Kumaraswamy ready to take trust vote: Does he have the numbers?

Bengaluru, July 12: Chief Minister of Karnataka, H D Kumaraswamy has said that he was ready to take a trust vote on the floor of legislative assembly.

I have decided to take a trust vote, please fix a time for it, he urged the Speaker of the House, Ramesh Kumar. I am ready for anything, I am not here to stick on to power, Kumaraswamy also added.

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Will fix the date when he wants it: Speaker on Kumaraswamy wanting to take a trust vote

Bengaluru, July 12: Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Ramesh Kumar said that he would allot a slot for a trust vote whenever Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy wants it. 

The Chief Minister has spoken his mind and would not cling to power amid the confusion. He has said that he would seek the trust of the House, Kumar also told reporters.

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Karnataka crisis lives on another day: All action shifts to legislative session, Supreme Court

Rebel MLAs

Bengaluru, July 11: The Karnataka crisis continues to drag on. The Speaker of the legislative assembly who met with the rebel MLAs said that he would need more time before he can decide on the resignations.

This would mean that he would go through the resignations and only accept them if he is convinced. The matter will now be back in the Supreme Court, which will hear the case as the Speaker, Ramesh Kumar is supposed to convey his decision.

The Supreme Court which had directed the Speaker to meet the MLAs today at 6 pm also said that he should convey to them his decision on Friday.

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Karnataka: An uncomfortable coalition since day one and why the internal feud must be blamed

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.

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Will he, won’t he? Is the Speaker right in holding up resignations of rebel MLAs

New Delhi, July 12: Will he will he not is the big question. The Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly is yet to accept the resignations of the rebel MLAs.

At first he said that the resignations were not in the prescribed and then he gave the MLAs a different date to meet with them.

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Karnataka: BJP better placed to face polls rather than form govt and become hostage

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.

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In Karnataka crisis, a behind the scene battle between Kharge and Siddaramaiah

Mallikarjun Kharge and Siddharamiah

Bengaluru, July 08: Is the personal rivalry between Deve Gowda and Siddaramaiah hitting the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka?

Gowda had publicly accused, Siddaramaiah of orchestrating the crisis in Karnataka after 13 MLAs resigned. Gowda said that the MLAs who resigned are supporters of Siddaramaiah. I know he is behind the crisis, the former prime minister also said.

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With a wafer thin majority, here are the options for the BJP in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 09: The BJP has decided to play the wait and watch game in Karnataka. The party has indicated that it would make its next move only after the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Ramesh Kumar takes a decision on the resignations of 13 MLAs.

If the resignations of the 13 MLAs is accepted, the effective strength of the House falls from 224 to 211. In such a scenario, the magic number is. 106 and the BJP has 105 on its own. However with the support of the two Independent MLAs, the BJP’s strength goes up to 107, which means it would have a wafer thin majority.

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Karnataka crisis: 7 options before Speaker while deciding on resignation of MLAs

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.

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To let go or not: The dilemma of the Congress in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 21: The Congress finds itself in a tricky situation in Karnataka as it continues to keep its legislators in a resort to avoid poaching. The Congress is expected to be set its legislators free today amidst anxiety that some may switch over to the BJP.

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