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The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, is now hanging by a thread as more MLAs resign.
There remains no logical rationale for the continuation of the JD(S) and Congress alliance.
JD(S) chief H.D. Deve Gowda has sprung to son and Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s defence, hitting out at Congress leader and former aide Siddaramaiah.
The Karnataka chief minister said JD(S) & Congress should adopt a give and take policy to put up a united fight against BJP.
Image of a ‘splintered opposition’ has set off talks among BJP leadership about how that can help party both ‘arithmetically and in terms of perception’.
Karnataka govt wants onion & garlic in midday meals, but NGO Akshaya Patra has refused. Now CM Kumaraswamy wants the people to help resolve the matter.
Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee were among top opposition leaders who gave the swearing-in ceremonies a miss.
Siddaramaiah recent remarks that he will be CM one day has once again rattled the shaky JD(S)-Congress coalition. Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah appears to be suffering from the three-month itch. Over the past two days, Siddaramaiah — who had announced that the May 2018 assembly elections were his last — has only added to speculation that the shaky JD(S)-Congress coalition may not last its term, while making it clear that he is not content at just being the chairman of the coalition government’s coordination committee. On Friday, speaking in Hassan district, he declared that he was ready to become chief minister again. “I will become the CM again. I am well aware that there were many who had ganged up against me after the 2018 assembly polls and I could not take the post. But we all know that politics is not stagnant, there will be wins and losses....
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Two dozen outfits have come together to announce a bandh in north Karnataka on 2 August to demand bifurcation from 'privileged south'.
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