Articles about DK Shivakumar

DK Shivakumar is an Indian politician who is serving as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, as of 2021. He is also the MLA from the Kanakapura constituency, as of 2021. Shivakumar has served as the Minister of Energy in the Government of Karnataka under the Siddaramaiah government. He was also the State Minister of irrigation in the cabinet of HD Kumaraswamy. He is one of the richest politicians in India and is a seven-time MLA. Shivakumar played an important role in the formation of the coalition government of the Janata Dal and Indian National Congress in Karnataka following the 2018 Legislative Assembly elections. In 2017, he also helped his party leadership to move 42 Gujarat Congress MLAs into his Bengaluru resort just before his election to Rajya Sabha. He did this to prevent them from moving to another political party which subsequently helped Ahmed Patel to win the election. In 2017, the Income Tax Department conducted a raid in Shivakumar’s Bengaluru office and residence in connection with tax irregularities. However, he termed the charges as baseless and blamed the BJP government for it.

Karnataka government takes ordinance route to enforce anti-conversion bill

12 May 2022

India
Karnataka government takes ordinance route to enforce anti-conversion bill

The government of Karnataka promulgated an ordinance to give effect to the anti-conversion bill on Thursday.

Karnataka: Setback for Congress as senior leader joins BJP

08 May 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Setback for Congress as senior leader joins BJP

Former Karnataka minister and Congress state vice-president Pramod Madhwaraj has resigned from the party alleging "political suffocation."

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

14 Apr 2022

Politics
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.

Karnataka: Why Siddaramaiah wants protection for accused Bitcoin hacker

16 Nov 2021

Politics
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.

Karnataka: Congress leaders caught gossiping about "corrupt" Shivakumar on camera

13 Oct 2021

Politics
Karnataka: Congress leaders caught gossiping about "corrupt" Shivakumar on camera

In an awkward incident, two Congress leaders in Karnataka were caught on camera discussing the alleged corruption by the party's state unit chief DK Shivakumar.

Only God can save us: Karnataka's Health Minister on coronavirus

16 Jul 2020

Politics
Only God can save us: Karnataka's Health Minister on coronavirus

With coronavirus cases surging daily across India and the healthcare system on the verge of collapse, the Health Minister of Karnataka said only "God can save us" sparking a controversy.

Karnataka: Defying lockdown, BJP MLA hosts grand birthday party

11 Apr 2020

Politics
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.

Wearing mask, Digvijaya reaches Bengaluru to meet rebels, custody follows

18 Mar 2020

Politics
Wearing mask, Digvijaya reaches Bengaluru to meet rebels, custody follows

The political drama of Madhya Pradesh reached Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, this morning when senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh staged a sit-in protest outside a luxury hotel where rebel MLAs are staying.

Delhi High Court grants bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

23 Oct 2019

India
Delhi High Court grants bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

DK Shivakumar, who has built a reputation for being the troubleshooter in Karnataka Congress, was on Wednesday granted bail by the Delhi High Court.

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

23 Oct 2019

Politics
Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

Congress is not giving up on its leaders, even the jailed ones. This is the message interim party president Sonia Gandhi sent on Wednesday when she visited DK Shivakumar in Tihar prison.

Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

01 Oct 2019

India
Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

In all likeliness, the woes of Congress leader DK Shivakumar will not end anytime soon.

Caught-on-camera: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah slaps aide

04 Sep 2019

Politics
Caught-on-camera: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah slaps aide

Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, has become the talking point on social media, but for all the wrong reasons.

DK Shivakumar arrested: Congress cries foul, Yediyurappa "isn't happy"

04 Sep 2019

Politics
DK Shivakumar arrested: Congress cries foul, Yediyurappa "isn't happy"

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday night arrested DK Shivakumar, Congress' strongman in Karnataka, in connection to a money laundering case. The agency moved for his arrest after grilling him several times in the last couple of days.

ED summons Congress leader Shivakumar to appear before it

30 Aug 2019

Politics
ED summons Congress leader Shivakumar to appear before it

For those who don't know, DK Shivakumar has established himself as the go-to person whenever Congress runs into trouble in Karnataka.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to order CBI probe into phone tapping

18 Aug 2019

Politics
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to order CBI probe into phone tapping

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said that he will order an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged phone tapping incidents during the previous Congress-JD(S) coalition government.

Karnataka: Congress expels 14 lawmakers who brought down coalition

31 Jul 2019

Politics
Karnataka: Congress expels 14 lawmakers who brought down coalition

On Tuesday, Congress expelled 14 of its lawmakers who were responsible for bringing down the coalition government in Karnataka.

Karnataka: CCD founder VG Siddhartha goes missing, police launch hunt

30 Jul 2019

India
Karnataka: CCD founder VG Siddhartha goes missing, police launch hunt

VG Siddhartha, the owner-founder of the famous coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day, went missing from Mangaluru in Karnataka on Monday, prompting police to launch a search operation.

#KarnatakaCrisis: Unwilling to meet Congress leaders, MLAs write to police

15 Jul 2019

Politics
#KarnatakaCrisis: Unwilling to meet Congress leaders, MLAs write to police

In a major embarrassment to Congress, fourteen rebel MLAs of Karnataka Assembly wrote a letter to Mumbai Police seeking protection from senior leaders who might meet them.

#KarnatakaCrisis: Rahul says BJP bringing down governments 'using' money

12 Jul 2019

Politics
#KarnatakaCrisis: Rahul says BJP bringing down governments 'using' money

Breaking his stoic silence on the political crisis in Karnataka, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed BJP was "using" money to bring down state governments.

#KarnatakaCrisis: SC directs rebel MLAs to meet Speaker today

11 Jul 2019

Politics
#KarnatakaCrisis: SC directs rebel MLAs to meet Speaker today

On Thursday, 10 rebel MLAs of Karnataka, who alleged assembly speaker KR Ramesh didn't accept their resignation to save Congress-JD(S) coalition from crumbling, were directed by Supreme Court to meet him at 6 PM.

#KarnatakaCrisis: After being denied entry, Shivakumar detained in Mumbai

10 Jul 2019

Politics
#KarnatakaCrisis: After being denied entry, Shivakumar detained in Mumbai

Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who is trying hard to curtail the crisis which has rocked Karnataka's coalition government, was on Wednesday detained by Mumbai Police from outside the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel.

Amid Karnataka crisis, why this Mumbai hotel took the spotlight

09 Jul 2019

Politics
Amid Karnataka crisis, why this Mumbai hotel took the spotlight

As the Karnataka government reels under a string of resignations from MLAs of the ruling Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition, an upscale hotel in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex took centerstage.

#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: CM Kumaraswamy returns from US; holds series of meetings

08 Jul 2019

Politics
#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: CM Kumaraswamy returns from US; holds series of meetings

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy returned to Bengaluru on Sunday night after a 10-day US trip following the resignations of 13 MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in the state.

Karnataka: 11 Congress-JD(S) MLAs tender resignations, coalition in crisis

06 Jul 2019

Politics
Karnataka: 11 Congress-JD(S) MLAs tender resignations, coalition in crisis

In May last year, JD(S) and Congress forged a post-poll alliance to form government in Karnataka and crowned HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister.

Karnataka: Congress MLA, accused of hitting colleague, says he 'slipped'

21 Jan 2019

Politics
Karnataka: Congress MLA, accused of hitting colleague, says he 'slipped'

JN Ganesh, Congress MLA from Karnataka who was accused of hitting his colleague Anand Singh, was suspended from the party by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee's general secretary.

Karnataka: Controversy sparks after MPs get iPhones, Kumaraswamy 'was unaware'

18 Jul 2018

Politics
Karnataka: Controversy sparks after MPs get iPhones, Kumaraswamy 'was unaware'

In Karnataka, new iPhones gifted to MPs by a Congress minister has sparked a new political controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party calling it a waste of public money.

Karnataka to challenge Cauvery Management Authority in Supreme Court

30 Jun 2018

India
Karnataka to challenge Cauvery Management Authority in Supreme Court

At an all-party meet, comprising BJP, Congress, and JD(S) members, called by Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday, the state government decided to authorize its legal team to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the notification by the Centre regarding the Cauvery Management Authority.

Tension growing between Congress and JD(S) over Karnataka cabinet

08 Jun 2018

Politics
Tension growing between Congress and JD(S) over Karnataka cabinet

Within days of Karnataka cabinet expansion, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy today confessed that there's tension between his party, JD(S) and Congress over the allocation of portfolios. But he was also optimistic about sorting out the differences.

Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together

01 Jun 2018

Politics
Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together

Amid growing speculations of a pre-poll alliance between Congress and JD(S) for the upcoming LS elections, Congress leader KC Venugopal today confirmed that both the parties would fight the elections together.

Bengaluru: Weekend ruined! Major IT hubs, townships to face outages

25 May 2018

Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Weekend ruined! Major IT hubs, townships to face outages

Even as a new government comes to power, Bengaluru is becoming 'power-less'.

CM Kumaraswamy expected to sail through the floor test today

25 May 2018

Politics
CM Kumaraswamy expected to sail through the floor test today

The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka headed by HD Kumaraswamy is facing a floor test today which it is widely expected to sail through, ending the 10-day political speculation.

Top opposition-leaders to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in as Karnataka CM today

23 May 2018

Politics
Top opposition-leaders to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in as Karnataka CM today

A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in later today in Karnataka at a ceremony to be attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders.

It's a very very hard decision: Shivakumar on Congress-JD(S) alliance

22 May 2018

Politics
It's a very very hard decision: Shivakumar on Congress-JD(S) alliance

When BS Yeddyurappa of the BJP resigned as Chief Minister before the floor test in Karnataka assembly, Congress's DK Shivakumar was hailed as 'Chanakya' in keeping the bipolar Congress-JD(S) flock together.

Yeddyurappa drops the mic: How things led to his resignation

19 May 2018

Politics
Yeddyurappa drops the mic: How things led to his resignation

Minutes before the floor test, Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa in his speech declared, "I have failed to secure the numbers," and resigned from the top post merely 2.5 days after coming to power.

2.5-days-old CM: An emotional BS Yeddyurappa resigns, before floor test

19 May 2018

Politics
2.5-days-old CM: An emotional BS Yeddyurappa resigns, before floor test

In a major blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party, newly sworn-in Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa resigned ahead of the floor test at the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Karnataka: Reports claim Yeddyurappa may resign before crucial floor test

19 May 2018

Politics
Karnataka: Reports claim Yeddyurappa may resign before crucial floor test

What'll happen in the floor assembly at Bengaluru's Vidhan Soudha at 4 PM, has grabbed the nation's attention.

Karnataka Result: Congress-JD(S) opportunistic alliance now blaming BJP for poaching

16 May 2018

Politics
Karnataka Result: Congress-JD(S) opportunistic alliance now blaming BJP for poaching

The Congress-JD(S) alliance, that came together after the fractured mandate in Karnataka elections, have now alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to poach its legislators.

Bengaluru facing power-outage since days. Time to pay up, BESCOM?

25 Apr 2018

Bengaluru
Bengaluru facing power-outage since days. Time to pay up, BESCOM?

If Bengalureans get paid for unscheduled power cuts, as Delhiites, they'd be crorepatis by now.

Bengaluru takes steps to become the electric-vehicle capital of India

10 Feb 2018

Bengaluru
Bengaluru takes steps to become the electric-vehicle capital of India

Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar recently announced that Bengaluru will have its first electric vehicle charging station opened on February 15 at the BESCOM office in KR Circle. Further, it will get 11 such stations soon.

BJP's mega rally in Karnataka: Yeddyurappa and senior leaders detained

07 Sep 2017

Politics
BJP's mega rally in Karnataka: Yeddyurappa and senior leaders detained

Karnataka Police detained several BJP leaders, including state party chief BS Yeddyurappa, at a rally protesting the alleged murders of party functionaries. Permission was not granted for this rally.