Ummid Assistant

IDB scholarship forms available at Bhopal's Companion School

IGNOU's preparatory course for students desiring higher education

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Politics

Karnataka BJP crisis persists, scene shifts to Delhi

Sunday July 01, 2012 12:53:56 AM, IANS

Related Articles

Eight Karnataka ministers quit, demand chief minister's ouster

In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers, loyal to scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, quit Friday to pressure the party leadership to remove Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda. Two more are  »

Leadership tussle in Karnataka leaves CM embarrassed

Bangalore: The crisis in the Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party unit, triggered by Friday's resignation of nine ministers seeking removal of Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, continued Saturday, though a party emissary was hopeful of early solution.

"We are inching towards early solution to the crisis," BJP general secretary and state in charge Dharmendra Pradhan, who was sent by party central leadership to Bangalore Saturday, told reporters here after day-long talks with various factions in the state unit.

Pradhan is returning to New Delhi Sunday to brief the party's central leaders on his efforts.

He did not indicate when the central leaders would consider a solution to the crisis.

However, Karnataka Medical Education Minister S. A. Ramdas said the party's parliamentary board would meet in Delhi in the next two or three days for a final decision to end the problem.

Pradhan said he had met "all important leaders of Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party. Everything will be settled within the party".

He first met eight of the nine ministers who have submitted their resignations and followed it up with talks with the chief minister and his supporters.

The nine ministers are loyalists of scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, whom Pradhan met late Saturday.

Water Resources Minister Basavaraj Bommai, one of the nine ministers to resign, exuded confidence after meeting Pradhan that their demand to remove Gowda and make Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar the chief minister will be accepted.

"We are confident that we have been able to convince Pradhan of our stand. We hope for early solution," Bommai said. Shettar has also submitted his resignation.

While the chief minister did not meet the press after his talks with Pradhan, Municipal Administration Minister Balachandra Jarakiholi, a loyalist of Gowda, too said they were hopeful of an early solution.

With BJP president Nitin Gadkari busy with organising his son's wedding reception in Delhi July 2, the party central leaders might give time to resolve the Karnataka crisis the next day.

Besides Shettar and Bommai, other ministers who have submitted the resignations are C.M. Udasi (public works), Murugesh Nirani (industries), V.Somanna (housing), Umesh Katti (agriculture), Revu Naik Belamagi (libraries and animal husbandry), M.P. Renukacharya (excise) and Raju Gowda (small scale industries).



Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS



More Headlines

Aamir praises 'Malegaon Ka Superman'

Facebook, Twitter make girls 'appear more aggressive'

Briton's DNA links him to world's first woman

Will the world end Dec 21?

Assam Congress lawmaker assaulted for converting to Islam

AR Rahman to rock Olympics with Punjabi beats!

Congress talks trigger fresh debate on Telangana

PM as FM: revisiting 1991?

Egypt ex-minister jailed 15 years over Israel gas deal

Giant ocean found on Saturn's moon

Malaysian lawyer to sue Britain for independence wrongs

Eight Karnataka ministers quit, demand chief minister's ouster

Eurozone events should not deter South Asian union, says PM

Joshi-Modi poster war reaches Jaipur





Top Stories

Mohammed Morsi sworn in as Egypt's president

At one point, Muhammad Mursi lifted up his suit jacket to show he was not wearing body armour. I don't fear my people, he said. I don't fear anyone but God. He also spoke briefly about Egypt's foreign relations, »

Mohammad Morsi wins Egypt's presidential election

'Egyptians believe Islamists will make a better nation'


  Most Read

The Army: Missing Muslim India

It is therefore with a view to correcting this perceptual and attitudinal bias that it is recommended here that the telling statistic of a mere one-to-two per cent of officers being Muslim be taken seriously by both the state and  »

Congress talks trigger fresh debate on Telangana

Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region may not currently be witnessing protests for separate statehood but the ongoing consultations by the Congress leadership in New Delhi has sparked fresh debate on the sensitive issue. The series of deliberations the leadership has been having with the state party  »


  News Pick

Nitish-Modi Spat: Debating Secularism

How does one understand the difference between Hinduism and Hindutva? One has to take recourse to the example of the ‘father of the nation’ to avoid the heavy academic debates. Gandhi was a Hindu but not a follower of  »

Kerala CPI-M leader held for ex-colleague's murder

Marxist leader P. Mohanan was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in the murder of former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, sparking violence by his supporters, police said. Tne CPI-M has  »

Are Muslim Journalists Cut-off from mainstream Media?

A few Indian Muslim journalists write in some Arab newspapers like Arab News, Khaleej Times etc. But those reports almost always appear to be either about the pronouncements of rulers of those countries or about  »

Malaysian lawyer to sue Britain for independence wrongs

An exiled human rights lawyer from Malaysia has decided to re-file a billion dollar suit against the British governnment, blaming it for having failed to protect the Indian Malaysians when independence was granted to the former  »


Picture of the Day

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students with the world's largest envelope they put on display on May 02, 2012. The envelope earned the premium Institution a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. AMU received a certificate in this regard on June 28, 2012.



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.