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Karnataka Crisis Highlights- ‘I am trying to stay back in party’: MTB Nagaraj

Karnataka Political Crisis Highlights: Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is likely to play a key role in deciding how a political crisis caused by the resignation of 16 ruling coalition legislators will pan out.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 13, 2019 19:22 IST
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Karnataka Political Crisis Highlights: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar not to act on resignations by rebel MLAs from the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance until July 16, even as a defiant chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said he would seek a trust vote on the floor of the House in the face of the crisis.

Kumar is likely to play a key role in deciding how a political crisis caused by the resignation of 16 ruling coalition legislators will pan out.

Read highlights here:

3:40 pm IST

Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj met Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj met Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah, at the latter’s residence. Congress MLA Zameer Khan was also present.

 

3:38 pm IST

We have no objection if no confidence motion is moved: BS Yeddyurappa

Supreme Court has taken the first case on Tuesday. Now five more MLAs have impleaded themselves in the case. Chief minister said he will move confidence motion. Let us wait till Monday. We have no objection if he wants to move. Better he resigns and goes and allows a new government to be formed: BS Yeddyurappa.

2:54 pm IST

We have no objection to No Confidence Motion: BS Yeddyurappa

BS Yeddyurappa, BJP state president: We have no objection to No Confidence Motion. We will wait until Monday. On Monday, we are ready to face the No Confidence Motion.

 

2:35 pm IST

Rebel Congress-JD(S) Karnataka MLAs including Ramesh Jarkiholi visited Sai Baba temple in Shirdi

Rebel Congress-JD(S) Karnataka MLAs including Ramesh Jarkiholi visited Sai Baba temple in Shirdi.

 

2:33 pm IST

MLAs Anand Singh, MTB Nagaraj, K Sudhakar, Munirathna and Roshan Baig ask to implead themselves in the petition

MLAs Anand Singh, MTB Nagaraj, K Sudhakar, Munirathna and Roshan Baig ask to implead themselves in the petition moved by 10 rebel MLAs residing in Mumbai.

2:32 pm IST

Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj meets Siddaramaiah

Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj meets K Siddaramaiah.

2:27 pm IST

BJP MLAs held a lunch meeting with party state president BS Yeddyurappa

Karnataka: BJP MLAs staying at Ramada hotel in Bengaluru, held a lunch meeting with party state president BS Yeddyurappa.

 

1:43 pm IST

Five more rebel Karnataka Congress MLAs have also moved Supreme Court

Five more rebel Karnataka Congress MLAs including Anand Singh and Roshan Baig have also moved Supreme Court against the assembly speaker not accepting their resignations.

 

1:38 pm IST

Independent MLAs R Shankar and H Nagesh have written to Speaker asking to arrange their seating in opposition benches

Karnataka: Independent MLAs R Shankar and H Nagesh, who took back their support from the Congress-JDS Government on July 8 have written a letter to the Speaker asking him to arrange their seating in the opposition benches in the assembly.

 

1:28 pm IST

Bengaluru: Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj arrives to meet Siddaramaiah at latter’s residence

Bengaluru: Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj arrives to meet Siddaramaiah at latter’s residence. MTB Nagaraj had earlier met Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and DK Shivakumar.

 

12:34 pm IST

I am trying to stay back in party: MTB Nagaraj

I told the leaders that I will also bring him (Sudhakar) for a discussion. I am trying to stay back in the party. I resigned because I had differences. There is no political party where there are no differences: MTB Nagaraj

12:32 pm IST

I have asked for some time to reconsider the resignation: MTB Nagaraj

These leaders told me to reconsider the resignation because I have been in the Congress for 40 years. Former chief minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao have also spoken to me. I have asked them to give me some time because I have to discuss this with Sudhakar as well, who resigned along with me: MTB Nagaraj

12:30 pm IST

Submitted my resignation due to some differences: MTB Nagaraj

DK Shivakumar, Deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, rural development minister Krishna Byregowda visited my house, they are all my leaders. I submitted my resignation due to some differences: MTB Nagaraj.

12:25 pm IST

Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj says he is reconsidering his resignation

Congress minister MTB Nagaraj, who resigned on Wednesday says he is reconsidering his resignation and will also try to convince MLA K Sudhakar to reconsider his. This comes after water resources minister DK Shivakumar visited Nagaraj’s residence to hold discussions.

12:08 pm IST

We should live together and die together: DK Shivakumar

DK Shivakumar, Congress: We should live together and die together because we have worked for 40 years for the party, there are ups and downs in every family. We should forget everything and move forward. Happy that MTB Nagaraj(rebel MLA) has assured us he will stay with us.

 

12:02 pm IST

Situation was such that we submitted our resignations but Shivakumar requested us to withdraw it: Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj

Rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj: Situation was such that we submitted our resignations but now DK Shivakumar and others came and requested us to withdraw resignations,I will speak to K Sudhakar Rao and then see what is to be done,after all I have spent decades in Congress.

 

11:48 am IST

HD Kumaraswamy has to communicate to me about trust vote: Ramesh Kumar

HD Kumaraswamy has to communicate to me and he has already done so in the business advisory committee. Unfortunately, the opposition leader [BS Yeddyurappa] was not present. I cannot do it unilaterally... I suggested that the chief minister bring it up on Monday, says KR Ramesh Kumar.

11:04 am IST

Rebel Congress-JDS Karnataka MLAs leave for Shirdi from Mumbai airport

Rebel Congress-JDS Karnataka MLAs leaving for Shirdi from Mumbai airport.

 

10:25 am IST

Ramesh Kumar said he would be very strict in dealing with rebel MLAs

In an interview with Hindustan Times, a combative Ramesh Kumar said he would be very strict in dealing with the rebel MLAs and try to set an example.

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9:59 am IST

Rebels have been staying in resorts in Bengaluru and Mumbai, seeking to avoid their party bosses

The rebels have been staying in resorts in Bengaluru and Mumbai, seeking to avoid their party bosses, after submitting letters demitting their membership of the assembly.

9:28 am IST

BS Yeddyurappa held long meetings with his party colleagues in his chamber in Vidhana Soudha

Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who is also the BJP state president, rushed out of the House and held long meetings with his party colleagues in his chamber in the Vidhana Soudha.

8:48 am IST

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said he would seek a trust vote

As the House convened in Bengaluru after the Supreme Court hearing, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said he would seek a trust vote and asked the speaker to fix the time for it.

8:29 am IST

Ramesh Kumar told SC bench that he was constitutionally bound to decide on disqualification petitions

Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, who refused on Wednesday to decide on the resignations by rebel legislators as directed by the Supreme Court, told the bench on Friday through his counsel that he was constitutionally bound to decide on the disqualification petitions before he takes a call on the resignation letters. He also alleged that the legislators resigned to avoid disqualification.

8:14 am IST

Ramesh Kumar has alleged that MLAs resigned to avoid disqualification under anti-defection law

Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has alleged that the legislators resigned to avoid disqualification under the anti-defection law, which requires that at least two-thirds of a party must break away to be recognised as a separate group .

8:03 am IST

HD Kumaraswamy has raised the issue of maintainability of the rebels’ petition under Article 32

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has raised the issue of maintainability of the rebels’ petition under Article 32, which allows an individual to move the judiciary for protection of his fundamental rights, the court noted. In the assembly in Bengaluru, he said he was seeking a confidence motion in light of the “difficult situation” created by some MLAs.

7:52 am IST

SC’s three-judge bench said speaker shouldn’t decide on resignation or disqualification

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and comprising justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose said in their order that the speaker should not decide on the resignations or disqualification of the rebel MLAs to enable the court to assess the larger issues that the case had given rise to.

7:36 am IST

10 rebel MLAs have approached SC, seeking a direction to Ramesh Kumar to accept the resignations

10 rebel lawmakers have approached the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to accept the resignations they have submitted to him. In all, 16 MLAs -- 13 from the Congress and three from JD(S) -- have quit since July 7, pushing the coalition government to the brink of collapse. Two independent MLAs have also withdrawn support to the government.

7:12 am IST

Congress moved its MLAs to Taj Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru, yesterday

Karnataka: Congress moved its MLAs to Taj Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru, yesterday.

 

7:06 am IST

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar visited the residence of MTB Nagaraj

Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar visited the residence of MTB Nagaraj, State Minister who recently resigned from his post, to convince Nagaraj to reconsider his decision.