BS Yediyurappa

The resignation of the 17 rebel MLAs and their subsequent disqualification by then assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar in July led to the collapse of the Congress-JDS government and paved the way for the BJP to come to power.

Assembly by-poll dates for Karnataka were announced on Sunday by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjeev Kumar. A total of 15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka are going to by-polls on December 5.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the decision of the then Karnataka speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to disqualify 17 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs under the anti-defection law but said that they can contest the upcoming by-elections in the state.

former JD-S MLA, who was also disqualified, has made a statement in Mandya that " he supported the Yediyurappa government for the funds to develop his constituency"

Speaking to ANI, a student said: "Yediyurappa-led government is not concerned about development and four-time Chief Minister is less brilliant in administration."

Shah had triggered a political row on Saturday when he had said that it is important the country had one language reflecting its identity and only Hindi could unite the country.

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday expanded his cabinet for the first time since assuming office...

BJP's BS Yediyurappa formed government in the state following the collapse of the JD(S)-Congress combine after the resignation of their 17 legislators. As a result, Kumaraswamy's confidence motion was defeated, paving way for Yediyurappa to stake a claim.

Appealing to Congress and JD (S) to work together for the betterment of the state, he added, "I appeal to the opposition that we must work together. I appeal to House to unanimously express confidence in me." (ANI)