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Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
Vikram Gopal

Vikram Gopal


Vikram Gopal is Hindustan Times’ state correspondent for Karnataka.

articles by Vikram Gopal (561 results)
Jul 16, 2019 02:19
The resignations, and the withdrawal of support by two Independent MLAs, pushed the coalition government to the brink and as a result, chief minister Kumaraswamy volunteered to a floor test on Friday when the monsoon session of the assembly began. read more
Jul 16, 2019 00:01
Karnataka political crisis: BJP says motion will be defeated and CM will have to resign; Cong leader says MLAs will return to fold. read more
Jul 15, 2019 14:06
The discussion on the vote of confidence will begin at 11 am on Thursday,” Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah announced. read more
Jul 14, 2019 20:36
MLA MTB Nagaraj flew to Mumbai about 12 hours after he had said outside former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s house that he would return to the Congress fold and convince another rebel, K Sudhakar, to return to the grand old party as well. read more
Jul 13, 2019 23:16
It all began after DK Shivakumar, the Congress’ key troubleshooter in Karnataka, visited the house of Nagaraj, who is housing minister in the state government, early on Saturday morning. read more
Jul 13, 2019 13:14
Karnataka minister MTB Nagaraj who was among Congress lawmakers who had resigned last week seems to have made up hsi mind of staying put in the grand old party. read more
Jul 13, 2019 06:29
“The law will take its course without any consideration as to who the person is, what the situation is,” said the speaker when asked if it he can reject resignations if MLAs do not turn up for the appointments he has given them. read more
Jul 11, 2019 23:40
Karnataka speaker Ramesh Kumar met the 10 MLAs – seven from the Congress and three from the Janata Dal (Secular) – shortly after 6pm in his chamber in the Karnataka assembly and received their resignation letters. read more
Jul 10, 2019 23:52
On Wednesday, Karnataka’s government received a fresh jolt when two more MLAs handed over their resignations. read more
Jul 10, 2019 23:44
About six months before the current crisis, a similar one played out as MLAs from the two coalition partners tried to defect to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). read more
Jul 10, 2019 16:42
Karnataka political crisis: As the Congress stepped up the effort to keep Karnataka’s ruling coalition from sinking, two more party lawmakers handed over their resignation letters to the Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday. read more
Jul 10, 2019 00:00
The Speaker, who returned to Bengaluru on Tuesday after an outstation trip, said eight of the 13 MLAs who resigned last week did not submitted their letters in the prescribed format, and would have to personally furnish fresh resignation letters. read more
Jul 09, 2019 13:20
Karnataka political crisis: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said he would need to be convinced that the resignations sent by Congress and JDS legislators were “voluntary and genuine”. read more
Jul 08, 2019 23:41
Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and top coalition leaders scrambled to save the government with multiple meetings through the day and announced that all 32 ministers had resigned in a bid to make room for some of the disgruntled leaders. read more
Jul 08, 2019 13:05
Karnataka Government Crisis: All ministers have sent their resignations to make space in the HD Kumaraswamy cabinet to accomodate rebel MLAs. read more