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Karnataka crisis: Bid to pacify rebels and save government

Bengaluru: Hectic parleys are underway to pacify a dozen Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) rebel legislators to withdraw their resignations and save the 13-month-old coalition government in Karnataka, an official said on Sunday. “Senior leaders in both the parties are holding talks to address the concerns of the rebels and ensure they withdraw their resignations. However, […]

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Karnataka crisis deepens: 5 Congress, 3 JD-MLAs set to resign

Bengaluru: In a potential crisis for the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka, eight MLAs from the ruling coalition went to meet the Speaker of the state Assembly on Saturday, suggesting that they could resign. Out of the eight legislators, five are from the Congress and three from Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), according to sources. The Speaker K.R.Ramesh Kumar, […]

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Kumaraswamy meets Rahul, asks him not to quit as Congress chief

New Delhi:  Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and requested him not to give up his party post following the Congress party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections. Kumaraswamy met Gandhi at his residence here for over 20 minutes. Kumaraswamy later told reporters, “I have […]

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Kumaraswamy calls Karnataka tax raids ‘revenge politics’

Bengaluru: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misusing the Income-Tax Department to threaten political leaders of the ruling JD-S and Congress in Karnataka, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday said the I-T raids were nothing but “revenge politics by the BJP-led NDA government”. “The Income-Tax Department raids on some businessmen and our important political leaders in […]

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Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy offers to quit if Congress can’t control MLAs

Bengaluru | An exasperated Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday offered to quit if the coalition partner Congress could not control its MLAs from criticizing his style of functioning. “I am ready to quit if my style of functioning is not acceptable to anyone. The Congress must control its MLAs and resolve the issues. […]

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2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka’s JD-S-Congress government

Bengaluru : In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support. “I had extended support to the JD-S-Congress coalition expecting good governance, but have been disappointed,” Shankar told the media. Shankar, a legislator from Ranebennur Assembly […]

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BJP mocks at Kumaraswamy for flying abroad to celebrate New Year

Bengaluru : Dubbing Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy an “accidental CM”, the opposition BJP on Saturday mocked at him for going abroad with his family to celebrate the New Year at a time when many parts of the state were reeling under drought. “If there was a movie titled #AccidentalCM, who will play the role […]

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1,500 stranded in flood-hit Kodagu of Karnataka; CM visits affected areas

Kodagu (Karnataka) : Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday visited the flood-hit Kodagu district in the southern state, where hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains. “At least 1,500 people are stranded in various parts of the district, but the rescue officials have not been able to reach them due […]

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Karnataka CM, 6 ministers face criminal cases: Poll watchdogs

Bengaluru : Seven Karnataka Ministers, including Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, face criminal charges ranging from forgery to causing death by negligence, said two election watchdogs in a report here on Friday. The report by the Karnataka Election Watch and Delhi-based Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) was based only analysis of the poll affidavits belonging to […]