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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,…

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…

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)…

20 MLAs skip trust vote, Government behind in numbers
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20 MLAs skip trust vote, Government behind in numbers

July 18, 2019

Bengaluru: The political drama in Karnataka will likely reach its climax from now on as the H.D. Kumaraswamy Government faces a floor test in the State Legislative Assembly. The Chief Minister has moved the confidence motion, and a debate is underway. The trust vote comes after a spate of resignations by MLAs from the ruling…

Rebel MLA MTB Nagaraj jumps ship; flies to Mumbai
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Rebel MLA MTB Nagaraj jumps ship; flies to Mumbai

July 14, 2019

Tells family members he is going to a temple but takes a plane to Mumbai Bengaluru: After assuring Congress leaders that he will withdraw his resignation last night, Hoskote rebel MLA MTB Nagaraj sang the famed “Catch me if you can” song written by Johnny Wakelin as he ran towards the aircraft to board a…

Tally of resignations in Coalition Govt. rises to 18
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Tally of resignations in Coalition Govt. rises to 18

July 11, 2019

Bengaluru: The tally of MLAs from the Congress resigning went up to 13 with Housing Minister MTB Nagaraj and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) Chairman Dr. K. Sudhakar too quitting as Legislators last evening. Both Nagaraj and Dr. Sudhakar, who had taken charge as Chairman just over 10 days ago, are close confidants of…

Coalition Government hangs by a thread
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Coalition Government hangs by a thread

July 9, 2019

MLA R. Roshan Baig resigns Number of MLAs resigning: 15 Congress-JD(S) strength: 102 BJP has 105 MLAs and support of two independents Bengaluru: Amidst the ongoing Karnataka crisis with the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government is fighting to survive, Legislative Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar will take the crucial decision on the resignations of 15…

Pathetic plight of Coalition Govt.
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Pathetic plight of Coalition Govt.

July 9, 2019

Going by the latest political developments in our State, somehow I feel that my musings written in this same column on May 15, 2018,  under the title ‘Pride goes before the Fall: Musings on Congress defeat in Karnataka’ literally fits to present political scenario. Considering the current political unrest and the blame game that has…

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