On the eve of the swearing-in of new Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday expressed unhappiness over the Narendra Modi government not consulting him about his appointment to the state.
Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the inclusion of former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in BJP`s new team of office-bearers wondering over Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ways of combating corruption.
Newly appointed as BJP Vice President by party chief Amit Shah, former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday said he is satisfied with the position given, though it was people`s wish that he be made a minister.
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who is contesting the Lok Sabha Election from Shimoga constituency for the first time, said on Thursday that his party BJP will win at least 15 seats in this southern state.
Invoking the name of Narendra Modi, a mellowed B S Yeddyurappa is fighting a critical electoral battle of his career from Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency to re-establish his dominance within BJP and state politics.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday chose graft, BJP`s main plank in the Lok Sabha polls, to attack the saffron party, saying "are they blind" to people like B S Yeddyurappa in Karnataka and mining mafia of Chhattisgarh.
JDS` Geetha Shivarajkumar on Tuesday said she would not engage in negative campaign against her rival BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa in her fight for Shimoga Lok Sabha seat, but would focus on her late father and former Chief Minister S Bangarappa`s developmental works.
Criticizing Bharatiya Janata Party`s decision to nominate former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yedyurappa, as a Lok Sabha candidate from Karnataka in the upcoming general elections, Congress leader and Union minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla on Saturday termed the decision of the saffron party as a cruel joke on the democracy.