Karnataka Speaker apologises, expunges his rape survivor remark

Amidst the growing political crisis in Karnataka, Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar found himself embroiled in a controversy after he compared himself to a rape survivor in the audio clip issue after he underwent repeated questioning. Continue Reading

Audio clip row: Karnataka Speaker compares himself to a rape victim

Pointing to repeated reference to charges against him over the controversial audio tapes, Karnataka assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday said, his “situation was like that of a rape victim, as they too are supposedly questioned about the incident repeatedly.”  Continue Reading

Karnataka Congress seeks disqualification of four rebel MLAs

Congress Legislature Party leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met the Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar and gave him a letter along with supporting documents to disqualify four rebel MLAs under the Anti-Defection law. Continue Reading

Kumaraswamy announces SIT probe into audio clip row

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today announced a comprehensive SIT probe to “bring out the truth” after an audio clip he released showed state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa in a purported conversation to lure a JD (S) MLA. Continue Reading

BJP paralyses Karnataka assembly proceedings over farm loan waiver

The Karnataka assembly witnessed repeated adjournments Thursday as the opposition BJP staged a protest for the second day, seeking clarity from the government on the farm loan waiver scheme. Continue Reading

Karnataka speaker asks govt to remove banners of leaders

Citing Karnataka High Court’s strong stand against disfigurement of public places, state Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar Thursday sought removal of flex banners put up here welcoming political leaders for the ongoing winter session of the state legislature. Continue Reading