Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri elected Karnataka assembly speaker

Two days after K R Ramesh Kumar resigned, Senior BJP leader Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri was yesterday unanimously elected the 22nd Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Continue Reading

BJP will put development back on track in Karnataka: Muralidhar Rao

A day after BS Yediyurappa won the confidence motion in Karnataka Assembly, BJP General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao asserted that the party would provide the State with a stable government.  Continue Reading

BJP leader Yediyurappa sworn in as Karnataka CM

Three days after the Congress-JDS coalition government led by HD Kumaraswamy collapsed, 76-year-old B S Yediyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka for a fourth time yesterday amidst high political drama in the State. But he still has to prove his majority. Continue Reading

Decision on Cabinet after discussion with Delhi: Yeddyurappa

State BJP president B S Yeddyurappa today said he will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka by Governor Vajubhai Vala at 6 pm. Continue Reading

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