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.

08 Aug 2021

Basavaraj Bommai

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

Kannada Films

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

Ministry of Railways

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.

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.

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.

14 Jul 2020


Bengaluru's lockdown begins tonight: Know what's open, what's not

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 2020


Waiting for PM's order: Yediyurappa after announcing religious places' re-opening

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 2020


Karnataka: IAS officer transferred without posting, controversy follows

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 2020


After backlash, Karnataka restarts trains for migrant workers

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 2020


Yediyurappa requests migrant workers to stay; Karnataka halts trains

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 2020

Air India

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

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 2020


Will malls, liquor stores open in Karnataka from May 4?

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 2020


Coronavirus: Nationwide lockdown to be extended by 2 weeks

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 2020


Karnataka: Defying lockdown, BJP MLA hosts grand birthday party

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 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Anti-CAA stir: 'Vandals' get seven days for responding to notices

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 2019


#CAAProtests: Vehicles torched in Lucknow, cops use tear gas

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.