An impressive BJP and a hopelessly divided Congress: Analysing the Karnataka by-poll

Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

Bengaluru, Dec 09: The thumping win by the BJP has ensured that it would continue to rule in Karnataka with a majority. Karnataka, no doubt has a history of electing the party in power during a by-election.

However, the fact here is that the Congress has yet proven that in Karnataka no one defeats the party, but it ends up defeating itself.

The rise and fall: An asset analysis of the rebels contesting the Karnataka by-polls

rebel-karnatakaBengaluru, Dec 03: The crucial by-elections will be held in Karnataka on December 5. The elections are important and would decide the fate of the B S Yediyurappa government, which managed to win a trust vote owing to lower numbers in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

The elections became necessary after 14 Congress and 3 JD(S) MLAs resigned and were later disqualified.

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SC upholds disqualification of Karnataka MLAs, but allows them to contest by-polls

disqualified-mals-sc-1571882201New Delhi, Nov 13: The Supreme Court has upheld the disqualification of the 17 rebels from Karnataka. However the court said that they can contest the by-elections to the seats that fell vacant.

The Supreme Court was delivering its verdict on the plea by the disqualified MLAs who had challenged the orders of the then Assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to disqualify them.

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SC set to chart course of Karnataka politics, office of CJI today

SC-MLAsNew Delhi, Nov 13: The Supreme Court is set to pronounce two very important verdicts today. While one would decide the next course of politics in Karnataka, the other would decide on whether the CJI’s office comes under the ambit to the Right to Information Act.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce today 13 its verdict on the pleas of 17 disqualified Congress-JD (S) MLAs of Karnataka challenging the orders of the then Assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to disqualify them.

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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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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.