3 deputies for BSY: Why going to polls is still a better option for the BJP

Bengaluru, Aug 27: The appointment of three deputy chief ministers in Karnataka has triggered speculation, whether the BJP is looking for a succession plan in the state.

I had always felt that mid-term elections were the best bet for the BJP, Dr Shastri tells OneIndia.

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17 ministers sworn into BSY led Karnataka govt: Full list here

Bengaluru, Aug 20: Seventeen Cabinet ministers would be sworn in today in Karnataka. Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa has sent the list of 17 names to the Governor. The list inlaces, former chief minister, Jagadish Shettar and former deputy chief minister, R Ashoka.

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Karnataka Speaker’s order of disqualification will run into troubled waters legally

img_0083New Delhi, July 29: The order of the Karnataka Speaker which disqualified the 17 rebel MLAs is bound to run into troubled waters legally.

The legal team for the MLAs are bound to cite the latest judgment of the Bombay High Court, which said that disqualification under the Tenth Schedule cannot bar a legislator to seek an election during the term of the current assembly.

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BJP calls for ‘urgent’ meeting of J&K core group amidst Article 35A speculations

jp-naddaNew Delhi, July 29: The BJP has called for a meeting of its core group in Jammu and Kashmir. The urgent meeting to be held on Tuesday comes amidst growing uncertainty in the state after the Centre rushed additional forces.

The meeting would be chaired by working president, J P Nadda and general secretary (organisation), B L Santhosh. No agenda has been conveyed to the leaders as yet and as of now, there is no confirmation whether the meeting would be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.

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Why the disqualification of 17 rebels will be pleasing news for Yediyurappa

Bengaluru, July 28: The disqualification of the MLAs by the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly would help B S Yeddyurappa, when he takes the trust vote on Monday.

The Speaker has in all disqualified 17 rebel MLAs. The Speaker had disqualified 3 rebels on Thursday. On Sunday he announced that he had disqualified 14 more MLAs including Shrimant Patil.

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Karnataka: Why the BJP is in no hurry to stake a claim to form government

Bengaluru, July 25: The coalition has fallen and all eyes are on the BJP in Karnataka. While there has been talk that the BJP under the leadership of B S Yeddyurappa will stake a claim to form the government, there has been no movement on that front.

On Wednesday, it was rumoured that Yeddyurappa would meet the Governor to stake a claim, following which he would be sworn in on Thursday.

Forget Operation Lotus, Karnataka coalition was a non-starter since day one

kumaraswamy-DKSBengaluru, July 24: When the JD(S) and Congress came together to form the government in Karnataka 14 months ago, many had on day one predicted a quick collapse.

14 months later, the H D Kumaraswamy led government lost a trust vote 99 to 105. It was always said that the fate of the coalition would largely depend on how the 2019 results would shape up. Thanks to the big mandate that the BJP got in 2019, the party witnessed a resurgence in Karnataka as well. Moreover the Lok Sabha numbers in Karnataka were extremely impressive for the BJP. It won 25 of the 28 seats. The Congress, JD(S) and an independent shared a piece each.

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Coalition down: Fate of the Karnataka rebels is now in Speaker’s hand

RameshkumarBengaluru, July 24: The Speaker of Karnataka, Ramesh Kumar had summoned the rebel MLAs to appear before him. The Speaker decided to take up a complaint that sought for their disqualification.

While the trust vote is over and the Congress-JD(S) coalition has collapsed the fate of the 15 MLAs who resigned still hangs in the balance. While many are hoping to become ministers in the new government, their fate lies in the hands of the Speaker.

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Yeddyurappa set to become CM, but how will tide over the rebel headache

yeddyurappa_350_110812071234Bengaluru, July 24: It is almost certain that B S Yeddyurappa would stake a claim to form the government. He has however said that before he takes any decision, he would consult with the party leadership.

For now, Yeddyurappa has the numbers, but his biggest challenge would be to accommodate the rebels. In the long list list of aspirants, 30 are former ministers. In addition to this there are 15 rebels and two independents.

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Karnataka: If rebels are disqualified, SC would have to give larger interpretation of its order

rebel-mlasBengaluru, July 22: Speaker of the Karnataka legislative assembly, Ramesh Kumar said in the assembly that the whip would be applicable to the rebel MLAs as well.

When proceedings began in the assembly, he said that he had taken time as he was studying the order of the Supreme Court, which had said that the rebels cannot be compelled to come to the assembly.

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