a number of areas of Bengaluru for two days: Monday and Tuesday.

29 Aug 2022


Sexual abuse case against Lingayat seer; Karnataka CM Bommai tight-lipped

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai has remained tight-lipped about the high-profile sexual abuse case involving the chief pontiff of a major mutt in the state's Chitradurga.

20 Aug 2022


Karnataka CM post on sale for Rs. 2,500 crore: Congress

The post of the Chief Minister is a very expensive affair and is reportedly on sale, according to Congress's BK Hariprasad, the Opposition leader in Karnataka, who claims a senior BJP leader has suggested a price of Rs. 2,500 crore for it.

16 Aug 2022


Karnataka minister Madhuswamy calls CM Bommai's government a 'caretaker' regime

A huge controversy has erupted in Karnataka over an alleged audio clip of cabinet minister JC Madhuswamy, wherein he implied the Basavaraj Bommai government is just a caretaker regime with only seven-eight months until elections.

10 Aug 2022


Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks speculation about new CM

Following the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Karnataka last week, speculations of yet another change in the state's chief ministership have emerged.

02 May 2022

Amit Shah

Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks leadership change, cabinet rejig rumors

Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Bengaluru late on Monday amid rumors of a leadership change in Karnataka ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.

25 Apr 2022


Karnataka: After hijab row, Bible in school triggers controversy

Months after the hijab ban controversy erupted in Karnataka, Bengaluru's Clarence High School has now taken an undertaking from parents that they wouldn't object to their children carrying the Bible to the school.

18 Apr 2022


Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday hinted a cabinet reshuffle or expansion is likely to happen in the state.

14 Apr 2022


Karnataka: Congress demands minister Eshwarappa's resignation, arrest over contractor's suicide

Karnataka Congress leaders on Thursday protested against the state's Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa, demanding his resignation and arrest over his alleged role in civil contractor Santosh Patil's suicide.

15 Mar 2022

Karnataka High Court

'Wearing hijab not essential practice in Islam,' rules Karnataka HC

After days of back-to-back hearings, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed all petitions that challenged the state government's recent ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions.

09 Feb 2022


Hijab row: Bengaluru police ban protests, gatherings near educational institutions

In wake of the escalating tensions in Karnataka over wearing a hijab (headscarf) in educational institutions, the Bengaluru Police have banned protests and gatherings near schools and colleges in the city for two weeks.

08 Feb 2022


Karnataka schools and colleges shut as hijab row escalates

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday ordered all high schools and colleges to remain shut for the next three days.

28 Jan 2022


Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's granddaughter found dead in Bengaluru

Soundarya, the granddaughter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, died by alleged suicide on Friday (January 28), news agency ANI reported.

16 Nov 2021


Karnataka: Why Siddaramaiah wants protection for accused Bitcoin hacker

Congress' Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Monday asked Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to provide protection to Sri Krishna or SriKi, the key accused in a Rs. 46 crore Bitcoin scam.

22 Sep 2021


Namma Metro Phase II to be completed by 2024: Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked officials to complete the second phase of Namma (Bengaluru) Metro work by 2024.

31 Aug 2021


Karnataka: Decision on Ganesha festival celebrations on September 5

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said the government will take a decision on relaxing restrictions on Ganesha festival celebrations, on September 5, after getting necessary inputs from the districts and the expert committee.

27 Aug 2021


Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the state will start administering at least five lakh COVID-19 vaccinations daily from September 1 with the help of the Centre.

17 Aug 2021


No proposal to cut petrol prices in state: Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that there was no proposal before the government to cut petrol prices in the state on the lines of neighboring Tamil Nadu.

13 Aug 2021


As COVID-19 cases surge, Karnataka launches special pediatric camps

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed all concerned departments to set up pediatric camps across the state.

08 Aug 2021

BS Yediyurappa

Newly appointed Karnataka CM Bommai accords ex-CM Yediyurappa Cabinet-rank status

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has been accorded a Cabinet-rank status by his successor Basavaraj Bommai.

04 Aug 2021


Karnataka Cabinet: Ministers take oath; no deputy for CM Bommai

Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot on Wednesday inducted 29 new ministers into the state Cabinet.

04 Aug 2021


Karnataka Cabinet to have 26 new Ministers, swearing-in likely today

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is set to appoint as many as 26 new Ministers for the state Cabinet today.

30 Jul 2021


Karnataka to tighten borders, make COVID-19 testing compulsory, says Bommai

Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, state Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said there is a need to tighten the borders and take measures to put in place compulsory testing to stop the spread of the virus.

28 Jul 2021


Basavaraj Bommai succeeds BS Yediyurappa; takes oath as Karnataka CM

Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka.

27 Jul 2021


Basavaraj Bommai elected new Karnataka CM; to take oath tomorrow

At the legislature meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengaluru, Basavaraj Bommai was elected the next Karnataka Chief Minister.

26 Jul 2021


Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today said that he has decided to resign. He said he would meet the State Governor later in the day.

12 Aug 2020


#BengaluruBurns: "Derogatory" Facebook post on Prophet sparks violence, three dead

A bloodthirsty mob went on a rampage in Northeast Bengaluru, Karnataka, late last night after being irked by a derogatory Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad, uploaded by a Congress MLA's relative.

20 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: Unruly mob attacks health workers in Bengaluru, 59 arrested

A team of health workers and police personnel were attacked in West Bengaluru last evening when they had gone to quarantine dozens of people who had come in contact with three coronavirus patients.