Exodus continues for Congress: Another senior leader joins BJP in Karnataka

There seems to be no respite for the Congress. A week after S M Krishna, the seniormost leader of the Congress joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, another has followed his footsteps.

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.

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DA case: Karnataka wants to recover Rs 100 crore from Jaya’s estate

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.

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Jaya DA case: Karnataka asks SC if Rs 100 crore fine can be collected?

The Karnataka Government has filed a review in the Supreme Court seeking a clarification on the Rs 100 crore fine imposed on Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

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.

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Senior advocate Anil Divan no more

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.

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Karnataka may witness early elections if Congress loses bypolls

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.

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Why the Nanjangud by-poll in Karnataka is the mother of all elections

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.

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In Karnataka BJP will win 129-150 seats says survey

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.

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S M Krishna next governor of Tamil Nadu?

Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, S M Krishna is likely to be made the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Krishna will formally join the BJP on Wednesday.

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.

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Can Rs 100 crore be recovered from Jayalalithaa? Karnataka to see clarification in SC

jaya3The Supreme Court had said in its judgment in the disproportionate assets case that the verdict against former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa stands abated.

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.

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Karnataka sends Rs 12 crore bill to TN for conducting Jaya DA case

jayalalithaa_heroKarnataka 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.

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