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

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

Editorial: Karnataka crisis

Eleven MLAs of the ruling coalition in Karnataka submitted their resignation to the office of Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Saturday. If the resignations of the eight Congress legislators and three Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs are accepted, the coalition would be left with the support of 107 members – just enough to maintain a majority. Continue Reading

JD(S) releases candidates list for Arunachal Pardesh

The Janata Dal (Secular) has announced the names of 11 candidates for the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election and one for Lok Sabha polls. The JD(S) is for the first time contesting the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election and in the two Lok Sabha seats in the state. Continue Reading