Articles about BS Yediyurappa
BS Yediyurappa, born on February 27, 1943, is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and a four-time Chief Minister of Karnataka. He was an early associate of the Sangh Parivar and rose from being a clerk to becoming a Municipal Councillor and then an MLA in the Karnataka Assembly during 1983-99 from Shikaripura. He served as an MLA from the same constituency during 2004-14 and was re-elected in 2018. Yediyurappa became Karnataka's Chief Minister for brief periods in 2007 and from 2008-2011. In 2011, he had to resign amid mounting charges of alleged corruption in various scams and was arrested. By 2015, the Karnataka High Court quashed all cases and FIRs against him, absolving him of all the charges. He was a Lok Sabha MP during 2014-18. He became CM for two days after the 2018 Assembly elections but couldn't prove the majority and hence had to resign once again. After multiple defections from the then ruling Congress-JDS alliance to BJP, the state government fell, and in the 2019 bypolls, the defectors emerged victorious on their new party's tickets. BJP thus crossed the majority mark and formed the government, with Yediyurappa taking oath as CM for the fourth time in 2019. However, pressures from within led Yediyurappa to resign again in 2021, with Basavaraj Bommai succeeding him as the Chief Minister.
08 Aug 2021
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.
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.
27 Jul 2021
Yediyurappa supporter allegedly dies by suicide, caretaker CM expresses grief
Expressing "grief" over the alleged suicide of a supporter pained by his resignation, Karnataka's caretaker Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday said ups and downs are common in politics, and appealed to his followers that their regard toward him should not go to its extremity.
26 Jul 2021
Veteran Kannada actress Abhinaya Sharade Jayanthi passes away at 76
Veteran Kannada actress Abhinaya Sharade Jayanthi passed away on Monday at her residence in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
26 Jul 2021
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa announces resignation ending days of speculation
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday announced that he would be resigning from his position.
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.
22 Jul 2021
Karnataka CM to quit next week? Here's what he said
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has finally hinted at the possibility of stepping down soon after his government completes two years in office on July 26.
19 Jul 2021
Karnataka CM's exit likely? BJP chief's 'leaked' audio hints change
A "leaked" audio clip purportedly of Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nalin Kumar Kateel has deepened the political crisis for the BJP in the state by hinting at the exit of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa soon.
17 Jul 2021
'Not at all true,' Yediyurappa dismisses rumors about his resignation
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday dismissed rumors about his resignation, saying it is not at all true.
13 Jul 2021
Yediyurappa: We've every right to implement, start Mekedatu work
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday once again asserted that the state has got every right to implement the Mekedatu project across river Cauvery and will start the work, despite objections from neighboring Tamil Nadu.
07 Jul 2021
CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has directed officials to prepare the action plan for the Mekedatu project at the earliest, which is vital for the state, said the state's Home, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
25 Jun 2021
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa inspects suburban rail project in Bengaluru
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday inspected the progress of the ambitious suburban railway project in Bengaluru.
12 Jun 2021
Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah no more
Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah died on Friday due to COVID-19 related ailments, sources close to him said.
11 Jun 2021
Lockdown in 11 Karnataka districts to continue after June 14
COVID-19 induced lockdown measures will continue in 11 districts of Karnataka which have a high positivity rate till June 21, while some relaxations will be given in the rest of the state from June 14, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Thursday.
03 Jun 2021
COVID-19 lockdown in Karnataka has been extended until June 14
The ongoing state-wide lockdown in Karnataka due to the coronavirus has been extended by a week, until June 14, News18 reports.
16 Apr 2021
Karnataka: Decision on COVID-19-related restrictions on April 20
COVID-19-related restrictions like the 'corona curfew' that are in place will continue and the government will decide on the future course of action aimed at controlling its spread on April 20, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Friday.
16 Apr 2021
BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time
Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa tested positive for coronavirus today. The 78-year-old gave an update about it on Twitter.
05 Apr 2021
Supreme Court puts on hold corruption case against BS Yediyurappa
The Supreme Court on Monday granted relief to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa as it put on hold a case involving corruption allegations against him.
01 Apr 2021
BJP v/s BJP: Karnataka minister accuses CM Yediyurappa of 'authoritarianism'
Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa has complained against state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to Governor Vajubhai Vala.
14 Feb 2021
Tesla to open manufacturing unit in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa
American electric car giant Tesla will set up its first manufacturing unit in India in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.
09 Feb 2021
Karnataka CM celebrates passage of anti-cow slaughter bill
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday offered special prayers to cows to celebrate the passage of the contentious anti-cow slaughter bill in the Legislative Council.
23 Jan 2021
Illegal quarrying, mining will not be allowed in Karnataka: CM
After the explosion at a stone quarry near Shivamogga which led to the loss of lives, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday said, illegal quarrying or mining will not be permitted in the state and necessary action will be taken against such activities.
22 Jan 2021
Karnataka: Explosion at quarry kills eight, two detained
In a terrible piece of news, at least eight people died due to a dynamite blast at a railway crusher site in Hunasodu village in the Shivamogga district of Karnataka. Two people were detained.
13 Jan 2021
Seven new ministers to be inducted into Karnataka Cabinet today
Seven new faces are set to be inducted into the Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced the list of legislators who will take oath of office today.
23 Dec 2020
Over coronavirus strain, Karnataka imposes night curfew till January 2
The government of Karnataka has imposed a night curfew from today (December 23) until January 2, in the wake of the new coronavirus strain which emerged in the United Kingdom last week.
08 Dec 2020
Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.
15 Nov 2020
Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
24 Aug 2020
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 66-year-old asked his close contacts to go into strict quarantine immediately.
21 Aug 2020
Karnataka: Doctors threaten strike over medical officer's suicide; accuse IAS
On Wednesday, Dr. SR Nagendra, a 43-year-old Taluk Medical Officer at Nanjanagud in Karnataka's Mysuru district, died by suicide at his residence.
18 Aug 2020
Biocon Chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw tests positive for coronavirus
As India reels under coronavirus catastrophe, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, chairperson of Biocon Ltd., joined the long list of famous personalities to test positive for the highly-contagious disease.
14 Aug 2020
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for coronavirus
Home Minister Amit Shah informed through a tweet on Friday that he tested negative for coronavirus, twelve days after he contracted the infection.
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.
11 Aug 2020
Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who informed on Monday that he tested positive for coronavirus, has been put on ventilator support after brain surgery, multiple reports said.
06 Aug 2020
Karnataka: Dams opened as water levels rise in many rivers
As heavy rains battered several districts in the southern state of Karnataka, dams were opened to avoid flooding in many rivers, that are already flowing above the danger mark.
04 Aug 2020
Coronavirus: Dharmendra Pradhan becomes second Union Minister to test positive
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 51-year-old has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana.
04 Aug 2020
Karnataka: Siddaramaiah tests positive for coronavirus; admitted to hospital
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The development comes just two days after sitting CM BS Yediyurappa tested positive for the virus.
03 Aug 2020
Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus; goes into home quarantine
Member of Parliament Karti Chidamabaram (48) on Monday revealed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Chidamabaram, who represents Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu) in the Lok Sabha, is the latest among prominent political figures to have contracted the infection.
03 Aug 2020
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for coronavirus
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Yediyurappa is the second state CM after Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan to have tested positive.