Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 rebel MLAs

In a major development, Karnataka Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar today disqualified 14 rebel Congress-JDS legislators, who had earlier resigned from the Assembly, a day ahead of the trust vote scheduled to be held on Monday. 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