Tag Archives: Karnataka

BJP invited Yeddyurappa back, date undecided

B s yeddyurappaB S Yeddyurappa has pending corruption cases against him but it seems the BJP are not bothered about it. Karnataka is the only state in the southern region where BJP seeks to win sizeable number of seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party are ready to accept the criticism  that it has not learnt its lesson despiste the victory of AAP in Delhi.

L K Advani and Sushma Swaraj have raised their concerns but the party now seems to induct the leader. B S Yeddyurappa has said that on Thursday he would merge his Karnataka Janata Party woth BJP. “While January 5 or 6 was fixed for his return, the KJP leader wants to make it after January 15. We have left the dates to him,” a senior leader said.

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Karnataka CM’s cabinet expansion creates a difference of opinion

baig and shiva kumarChief Minister Siddaramaiah of Karnataka will induct D K Shiva Kumar and R Roshan Baig into his ministry. When congress had formed government in May the MLAs were denied berths on various grounds.

The idea of cabinet expansion is to strenghten CM’s ministry ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This has created a difference of opinion in the Congress. Shiva Kumar who is going to be inducted faces cases of illegal mining, and this has created unhappiness.

The CM kept postponing the expansion. But pressure from the party and the aspirants was intense. On Tuesday, he was told to induct Shiva Kumar and Baig.