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K. Siddaramaiah is the present Chief Minister of Karanataka and is a leader of the Indian National Congress party. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister in 2013. He has an educational background in law and was a junior under a lawyer in Mysore for a while before joining politics. He started his political career in 1978. Initially he was part of the Janata Dal party before joining the Congress.


No question of B S Yediyurappa resigning as CM: K S Eshwarappa

April 03, 2021 9:08 pm

Following Eshwarappa's recent complaint to the Governor against Yediyurappa alleging direct interference in the affairs of his department, Siddaramaiah, who is the leader of opposition in the state assembly, has demanded that the Chief Minister step down from his post.

Eshwarappa letter row: Siddaramaiah demands President's rule in Karnataka

April 02, 2021 8:04 am

Siddaramaiah termed the five-page letter as "evidences for BJP's corruption, nepotism and irregularities" in the state. "We had been saying this since day one and their own party ministers are repeating now," the former Karnataka CM added.

Karnataka sex-for-job CD row: Cong demands rape case against Jarkiholi, resignation of 6 ministers who got injunction

March 24, 2021 8:07 am

Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah alleged that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to investigate the case was only probing the "conspiracy" angle.

Fuel price hike: Siddaramaiah accuses Modi-led Central govt of 'looting' common man

March 19, 2021 6:45 pm

The Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly remarked that the hike in fuel prices has affected the purchasing power of citizens.

Karnataka Congress MLA suspended for 'indecent' act of removing shirt inside assembly

March 05, 2021 8:15 am

Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah termed the suspension "unilateral", and said, "Put all of us also outside."

Karnataka: 2 ex-CMs question Ram temple funds drive, BSY justifies

February 19, 2021 8:21 am

The two former CMs spoke on the issue this week shortly after Kumaraswamy claimed that some people came to his house and demanded funds, allegedly in an intimidatory tone. He said their authenticity was unverifiable.

JDS not contesting bypolls as it wants its "marginal" votes to go to BJP: Siddaramaiah

February 11, 2021 5:20 pm

Siddaramaiah told reporters in Hubbali that the JDS was not strong in Belgaum (Belagavi), Basavakalyan, Sindgi and Maski constituencies where bypolls are due.

Yediyurappa back-tracks on quarrying in Karnataka, Siddaramaiah hits out

January 25, 2021 8:18 am

On Saturday, the CM had said, “Those operating (quarries and stone crushers) without licenses will be given time to regularise their business failing which, they would face stringent legal action.”

New labour laws at root of unrest in Wistron, Toyota: Siddaramaiah

December 21, 2020 5:35 am

In a letter to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said the newly introduced labour laws are at the root of the workers’ unrest in firms like Wistron and TKM.

B S Yediyurappa diverting attention from Covid using drug probe: Siddaramaiah

September 12, 2020 2:54 am

Earlier this week, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had expressed his firm resolve to clamp down on the drug mafia through an investigation by the Bengaluru crime branch police, which has resulted in the arrest of Kannada film actors and a crackdown on several high-profile personalities.


Karnataka Election Results 2018: Congress offers support to JD(S) to form government

May 15, 2018 5:15 pm

Even though most exit polls predicted a hung assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to form the government in Karnataka with a simple majority, handing out a severe drubbing to the ruling Congress and relegating the Janata Dal (Secular) to the third spot.

Karnataka elections 2018: High-voltage poll campaigning ends, voting on May 12

May 10, 2018 7:29 pm

The high-pitched election campaign for the Karnataka Assembly polls concluded at 5 pm on May 10 as political parties held multiple rallies in their last attempt to woo voters.


Karnataka election result: How Kumaraswamy's JD(S) managed to consolidate votes from Congress and BJP

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

How JD(S) consolidated votes from BJP and Congress to emerge the dark horse in the Karnataka assembly election.

Decision 2018: Unpacking the BJP's game plan for winning the Karnataka election

May 10, 2018 8:00 am

If the BJP forms the government in Karnataka, this will be its 21st state. But what does it take to get there? How is it being planned? Liz Mathew unpacks the strategy.  

Decision 2018: Why Congress' Siddaramaiah is pulling no punches in the battle for Karnataka

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

This Karnataka election could be a sign of things to come for both the national parties. What is at stake for the Congress? Ravish Tiwari reports.  

Historically with Congress, how Karnataka switched to BJP in 2014. Who will win in 2018?

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

Ravish Tiwari explains how Karnataka is likely to vote in the 2018 assembly elections.

Man throws paper bag at Karnataka CM protesting caste bias

February 21, 2016 2:09 pm

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (ANI): A man threw a paper bag at Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during a function at Ravindra Kalakshetra, protesting caste bias on Sunday. The man was arrested immediately after the incident. The security officials present at the spot found that the paper bag was filled with chocolates.