Karnataka: Yeddyurappa stakes claim to form govt, to be sworn in today

This morning, Yeddyurappa met Governor Vajubhai Vala, and staked claim to form the government. With the Governor having given his consent, report say that Yeddyurappa is to be sworn in Chief Minister this evening at 6. Continue Reading

Karnataka: Crucial trust vote to decide on CM Kumaraswamy fate

The ruling coalition’s strength in the House is 117– Congress 78, JD(S) 37, BSP 1, and nominated 1, besides the speaker. With the support of the two independents, the opposition BJP has 107 MLAs in the 225-member House including the nominated MLA and Speaker. Continue Reading

Karnataka: Cannot force Speaker to accept MLAs resignation, says SC

When the case came up before the Chief Justice of India-led bench of the Supreme Court today, it also said the 15 MLAs who had submitted their resignation cannot be forced to vote in the confidence vote tomorrow in the Karnataka Assembly. 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

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

2019 elections: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy cancels Delhi visit

With exit polls predicting an easy comeback for the NDA government at the Centre, Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy cancelled his visit to Delhi today. The Karnataka CMO tweeted, ‘The proposed visit of the chief minister to New Delhi today stands cancelled.’ Continue Reading