Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri elected Karnataka assembly speaker

Two days after K R Ramesh Kumar resigned, Senior BJP leader Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri was yesterday unanimously elected the 22nd Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Continue Reading

Karnataka CM says administrative machinery collapsed under coalition rule

Moving the confidence motion to seek majority for his three-day-old government, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa accused the previous Congress-JDS coalition saying State’s administrative machinery collapsed during their rule.
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JDS-Congress coalition loses trust vote; Kumaraswamy govt falls

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s 14-month-old government ended yesterday after the Congress-JDS coalition failed in the confidence vote, ending a 3-week-long tussle struggle for power. Continue Reading

Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah in wordy duel over whip

The argument broke when Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar was addressing the House. Shivakumar reminded Yeddyurappa about his reported statement in Ballari that byelections should not take place and those who resign to circumvent defection should be barred from contesting elections for 10 years. “BJP has got a big strength after the Lok Sabha election. Come on, this is the time. Put an end to this system (defections),” Shivakumar told the BJP leader. Continue Reading

Karnataka crisis: Rebel MLAs file petition in SC

Karnataka rebel Congress and JD(S) leaders who have resigned from Assembly, move Supreme Court accusing the Speaker of abandoning his constitutional duty and deliberately delaying acceptance of their resignations. Supreme Court will hear the matter tomorrow. Continue Reading

Karnataka MLAs fly to Mumbai on BJP MP’s company plane

Karnataka coalition government is reeling under crisis as 12 of its MLAs submitted their resignations on Saturady. Adding fuel to this, several media reports said the chartered plane on which the 10 dissident MLAs flew from here to Mumbai belongs to a firm associated with BJP Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Continue Reading

Chaos reign supreme in Karnataka; Rebel MLAs reach Mumbai

Congress and Janata Dal Secular’s coalition government is facing the threat of collapsing after 11 MLAs from both parties tendered their resignations. While the resignations have not yet been accepted by Speaker KR Ramesh, the fate of the State government, already on sticky wicket due to reported in-fighting, hangs in the balance. Continue Reading

Karnataka Congress says no headway in convincing 2 MLAs who resigned

The Congress in Karnataka Thursday indicated it has not been able to make much headway in convincing two of its MLAs to withdraw their resignation but maintained there was no threat to the coalition government, even as it accused the BJP of trying to topple it. Continue Reading

Congress-JDS puts up dismal show in LS polls, cabinet reposes faith in HDK

JD(S) won only one of the seven seats it contested. Its patriarch H D Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil lost in Tumkur and Mandya, respectively. Continue Reading

Karnataka Congress issues showcause notice to Baig

Baig further slammed former chief minister and Congress legislative party chief Siddaramaiah by saying that he divided the Hindu society by trying to give separate religion tag to Lingayat community and abusing the Vokkaliga community during his tenure in the top post. Continue Reading