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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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Jaitley tweet adds to power row, Cong says coalition should govern K’taka

Jaitley tweet adds to power row, Cong says coalition should govern K'taka

Jaitley tweet adds to power row, Cong says coalition should govern K’taka As the BJP and its chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa raced to Karnataka governor’s office to claim the invite to form the government in the state, the Congress underlined that Governor Vajubhai Vala could only invite the Congress-JD(S) combine which had a “clear majority” to form the government. The Congress backed up its claim, pointing to the governor’s invite to the BJP in Goa, Meghalaya and Manipur in 2017. To justify its point, the Congress also pulled out Union Minister Arun Jaitley’s tweet from 2017 where he had ...

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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 poll results would have been different had Cong gone with JD(S): Trinamool

Karnataka poll results would have been different had Cong gone with JD(S): Trinamool Had the Congress formed an alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular) before the Karnataka Assembly election, the poll outcome would have been “very different”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told on Tuesday. “Congratulations to the winners of Karnataka polls. Those who lost, fight back,” the Trinamool Congress supremo tweeted. According to the latest trends, the BJP is leading in 113 constituencies, the number required for a simple majority in the Assembly. “If Congress had gone into an alliance with JD (S), the results would have been ...

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Karnataka poll results: Siddaramaiah trailing in Chamundeshwari, ahead in Badami

Karnataka poll results: Siddaramaiah trailing in Chamundeshwari, ahead in Badami

Karnataka poll results: Siddaramaiah trailing in Chamundeshwari, ahead in Badami As the counting of votes in Karnataka continues, incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of the Congress was leading in Badami but trailing in Chamundeshwari. Siddaramaiah is contesting against B Sriramulu of the BJP in Badami, an important seat in the Bagalkot district, which falls in what is known as the “Mumbai-Karnataka region” of the state. After a scare when counting started, Siddaramaiah has moved ahead in Badami, a seat that he wanted to contest because of doubts over Chamundeshwari. Siddaramaiah had given up his own seat Varuna, to his son Yathindra. ...

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Like voting day, Karnataka BJP’s B Sriramulu begins results day with grand prayer

Like voting day, Karnataka BJP's B Sriramulu begins results day with grand prayer

Like voting day, Karnataka BJP’s B Sriramulu begins results day with grand prayer Fielded against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah from Badami seat, BJP’s B Sriramulu started the day with a round of prayers. Counting of votes for the assembly election has started. In pictures early on Tuesday morning, Sriramulu is seen sitting in a prayer room, clad in saffron, an elaborate assortment of flowers and other offerings before him. Like Siddaramaiah, Sriramulu is contesting from a second constituency Molakalmuru near Bellary. But the BJP’s hopes of defeating the Chief Minister rest on Sriramulu and he was among the few candidates ...

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