Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (Photo: IANS)

2 Congress rebels, Independent disqualified in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Thursday disqualified two rebel Congress legislators and an Independent lawmaker with immediate effect. The Congress rebels are Ramesh Jarkiholi (Gokak) and Mahesh Kumatahalli (Athani) constituencies in Belagavi district, while Independent R. Shankar is (Ranebennur) in Haveri district. “The 3 legislators have been disqualified under the Anti-Defection Law (10th […]

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Karnataka Speaker summons rebel Congress MLAs for hearing

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar summoned the 12 rebel Congress MLAs who resigned from their Assembly seats for a hearing in response to a notice by their party disqualifying them for defying the whip, an official said on Monday. “Individual notices were sent to all the 12 Congress rebel MLAs under rule 7 of […]

Karnataka legislative Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (File Photo : IANS)

Karnataka Speaker issues notice to 15 rebel MLAs

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Monday issued a notice to 15 rebel legislators of the state’s ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition. In the notice, the Speaker asked the 15 MLAs to meet him in his office here on Tuesday at 11 a.m. to record their responses on their disqualification following a plea […]

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Will follow SC order on MLAs’ resignations: Karnataka Speaker

Bengaluru: Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday said he would follow the Supreme Court’s order that the 15 rebel legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S allies cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the House. “I will follow the Supreme Court order on the resignations of 15 rebel MLAs within a time-frame, as […]

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Speaker can’t force legislator to continue: rebel Karnataka MLAs

New Delhi:  The court of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday saw lengthy arguments for nearly five hours as it heard the case related to resignation by 15 Congress MLAs of Karnataka, with contentions and counter contentions revolving around the legislative procedures. Rebel MLAs said, as per the law, the Assembly Speaker could […]

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (File Photo/IANS)

SC asks Karnataka Speaker what stopped him from accepting MLAs’ resignations

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Karnataka Speaker what stopped him from deciding whether to accept or reject the resignations tendered by the MLAs of the JD-S-Congress coalition on July 6. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought a clear response from senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi representing Speaker K.R. Ramesh […]

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Karnataka drama: 5 more Congress rebels to petition SC on resignations

Bengaluru:  Five more Karnataka Congress rebel legislators are set to petition the Supreme Court asking it to direct Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations, sources said on Saturday. “The five rebel legislators, who also resigned from their Assembly seats, are likely to petition the apex court on Monday for its direction to […]

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka Speaker receives rebels’ resignations in ‘proper format’

Bengaluru: Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Thursday said he had received the resignation letters of the 13 rebel legislators of the ruling Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in the prescribed format at his office here. “The legislators wrote their resignation in my office in the prescribed format and submitted them to me personally. […]

Karnataka legislative Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar (Photo : IANS)

Karnataka Speaker withdraws ‘rape victim’ remark

Bengaluru :  Karnataka legislative Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar here on Wednesday regretted and withdrew his remark likening himself to a “rape victim” during a discussion on the audio clip in which BJP chief B.S. Yeddyurappa allegedly made an attempt to lure a JD-S legislator. “My remarks were not intended to hurt anyone, and I […]

Congress’ Ramesh Kumar elected Karnataka Speaker

Bengaluru : Congress legislator K.R. Ramesh Kumar was on Friday elected unopposed as the Karnataka Assembly Speaker, pro tem Speaker K.G. Bopaiah announced. Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah proposed Ramesh Kumar’s name for the Speaker’s post, which was seconded by Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara. Congress' Ramesh Kumar elected as Speaker of #Karnataka Assembly. pic.twitter.com/XxSi1VkN55 […]