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My doors will always be open to the people, says HD Kumaraswamy

It  has not been easy to become Chief Minister in the present political environment.  I had aspired to be CM, but not this way. I had expected to come to power with the complete blessings of the people,” said Mr H D Kumaraswamy here on his arrival at the Lalitmahal helipad on Wednesday morning, to offer special poojas to Goddess Chamundeswari atop the Chamundi hills, prior to taking oath as Chief Minister.  Speaking to reporters he said he would make use of the opportunity to solve the problems of the state and requested the BJP to cooperate with him. While ...

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Running a coalition government will be a ‘big challenge’, says Kumaraswamy

Running a coalition government will be a 'big challenge', says Kumaraswamy

Running a coalition government will be a ‘big challenge’, says Kumaraswamy Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy acknowledged on Wednesday that running the Congress-JD(S) coalition government over the next five years will be a “big challenge” for him. “This is a big challenge in my life. I’m not expecting that I will be able to fulfil my responsibilities as chief minister easily,” said Kumaraswamy, who will be sworn in as chief minister on Wednesday, said. Kumaraswamy, who was in Sringeri, the place where Adi Shankaracharya, the exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, established his first matha, said he believed that ...

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Kumaraswamy swearing-in ceremony today to be a show of opposition unity

Kumaraswamy swearing-in ceremony today to be a show of opposition unity

Kumaraswamy swearing-in ceremony today to be a show of opposition unity A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in today in Karnataka at a ceremony attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders and chief ministers, a development that could plant a seed for a broad-based anti-BJP platform before the Lok Sabha polls next year. Karnataka Congress president G Parameshwara will be sworn-in as the deputy chief minister.Congress’s Ramesh Kumar, a former minister, will be the next Assembly speaker, while the deputy speaker’s post will go to the JD(S). The Congress would have 22 ministers and JD(S) ...

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Amid concerns over poaching, Cong-JD(S) to fly MLAs out of Karnataka

Amid concerns over poaching, Cong-JD(S) to fly MLAs out of Karnataka

Amid concerns over poaching, Cong-JD(S) to fly MLAs out of Karnataka Karnataka is witnessing a high-voltage political drama since the last two days. On Thursday, BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa took oath as the chief minister of the state hours after the Supreme Court rejected a petition filed by the Congress and ally JD(S) seeking a stay on the ceremony. Yeddyurappa, who had been sworn in as chief minister of a minority government, now has 15 days to garner support of 8 MLAs to reach the half-way mark. Amid all these developments, there is a fear in the Congress leadership that ...

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Cong to move lawmakers to Bengaluru resort to prevent poaching

Cong to move lawmakers to Bengaluru resort to prevent poaching

Cong to move lawmakers to Bengaluru resort to prevent poaching As suspense over government formation in Karnataka continues, the Congress, worried about losing its lawmakers, has decided to move them to a five-star resort. According to a reports, Eagleton Golf Resort near Bengaluru will host the newly-elected MLAs of the Congress party. In 2017, Congress’ Gujarat MLAs were in for a paid holiday at the same resort ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in August. Around 40 lawmakers stayed at the resort for days guaranteeing their votes to Congress leader Ahmad Patel. Reports on Wednesday morning said three Karnataka lawmakers went ...

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Congress, JD(S) MLAs missing from meetings? Siddaramaiah says ‘No!’

Congress, JD(S) MLAs missing from meetings? Siddaramaiah says 'No!'

Congress, JD(S) MLAs missing from meetings? Siddaramaiah says ‘No!’ Karnataka’s Congress chief Siddaramaiah has vehemently denied reports today that three Congress MLAs were missing from a morning meeting of newly-elected lawmakers. The Congress has offered unconditional support to the JD(S) and together they have staked claim to form government in Karnataka, having won more than the required 112 for simple majority. The BJP too wants to form government as it has emerged as the single largest party, but is eight MLAs short of the magic figure. In such a scenario, the phrase ‘MLAs missing’ can freeze even the bravest, most ...

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Karnataka, Day 2: JD(S) MLAs offered 100 cr to switch, alleges Kumaraswamy

Karnataka, Day 2 JD(S) MLAs offered 100 cr to switch, alleges Kumaraswamy

Karnataka, Day 2: JD(S) MLAs offered 100 cr to switch, alleges Kumaraswamy Karnataka was a hotbed of political negotiations, secret huddles and brave faces on Wednesday, the day after the fractured Assembly result made it clear it would be a long and debatable way to government formation. It is now Governor Vajubhai Vala’s call on who he will invite to form the state government in Karnataka. The BJP — as the single-largest party — and new friends Congress-JD(S) have both staked claim on the throne. Missing MLAs are nothing new in Indian politics and true to form, five reportedly have ...

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Taking care to ensure our MLAs are not poached, says HD Kumaraswamy

Taking care to ensure our MLAs are not poached, says HD Kumaraswamy

Taking care to ensure our MLAs are not poached, says HD Kumaraswamy With a fractured mandate in Karnataka and both the BJP and the JD(S)-Congress together staking claim to form the government in the state, the fear of horse trading is back. JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy, who met Karnataka governor on Tuesday evening after the Congress pledged unconditional support to a government under his leadership, seems aware of such a possibility. “We are taking care to make sure our MLAs (lawmakers) are not poached,” he told reporters after staking claim. Outgoing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who accompanied Kumaraswamy was more direct ...

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Guv Vajubhai Vela, the man to decide fate of BJP, Cong-JD(S) in Karnataka

Guv Vajubhai Vela, the man to decide fate of BJP, Cong-JD(S) in Karnataka

Guv Vajubhai Vela, the man to decide fate of BJP, Cong-JD(S) in Karnataka With the Karnataka election results becoming all the more crucial, all eyes are set on the governor who will take the most important decision which will decide who will form the government in the state. Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, a veteran politician was a former RSS man who joined BJP in Gujarat. 80-year-old Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala was appointed as the Governor of Karnataka in 2014. If the Governor follows convention, he is expected to invite the single largest party to form the government, which is the BJP. ...

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Karnataka victory stepping stone for Cong in 2019 LS polls: Siddaramaiah

K'taka victory stepping stone for Cong in 2019 LS polls Siddaramaiah

Amid conflicting reports about his victory prospects, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah exuded confidence in his party ahead of the May 12 Karnataka elections, stating that the Congress party is a “game-changer”. “Not me, our programs are the game-changer, I am just a symbolic head of the Govt. People are happy with us, we have fulfilled promises,” the chief minister said. Victory in Karnataka will be a stepping stone for Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he said. Dismissing BJP’s strategies to win the Karnataka polls as useless, Siddaramaiah said, “Amit Shah is not at all a good strategist, what ...

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