Siddaramaiah meets MLAs to quell discontent
Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Siddaramaiah held meetings with MLAs, ministers and in-charges from the districts of Tumakuru, Yadgir and Chitradurga.
Siddaramaiah enters office through door closed for 'Vastu defect'
Chief Minister's Office sources said that earlier CMs feared entering through the door as 'Vastu' experts maintained that movement through this door would affect their political careers. Siddaramaiah, while entering his office, noticed that the south door is closed and inquired from the staff about the reason for this.
K'taka CM meets Shah over rice issue, says assured of help
Speaking to reporters at the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, Siddaramaiah said that he had requested Amit Shah "not to play politics or carry out politics of hatred with regards to the supply of rice to the poor in Karnataka". "The matter of FCI giving a commitment letter to supply rice and the act of cancelling it the very next day has been brought to his notice.
Debate on whether Siddaramaiah will be full term CM starts again in Karnataka
Speaking to reporters, Pratap Simha claimed that Siddaramaiah is making his stooges give statements that he will be a full term CM. "Siddaramaiah lacks courage to say this by himself," he taunted. Siddaramaiah is getting Minister for Social Welfare H.C. Mahadevappa and Minister for Large and Medium Industries M.B. Patil to speak on his behalf.
Adjustment politics charge: Karnataka CM says 'never spoke to BJP leaders'
Talking to reporters in Bengaluru about the charges made by Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha that adjustment politics is practiced in the state by CM Siddaramaiah and top BJP leaders, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that, "Pratap Simha has no political maturity."
Won't sit quiet if Congress changes quota: Karnataka BJP
"Let them release the caste census, the people will teach them a lesson. We will not sit quiet if the reservation quota announced by the previous BJP government is changed. It is not the BJP party, the people of the state will protest against them," he said. Ashoka further said that there was confusion regarding guarantee schemes.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah announces 5 guarantees as promised
Siddaramaiah said the free bus travel scheme for women will come into effect by June 11, free power up to 200 units will be given from July; women heads will get Rs 2,000 from August and free 10 kg rice for all members of BPL card holders will be given from July 1.
Eyeing LS polls, Congress appoints Sunil Kanogolu as advisor to K'taka CM
An order in this regard states that Sunil Kanugolu will be Chief Advisor to the CM and enjoy cabinet rank. Sources in the party said on Thursday that the move is made as per the wishes of the high command to win maximum seats in upcoming Parliamentary elections in the state.
'Implementation of 5 guarantees after cabinet meet on June 2': Karnataka CM
"All details of the proposals and financial implications of the implementation were explained during the presentation. We are going to discuss and take a decision on Friday. We will let you know about the decisions taken there," Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah told the media.