MB Patil

Mekedatu padyatra: MB Patil says rally planned much before Covid rise

He said they had appointed consultants to prepare the feasibility report for Mekedatu and three other sites and to prepare a DPR.

published on : 13th January 2022

Veerashaiva-Lingayat issues will be taken up after 2023 polls: Karnataka Congress leader MB Patil

After its bitter experience in 2018 polls, the Congress seems to be handling issues related to the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community demands cautiously.

published on : 4th September 2021

MB Patil, Lingayat seer back BSY as Karnataka CM

Amid talk of a leadership change in the state, senior Lingayat leaders in the Congress are openly backing Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

published on : 20th July 2021

Congress to take Lingayats into confidence before elections, says MB Patil

When asked whether he was being projected as a Lingayat leader, alternative to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Patil said, it was up to the people to decide who was the leader.

published on : 17th July 2021

Patil hopes to get Lingayats to rally behind Congress ahead of Assembly polls

Congress MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar too said the party will work on getting all Lingayats in North Karnataka to support it in the coming days.

published on : 17th July 2021

MB Patil-BSY meet raises eyebrows

Cong MLA says he sought aid for filling tanks in Indi taluk; visit sets off buzz of BJP wooing him 

published on : 10th July 2021

Former Karnataka minister MB Patil flays 'migrants vs natives' debate in Congress

He denied any infighting in the party over the matter and said the party will fight the upcoming assembly elections unitedly to realise the target of winning 150 seats.

published on : 28th June 2021

MB Patil questions vista project, calls for better health infra

The government should immediately discontinue the project and allocate the same funds to develop health infrastructure.

published on : 12th May 2021

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy steps in as Congress crisis peaks; MB Patil gets party high command's call

Patil, who has raised a banner of revolt, has upped the ante and is likely to demand the Deputy Chief Minister’s post, conveying the message that he will not settle for anything less.

published on : 9th June 2018

Dissidence brews in Congress: Karnataka's Senior leaders' dissent worries leadership

While the central leadership expected disappointed reactions from senior leaders, the proportion of the dissent is something that the party did not anticipate.

published on : 9th June 2018

Make MB Patil Karnataka's CM or Deputy CM, supporters tell Congress High Command

Though the number of supporters dwindled during the period, a few stayed back, raising slogans in favour of Patil, whenever other leaders arrived at Patil’s residence to pacify him.

published on : 9th June 2018

Congress leader MB Patil still unhappy with Kumaraswamy, Deputy CM visit

To a question on whether the dissidents would meet the party high command, he said that no decision has been taken with respect to the issue.

published on : 8th June 2018

Not a second class citizen, asserts former Karnataka minister MB Patil

Congress leader’s house was buzzing with dissatisfied MLAs while other party leaders were trying to placate him.

published on : 8th June 2018

Lingayat issue fails to dent BJP’s vote bank in Karnataka polls

Ministers Vinay Kulkarni, Sharanprakash Patil and Basavaraj Rayareddy, who were in the forefront of the movement, which the BJP had termed as an effort to divide the Hindu community, lost.

published on : 16th May 2018