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Political morality defeated by BJP horse-trading: Congress

New Delhi: As the Congress-Janata Dal-Secular government in Karnataka lost its trust vote on Tuesday, the Congress accused the Centre, the BJP’s central leadership, the Karnataka Governor and the Maharashtra government of acting together to enable the coalition’s fall. “Political morality and basic democratic values got defeated by the unscrupulous political horse-trading of the BJP […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (Photo: IANS)

HD Kumaraswamy loses trust vote, BJP to stake claim in Karnataka

Bengaluru:  Beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday lost the trust vote in the Assembly by 6 votes in the floor test held after a four-day long marathon debate on the confidence motion he moved on July 18. “Chief Minister Kumaraswamy has lost the floor test, as 99 votes were in favour of the […]

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav (File Photo/IANS)

SP accuses BJP of ‘political vendetta’ over security cover

Lucknow:  The Samajwadi Party has termed the withdrawal of the security cover to SP President Akhilesh Yadav as an ‘act of vendetta’. Senior Samajwadi legislator and leader of opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary said, “The BJP governments are indulging in unmatched act of political vendetta. Never before has any political party behaved like this. Withdrawing security […]

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

Kumaraswamy told to face floor test by 6 p.m. on Tuesday

Bengaluru: Amid late Monday night drama in the Karnataka Assembly, Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar directed Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to face floor test on Tuesday by 6 p.m. to prove majority in the House. “I am adjourning the House nearly at midnight to meet again on Tuesday at 10 a.m. for concluding the debate on the […]

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SC declines plea seeking directions for immediate trust vote in Karnataka

New Delhi: Calling it “impossible”, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea by two Independent Karnataka MLAs asking for the court’s directions to immediately conduct the trust vote in the state Assembly. In their petition, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh said they had withdrawn their support to Karnataka’s ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition and […]

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Karnataka rebel MLAs seek SC order for floor test on Monday

New Delhi/Bengaluru: The 15 Karnataka rebel Congress and JD-S legislators and 2 Independents on Sunday filed an joint petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction to Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to hold the trust vote by 5 p.m. on Monday. “We pray for an order directing the floor test in […]

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Karnataka Assembly adjourned till Monday without floor test

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Assembly was on Friday adjourned till Monday without a floor test despite Governor Vajubhai Vala extending the deadline he gave on Thursday to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for proving his majority. “The Assembly will reconvene on Monday to conclude the debate on the confidence motion the Chief Minister moved on Thursday to prove […]