BS Yediyurappa: News
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.
04 Jul 2023Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
The Karnataka Assembly witnessed a ruckus on Tuesday after the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested against the alleged delay in the implementation of the poll promises made by the ruling Congress before the assembly elections.
02 Jul 2023Siddaramaiah
Nearly two months after the Congress's resounding win in Karnataka, the first formal session of the Karnataka Assembly will be held on Monday.
02 May 2023Karnataka
Amid the rigorous poll campaigning in Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attempted to scuttle a prestigious project of the previous Congress government, namely Indira Canteens.
20 Apr 2023Tejasvi Surya
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday released its list of star campaigners for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, which are scheduled for May 10.
12 Apr 2023Karnataka
Dr. Rajanandini, the daughter of Congress leader and former Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday, reported ANI.
27 Mar 2023Karnataka
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.
05 Mar 2023Karnataka
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.
27 Feb 2023Narendra Modi
Highlighting India's growing aviation market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that common people who wear hawai chappals (slippers) should be able to travel in hawai jahaz (aircraft).
02 Sep 2022Karnataka
Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, pontiff of the prominent Murugha mutt in Chitradurga district of Karnataka, was arrested on Thursday night on allegations of sexually abusing two minor girls studying at the mutt.
02 May 2022Amit Shah
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.
28 Jan 2022Karnataka
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.
08 Aug 2021Basavaraj Bommai
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has been accorded a Cabinet-rank status by his successor Basavaraj Bommai.
04 Aug 2021Karnataka
Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot on Wednesday inducted 29 new ministers into the state Cabinet.
28 Jul 2021Karnataka
Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka.
27 Jul 2021Karnataka
At the legislature meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengaluru, Basavaraj Bommai was elected the next Karnataka Chief Minister.
27 Jul 2021Karnataka
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 2021Kannada Films
Veteran Kannada actress Abhinaya Sharade Jayanthi passed away on Monday at her residence in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
26 Jul 2021Karnataka
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday announced that he would be resigning from his position.
26 Jul 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday dismissed rumors about his resignation, saying it is not at all true.
13 Jul 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
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 2021Ministry of Railways
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday inspected the progress of the ambitious suburban railway project in Bengaluru.
11 Jun 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
The ongoing state-wide lockdown in Karnataka due to the coronavirus has been extended by a week, until June 14, News18 reports.
16 Apr 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa has complained against state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to Governor Vajubhai Vala.
14 Feb 2021Karnataka
American electric car giant Tesla will set up its first manufacturing unit in India in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.
09 Feb 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
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 2021Karnataka
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 2020Karnataka
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.
18 Aug 2020India
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.
04 Aug 2020Karnataka
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.
14 Jul 2020Karnataka
As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Karnataka's capital Bengaluru (urban Bengaluru has 15,051 active cases and 321 have died), the city will be locked down from 8 pm on July 14 till 5 am on July 22, the administration announced earlier.
27 May 2020Karnataka
Hours after he announced that religious places will be re-opened in Karnataka after May 31, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa took a U-turn of sorts, saying he will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's directions.
12 May 2020X
On Monday evening, the Karnataka government unceremoniously transferred a senior IAS officer, Captain Manivannan, sparking outrage on social media and a #BringBackCaptain trend on Twitter.
07 May 2020Karnataka
Days after stopping trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states, the Karnataka government retracted its order on Thursday after severe backlash.
06 May 2020Karnataka
The BJP-led Karnataka government has applied brakes on trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states, urging them to stay back as their exodus threatens construction industry and other economic activities.
03 May 2020Air India
The Centre on Wednesday allowed inter-state movement of stranded migrant workers via buses. Two days later, special trains were also allowed to ferry the workers.
01 May 2020Karnataka
With coronavirus pandemic forcing people to remain in some or other kind of lockdown, economies are battered globally. India too has imposed restrictions for 40 days, albeit in batches, to ensure the spread of the virus is controlled.
11 Apr 2020Karnataka
Mere four days before the nationwide lockdown in India was supposed to be lifted, the Centre decided to extend it by two more weeks.
11 Apr 2020Karnataka
The rules of lockdown must be followed strictly and no one should step out unless it's absolutely necessary — this is the only message the government has been conveying for the last couple of weeks.
02 Jan 2020Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has gone where no other state went before — it is making rioters pay for damaging public property.
19 Dec 2019Lucknow
The protest against Citizenship Act took a violent turn in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on Thursday as vehicles were torched forcing cops to resort to firing tear gas shells.