Karnataka crisis: BJP demands Kumaraswamy’s resignation

Fighting hard to save one of its few State governments, Congress along with its ally JDS on Monday went on a fire-fighting exercises following a rebellion by a section of MLAs with Ministers from both the parties quitting ‘voluntarily’ to induct dissidents in the cabinet. Continue Reading

Congress-JDS govt won’t continue for long: Yeddyurappa

“The question will arise when the government survives. Future depends on the results of Lok Sabha election and the two bypolls (Chincholi and Kundgol assembly segments). After the election there will be upheaval in politics (in Karnataka). I dont think Congress and JD(S) will continue for long in the government,” said BJP State unit president B S Yeddyurappa yesterday. Continue Reading

Kharge should have been made CM long time ago: Karnataka CM

Even as a bitter spat between the leaders of the ruling coalition partners Congress and JD(S) to make Siddaramaiah the chief minister again is going on, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy stated injustice was done to Congress veteran M Mallikarjun Kharge as he should have been given the position a long time ago. 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