Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (Photo: IANS)

Karnataka Governor extends deadline, asks CM to prove majority by 6 p.m.

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Friday extended the deadline for Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his government’s majority in the state legislative Assembly here till 6 p.m., after the latter missed the 1.30 p.m. deadline set by the Governor. “The Chief Minister failed to prove majority in the Assembly by 1.30 p.m. the […]

Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao (File Photo/Facebook)

Karantaka Congress moves SC to reconsider July 17 order

New Delhi:  Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging its July 17 order which permitted 15 dissident MLAs of the Congress and JD-S to opt out of Assembly session. The Congress claims that the apex court order has whittled down its power to issue a whip, which is guaranteed […]

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

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 […]

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

No floor test in Karnataka Assembly due to ruckus

Bengaluru: The much-awaited floor test in the Karnataka Assembly could not be conducted on Thursday due to ruckus between the ruling Congress-JD-S and opposition BJP over the Governor’s ‘interference’ in the House proceedings, an official said. “Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House proceedings at 6:00 p.m. amid ruckus between the ruling and opposition members […]

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

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 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 […]

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

Karnataka drama: Speaker in no hurry to accept resignations on session’s eve

Bengaluru:  The political crisis in Karnataka entered a new phase on Thursday, with Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar showing no mood to take an early decision on the resignation of 16 MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD-S on the eve of the Assembly session where a showdown could be expected. Kumar, who met 13 rebel […]