Bengaluru, Feb 08: It appears as though the Karnataka Congress is fed up of waiting for its missing MLAs to turn up. Despite a whip being issued, some of its leaders failed to turn up at both the Congress Legislature Party meeting and the budget session.
Bengaluru, Feb 08: It is expected to go down to the wire and the interest today in Karnataka would be on the missing MLAs rather than the budget to be presented by the H D Kumaraswamy government.
Bengaluru, Jan 22: Spelling more trouble for Congress MLA, J Ganesh, Anand Singh has accused him of asking for a gun to kill him. It may be recalled that Singh was allegedly assaulted by Ganesh at a resort, where the Congress MLAs had been lodged.
Bengaluru, Jan 21: The drama in Karnataka never seems to stop and resort politics was back with allegations that the BJP is trying to form the government. First the BJP led its MLAs to a resort in Gurgaon and then it was followed by the Congress leading its men to one on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
Bengaluru, Jan 21: The Congress finds itself in a tricky situation in Karnataka as it continues to keep its legislators in a resort to avoid poaching. The Congress is expected to be set its legislators free today amidst anxiety that some may switch over to the BJP.
Bengaluru, Jan 21: Amidst the resort drama, there was another incident that hit the headlines on Sunday. Congress MLAs involved in a brawl, which led to one being hospitalised.
Bengaluru, Jan 18: In cricket it is often said that it is not over until the last ball is bowled. In Karnataka, the case is similar. Three Congress MLAs are still elusive and this means that the BJP has not lost all hopes as yet. The Operation Lotus is not over until the last MLA returns.
Bengaluru, Jan 17: For the BJP, Karnataka has been a gateway to the south. The 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be a keenly fought contest especially in Karnataka. The BJP would be up against a combine of the JD(S) and Congress, which came together to form the government in the state.
Bengaluru, Jan 17: For the BJP it was yet another failed attempt at installing the government in Karnataka. Despite being the single largest party in the state with 104 MLAs, the BJP’s third attempt to form the government failed after the Congress rebels backtracked at the last moment. For the Congress and JD(S), the Herculean task was to convince the rebels, who were upset after the Cabinet expansion. Some of them had rebelled after being left out and nearly 5 of them had been camping in Mumbai giving the coalition the jitters.
Bengaluru, Jan 17: Another misadventure by the Karnataka has come to an end, with some rebels in the Congress returning to their fold. It began with the fiasco of trying to install a government after the 2018 assembly elections, which was short lived.