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The speaker insisted that the disqualified lawmakers couldn’t contest election until the term of the current assembly – due to expire in 2023 – is over.(ANI)

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 3 rebel MLAs, keeps others on tenterhooks

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:48 PM IST
In a press conference in Bengaluru, Kumar announced that Congress MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathahalli and Ranebennur legislator R Shankar stood disqualified.
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Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar(ANI)
Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar(ANI)

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 3 rebel MLAs who pulled down Kumaraswamy govt

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 09:58 PM IST
Speaker KR Ramesh said the three disqualified rebel MLAs ceased to be members of the 15th Legislative Assembly till its expiry in 2023.
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The petitioners alleged that by delaying the floor test, the Kumarswamy government was violating the basic structure of the constitution and urged the top court to invoke its special powers under Article 32 to remedy the political situation in the state which is “being violated with impunity”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The petitioners alleged that by delaying the floor test, the Kumarswamy government was violating the basic structure of the constitution and urged the top court to invoke its special powers under Article 32 to remedy the political situation in the state which is “being violated with impunity”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Desperate attempt to avoid trust vote’: 2 Karnataka MLAs petition top court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 08:27 PM IST
The petitioners alleged that by delaying the floor test, the Kumarswamy government was violating the basic structure of the constitution and urged the top court to invoke its special powers under Article 32 to remedy the political situation in the state which is “being violated with impunity”.
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The coalition is bracing itself for the session with renewed confidence that with the induction of the two Independent MLAs – H Nagesh and R Shankar – into the state Cabinet it had stymied any possible attempt by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to topple the alliance.(PTI PHOTO.)
The coalition is bracing itself for the session with renewed confidence that with the induction of the two Independent MLAs – H Nagesh and R Shankar – into the state Cabinet it had stymied any possible attempt by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to topple the alliance.(PTI PHOTO.)

Karnataka Assembly’s monsoon session set to begin on July 12

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 09:37 PM IST
A senior Congress minister said the coalition was well aware of the likely dissidence that might crop up during the session.
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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI File photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI File photo)

Karnataka coalition to expand state Cabinet on Wednesday

By Vikram Gopal | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The exercise is seen as an attempt to strengthen the position of the ruling JD(S)-Congress alliance in the wake of its humiliating defeat in the LS poll, in which both just managed to get one seat each.
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Two Independent MLAs on Tuesday withdrew support to Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in Karnataka.(AP file photo)
Two Independent MLAs on Tuesday withdrew support to Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in Karnataka.(AP file photo)

2 independents pull out of Karnataka govt, CM Kumaraswamy is ‘relaxed’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 06:10 PM IST
The withdrawal of support does not pose any immediate threat to the government, but the exit of the two MLAs brings the coalition strength down to 118 — 80 MLAs of the Congress, 37 of the JD(S) and one from the Bahujan Samaj Party.
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