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

Karnataka Speaker finds rebel MLAs’ resignations ‘faulty’

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday declined to accept the resignations of all the 13 Congress and JD-S rebel legislators, as eight were not in the prescribed format and five needed explanations to ensure they were in accordance with the anti-defection law. “I have summoned all the legislators of both the parties […]

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

Karnataka government crisis deepens, echoes in Parliament

Bengaluru/New Delhi:  The crisis in the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led government in Karnataka deepened further on Tuesday with one more Congress MLA resigning, taking to 17 the number of legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S combine who have quit over the last few days. Meanwhile, the 11 rebel Congress MLAs, who resigned from their Assembly seats three days […]

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Another Karnataka Minister resigns, withdraws support to government

Bengaluru:  On a day of swift political developments, Karnataka Minister R. Shankar of regional outfit KPJP resigned his post and also withdrew support to the beleaguered JD-S-Congress government. He said he would support the BJP. “Minister for Municipal Administration R. Shankar met Governor Vajubhai Vala after submitting his resignation letter to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy,” […]

Senior Congress leaders to discuss Karnataka in Delhi

New Delhi:  Senior Congress leaders will meet here later on Monday to discuss the situation in Karnataka where the Congress-JD-S coalition government is on the brink after several MLAs from both parties resigned. According to party sources, Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Ahmed Patel and Motilal Vora will discuss […]

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

JD-S ministers too resign in Karnataka to save government

Bengaluru:  After 22 Congress ministers, all nine Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ministers in the Karnataka coalition government submitted their resignations, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday. In a tweet in Kannada, he said that all the JD-S ministers “have resigned in the same manner” as the Congress ministers did and the “cabinet will be restructured […]

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 […]

Randeep Singh Surjewala (File Photo/IANS)

Modi government behind defections in Karnataka, says Congress

New Delhi:  The Congress on Saturday hit out at the BJP over the resignations of 11 MLAs of the ruling coalition in Karnataka, alleging that the Central government was “orchestrating the defections”. Addressing reporters after the meeting of senior party leaders here at the party’s war room, Congress media in-charge and national spokesperson Randeep Singh […]