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Former PM H.D. Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular) is faced with constant erosion in its support base, and did not manage to win even a single seat in Karnataka bypolls.
The Congress has threatened to move the Supreme Court in view of the ‘revelation’, but BJP high command has thrown its weight behind Yediyurappa.
The 17 rebels were disqualified by Speaker, which prevents them from contesting polls. SC started hearing case today but last date for filing nominations is 30 September.
Former Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy says Congress — specifically, Siddaramaiah — sought to undermine his position throughout their time in government.
Efforts were intensified to reach out to dissident Karnataka legislators a day after CM Kumaraswamy made a surprise announcement that he will seek a trust vote.
Aggressive dissidence is likely to be a permanent feature of Karnataka’s electoral politics. So, when the Kumaraswamy government may fall is not important.
The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, is now hanging by a thread as more MLAs resign.
Congress's "trouble shooter" and Minister D K Shivakumar met the legislators and tried to convince them not to rock the coalition's strength in the 224-member Assembly.
Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy has been operating out of a five-star hotel for a year, drawing criticism from the opposition and some of his own party members.
The urban local body elections in Karnataka have come as a lesson for the Congress-JD(S) coalition, as well as the BJP.