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Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with Karnataka CM designate HD Kumaraswamy at New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM today, Congress’ Parameshwara his deputy

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Amidst massive infighting in Congress for ministerial berths, the Congress announced that only G Parameshwara would be sworn in as deputy chief minister, along with HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday.
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JD(S) leader and CM-designate HD Kumaraswamy visits Manjunatha Swamy temple ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Karnataka’s Kshetra Dharmasthala on Tuesday.(PTI)
JD(S) leader and CM-designate HD Kumaraswamy visits Manjunatha Swamy temple ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Karnataka’s Kshetra Dharmasthala on Tuesday.(PTI)

Kumaraswamy’s portfolio struggles continue in Karnataka, 22 berths for Congress

By HT Correspondent | Bengaluru, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 09:35 PM IST
After a meeting of JD(S) and Congress leaders on government formation in Karnataka, Kumaraswamy said the speaker and deputy speaker would be elected on 25 May and portfolios would be decided day after tomorrow.
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BNewly sworn-in Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa flashes a victory sign at the oath ceremony in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
BNewly sworn-in Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa flashes a victory sign at the oath ceremony in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen / HT Photo)

Yeddyurappa one-day Karnataka chief minister, lacks numbers, says Congress

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 05:57 PM IST
The Congress also attacked Karnataka Governor, accusing him of encountering Constitution twice, first by inviting the BJP to form government on Wednesday and allowing Yeddyurappa to take oath on Thursday while a matter in this connection is set to be heard on Friday by the SC.
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Lawyer and politician Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the Congress, said in Supreme Court that even if Yeddyurappa (pictured) is sworn in, the 15 days’ time given to him to prove a majority must be reduced to 48 hours.(Reuters)
Lawyer and politician Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the Congress, said in Supreme Court that even if Yeddyurappa (pictured) is sworn in, the 15 days’ time given to him to prove a majority must be reduced to 48 hours.(Reuters)

Karnataka government formation: A timeline as to how the midnight drama unfolded

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 12:35 PM IST
Chief Justice Dipak Misra obliged the Congress-JD(S) combine at midnight to hear their petition seeking stay on Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as soon as Karnataka governor Valubhai Vala invited him to.
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The Supreme Court issued notices to the Karnataka government and Yeddyurappa seeking their replies on the plea filed by the Congress-JD(S) combine and posted the matter for hearing on Friday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court issued notices to the Karnataka government and Yeddyurappa seeking their replies on the plea filed by the Congress-JD(S) combine and posted the matter for hearing on Friday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka tussle: Supreme Court refuses to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 09:40 AM IST
In a rare pre-dawn hearing on an appeal by the Congress-JD(S) combine, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as Karnataka chief minister.
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Congress leaders hold a prayer meeting at Raj Ghat on Thursday evening in protest against Karnataka governor for inviting BS Yeddyurappa to form government there.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Congress leaders hold a prayer meeting at Raj Ghat on Thursday evening in protest against Karnataka governor for inviting BS Yeddyurappa to form government there.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Karnataka highlights: Congress, JD(S) MLAs seen leaving resorts, likely to head to Kochi, Hyderabad

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 07:59 AM IST
The BJP will form the new Karnataka government with 75-year-old BS Yeddyurappa at the helm after election results revealed a hung assembly. Here are the live updates:
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Siddaramaiah’s failure to bring the Congress back to power in Karnataka has put a question mark on the strategy of going into state elections with sitting chief ministers at the helm of the campaign.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Siddaramaiah’s failure to bring the Congress back to power in Karnataka has put a question mark on the strategy of going into state elections with sitting chief ministers at the helm of the campaign.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Congress to rethink strategy as Siddaramaiah joins long list of losing CMs

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, Congress
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 07:32 AM IST
Since 2014, no sitting Congress chief minister – eight in all including Prithviraj Chavan in Maharashtra, Tarun Gogoi in Assam, and Oommen Chandy in Kerala – has been able to retain power.
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Union ministers and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Prakash Javadekar (right), Ananth Kumar and JP Nadda greet Karnataka unit chief of the party BS Yeddyurappa, after he was elected leader of the BJP legislature party, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday.(PTI photo)
Union ministers and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Prakash Javadekar (right), Ananth Kumar and JP Nadda greet Karnataka unit chief of the party BS Yeddyurappa, after he was elected leader of the BJP legislature party, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday.(PTI photo)

Karnataka government formation: BJP rubbishes Kumaraswamy’s horse-trading charges

By HT Correspondent | Bengaluru, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 04:41 PM IST
Kumaraswamy had said the BJP was trying to lure rival MLAs to boost its numbers to form a government in Karnataka.
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JD(S) workers celebrate after Congress offered the chief minister’s post to its president Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
JD(S) workers celebrate after Congress offered the chief minister’s post to its president Kumaraswamy.(PTI)

Congress approaches Supreme Court after BJP gets invite to form Karnataka government

By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 11:51 PM IST
The Congress is seeking a hearing in the Supreme Court on its petition against Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite BJP to form the government
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Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) emerged as the most mentioned personality during the course of Karnataka elections on Twitter.(PTI)
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) emerged as the most mentioned personality during the course of Karnataka elections on Twitter.(PTI)

Twitter sees over 3 mn mentions of Karnataka elections in three weeks

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 02:25 PM IST
According to Twitter, BJP (@BJP4Karnataka) garnered 51% of the share of voice on Twitter, while Congress (@INCKarnataka) took 42% and Janata Dal (Secular) had 7% of mentions.
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Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka government formation: Kumaraswamy says BJP offering Rs 100 crore to JD (S) leaders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) leader Kumaraswamy also says his party is firmly behind the Congress in the Karnataka government formation bid.
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