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Karnataka: Congress challenges BJP to name BS Yediyurappa as CM face
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Karnataka: Congress challenges BJP to name BS Yediyurappa as CM face

Congress leader M B Patil rejected contention that Yediyurappa's induction into the BJP's top body affected Congress' prospects to attract Lingayat votes and said the community fully understands the ruling party's game of utilising the Lingayat strongman's services, only for the sake of elections

The big BJP shake-up: Who is in, who is out of the saffron party’s top body?
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The big BJP shake-up: Who is in, who is out of the saffron party’s top body?

While the party dropped Union minister and former party president Nitin Gadkari and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from its parliamentary board, it brought in six new members, including former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, and Punjab leader Iqbal Singh Lalpura

‘BJP Parliamentary Board shows party rewards old workers, values experience of karyakartas’
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‘BJP Parliamentary Board shows party rewards old workers, values experience of karyakartas’

A source in BJP said that the new Parliamentary Board constituted by the party shows how the party rewards old workers and values the experience of its karyakartas

GhoseSpot | Why BJP finds itself foundering in Karnataka and there may not be an easy way out
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GhoseSpot | Why BJP finds itself foundering in Karnataka and there may not be an easy way out

After last week’s events in Karnataka — following the brutal murder of BJP Yuva Morcha leader Praveen Nettaru in Bellare — the party’s prospects in the state have turned wobbly

BS Yediyurappa's son Vijayendra says will contest Karnataka Assembly polls if BJP approves
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BS Yediyurappa's son Vijayendra says will contest Karnataka Assembly polls if BJP approves

Signalling the end of his electoral politics, Yediyurappa last Friday said he will be vacating his Shikaripura assembly seat in Shivamogga district, and that Vijayendra will be contesting the polls from there

Vijayendra has capacity to contest election and win from anywhere, says BS Yediyurappa
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Vijayendra has capacity to contest election and win from anywhere, says BS Yediyurappa

The comment comes after the Karnataka chief minister announced that he will not contest the next Assembly election but would 'suggest' to the party high command to field his son, BY Vijayendra

BS Yediyurappa to vacate Shikaripura seat; son Vijayendra to contest in 2023 Assembly polls
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BS Yediyurappa to vacate Shikaripura seat; son Vijayendra to contest in 2023 Assembly polls

This announcement is seen as the veteran BJP leader ending his innings in electoral politics

BS Yediyurappa granted bail by special court in corruption case
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BS Yediyurappa granted bail by special court in corruption case

The complaint alleges that Yediyurappa as the then deputy chief minister in 2006 illegally denotified 15 acres and 30 guntas land in Bengaluru's Bellandur and Devarabeesanahalli that was acquired for an IT park

Amit Shah's arrives in Bengaluru amid buzz over leadership change and cabinet rejig
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Amit Shah's arrives in Bengaluru amid buzz over leadership change and cabinet rejig

Amit Shah during this trip is likely to meet senior party leaders including Bommai and BS Yediyurappa, and assess the BJP's preparations for the elections

Explained: Why is the Karnataka BJP trying to keep BS Yediyurappa happy?
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Explained: Why is the Karnataka BJP trying to keep BS Yediyurappa happy?

Corruption allegations and the threat of the Lingayat community growing distant has led the state BJP to bring former chief minister BS Yediyurappa closer to the core team

Karnataka: Shivamogga airport to be named after BS Yediyurappa, says CM Bommai
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Karnataka: Shivamogga airport to be named after BS Yediyurappa, says CM Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai said that the airport, once completed, would give a big boost to the development of Shivamogga

BS Yediyurappa's granddaughter Dr Soundarya dies by suicide
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BS Yediyurappa's granddaughter Dr Soundarya dies by suicide

The BJP leader's granddaughter ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her Vasant Nagar flat on Friday morning, police said

Bypoll lessons for BJP and Congress: Shun ‘high command’ politics, groom strong state leaders​
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Bypoll lessons for BJP and Congress: Shun ‘high command’ politics, groom strong state leaders​

Bypoll shows need for BJP and Congress to groom strong state leaders, curtail ‘high command’ politics

HD Kumaraswamy says 2023 Karnataka polls will be his last; asks people for one last chance
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HD Kumaraswamy says 2023 Karnataka polls will be his last; asks people for one last chance

Speaking to party workers and the public, he sought their blessings and support in bringing JD(S) to power independently, for implementing 'Pancharatna', the five fold programme envisaged by him

BS Yediyurappa declines Cabinet rank status, asks Basavaraj Bommai to withdraw order
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BS Yediyurappa declines Cabinet rank status, asks Basavaraj Bommai to withdraw order

The newly-appointed Karnataka CM on Saturday issued an order stating that Yediyurappa will continue to receive government facilities on par with cabinet-rank ministers

Karnataka cabinet expansion: Basavaraj Bommai inducts 29 ministers; no deputy CM sworn in
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Karnataka cabinet expansion: Basavaraj Bommai inducts 29 ministers; no deputy CM sworn in

Bommai, who was elected as the new leader of the BJP legislature party last week following Yediyurappa's resignation, had taken oath as the chief minister on 28 July

Karnataka cabinet expansion: Directions from BJP central leadership likely on Monday, says Basavaraj Bommai
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Karnataka cabinet expansion: Directions from BJP central leadership likely on Monday, says Basavaraj Bommai

On 28 July, Bommai had taken oath as the chief minister following the resignation of his predecessor BS Yediyurappa who resigned on 26 July

Karnataka Latest News Updates: Governor invites CM-elect Basavaraj Bommai to take oath tomorrow at 11 am
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Karnataka Latest News Updates: Governor invites CM-elect Basavaraj Bommai to take oath tomorrow at 11 am

Karnataka LIVE Updates: "It is a big responsibility in the given situation. I will strive to work for the welfare of the poor." said CM-elect Basavaraj Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai to be next Karnataka CM; BSY confidant, Lingayat face to be sworn-in on Wednesday
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Basavaraj Bommai to be next Karnataka CM; BSY confidant, Lingayat face to be sworn-in on Wednesday

Bommai joined the BJP in 2008, following which the two-time MLC and three-time MLA from Shiggaon in Haveri district, has seen an upwards trajectory within the party ranks

After BS Yediyurappa's exit, who are the front-runners for Karnataka CM post?; here's a list
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After BS Yediyurappa's exit, who are the front-runners for Karnataka CM post?; here's a list

The BJP high command, with one eye on the upcoming 2023 Assembly polls in the state, has shortlisted a few notable names as possible replacements as chief minister