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

Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar resigns after Yediyurappa wins trust vote

Bengaluru (1 MIN READ): Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar resigned from the legislative post on Monday, 14 months after he was unanimously elected as the Speaker. “I am resigning from this august post as Speaker of the state legislative Assembly for personal reasons. I thank all the members for cooperating with me during my 14-month […]

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

14 Karnataka rebel MLAs disqualified for defying whip

Bengaluru: A day before the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly, Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified disqualified 14 rebel legislators of the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) for defying their parties whip to attend the House on July 23. The 14 MLAs had failed to attend the House on July 23, when former chief […]

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

Karnataka Assembly Speaker disqualifies 14 rebel MLAs day before Trust Vote

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 MLAs – 11 from Congress party and 3 from JD-S, under the anti-defection law. Among those disqualified include Roshan Baig, Anand Singh, H Vishwanath, ST Somashekhar. Rebel Congress MLA Shrimant Patil was also disqualified. The development has taken place a day before the newly formed BJP government […]

Photo: Twitter@MALAVIKAAVINASH

Yediyurappa orders stay on all projects, transfers in July

Bengaluru:  Soon after Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited him to form the government, Chief Minister-designate B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday directed Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar to withhold all new projects and transfers made by the earlier JD-S-Congress coalition government in this month. “Yediyurappa orally instructed Bhaskar to put on hold all new projects cleared and […]

B.S. Yeddyurappa (Photo: Malavika Avinash)

Yediyurappa takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Friday sworn in BJP state president B.S. Yediyurappa as Chief Minister of the southern state at Raj Bhavan in the city centre. “The Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to Yediyurappa around 6:30 p.m. at a simple ceremony in the well-lit ‘Glass House’ on the sprawling lawns […]