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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Karnataka coalition looks to dish up the numbers as rebels play hide and seek

karnataka-assemblyBengaluru, July 14: The BJP would press for a trust vote in Karnataka on Monday. The coalition will however try and buy more time in a bid to pacify the rebel MLAs.

However, everything would depend on the Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday, which will decide on a plea filed by the rebel MLAs seeking a directive to the Speaker to decide on their resignations early. In the meantime, five more rebels have moved the Supreme Court seeking similar relief.

Read more

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).

Read more

In Karnataka coalition, why Congress has more to lose and JD(S) gains

The Congress claimed a major victory in Karnataka after it managed to keep the BJP at bay and form the government with the JD(S). This is an alliance that could continue into 2019 when the nation goes to polls.

Read more