Karnataka chaos: SC asks if Speaker has power to challenge its order

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy alleged in the Supreme Court today that the top court’s order on the resignations of the rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs was passed without issuing a notice to the State Assembly Speaker. Continue Reading

Karnataka MLAs at gunpoint in Mumbai: Congress leader

Fourteen MLAs of Karnataka’s ruling coalition are in a place about 90 km from Pune and will wait for the Speaker’s decision on their resignations before taking a call on proceeding to Goa or returning to Bengaluru, sources said today. Continue Reading

Karnataka Congress petitions Speaker not to accept MLAs’ resignations

Karnataka Congress’ legal department has petitioned the Speaker, requesting him not to accept resignations of 13 Congress-JD(S) legislators, alleging that rules have not been followed during its submission. Continue Reading

Need to change style of coalition functioning: Congress to JDS

Wary about its image having taken a hit after the Lok Sabha poll rout, the Congress in Karnataka told chief minister H D Kumaraswamy about the need to change style of functioning of the ruling coalition, top party sources said Thursday. Continue Reading

BJP rules out formation of govt with JDS support in Karnataka

At a time when speculations are rife that the ruling government in Karnataka led by the coalition partners – JDS-Congress – State BJP Chief said his party favoured fresh assembly elections and that there is no other options. Continue Reading

Rebel Congress MLA Jarkiholi meets Kumathalli, fuels speculations

Rebel Congress MLA in Karnataka Ramesh Jarkiholi who has been hobnobbing with the BJP met Mahesh Kumathalli, his close confidant, yesterday. The meeting between the two created fresh speculation about them quitting the party. Continue Reading

Post poll results, there will be political ups and downs: Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa said the stability of the ruling coalition government in Karnataka depended on the what stand the 20 disgruntled Congress legislators would take and based on this there would be political ups and downs after the general election results are declared on 23 May. Continue Reading

Amid fresh dissidence, Karnataka CM meets Congress leaders

With dissidence in ruling coalition partner Congress surfacing again, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Thursday took stock of the situation with his deputy G Parameshwara and senior Minister D K Shivakumar. Continue Reading