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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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After mid-night court room drama, BJP’s Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM

After mid-night court room drama, BJP's Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM

After mid-night court room drama, BJP’s Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM Draped in a green shawl on his white safari suit, BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday morning took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka for a second time. The swearing-in came after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court. Yeddyurappa took oath as the chief minister in the name of God and farmers amid chants of “Modi, Modi” and sloganeering at the Raj Bhavan. Yeddyurappa was projected in the run-up to assembly election as ‘Raitha Bandhu’ – the friend of the farmers. The 75-year-old Lingayat ...

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In overnight hearing, SC okays Yeddy swearing-in, but case still on

In overnight hearing, SC okays Yeddy swearing-in, but case still on

In overnight hearing, SC okays Yeddy swearing-in, but case still on The Supreme Court today refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurppa’s swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister, paving the way for formation of his government after dramatic turn of events through the night inside and outside the courtroom that saw a rare post-midnight hearing continuing till the wee hours. Hours before the swearing-in ceremony, the apex court made it clear that the swearing-in and the government formation would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it. After hearing the matter for more than three hours beginning ...

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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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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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Karnataka gives separate religion status to Lingayats, seeks Centre’s nod

With eyes on Assembly polls, Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government on Monday decided to grant separate religion status for Lingayat community. The decision came on the basis of the recommendations of the Nagamohan Das committee report and was taken after lengthy deliberations during cabinet meeting. The proposal will now be sent to the Centre for final approval. The government has decided to accord minority status to Lingayats, including Veerashaivas, who follow the teachings of the patron saint of the Lingayat community amid threats from Veerashaiva Lingayat seers against recommending the minority status for Lingayats alone. According to a report in The Indian ...

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Karnataka government to probe Rs 2 crore bribe by Sasikala?

Having reduced AIADMK leader, V Sasikala to an ordinary prisoner by scrapping all the additional facilities she was enjoying at the Parapanna Agrahara prison in Bengaluru, the state government now reportedly plans to order an inquiry into allegations that she paid Rs 2 crore in bribes to the top brass of the police in the prisons department to make her life comfortable in jail. While the government has received the report of a committee headed by former IAS officer, Vinaykumar, it has only looked into the special privileges enjoyed by Sasikala and other ‘influential’ inmates and has reportedly found no ...

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IT raids on Minister: Rs 11 cr seized; Karnataka Govt protests use of CRPF!

Cash of over Rs 11 crore has been seized till now by the Income Tax Department as part of the ongoing searches at multiple premises linked to Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar and his associates in connection with a case of alleged tax evasion.The minister has been overseeing the stay of 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru, who have been brought to the Karnataka capital in view of the Rajya Sabha polls in their state. The raids, which are continuing at many locations for the second day on Thursday, saw I-T sleuths seizing a ...

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