Tag: Karnataka political drama

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

July 21, 2019

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

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…

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

July 19, 2019

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

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…

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

July 17, 2019

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

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…

Nataka in Karnataka
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Nataka in Karnataka

July 13, 2019

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…

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…

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