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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Will Kumaraswamy step down as CM to save the coalition in Karnataka?

kumar-worriedBengaluru, July 15: The coalition in Karnataka found itself on shaky ground after their efforts to pacify the rebels and salvage the situation hit a road block. A day after the Congress and JD(S) claimed to convince MLA M T B Nagraj, he flew to Mumbai to join the rest of the rebels, who have been housed there ever since the crisis broke out.

The rebels held a presser in Mumbai and reiterated that they would not change their decision. The BJP on the other hand demanded that Chief Minister, H D Kumaraswamy move a confidence motion in the legislative assembly on Monday.

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Ahead of Karnataka budget, every party finds itself in a spot of bother

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.

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Karnataka rumblings: DK’s ambition, HDK’s kingpin theory, but BJP will wait and watch

Bengaluru, Sep 14: As the rumblings within the Karnataka coalition continue, there is a likelihood that the much spoken about Cabinet expansion may be put off. With many within the Congress raising a banner of revolt the party may not go in for this exercise immediately as it would dishearten many aspirants.

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Is Siddaramaiah Preparing For A Hard Bargain In 2019, Or Is He Just Cranky?

siddaSiddaramaiah, the former chief minister of Karnataka, dropped a bombshell, so to speak, created a flutter, and left with his family to Europe on a holiday. The man who led the state for five years is still bitter that the Congress formed the government with the Janata Dal (Secular), which he was part of once upon a time.

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Has the JD(S)-Congress govt run its course in Karnataka?

hdk1aThe developments or trouble as we may call it do not seem to end in Karnataka. With just a few days remaining for the budget to be presented, there is speculation rife that attempts are being made to pull down the four week old Karnataka government led by Chief Minister, H D Kumaraswamy.

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Why Is Kumaraswamy Uncertain About His Job After 2019?

H D Kumaraswamy, whose Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S) formed the government with the Congress in Karnataka despite not having the mandate made an interesting comment last week on how long he would continue to be Chief Minister.

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Karnataka: 11 berths, 24 aspirants, JD(S) MLAs bargain hard

karcabiThere are 11 berths up for grabs and 24 of them are lobbying for the same. The JD(S) which got 12 berths as per the sharing arrangement with the Congress is able to accommodate only 11 one of the posts is that of the Chief Minister, held by H D Kumaraswamy.

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As Kumaraswamy Waits For Rahul Gandhi’s Permission To Choose His Cabinet, Gandhi Flies Off Abroad

kumar-worriedThe hurriedly stitched up Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S) alliance in Karnataka was to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at bay. The two parties won the first battle and installed a government, but today, the fact is that there is no cabinet in the state.

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Traffic hold up: When Mamata made a scene for nothing, here is what really happened

mamata-neelamaniMamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal created a flutter when she complained about the poor traffic management in Bengaluru. A video showing her gesturing at the Karnataka police chief, Neelamani Raju before the swearing in ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy and gone viral.

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