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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 […]

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Congress questions PM’s ‘silence’ over Donald Trump’s mediation claim on Kashmir

New Delhi: Continuing its tirade over US President Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to mediate in the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan, the Congress on Tuesday dared Modi to wake up and call the latter’s bluff. “Now, ‘Whitehouse’ puts up POTUS’ (Donald Trump) assertion in ‘black and white’ that Prime Minister Modi […]

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 In their petition, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh said they had withdrawn their support to Karnataka’s ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition and […]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 […]