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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Editorial: Change of guard

The coming days will be interesting in Karnataka politics. The JD(S) will leave no stones unturned in pulling down the government. And a good show in the recently-concluded local body elections in Karnataka will embolden the Congress to face the people again. Continue Reading

Some members in favour of extending support to BJP: JD(S) MLA

Three days after the Congress-JDS coalition government fell, JDS MLA G T Devegowda revealed that some JD(S) legislators have urged H D Kumaraswamy to extend external support to the BJP government. Continue Reading

Decision on Cabinet after discussion with Delhi: Yeddyurappa

State BJP president B S Yeddyurappa today said he will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka by Governor Vajubhai Vala at 6 pm. Continue Reading

Mayawati expels BSP MLA for not backing Kumaraswamy govt

Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati yesterday expelled party MLA N Mahesh in Karnataka for acting against the party decision to vote in favour of the Congress-JDS coalition government led by H D Kumaraswamy during the confidence motion. Continue Reading

Karnataka assembly adjourned, CM asked to prove majority today

High drama ensued in the Assembly after Kumaraswamy moved the confidence motion. Twenty legislators, including Congress MLA Shreemant Patil and BSP MLA Mahesh, did not attend the session. Continue Reading

High drama as Karnataka CM moves confidence motion

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today moved the confidence motion in the State Assembly with the 14-month old Congress-JDS government headed by him hanging by a thread after a rebellion by a section of ruling coalition lawmakers. Continue Reading

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