Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka CM to seek trust vote on July 18

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will seek a vote of confidence of the state Assembly on July 18, against the backdrop of 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD(S) tendering their resignation. “I have directed the Chief Minister to hold the floor test in the Assembly on Thursday (July 18),” Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar […]

Senior minister D.K. Shivakumar (Photo: IANS)

Karnataka Congress ready to meet rebel MLAs’ demands: Minister

Bengaluru:  In a last-ditch effort to save its shaky coalition government in Karnataka, Congress’ trouble-shooter and senior minister D.K. Shivakumar on Sunday assured the rebel legislators of meeting their demands if they withdrew their resignations and attend the Assembly session underway. “The party is ready to meet demands of the rebels if they withdraw resignations […]

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka drama: 5 more Congress rebels to petition SC on resignations

Bengaluru:  Five more Karnataka Congress rebel legislators are set to petition the Supreme Court asking it to direct Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations, sources said on Saturday. “The five rebel legislators, who also resigned from their Assembly seats, are likely to petition the apex court on Monday for its direction to […]

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and Deputy CM G. Parameshwara (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka crisis: Congress tries to woo rebel MLAs

Bengaluru:  The beleaguered ruling Congress in Karnataka is wooing some of its rebel MLAs to withdraw their resignations and help its tottering coalition government with the JD-S survive the political crisis gripping the state, a party official said on Saturday. “Our senior leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, D.K. Shivakumar and Krishna Byre Gowda […]

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka drama: Speaker in no hurry to accept resignations on session’s eve

Bengaluru:  The political crisis in Karnataka entered a new phase on Thursday, with Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar showing no mood to take an early decision on the resignation of 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD-S on the eve of the Assembly session where a showdown could be expected. Kumar, who met 13 rebel […]

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka Speaker receives rebels’ resignations in ‘proper format’

Bengaluru: Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Thursday said he had received the resignation letters of the 13 rebel legislators of the ruling Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in the prescribed format at his office here. “The legislators wrote their resignation in my office in the prescribed format and submitted them to me personally. […]

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka Speaker finds rebel MLAs’ resignations ‘faulty’

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday declined to accept the resignations of all the 13 Congress and JD-S rebel legislators, as eight were not in the prescribed format and five needed explanations to ensure they were in accordance with the anti-defection law. “I have summoned all the legislators of both the parties […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka government crisis deepens, echoes in Parliament

Bengaluru/New Delhi:  The crisis in the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led government in Karnataka deepened further on Tuesday with one more Congress MLA resigning, taking to 17 the number of legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S combine who have quit over the last few days. Meanwhile, the 11 rebel Congress MLAs, who resigned from their Assembly seats three days […]