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

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)…

Minister S.R. Mahesh is a money broker: A.H. Vishwanath
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Minister S.R. Mahesh is a money broker: A.H. Vishwanath

Bengaluru: Dismissing Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh’s charge that he (Vishwanath) has received Rs.28 crore from the BJP as part of ‘Operation Lotus,’ former State JD(S) Chief A.H. Vishwanath, who has quit as Hunsur MLA, has said that Mahesh is a money broker and acts as a link collecting money for Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK)….

Shadow Boxing
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Shadow Boxing

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…

Theatre of the Absurd, Karnataka: Arabian Nights of a Sort!
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Theatre of the Absurd, Karnataka: Arabian Nights of a Sort!

The confidence motion moved in the Karnataka Assembly yesterday by the Congress-JD(S) coalition’s Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was expected to have a smooth passage, either way, because its procedures were vetted by the Supreme Court, as we know. Sadly, the proceedings took a turn towards an unprecedented pandemonium with the leading coalition partner Congress raising…

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

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…

Karnataka Political Drama: Trust Vote Tomorrow
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Karnataka Political Drama: Trust Vote Tomorrow

SC issues interim order; Says Speaker can’t be forced to take decision within time-frame New Delhi / Bengaluru: The Supreme Court (SC) this morning issued an interim order with respect to resignations of 15 rebel MLAs (who had petitioned the Apex Court) stating that the Karnataka Assembly Speaker cannot be forced to take a decision…

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

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…

Nataka in Karnataka
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Nataka in Karnataka

By Vikram Muthanna The political drama in our State with every passing election is becoming like a Bollywood Director Rohit Shetty’s comical-action with multiple star cast — there are heroes and villains, there are fighting scenes and crying scenes, there are fancy cars and private jets. But unlike ‘Chennai Express’ audience who were entertained, the…

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