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(From left) GT Deve Gowda, Milind Deora, Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar and Sanjay Nirupam in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Man-made disaster’: How Karnataka coalition unravelled

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:03 AM IST
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).
The coalition has a support of 118 lawmakers. The BJP has 105 members in the state assembly.(HT Photo)
The coalition has a support of 118 lawmakers. The BJP has 105 members in the state assembly.(HT Photo)

Rumours rife as 2 Karnataka Congress MLAs skip meet

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 07:46 AM IST
Former chief minister Siddaramaiah said Congress’s all 79 lawmakers are with the party. “There is no dissent in our ranks and we are like a rock,” he said.
Rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav (right) submitting his resignation to Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav (right) submitting his resignation to Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday. (HT PHOTO)

Karnataka rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav resigns, may join BJP

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Umesh Jadhav rebelled after he failed to get a ministerial berth when the Congress allied with the JD(S) to form govt in Karnataka.
Ramesh Jarkiholi, one of the four Congress MLAs in Karnataka who have been missing party meetings and the budget session of the state assembly, came back to Bengaluru on Tuesday night, news agency ANI reported.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Ramesh Jarkiholi, one of the four Congress MLAs in Karnataka who have been missing party meetings and the budget session of the state assembly, came back to Bengaluru on Tuesday night, news agency ANI reported.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

4 missing Karnataka Congress MLAs return after several weeks

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 07:11 AM IST
The four rebel Congress legislators, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Umesh Jadhav, Mahesh Kumathahalli and B Nagendra, who had gone missing for several weeks amid political turmoil in Karnataka, surfaced in Bengaluru.
Legislative party leader Siddaramaiah had sent a notice to the missing MLAs on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Legislative party leader Siddaramaiah had sent a notice to the missing MLAs on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

On 4 ‘missing’ Karnataka Congress MLAs, Siddaramaiah rushes to cut losses

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 03:31 PM IST
The four rebel MLAs, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Umesh Jadhav, Mahesh Kumathahalli, and B Nagendra, have not turned up despite the Congress issuing a whip on Tuesday asking them to be present throughout the session.
The absence of Congress MLAs has prompted the opposition BJP to claim that the Kumaraswamy-led Congress-Janata Dal (United) coalition government lacked majority.(AP/File Photo)
The absence of Congress MLAs has prompted the opposition BJP to claim that the Kumaraswamy-led Congress-Janata Dal (United) coalition government lacked majority.(AP/File Photo)

Missing MLAs haunt Karnataka govt as it readies to present budget tomorrow

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 02:50 PM IST
The four MLAs giving the Congress sleepless nights are Ramesh Jharkoholi, Mahesh Kumtahalli, B Nagendra and Umesh Jadhav, who have been skipping meetings despite legislative party leader Siddaramaiah’s repeated notices.
Bengaluru: BJP legislators protest as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala leaves after addressing the joint session of Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI2_6_2019_000109B)(PTI)
Bengaluru: BJP legislators protest as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala leaves after addressing the joint session of Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI2_6_2019_000109B)(PTI)

Four Karnataka Congress MLAs refuse to budge despite issuing whip

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 09:13 AM IST
The four MLAs have refused to bow to the party’s diktat, having already skipped a Congress legislature party meeting last month.
Congress legislators continued to stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort for a second day on Saturday and held a second meeting of its legislature party to discuss the way forward for the Lok Sabha.(ANI/Twitter)
Congress legislators continued to stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort for a second day on Saturday and held a second meeting of its legislature party to discuss the way forward for the Lok Sabha.(ANI/Twitter)

Congress’ show-cause notice to rebels, BJP MLAs return

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 10:54 PM IST
Former chief minister and Congress legislature party (CLP) chief Siddaramaiah issued notices to rebel MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli asking them to explain their absence from the CLP meeting called on Friday.
The BJP MLAs are currently staying at a luxury hotel in Gurugram, a move the party says is meant to prevent Congress’ poaching attempts.(ANI Photo)
The BJP MLAs are currently staying at a luxury hotel in Gurugram, a move the party says is meant to prevent Congress’ poaching attempts.(ANI Photo)

Karnataka BJP MLAs will return to Bengaluru as Congress shifts its flock to resort

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 10:29 AM IST
The Congress decided to shift its legislators after four MLAs — Ramesh Jarkiholi, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav and Mahesh Kumathahall—gave its legislature party meeting a miss.
Congress MLAs move to Eagleton resort after CLP meeting on January 18.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Congress MLAs move to Eagleton resort after CLP meeting on January 18.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Karnataka Congress MLAs moved to resort as 4 skip meeting

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Four MLAs — Ramesh Jarkiholi, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav and Mahesh Kumathahalli — gave the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting a miss
CLP leader Siddaramaiah had made it clear that proceedings under anti-defection laws would be initiated against those who failed to turn up for Friday’s meeting.(PTI)
CLP leader Siddaramaiah had made it clear that proceedings under anti-defection laws would be initiated against those who failed to turn up for Friday’s meeting.(PTI)

Will they, won’t they? Suspense on rebel Congress MLAs continues in Karnataka

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:15 PM IST
Suspense continued to haunt the Karnataka Congress on whether its “missing” dissident leaders would attend the legislature party meeting even though former CM Siddaramaiah has threatened proceedings under anti-defection laws against those who don’t attend the meeting.
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