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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in the Assembly on Friday.(ANI)

Karnataka floor test: After trust vote delay, BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of wasting tax payers’ money

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 04:04 PM IST
As there was delay in Kumaraswamy’s presence in the state assembly, debating on the confidence motion moved by him on Friday, the BJP took the Twitter to send him a message.
A general view of Karnataka legislative assembly during the Trust Motion debate in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(Photo: ANI)
A general view of Karnataka legislative assembly during the Trust Motion debate in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(Photo: ANI)

Karnataka floor test highlights| Greed won today, people of Karnataka lost, says Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:07 AM IST

The 14-month old Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka fell on Tuesday evening after the trust motion moved by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy was defeated in the Assembly. The coalition managed to get only 99 votes while the BJP got 105 votes.Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa was all smiles after the trust vote and flashed the victory sign. “It’s a victory of democracy. People were fed up with HD Kumaraswamy government. We assure people of Karnataka that a new era of development is starting,” he said. Speaking just ahead of the trust vote, Kumaraswamy said that he was hurt by reports against him and was ready to relinquish power. He reiterated that he wasn’t worried about a trust vote and had no intention to cling on to the CM’s chair “I’m a very sensitive and emotional person. When I saw the reports I wondered if I continue to be CM. I’m hurt, and with great happiness I am giving up this post,” he said.Highlights

BJP MLAs performing yoga at the Ramada hotel in Bengaluru on Sunday, July 21, 2019.(ANI)
BJP MLAs performing yoga at the Ramada hotel in Bengaluru on Sunday, July 21, 2019.(ANI)

BJP MLAs perform yoga at luxury hotel ahead of Karnataka floor test

Bengaluru | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 11:41 AM IST
Karnataka Political Crisis: Dressed in casual t-shirts and track pants, BJP legislators were seen performing asanas in the lush garden of the hotel.
Karnataka’s beleaguered coalition government faces trust vote in the assembly on Monday after missing two previous deadlines set by the governor last week(PTI)
Karnataka’s beleaguered coalition government faces trust vote in the assembly on Monday after missing two previous deadlines set by the governor last week(PTI)

Karnataka speaker summons 12 rebel Congress MLAs tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The Karnataka government plunged into crisis after 16 lawmakers – 13 from the Congress and three from the JD(S) – resigned roughly two weeks ago. Since then, one Congress MLA has signalled he would return to the party fold.
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday(PTI photo)
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday(PTI photo)

‘Protect me’: HD Kumaraswamy’s SOS to Karnataka Speaker after Governor’s ‘love letter’

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: HD Kumaraswamy, who led a Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition government for nearly 15 months, appeared to acknowledge that his government was poised on the brink of collapse after the resignation of 16 lawmakers.
Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Sunday said that his party is willing to settle the demands of the rebel MLAs and hoped they will support the coalition government.(PTI Photo)
Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Sunday said that his party is willing to settle the demands of the rebel MLAs and hoped they will support the coalition government.(PTI Photo)

Why DK Shivakumar is confident of Congress winning Karnataka floor test

Bengaluru | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar observed the MLAs were elected on Congress ticket and voting against the party during a confidence motion in the Assembly would lead to loss of membership of the House.
Congress leader KR Ramesh was elected the Karnataka Speaker, in Bengaluru on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader KR Ramesh was elected the Karnataka Speaker, in Bengaluru on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Congress leader Ramesh Kumar elected Karnataka Speaker

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy will shortly move a motion to initiate the floor test in the Assembly, in Bengaluru on Friday.
Experienced Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, 69, and Ashok Gehlot, 67, helped outfox the BJP by offering support to the JD(S) with HD Kumaraswamy as the chief minister.(HT/Arijit Sen)
Experienced Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, 69, and Ashok Gehlot, 67, helped outfox the BJP by offering support to the JD(S) with HD Kumaraswamy as the chief minister.(HT/Arijit Sen)

Congress old guard proves mettle, outsmarts BJP in Karnataka amidst generational shift

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 10:49 AM IST
The Congress agreed to play second fiddle to JD(S) in Karnataka despite bagging 78 seats and the latter only 37, in a significant departure from the past when the party would bargain for leadership role while negotiating post-poll alliances.
BS Yeddyurappa, 75, belongs to the Lingayat community, which makes up around 15% of the Karnataka population.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
BS Yeddyurappa, 75, belongs to the Lingayat community, which makes up around 15% of the Karnataka population.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka setback may deliver a harsh blow to Yeddyurappa’s political career, say BJP leaders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 09:50 AM IST
BJP insiders and political analysts say the BJP might need Yeddyurappa till the 2019 general elections to consolidate Lingayat votes, but may dump him thereafter and groom younger leaders.
Amit Shah came to be known as a modern-day Chankaya, able to win the toughest of political battles and exploit the most adverse situations , such as in Goa and Manipur.(PTI)
Amit Shah came to be known as a modern-day Chankaya, able to win the toughest of political battles and exploit the most adverse situations , such as in Goa and Manipur.(PTI)

Amit Shah’s aura of invincibility dims after Karnataka setback, opposition more emboldened than ever

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 01:37 PM IST
BJP leaders admit that the party’s Karnataka fiasco has emboldened its rivals and also given reason to sulking allies to cheer.
Outgoing Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah (C) and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H. D. Kumaraswamy (R) speak with the media outside the governor's house in Bengaluru, India, May 15, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)
Outgoing Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah (C) and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H. D. Kumaraswamy (R) speak with the media outside the governor's house in Bengaluru, India, May 15, 2018.(REUTERS Photo)

Karnataka floor test: We are awaiting governor’s invite, says JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 06:44 PM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday said the Congress-JDS combine was not in a hurry and was awaiting an invitation from the Karnataka governor for government
Former Chief Minister & Congress leader Siddaramaiah meets congress leaders after Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announce his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Former Chief Minister & Congress leader Siddaramaiah meets congress leaders after Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announce his resignation before the floor test, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

In Karnataka, Congress gets first ‘real win’ over BJP in four years, but electoral challenge persists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 06:36 PM IST
While analysts give Congress credit for outmanoeuvring the BJP, they point out that the party still needs to up its electoral game. After all, it did see its tally in the Karnataka assembly go down from 122 to 78.
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa making a speech in the Karnataka assembly on Saturday(ANI Photo)
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa making a speech in the Karnataka assembly on Saturday(ANI Photo)

In emotional resignation speech, Yeddyurappa promises Modi all 28 Karnataka Lok Sabha seats in 2019

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 05:31 PM IST
Ahead of a floor test in the Karnataka assembly, BS Yeddyurappa resigned saying that the people had rejected Congress and JDS in the polls, but they formed an opportunistic alliance against the popular mandate.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa at the Karnataka state assembly on Saturday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa at the Karnataka state assembly on Saturday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

BJP’s Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka chief minister, Congress targets PM Modi

Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 08:49 PM IST
BJP’s Yeddyurappa said in the Karnataka assembly ahead of the trust vote that “till the last breath of my life, I will work for the people”.
Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with party MLA's during the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected members of the house, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with party MLA's during the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected members of the house, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka floor test: All our MLAs will be present to vote says state Congress leader

Indo Asian News Service, Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 03:45 PM IST
The remarks came amidst reports that the two Karnataka Congress legislators were missing ahead of the floor test at 4 p.m.
Senior Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal during a press conference, in New Delhi, on Saturday.(PTI)
Senior Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal during a press conference, in New Delhi, on Saturday.(PTI)

Didn’t press for replacing Karnataka pro-tem Speaker after live broadcast order: Congress

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 03:15 PM IST
The Congress said most of their demands were met in the Supreme Court hearing, adding that the live broadcast of the floor test ensures transparency.
Senior Congress leader and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks to the media after a Supreme Court hearing on the Karnataka issue, in New Delhi on Friday.(HT Photo)
Senior Congress leader and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks to the media after a Supreme Court hearing on the Karnataka issue, in New Delhi on Friday.(HT Photo)

SC orders live telecast of Karnataka floor test for transparency

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 01:01 PM IST
The Supreme Court also said secretary of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will record the proceedings of the House, which will see newly sworn-in CM Yeddyurappa of the BJP taking a court-ordered floor test.
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy speaks to media after meeting with governor Vajubhai Vala in Bengaluru on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy speaks to media after meeting with governor Vajubhai Vala in Bengaluru on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka Highlights: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says Congress celebrating a ‘victory of jugaad’

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/New Delhi | By Venkatesha Babu and Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 07:37 AM IST
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Karnataka chief minister on Saturday, electing not to face a Supreme-Court ordered trust vote in the assembly, sparking celebrations within Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular). Here are the highlights:
Congress activists stage a demonstration in Kolkata against the Karnataka governor's invitation to BJP to form the government.(PTI Photo)
Congress activists stage a demonstration in Kolkata against the Karnataka governor's invitation to BJP to form the government.(PTI Photo)

BJP, Congress-JD(S) trade charges ahead of floor test in Karnataka assembly

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Reports of missing legislators, allegations of central investigative agencies being used, claims of poaching attempts, and rumours of enticing allurements on offer dominated the day ahead of the Karnataka assembly floor test scheduled for Saturday.
Congress senior leaders Gulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot, former chief minister Siddaramaiah with others show victory sign after the Supreme Court order of floor test for newly sworn-in chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, during a protest march in Bengaluru on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Congress senior leaders Gulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot, former chief minister Siddaramaiah with others show victory sign after the Supreme Court order of floor test for newly sworn-in chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, during a protest march in Bengaluru on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah both confident of success in Karnataka assembly tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 08:49 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to prove his majority in a floor in the Karnataka assembly on Saturday at 4pm.
Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks as Mallikarjun Kharge and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah looks on, during a press conference after the Supreme Court order of floor test for newly sworn-in chief minister BS Yeddyurappa.(PTI)
Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks as Mallikarjun Kharge and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah looks on, during a press conference after the Supreme Court order of floor test for newly sworn-in chief minister BS Yeddyurappa.(PTI)

Ahead of Karnataka floor test, Siddaramaiah claims BJP holding Congress MLA in captivity

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Siddaramaiah claimed that all 78 Congress legislators and two Independent MLAs were with them, but alleged that MLA Anand Singh had been “abducted” by the BJP and was in Delhi.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa (left) is greeted by pro-tem speaker KG Bopaiah in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa (left) is greeted by pro-tem speaker KG Bopaiah in Bengaluru on Thursday.(PTI)

Ahead of Karnataka floor test, Supreme Court to hear Congress plea against Bopaiah soon

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru and New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 10:36 AM IST
The Congress moved the Supreme Court on Friday night after governor Vajubhai Vala appointed Bopaiah as the protem speaker ahead of the floor test in the Karnataka assembly.
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