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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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BJP celebrates hollow win, India mourns defeat of democracy: Rahul

BJP celebrates hollow win, India mourns defeat of democracyRahul

BJP celebrates hollow win, India mourns defeat of democracy: Rahul In a major development in the politics of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state after his party became the single largest party with majority votes. The vote of Congress and JD(S) which has formed an alliance is 117, more than the magical number of 112. BJP has won 104 seats. Soon after B S Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday morning after the Supreme Court in a rare post-midnight hearing ruled out that it won’t stop ...

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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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K’taka fate hangs in a balance as BJP falls short of majority, Cong-JD(S) join hands

K’taka fate hangs in a balance as BJP falls short of majority, Cong-JD(S) join hands

K’taka fate hangs in a balance as BJP falls short of majority, Cong-JD(S) join hands At the end of counting of votes on Wednesday, Karnataka stared at a phase of political uncertainty with the Assembly polls throwing up a hung verdict as none of the major parties — BJP, Congress or JD(S) — was able to secure the magic number of 113 required to form a government though the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats. Nevertheless, a BJP delegation, led by its CM face B.S. Yeddyurappa met Governor Vajubhai Vala, a former BJP minister from Gujarat, ...

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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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Mehbooba Mufti congratulates BJP for its ‘stellar performance’ in K’taka

Mehbooba Mufti congratulates BJP for its 'stellar performance' in K'taka

Mehbooba Mufti congratulates BJP for its ‘stellar performance’ in K’taka Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday congratulated the BJP for its “stellar performance” in Karnataka assembly elections. “Hearty congratulations to @BJP4India for their stellar performance in Karnataka,” Mehbooba said in a tweet. The BJP appeared headed for a simple majority in the Karnataka Assembly, with its candidates leading in 115 constituencies, leaving the ruling Congress way behind, according to the latest trends available for 220 of the state’s 222 seats where polling was held.  

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