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The BJP was expected to sail through the trust vote after Kumar disqualified 17 rebel legislators, whose absence during a trust vote last week toppled the coalition government, on Sunday. In the truncated assembly of strength 208, the new halfway mark was 105 – the exact number of MLAs the BJP has.(ANI Photo)

BS Yediyurappa wins floor test, Karnataka speaker resigns

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The House was adjourned till Wednesday, when the new speaker will be elected. The BJP has confirmed that senior leader KG Bopaiah will be its nominee.
Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had disqualified three rebels last week and kept disqualification petitions for others pending. This was a message to the 14 that they too would be disqualified from returning to the assembly for its remaining term if they did not fall in line. (ANI Photo)
Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had disqualified three rebels last week and kept disqualification petitions for others pending. This was a message to the 14 that they too would be disqualified from returning to the assembly for its remaining term if they did not fall in line. (ANI Photo)

With 14 MLAs disqualified, Karnataka Speaker blunts BJP’s counterblow

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Speaker Ramesh Kumar’s disqualification order does, however, end any possibility that some of the 14 rebels could be persuaded by the Congress-JDS team to change their mind at a later date and vote against the freshly minted chief minister BS Yediyurappa.
Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar interacting with media as he arrives at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar interacting with media as he arrives at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(ANI photo)

Can’t meet today’s deadline, Karnataka speaker tells SC; hearing tomorrow

New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Ramesh Kumar’s application also asked if the top court could dictate a timeline to the Assembly Speaker. It argued that the speaker needed time to verify if the resignations tendered by the MLAs were voluntary or forced. I
With this, the effective strength of the assembly has been reduced to 223. The BJP has 104 MLAs and the coalition enjoys the support of 79 Congress MLAs, 37 JD(S) MLAs, and one BSP and independent MLA. Their combined strength stands at 118, including the Speaker.
With this, the effective strength of the assembly has been reduced to 223. The BJP has 104 MLAs and the coalition enjoys the support of 79 Congress MLAs, 37 JD(S) MLAs, and one BSP and independent MLA. Their combined strength stands at 118, including the Speaker.

Karnataka speaker accepts resignation of rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 10:33 PM IST
Jadhav had resigned as MLA of the Chincholi Assembly constituency last month even as he was facing proceedings under the Anti-defection laws for violating a whip issued by the Congress party ahead of the Budget session in February.
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.
Karnataka chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy greets deputy CM G Parameshwara after the oath-taking ceremony in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
Karnataka chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy greets deputy CM G Parameshwara after the oath-taking ceremony in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)

BJP joins race for Karnataka speaker as Kumaraswamy govt readies for floor test today

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 10:43 AM IST
With the support of 78 legislators and two independents, the Congress is set to get 22 of the 34 ministries in Karnataka, while the JD(S) will get the rest, including the chief minister’s post, for which HD Kumaraswamy was sworn in on Wednesday. 
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