Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa is an Indian politician who is the Chief Minister of Karnataka and the Karnataka state president of BJP. Yediyurappa is serving as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the fourth time, the only Chief Minister to do so.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading for a simple majority in the 223-member Karnataka Assembly, as it surged ahead in 12 of the 15 constituencies where vote count is underway for the December 5 bypolls since 8.00 a.m., a party official said on Monday.
A group of minority voters in Karnataka's Ranibennur constituency boycotted the by-elections on Thursday, saying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has cheated them.
Voting in Karnataka's 15 Assembly by-elections on Thursday gathered momentum and polling was brisk to moderate in many segments since afternoon, an official said.
The Congress on Tuesday complained to the Election Commission against Karnataka's Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J.C. Madhuswamy for appealing to voters "on caste lines" in Vijayanagara constituency ahead of the Assembly bypolls.
Karnataka legislative council member Prakash Rathod on Thursday alleged that the Election Commission of India (ECI) has been functioning partially in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not in a hurry to again expand the Karnataka cabinet now as it is in the midst of providing relief to the flood-hit people in two-thirds of the state besides stepping up governance, a party official said on Saturday.
Gaiety, patriotic fervour and spirit of freedom marked the 73rd Independence Day celebrations across Karnataka on Thursday amid tight security.
Rescue and relief operations were in full swing in flood-hit Karnataka as rain water began receding in 21 districts across the southern state, an official said.