Karnataka crisis: All eyes on Speaker

Bengaluru, July 09: All eyes would be on the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly as he takes a call on the resignations submitted by the 13 MLAs today. The decision by the Speaker, Ramesh Kumar would be crucial to the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka.

On Saturday, the Speaker had promised to take up the matter on Tuesday by summoning all the MLAs and speaking to them. While the rebel MLAs would meet with the Speaker, they will not be part of the Congress Legislature Party meeting scheduled to be held at around 9.30 am.

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Explained: The numbers in the Karnataka government and how it stands

Bengaluru, July 06: With 11 MLAs tendering their resignation from the ruling coalition in Karnataka, the Congress-JD(S) government is on shaky ground. The Speaker Ramesh Kumar conformed that 11 MLAs have tendered their resignations. This comes in the wake of 2 MLAs from the Congress resigning last week.

In the wake of these resignations, there would be no option but to take a trust vote. If the same happens, then there is big trouble for the coalition. Let us take a look at how the numbers stand.

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Karnataka: How the numbers stand and why it is a losing battle for Cong-JD(S)

Bengaluru, July 07: The coalition government in Karnataka is on the brink of a collapse after 13 MLAs from the Congress and JD(S) resigned. The MLAs met with Governor Vajubhai Vala, even as their resignations hang in the balance as they were not presented directly to the Speaker as mandated under the anti-defection law.

The Speaker would meet with the MLAs on Tuesday. If the Speaker accepts the resignations, then the strength of the coalition comes down to 105. This BJP too has 105 MLAs in the house and this would in turn lead to a floor test ahead of the budget session that begins on July 12.

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Curtains for the coalition: BJP now in striking distance to form Karnataka government

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.

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The Congress-JD(S) combine in Karnataka has been a disaster: Dr Shastri

New Delhi, May 23: The mandate is for Narendra Modi again and these elections have shown that it was a strong leadership that has taken the party forward. The Congress would have plenty of soul searching to do and the big challenge would be to its leadership.

Dr Sandeep Shastri, leading political scientist says that it is the leadership that has played a very important role for the BJP. In a direct fight with the Congress, the BJP has done exceptionally well, he tells OneIndia.

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No Operation Lotus, here is how BJP plans to form government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 23: There is trouble brewing in Karnataka, with the BJP winning big in the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress-JD(S) alliance has performed poorly and analysts feel that this would have an impact on the government in the state.

Senior Congress leader, Roshan Baig on Tuesday ruffled several feathers, when he went on to call K C Venugopal a Buffon and Dinesh Gundu Rao a flop show. He went a step further to say that if the NDA is coming back to power, then he appeals to his Muslim brothers to learn and compromise with the situation.

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In Karnataka, a crisis is not over until the last MLA returns

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.

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Traditional rivals to allies: How effective is the Cong-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka

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.

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Is the Karnataka coalition about to collapse: Why the next 3 days are crucial

Bengaluru, Dec 25: The next three days would be crucial for the government in Karnataka, which is being run by a coalition of the Congress and JD(S).

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Karnataka by-poll: Alliance chemistry worked, Central BJP need to micro-manage state

Bengaluru, Nov 6: The much awaited by-elections in Karnataka are done and it was indeed a major victory for the Congress-JD(S) alliance.

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