Karnataka govt defies Guv’s deadline, assembly adjourned till Monday

The Karnataka ruling government ignored Governor’s deadline for the second time yesterday as the assembly was adjourned till Monday.¬†Speaker Ramesh Kumar adjourned the assembly saying that the motion of confidence would be concluded on Monday and there that it wont be prolonged further. 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

Must make sure if MLA’s resignations are genuine or voluntary: Speaker

The speaker said although almost all the MLAs resignations were in proper format, he was under no obligation to act in haste. He further said he will abide by the rules and take a just decision over the matter.  Continue Reading

Anti-defection law needs reframing: Karnataka speaker

“My whole effort is to make the lawmakers realise the ambiguity in the 10th schedule, imperfectness in the 10th schedule, infirmity in the 10th Schedule, absolute need for reframing the 10th schedule,” said Karnataka assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar yesterday. Continue Reading

Four rebel Congress MLAs have responded to notices: Speaker

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Friday said that the four rebel Congress MLAs have responded to notices he issued to them on a petition by the party, seeking their disqualification under the anti-defection law. Continue Reading