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Saturday, Aug 24, 2019
Vikram Gopal

Vikram Gopal


Vikram Gopal is Hindustan Times’ state correspondent for Karnataka.

articles by Vikram Gopal (618 results)
Jul 27, 2019 00:14
Yediyurappa, who has reverted to the older spelling of his name from the Yeddyurappa he used between 2007 and now, will face a confidence motion on Monday during a special session called to prove his government’s majority. read more
Jul 26, 2019 23:53
Though the BJP was able to topple the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government on Tuesday, it will be in a tricky position as no decision has been taken about most of the rebel MLAs whose resignations triggered the coalition collapse. read more
Jul 26, 2019 23:26
Speaking to the press after the meeting, former minister GT Deve Gowda said that the pro-BJP faction was very vocal. read more
Jul 26, 2019 20:58
Yediyurappa’s BJP has 105 MLAs in the state Assembly with current strength of 222 MLAs. The half-way mark after yesterday’s disqualification of three Congress MLAs has come down to 112. read more
Jul 26, 2019 15:05
Yediyurappa’s chance to stake the claim comes on the back of the Congress-Janata Dal(Secular) government’s loss in the floor test on Tuesday. read more
Jul 25, 2019 23:47
In a press conference in Bengaluru, Kumar announced that Congress MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathahalli and Ranebennur legislator R Shankar stood disqualified. read more
Jul 25, 2019 23:47
The allegation by rebel MLA Shivaram Hebbar came after weeks of speculation that sections of the two former coalition partners were unhappy with Siddaramaiah’s role in quelling the rebellion that ultimately toppled the 14-month government. read more
Jul 25, 2019 20:06
Speaker KR Ramesh said the three disqualified rebel MLAs ceased to be members of the 15th Legislative Assembly till its expiry in 2023. read more
Jul 24, 2019 23:33
Ousted chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, for his part, said he had no regrets and was “happy” he could work for the poor until his last day. His father, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, however, blamed the BJP for “horse trading”. read more
Jul 24, 2019 17:47
Kumaraswamy was asked by the Governor Vajubhai Vala to continue as a caretaker chief minister till a new government was sworn-in, he was also barred from taking any major policy decisions, like the loan waiver for the landless-labourers. read more
Jul 24, 2019 00:16
All eyes are now on governor Vajubhai Vala, who accepted chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s resignation late on Tuesday and asked him to lead a caretaker government. read more
Jul 23, 2019 23:54
In the 225-member assembly, the BJP is the single largest party with 105 legislators. Yeddyurappa said he will meet Vala to stake claim after consulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah. read more
Jul 23, 2019 23:52
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance secured 99 votes in favour and 105 against on a trust vote motion moved in the 225-member assembly by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy last Thursday. read more
Jul 23, 2019 20:19
As the trust vote debate reached the endgame on Tuesday, there were barbs, darts and the constant digs at opponents. read more
Jul 23, 2019 19:48
HD Kumaraswamy, who lost the Karnataka floor test by six votes, had a word of advice for the other lawmakers including those from the rival BJP and its boss BS Yeddyurappa. read more