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Conduct aerial survey of flood-hit areas: Siddaramaiah to PM Modi

Conduct aerial survey of flood-hit areas: Siddaramaiah to PM Modi

Conduct aerial survey of flood-hit areas: Siddaramaiah to PM Modi Former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to embark on an aerial survey of flood-ravaged Kodagu and sanction funds for relief measures forthwith. Speaking to the media after a tour of villages hit by the deluge in Nanjangud taluk in Mysuru district, the former chief minister said he would visit Kodagu district soon. He said that the candidates for forthcoming polls to urban local bodies (ULBs) would be announced soon and expressed confidence that his power would be voted to power in Mysuru city corporation.

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Siddaramaiah roars: Leaking my casual talk videos unethical

Siddaramaiah roars: Leaking my casual talk videos unethical

Siddaramaiah roars: Leaking my casual talk videos unethical Breaking his silence on the controversy over video leaks that showed him disapproving of moves by CM H.D. Kumaraswamy to present a fresh budget and also express doubts about the longevity of the government, former CM Siddaramaiah on Friday termed moves to videograph his sessions with his aides as “unethical”. Speaking to reporters, he said, “You do not know about what I have said and the context in which I said it. Whoever it is, recording my casual talk with someone and making it public without knowing the context is, is doing ...

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No contention between Congress-JD(S) over cabinet expansion: HD Kumaraswamy

No contention between Congress-JD(S) over cabinet expansion: HD Kumaraswamy

No contention between Congress-JD(S) over cabinet expansion: HD Kumaraswamy Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said that there is no dissension between Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs over cabinet expansion. “Today we had a meeting with our MLAs. They were advised about future politics to develop our party and give good governance. There is no difference between our MLAs. They have given total freedom to party’s president to select the future cabinet. Two to three vacancies will be there,” Kumaraswamy told news agency. The Congress-JD(S) alliance on June 1 announced the allotment of portfolios among them. As ...

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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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