Ministers’ quit offer
Bangalore, May 12: Seven ministers loyal to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa have offered to resign from the cabinet today by submitting their resignations to him, pressing for a change in leadership in the state.
isters Basavaraj Bommai, Shobha Karandlaje, M.P. Renukacharya, V. Somanna, Murugesh Nirani, Umesh Katti, and C.M. Udasi have sent their letters to Yeddyurappa.
The loyalists have been pressing their demand after chief minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and state party chief K.S. Eshwarappa complained to the party headquarters about dissidence and indiscipline in the state BJP.
Party sources confirmed that at least a dozen legislators loyal to Yeddyurappa are likely to put in their papers on Monday.
New Delhi: Former Delhi MLA Ram Gopal Sishodia has moved the Supreme Court saying the nomination of Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha was “illegal” and “unconstitutional”. He has sought direction from the apex court to set aside the appointment on the ground that it was “arbitrary”.
London (PTI): A Greek-owned oil tanker with 15 Indian and Filipino crew members has been hijacked in the Arabian Sea, in an indication that Somali pirates are operating close to Indian shores. The Liberian-flagged Smyrni, carrying 135,000 tonnes of oil, was seized off the coast of Oman while it was heading for Somalia, the company owning the ship said.