This time, it is former Member of Parliament M Shivanna has decided to join the saffron party. He has indicated his decision to quit the Congress.
It would be interesting to see what the Supreme Court would have to say on the review plea filed by Karnataka in which it sought a reversal of the verdict abating Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
While delivering the verdict, the court had made observations against Jayalalithaa albiet posthumously of how she had criminally conspired with co-accused Sasikala to launder ill-gotten wealth.
The review seeks a clarification on whether the fine amount can be collected since the SC had said that the case against her stood abated in the event of her death.
Senior advocate, Anil Divan who represented Karnataka in the Cauvery waters matter passed away on Monday. He was 86. One of the most respected advocates, Divan started his legal practise in the Bombay High Court.
Campaigning for the Gundlupet and Nanjangud assembly bypolls is gaining momentum. It is a fight for pride for Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, as the two constituencies fall under his strong hold. For Siddaramaiah, these elections are a big challenge as he would have to ensure that the Congress wins in his stronghold.
It is also a battle of ego for the CM since he is being challenged by former Congressman Srinivas Prasad. He had resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP after being dropped in the cabinet re-shuffle.
It is being called the mother of all by-polls. With hardly a year remaining for the Karnataka assembly elections, both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress would go at each other to bag the Nanjangud and Gundlupet assembly constituencies.
On April 9, both these constituencies would go to poll.
Bengaluru, March 15: It is mission 150 for the BJP in Karnataka. On the map of India the saffron colour is missing in Karnataka and the BJP which has won this state in the past will look to take it again.
He had resigned from the Congress in January. Krishna’s entry into the BJP was a closely watched affair. The BJP roped in Krishna keeping in mind the a large amount of the Vokkaliga vote that he has under his belt.
This came into being since she was deceased at the time of the order being passed. Effectively, this order would mean that the Rs 100 crore fine that was imposed on her by the trial court cannot be recovered.
Karnataka has sent a bill of Rs 12.04 crore to Tamil Nadu in connection with the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case. The bill details the expenditure incurred by Karnataka while conducting the DA case between 2004 and 2016.
The bill has details of the court charges, security, fees of lawyers, salary of judges and also the security arrangements made in connection with the case. The expenses were incurred by the chief accountant, the registrars of the city civil court and the Karnataka high court and the home department.