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

Governor directs Kumaraswamy to prove majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m.

Bengaluru: On a day of high drama in the Karnataka Assembly and swift developments later, Governor Vajubhai Vala on Thursday directed Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his majority on Friday by 1:30 p.m. “I require you to prove your majority on the floor of the House on or before 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday), said Vala […]

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

15 Karnataka rebel MLAs to skip assembly session on July 18

Bengaluru: Buoyed by the Supreme Court’s favourable order on their joint petitions to abstain from the Assembly, 15 Karnataka rebel legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S allies said on Wednesday they would not attend the session on Thursday (July 18) for the trust vote by beleaguered Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. “We are not going to Bengaluru to […]

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 […]

DK Shivakumar (Photo: IANS)

Rebel Karnataka MLAs in Mumbai fear threatened, hoot senior Cong leader DK Shivakumar

Mumbai: Karnataka Congress senior leader and minister D. K. Shivakumar got a jolt on Wednesday as he was hooted outside a five-star hotel here when 10 Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) rebel MLAs said they felt threatened by him. In a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve late on Tuesday, the legislators said they apprehended threats […]

Congress party's Karnataka in-charge K.C. Venugopal (Photo: IANS)

Karnataka crisis: All 22 Congress ministers ‘resign’ to save government

Bengaluru: All the Congress ministers in the Karnataka Cabinet on Monday submitted their resignations to party’s legislative leader Siddaramaiah in a bid to save the state’s 13-month-old Congress-JD-S coalition government from collapsing, a senior party official said on Monday. “All our 22 ministers have submitted their resignation letters to Siddaramaiah to make way for the rebel […]

Independent legislator H. Nagesh (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka crisis: Minister H. Nagesh resigns, withdraws support to Kumaraswamy government

Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister for Small Scale Industries and Independent legislator H. Nagesh resigned from the post and withdrew support to the state’s JD-S-Congress coalition government on Monday. “I have this day, tendered my resignation from the council of ministers, headed by (Chief Minister) H.D. Kumaraswamy,” said Nagesh in a letter to state Governor Vajubhai Vala. Nagesh, […]

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara (File Photo)

Karnataka Congress ministers ready to resign to accomodate rebel legislators in Cabinet: Deputy CM

Bengaluru: In a bid to save the year-old coalition government, the Congress ministers are ready to resign for the sake of accommodating rebel legislators in the cabinet, said Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Monday. “All of us (Congress Ministers) may resign to accommodate our rebel legislators in the cabinet. If my party asks me to […]

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Karnataka coalition allies try to pacify rebels, save government

Bengaluru: In a desperate attempt to save their year-old coalition government from the brink, the ruling Congress and Janata-Dal-Secular (JD-S) allies held parleys on Sunday to pacify their dozen rebel legislators and make them withdraw their resignations, an official said on Sunday. But all attempts by leaders of the allies to contact the rebel MLAs for […]