Karnataka crisis: Congress starts back channel talks with rebels

A day after Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy made a surprise announcement in the Assembly that he would seek a trust vote, efforts were intensified to reach out to the dissident legislators. Continue Reading

With Vaiko nomination accepted, DMK candidate withdraws papers

With the returning officer accepting MDMK general secretary Vaiko’s nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections, DMK nominee N R Elango has withdrawn his papers. Continue Reading

All JD(S) ministers resign from Cabinet to give Kumaraswamy free hand

All nine JD(S) ministers in Karnataka have submitted their resignations to facilitate a Cabinet reshuffle, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s office said Monday. Continue Reading

All Cong ministers resign from Kumaraswamy govt to enable reshuffle

The coalition government in the State plunged into a crisis with 13 MLAs — 10 from the Congress and three from the JD(S) — resigning. On Monday, Karnataka Minister and Independent MLA H Nagesh resigned and withdrew support to the H D Kumaraswamy-led government, delivering another blow to the shaky coalition. Continue Reading

One son-set in north, two son-rises in south

While Udhayanidhi Stalin, son of DMK president M K Stalin, was made the youth wing secretary of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Nikhil, son of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, was named leader of the JD(S) youth wing. Continue Reading

Om Birla elected new LS Speaker; Cong, DMK extend support

Modi led the new Speaker to the presiding officer’s chair. Leaders from the BJP, Congress, DMK (T R Baalu) and TMC went up the podium to greet the 56-year-old new Speaker of the Lower House. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu MPs take oath in Tamil in Parliament, raise slogans

Apart from the DMK MPs, Congress and Communist MPs and the AIADMK MP also took the oath in Tamil. But the slogans they raised after taking the oath were different for each one of them. Continue Reading

Jagan Mohan to have 5 Deputy CMs in Andhra Pradesh Cabinet

The Chief Minister held a meeting of the YSR Congress Legislature Party at his residence here in the morning where he announced the decision to appoint five Deputy Chief Ministers. Accordingly, one each from SC, ST, BC, minority and Kapu communities would be made Deputy CMs. Continue Reading

Election fallout: What’s happening in AIADMK-BJP alliance?

Amidst reports that there is a rift in the AIADMK-BJP alliance after it managed to win just one seat in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has sought to play it down by claiming that “all is well” between the partners. Continue Reading