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‘Worked like a slave for Congress for 14 months’: HD Kumaraswamy

The Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government collapsed when it lost the trust vote on July 23.
HD Kumaraswamy said that several Congress leaders didn’t want to form the coalition government.(ANI Photo)
HD Kumaraswamy said that several Congress leaders didn’t want to form the coalition government.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 12:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Be prepared for elections very soon’, H D Kumaraswamy to JD (S) workers

Former Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (S) leader H D Kumaraswamy believes that bye-elections to 17 assembly constituencies could be announced soon.
Janata Dal (S) leader and former Karnataka chief minister resigned on July 23 after losing a confidence vote following the mass resignations of coalition MLAs.(ANI)
Janata Dal (S) leader and former Karnataka chief minister resigned on July 23 after losing a confidence vote following the mass resignations of coalition MLAs.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 3 rebel MLAs who pulled down Kumaraswamy govt

Speaker KR Ramesh said the three disqualified rebel MLAs ceased to be members of the 15th Legislative Assembly till its expiry in 2023.
Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar(ANI)
Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar(ANI)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 09:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vikram Gopal

Karnataka Floor Test Highlights: Govt lives to fight another day as Speaker adjourns house after marathon discussion

Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar met chief minister HD Kumaraswamy hours before the trust vote was slated to take place in the state assembly on Monday, a deadline sternly issued by the speaker last week, to cease the discussion. For the third day running, the Karnataka assembly debated the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with the Congress insisting that it not be put to vote till the chair decides on the resignations submitted by the rebel MLAs to the House.The Assembly, already missed two deadlines set by the Governor Vajubhai Vala for the floor test and the BJP has termed it as “delaying tactics”. Kumaraswamy has accused the BJP of setting a benchmark for “immoral politics”.Meanwhile, the speaker has also summoned 12 rebel Congress MLAs on Tuesday. The lawmakers were issued notices after the Congress-JD(S) coalition filed petition seeking their disqualification. The state’s political crisis also reached the doors of the Supreme Court on Tuesday as two independent MLAs -R Shankar and H Nagesh, filed a petition asking the top court to order a floor test by 5 pm today. However, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on declined to hear the plea during the day.Read highlights here:

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday.(Photo: PTI)
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Can’t force us to attend assembly’: Karnataka’s rebel MLAs tell Supreme Court

Karnataka crisis: The Congress’ ploy, senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court , was to issue a whip ordering rebel MLAs to vote in the assembly and later disqualify them when they don’t comply.
Karnataka crisis: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s government is set to face a floor test in the assembly on Thursday(PTI file photo)
Karnataka crisis: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s government is set to face a floor test in the assembly on Thursday(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha

‘Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy has lost his mental balance’: BJP minister Pralhad Joshi

Pralhad Joshi, who represents Karnataka’s Dharwad constituency in the Lok Sabha, had lashed out at Kumaraswamy on Wednesday as well.
HD(PTI FILE)
HD(PTI FILE)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 12:08 PM IST
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Kumaraswamy to begin Grama Vastavya programme from June 21 to strengthen relation with locals

The agenda is an extension of the “Grama Vastavya” programme, first started in Kumaraswamy’s regime as the state’s chief minister during 2006-2007.
Kumaraswamy said that the village stay scheme will pave the party’s way to an enhanced political standing.(AP File Photo)
Kumaraswamy said that the village stay scheme will pave the party’s way to an enhanced political standing.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 04:55 PM IST
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Chandrababu Naidu meets HD Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy over EVM issue

Confabulating with Gowda for over an hour in Bengaluru late Tuesday night after a meeting of opposition parties in New Delhi on the EVM issue earlier in the day, Naidu said 23 parties were raising the issue and demanding transparency and accountability.
Deve Gowda said he too had written about the EVMs to the Election Commission in 2006 itself and added that he felt ballot papers should be brought back to avoid these complications.(PTI)
Deve Gowda said he too had written about the EVMs to the Election Commission in 2006 itself and added that he felt ballot papers should be brought back to avoid these complications.(PTI)
Updated on May 22, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent

Karnataka Congress issues whip as it looks to stymie rebels

The Congress in Karnataka attempted to thwart alleged efforts to derail the coalition government with the Janata Dal (Secular) by issuing a whip asking legislators to not just be present for the Budget session, which begins Wednesday, but also to vote in favour of the finance bill.
Four rebel legislators — Ramesh Jarkiholi (pictured), Mahesh Kumathahalli, Umesh Jadhav and B Nagendra — had all been issued show cause notices and though they replied, Congress leaders admit that it is highly likely that they are ready to jump ship.(ANI/Twitter)
Four rebel legislators — Ramesh Jarkiholi (pictured), Mahesh Kumathahalli, Umesh Jadhav and B Nagendra — had all been issued show cause notices and though they replied, Congress leaders admit that it is highly likely that they are ready to jump ship.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal

‘Murderers enjoy liberties’: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy defends remark that triggered furore

Speaking to reporters after visiting the family of JD (S) worker Prakash, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said news of the party worker’s murder shook him.
Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday sought to clarify his “kill mercilessly” remark after coming to know about a party worker’s murder (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday sought to clarify his “kill mercilessly” remark after coming to know about a party worker’s murder (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal

Kumaraswamy expands cabinet, 8 Congress leaders inducted as Karnataka ministers

A statement from the office of Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah said Satish Jarkiholi, MB Patil, CS Shivalli, MTB Nagaraj, E Tukaram, PT Parameshwar Naik, Rahim Khan and RB Thimmapur will be inducted into the ministry.
Two ministers — Ramesh Jarkiholi (municipal administration) and R Shankar (forest and environment) — are likely to be dropped from the Kumaraswamy cabinet, official sources said.(PTI/File Photo)
Two ministers — Ramesh Jarkiholi (municipal administration) and R Shankar (forest and environment) — are likely to be dropped from the Kumaraswamy cabinet, official sources said.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2018 06:23 PM IST
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Need alternatives to check fuel price: CMs Fadnavis, Kumaraswamy and Amarinder

Three chief ministers from opposite sides of the political divide on Saturday sought solutions to check rising fuel prices other than measures like petroleum products within the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ambit.
Amarinder Singh, chief minister of Punjab, H D Kumaraswamy, chief minister of Karnataka and Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of Maharashtra, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace in New Delhi on Saturday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Amarinder Singh, chief minister of Punjab, H D Kumaraswamy, chief minister of Karnataka and Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of Maharashtra, during the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace in New Delhi on Saturday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Gowda says all parties that attended Kumaraswamy swearing-in may not contest 2019 polls together

JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda favoured formation of a third front to take on the BJP at the earliest, saying there were clear “signals” from PM Narendra Modi and the ruling party to their cadres in states to be ready for Lok Sabha polls as early as in November-December.
JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda speaks during a press conference in New Delhi. (PTI Photo/ Ravi Choudhary) (PTI6_28_2018_000088B)(PTI)
JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda speaks during a press conference in New Delhi. (PTI Photo/ Ravi Choudhary) (PTI6_28_2018_000088B)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 06:36 PM IST
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Cauvery panel to meet on July 2 despite Karnataka’s dissent on composition

Despite objections raised by the Karnataka government about the composition of the Cauvery water management authority, the Centre has summoned all member states for a meeting in New Delhi on July 2.
In a meeting headed by Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on Monday, the state government had consulted legal and water resources experts on the issue of composition of the Cauvery water management authority.(PTI)
In a meeting headed by Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on Monday, the state government had consulted legal and water resources experts on the issue of composition of the Cauvery water management authority.(PTI)
Published on Jun 27, 2018 09:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Toufiq Rashid

No disquiet among Karnataka Congress MLAs over ministerial berths: Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah, who is the leader of Karnataka Congress Legislature Party, says he has had talks with everyone, including MB Patil, who were reportedly unhappy over not becoming a minister.
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 06:47 PM IST
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Karnataka cabinet expansion: Two JD(S) ministers miffed over portfolios

JD(S) sources said GT Deve Gowda, who has been allotted higher education, and CS Puttaraju, who got minor irrigation in the portfolio allocation on Friday night, are unhappy about their ministries.
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said everyone cannot be given the portfolio they wish for.(PTI/)
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said everyone cannot be given the portfolio they wish for.(PTI/)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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Heavy rains lash Karnataka, PM Modi assures help, Kumaraswamy takes stock

The low-lying areas of the state were inundated following heavy rains. Homes, schools and factories were flooded throwing life out of gear
Rescue operations underway in Mangaluru as streets are waterlogged following heavy rain in Karnataka.(ANI photo)
Rescue operations underway in Mangaluru as streets are waterlogged following heavy rain in Karnataka.(ANI photo)
Updated on May 30, 2018 09:02 AM IST
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Agencies, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Pritam collaborates with Vishal

(LtoR) Vishal Bhardwaj and Pritam.
(LtoR) Vishal Bhardwaj and Pritam.
Updated on May 24, 2018 05:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi, Mumbai

Kumaraswamy oath ceremony today: Kejriwal, Mayawati, Mamata to attend in opposition show of unity

Attending the Kumaraswamy oath ceremony will be UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, among others.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with Karnataka CM designate HD Kumaraswamy at New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with Karnataka CM designate HD Kumaraswamy at New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2018 02:24 PM IST
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Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | By Venkatesha Babu

Kejriwal to Mamata, CMs to attend Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in ceremony

Chief ministers of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Delhi are on the guest list for the ceremony expected to take place on Wednesday in Bengaluru.
JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy (right) greets BSP chief Mayawati at her residence in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy (right) greets BSP chief Mayawati at her residence in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on May 22, 2018 01:47 PM IST
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Congress, JD(S) meet today to discuss alliance details; Kumaraswamy to call on Sonia and Rahul tomorrow

Kumarswamy faces a a delicate balancing act in allocating portfolios in his Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka.
Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy (C) speaks to the media outside the legislative house after a vote of confidence motion against the BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa government in Bengaluru on Saturday.(Reuters Photo)
Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy (C) speaks to the media outside the legislative house after a vote of confidence motion against the BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa government in Bengaluru on Saturday.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2018 05:55 PM IST
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Karnataka tussle: Supreme Court refuses to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in

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.
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)
Updated on May 17, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Updated on May 17, 2018 07:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Congress | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi

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

Kumaraswamy had said the BJP was trying to lure rival MLAs to boost its numbers to form a government in Karnataka.
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)
Updated on May 16, 2018 04:41 PM IST
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Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Updated on May 16, 2018 02:25 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

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

Janata Dal (Secular) leader Kumaraswamy also says his party is firmly behind the Congress in the Karnataka government formation bid.
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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