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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 […]

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 In their petition, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh said they had withdrawn their support to Karnataka’s ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition and […]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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No delay in floor test on astrologers’ advice: JD-S

Bengaluru: Believe it or not, beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy is reportedly delaying the floor test in Assembly on the advice of astrologers, which the JD-S denied, here on Saturday. “It’s rubbish and a plant by a desperate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the social media,” Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) spokesman Ramesh Babu told IANS. Refuting […]

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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 […]

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Karnataka CM misses Governor’s deadline for floor test in Assembly

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday missed the 1.30 p.m. deadline given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove majority in the state legislative Assembly here. “The Chief Minister has failed to prove majority by 1.30 p.m. on Friday as asked by the Governor,” Opposition BJP leader B.S. Yeddurappa told Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar in […]

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Karnataka CM to move SC for stay on floor test

Bengaluru: A miffed Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will move the Supreme Court for a stay on Governor Vajubhai Vala’s order to prove majority in the Assembly by 1.30 p.m. on Friday, said an official. “The Chief Minister’s counsel will move the Supreme Court on Friday for a stay on the Governor’s Thursday’s order asking […]