Karnataka: How the numbers stand and why it is a losing battle for Cong-JD(S)

Bengaluru, July 07: The coalition government in Karnataka is on the brink of a collapse after 13 MLAs from the Congress and JD(S) resigned. The MLAs met with Governor Vajubhai Vala, even as their resignations hang in the balance as they were not presented directly to the Speaker as mandated under the anti-defection law.

The Speaker would meet with the MLAs on Tuesday. If the Speaker accepts the resignations, then the strength of the coalition comes down to 105. This BJP too has 105 MLAs in the house and this would in turn lead to a floor test ahead of the budget session that begins on July 12.

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Curtains for the coalition: BJP now in striking distance to form Karnataka government

Bengaluru, July 06: The resignations by 11 MLAs from the ruling coalition in Karnataka clearly shows that the BJP’s game plan is right on track. While last week two Congress MLAs resigned, today, 8 quit their membership. In addition to this 3 from JD (S) too tendered their resignations.

While taking into account all these numbers, one must also bear in mind that Congress MLA, Roshan Baig stands suspended. OneIndia had reported in May 23 that the BJP would be looking to bring down the House strength in order to form the government.

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The Congress-JD(S) combine in Karnataka has been a disaster: Dr Shastri

New Delhi, May 23: The mandate is for Narendra Modi again and these elections have shown that it was a strong leadership that has taken the party forward. The Congress would have plenty of soul searching to do and the big challenge would be to its leadership.

Dr Sandeep Shastri, leading political scientist says that it is the leadership that has played a very important role for the BJP. In a direct fight with the Congress, the BJP has done exceptionally well, he tells OneIndia.

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Why Yeddyurappa may get a top posting in Delhi and not Karnataka

New Delhi, May 22: The coalition government in Karnataka looks shaky. Many within the BJP have decided to play the wait and watch game. After a couple of unsuccessful operations, the party has decided to wait for the coalition to collapse on its own.

The BJP is confident that there would be several resignations by Congress MLAs and the strength of the House would come down, following which it would stake a claim to form the next government.

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Hours after Karnataka issued advisory, terror threat turns out to be a hoax

man_talking_on_the_phone_clip_art_25093New Delhi, Apr 27: The terror threat to several places in South India has turned out to be a hoax. The caller who warned about the attack, Sundara Murthy a retired army personnel was arrested and questioned. Following the questioning it was learnt that he had made a hoax call.

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Will the BJP benefit from lack of alliance chemistry in Old Mysore region?

bjp223New Delhi, Apr 16: 14 Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls in Karnataka on April 18. In all Karnataka has 28 Lok Sabha constituencies and on Thursday, 12 constituencies in the old Mysore region will go to polls.

Polling will also be held in the Shimoga and Davangere seats. The old Mysore region in particular will witness an interesting contest as this is considered to be a stronghold of the Congress and JD(S), which is fighting the elections together.

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With caste playing a key factor, keen contest on in Karnataka

karnataka-votingBengaluru, Apr 13: Speak elections in Karnataka and the conversation is incomplete until the caste factor is discussed. Caste plays a major factor in the Karnataka elections and the support of the Lingayats, Vokkaligas, OBCs, SC and STs becomes extremely crucial.

As battle shifts down South, a lot at stake for all parties

electionsNew Delhi, Apr 15: Phase two of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 promises to be an interesting one. One would get to witness several interesting battles that include the ones to be fought in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka.

Polling will be held on 97 seats and all eyes would be on the seats in Uttar Pradesh, where the BSP and SP together are taking on the BJP.

Majboor vs Mazboot sarkar: Let people watch daily tantrums, the BJP’s game plan in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 21: The drama in Karnataka never seems to stop and resort politics was back with allegations that the BJP is trying to form the government. First the BJP led its MLAs to a resort in Gurgaon and then it was followed by the Congress leading its men to one on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

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Traditional rivals to allies: How effective is the Cong-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 17: For the BJP, Karnataka has been a gateway to the south. The 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be a keenly fought contest especially in Karnataka. The BJP would be up against a combine of the JD(S) and Congress, which came together to form the government in the state.

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