New Delhi, Aug 05: For the BJP and the RSS, today is an emotional day. The Centre announced the scrapping of Article 370.
For the BJP, its link to Jammu and Kashmir begins with its founder, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, who was once a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru cabinet.
New Delhi, July 30: The BJP will hold a key meeting of its core group from Jammu and Kashmir today.
The urgent meeting to be held today comes amidst growing uncertainty in the state after the Centre rushed additional forces.
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.
Bengaluru, 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.
New Delhi, July 15: The suspense has finally ended and the H D Kumaraswamy government would face a trust vote on Thursday at 11 am. The government faces a trust vote after 16 MLAs resigned. If the 16 resignations are accepted, then the strength of the house comes down to 209. In this case, the Congress and JD(S) would need the backing of 105 MLAs to remain in power. If the resignations are accepted then the JD(S)-Congress government would have the backing of just 101 MLAs.
The BJP on the other hand on its own has 105 MLAs. It also has the backing of two independent MLAs, who had quit the government and promised support to the saffron party.
Bengaluru, July 13: The big question is will the Speaker of the Karnataka legislative assembly Ramesh Kumar accept the resignations of the rebel MLAs. He has been told to hold on to his decision until Tuesday by the Supreme Court, when it hears the matter next.
Currently seven Congress MLAs and three from the JD(S) face disqualification for disobeying the party’s whip. If the Speaker invokes the provisions under the 10th schedule of the Constitution and disqualifies the MLAs, they cannot contest a by-poll and return to the current legislative assembly.
Bengaluru, July 12: The million dollar question is who is behind the Karnataka crisis. The issue has dragged on and the Speaker is yet to take a call on the resignation of the rebel MLAs.
In the interim all parties have thrown barbs at each other accusing each one of engineering the crisis. The BJP says that it is an internal feud within the JD(S) and Congress that is playing out. The ruling coalition however blames the BJP for carrying out Operation Lotus.
Bengaluru, July 09: There appears to be no end to the crisis in Karnataka and the big question is will the BJP take advantage of the situation and form the government.
Analysts have said that it is only a matter of time before the JD(S)-Congress government falls for the want of numbers. The MLAs are unlikely to take back their resignations as it could lead to a loss of face. Moreover if you try and pacify the sulking MLAs and make them ministers, another group would become disgruntled and the problem will return says leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri.
Bengaluru, July 09: Amidst the looming crisis in Karnataka, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly would need to take a very important call today.
The Speaker, Ramesh Kumar would have to decide on the resignations of the 13 MLAs from both the Congress and JD(S). There are several options before the Speaker and below let us take a look at what they are.
Bengaluru, July 06: The resignations by 11 MLAs from the ruling coalition in Karnataka clearly shows that the BJP’s game plan is right on track. While last week two Congress MLAs resigned, today, 8 quit their membership. In addition to this 3 from JD (S) too tendered their resignations.
While taking into account all these numbers, one must also bear in mind that Congress MLA, Roshan Baig stands suspended. OneIndia had reported in May 23 that the BJP would be looking to bring down the House strength in order to form the government.