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‘Follies of father-sons trio of JD(S) triggered Coalition Collapse’
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‘Follies of father-sons trio of JD(S) triggered Coalition Collapse’

August 24, 2019

Bengaluru: A month after the JD(S)-Congress Coalition Government, headed by H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) collapsed, CLP Leader and former Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has blamed JD(S) Supremo and former PM H.D. Deve Gowda (HDD) and his son HDK for the collapse of the Coalition State Government. Addressing a press meet at his ‘Cauvery’ residence in Bengaluru yesterday,…

Speaker disqualifies 14 more rebel MLAs
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Speaker disqualifies 14 more rebel MLAs

July 28, 2019

224-member House reduced to 207 | Majority mark is 104 | BJP has 105 and support of one Independent Bengaluru: Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar this morning disqualified 14 rebel Congress MLAs under the Anti-Defection Law, just a day before the newly formed BJP Government will face a Trust Vote in the Assembly. On Thursday,…

BJP awaits High Command directions to stake claim
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BJP awaits High Command directions to stake claim

July 24, 2019

I congratulate the future Chief Minister Yeddyurappa, says Sumalatha Ambarish Bengaluru: Following H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) Coalition Government’s failure to prove confidence in the Assembly yesterday, BJP is all set to claim power.  A day after the collapse of the Coalition Government, the residence of the Opposition BJP leader in the Assembly B.S. Yeddyurappa at Dollar’s…

Curtain falls on ‘Nataka’ as Kumaraswamy loses Trust Vote
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Curtain falls on ‘Nataka’ as Kumaraswamy loses Trust Vote

July 24, 2019

Bengaluru: The inevitable finally happened last evening, with the H.D. Kumaraswamy Government falling after days of political manoeuvring and attempts to win over the rebel Legislators failed to bear fruit.  The JD(S)-Congress Coalition Government fell 12 days after Kumaraswamy sought to move the confidence motion in the State Assembly. The Trust Vote was defeated last…

BJP’s stoic silence and patience finally pay off
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BJP’s stoic silence and patience finally pay off

July 24, 2019

Bengaluru: The BJP’s gambit of “talking less and listening more” paid off in the Legislative Assembly yesterday with six days of patience and hard work helping the party defeat CM Kumaraswamy’s confidence motion. “It was not easy to be quiet, with Treasury Bench members attacking senior leaders of our party with all kinds of allegations….

Rebel MLAs seek four-week time to appear before Speaker
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Rebel MLAs seek four-week time to appear before Speaker

July 23, 2019

Bengaluru: With Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar yesterday serving notice to the 15 JD(S)-Congress rebel MLAs who have quit, to appear before him by 11 am today (Tuesday) in connection with the disqualification petitions filed by the two parties, the rebel law-makers, who are said to be camping at a Hotel in Mumbai, are learnt to…

Speaker says Trust Vote today; CM for Wednesday
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Speaker says Trust Vote today; CM for Wednesday

July 22, 2019

Ramesh Kumar summons rebels to his Office at 11 am tomorrow Bengaluru/ New Delhi: Karnataka Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar has summoned rebel law-makers at 11 am tomorrow at his Office after a request by the ruling Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) Coalition to disqualify them, amid a row over Trust Vote. This move indicates that a Trust…

Congress-JD(S), BJP work out strategies
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Congress-JD(S), BJP work out strategies

July 21, 2019

Coalition might bide time and delay tomorrow’s floor test Bengaluru: With the fate of the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Coalition Government in Karnataka likely to be decided tomorrow, political parties are preparing their strategy and plan of action for the crucial Trust Vote. While hectic parleys continued in Coalition circles with leaders of both Congress and JD(S)…

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Shadow Boxing

July 20, 2019

Oh! Just when we thought after the exciting Cricket World Cup final there is nothing to excite us, Karnataka Political League began. Our MLAs started playing political cricket. But what was to be a final one-day match yesterday has now turned into a test match, thanks to Square-Leg Umpire, Speaker  K.R. Ramesh Kumar and Third…

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