Editorial – Karnataka: Conflict & clarity

The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, collapsed Tuesday night capping a 14-month-long turbulent tenure, losing a vote of confidence in the Assembly, setting the stage for the BJP’s return to power in the southern State. 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 rebel MLAs say they we will not attend Assembly

“We are happy with the decision of the Honourable Supreme Court, we honour it,” rebel Congress MLA B C Patil said in a video released to the media, a day ahead of the trial of strength in the Karnataka Assembly. Continue Reading