Karnataka news updates: Speaker adjourns Assembly till 11 am on Thursday after BJP refuses to participate in House proceedings until Floor Test

  • After raising the Congress-JD(S) alliance hopes by declaring to return in his party's fold, hopes, MLA Nagaraj jet off to Mumbai on Sunday evening

  • Two days after HD Kumaraswamy declared in the Assembly that he would seek a trust vote, the JD(S)-Congress combine found itself on the backfoot once again

  • On Monday, the 14 Karnataka rebel MLAs staying in Mumbai's Renaissance hotel wrote again to the Mumbai Police stating a serious threat from a few Congress leaders

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Karnataka news updates: Speaker adjourns Assembly till 11 am on Thursday after BJP refuses to participate in House proceedings until Floor Test
  • 16:15 (IST)

    RECAP | It all started on 6 July

    On 6 July, thirteen MLAs of the ruling JD(S)-Congress alliance in Karnataka submitted their resignations to the Speaker, kicking off the political crisis. Two days later, two Independent MLAs withdrew their support to the coalition government. On 10 July, two other Congress MLAs, MTB Nagaraj and K Sudhakar, also resigned as MLAs. So far, 16 MLAs from the state government has tendered their resignations, while the two Independents are continuing to side with the BJP.

  • 15:56 (IST)

    A look at Karnataka Assemblies and their term

  • 14:42 (IST)

    Karnataka Assembly adjourned till Thursday 11 am

    Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House till Thursday after BJP refused to participate in the assembly proceedings till HD Kumaraswamy takes up trust vote on Thursday.

  • 14:26 (IST)

    Congress-JD(S) leaders to got to Mumbai today

    Senior Congress and JD(S) leaders are likely to visit Mumbai today to talk to disgruntled MLAs, The Times of India reported.

  • 14:18 (IST)

    Won't allow House to proceed unless floor test is held: BJP

    As the Speaker announced that the floor test will take place on 18 July in the Karnataka Assembly, BJP legislators told that they won't allow the proceedings in the House until the motion of confidence is held at the earliest.

  • 13:59 (IST)

    Trust vote on 18 July: Siddaramaiah 

    After the Speaker announced in the Assembly that he will take a call on the floor test only after the Supreme Court’s order on Tuesday, Congress leader Siddaramaiah has said that the trust vote, as sought by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, will happen at 11.00 am on 18 July, reports said.

  • 13:37 (IST)

    Speaker to decide on trust vote after SC verdict

    Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has told the Assembly members that he will take up trust vote after Supreme Court delivers its verdict on the resignation of rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs on Tuesday, The Times of India reported.

  • 13:18 (IST)

    Speaker holds meeting with Karnataka MLAs

    Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has initiated a meeting with MLAs from both sides. The Business Advisory Council meeting is underway. The next course of action including when to schedule a no-confidence motion is expected to be taken during the meeting. Both Kumaraswamy and leader of opposition BS Yeddyurappa are present at the meeting.

  • 13:17 (IST)

    "All our 105 MLAs are together," says BJP leader Suresh Kumar

    The BJP has pressed for a trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly today and even moved a no-confidence motion before the Speaker.

  • 12:56 (IST)

    "All our 105 MLAs are together," says BJP leader Suresh Kumar

    The BJP has pressed for a trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly today and even moved a no-confidence motion before the Speaker.

  • 12:36 (IST)

    Kumaraswamy meets Speaker before session resumes

    After a prolonged discussion with HD Deve Gowda, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy met Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar moments before the Assembly resumed.

  • 12:34 (IST)

    BJP gives no-confidence to Speaker, KR Ramesh Kumar to decide at 12.30 pm

    After BJP MLAs met the Speaker, now the Congress MLAs are meeting the Speaker in the Vidhan Soudha. BJP, meanwhile, has moved a no-confidence motion in the Assembly and the Speaker will take a decision at 12.30 on Monday.

  • 12:20 (IST)

    BJP gives no-confidence motion to Speaker

    After BJP MLAs met the Speaker, now the Congress MLAs are meeting the Speaker in the Vidhan Soudha. BJP, meanwhile, has moved a no-confidence motion in the Assembly and the Speaker will take a decision at 12.30 on Monday.

  • 12:11 (IST)

    Rebel MLA R Ramalinga Reddy to skip Assembly session

    Senior Congress leader and rebel MLA R Ramalinga Reddy will not attend the Assembly session today, his daughter Sowmya Reddy will attend, The Times of India reported.

  • 11:44 (IST)

    BJP, Congress MLAs reach Vidhan Soudha

    Congress’ legislative party meeting has concluded and the party MLAs have reached the Vidhana Soudha. Meanwhile, HD Kumaraswamy sought time from the Speaker to seek a vote of confidence. “Only when I have the support of this House, I can continue in this position. I am not ready to misuse this position in any way. So voluntarily I have decided to seek trust vote," he said. Responding to Kumaraswamy’s move, Speaker K R Ramesh said a slot would be allotted whenever the chief minister opts for it. 

  • 11:40 (IST)

    Karnataka BJP to disrupt Assembly if no trust vote today

    The BJP has decided to disrupt the Karnataka Assembly session if Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy does not move the trust vote to prove his fledgling coalition government has a majority, a party official was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

  • 11:16 (IST)

    Karnataka BJP to disrupt Assembly if no trust vote today

    The BJP has decided to disrupt the Karnataka Assembly session if Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy does not move the trust vote to prove his fledgling coalition government has a majority, a party official was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

  • 10:56 (IST)

    SC to hear individual pleas and main petition by rebel MLAs tomorrow 

    Five MLAs K Sudhakar, Roshan Baig, MTB Nagaraj, Muniratna and Anand Singh had filed separate pleas before the apex court apart from the collective petition submitted by the 10 rebel MLAs holed up in Mumbai.

  • 10:53 (IST)

    Kumaraswamy meets Deve Gowda

    Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy met JD(S) Supremo HD Deve Gowda at his residence in Bengaluru to discuss the future course of action amid the ongoing political crisis.

  • 10:51 (IST)

    Mukul Rohatgi puts an application for impleadment in SC

    SC Hearing in the matter of Karnataka rebel MLAs: Mukul Rohatgi, rebel MLAs' counsel, mentioned before Supreme Court an application for impleadment.

  • 10:45 (IST)

    HDK, Congress leaders to not got to Mumbai: Reports

    Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and Congress leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge, DK Shivakumar were earlier scheduled to visit Mumbai to pacify the disgruntled legislators.

  • 10:31 (IST)

    'We stand by our demand of floor test': Pralhad Joshi

    "We stand by our demand of floor test. The behaviour of Assembly Speaker and the chief minister is highly uncalled for and unacceptable. When the MLAs have personally handed Speaker their resignations, what inquiry does he want," asked Parliamentary Affairs minister Pralhad Joshi.

  • 10:29 (IST)

    BJP MLAs leave hotel to reach Assembly

    BJP MLAs leave for Karnataka Assembly. The party has demanded Chief Minister Kumaraswamy to either prove the majority of his govt in the floor test or resign from the post.

  • 09:57 (IST)

    Congress Legislature Party meeting to begin shortly

  • 09:56 (IST)

    JP Nadda denies allegations of horse-trading

    BJP Working President JP Nadda on Sunday rejected the allegations that the Karnataka political crisis was triggered by horse-trading attempts b y BJP. He blamed the resignation of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for the debacle of the coalition government in the southern state.

  • 09:54 (IST)

    'Don't want to meet Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad': Rebel MLAs

    The 14 rebel MLAs wrote to the senior police inspector of the Powai Police Station in Mumbai.

  • 09:52 (IST)

    BJP demands floor test in Assembly today

    Two days after HD Kumaraswamy declared in the Assembly that he would seek a trust vote, the JD(S)-Congress combine found itself on the backfoot once again on Sunday as a rebel MLA Nagraj flew off to Mumbai after showing signs of coming around in marathon meetings with the chief minister and senior Congress leaders. Meanwhile, BJP is insisting that the Kumaraswamy government should prove its majority in the Assembly on Monday or the chief minister should step down.

  • 09:50 (IST)

    Recap: Rebel MLA Nagaraj's flip-flop

    After raising the hopes of the Congress-JD(S) alliance by declaring to return in his party's fold, MLA Nagaraj left for Mumbai on Sunday evening, reportedly with BJP members. Nagaraj is one of the 16 Congress and JD(S) MLAs whose resignations has left the ruling alliance hanging since over a week now. 

  • 09:45 (IST)

    Rebel MLAs write another letter to Mumbai Police stating threat from Congress leaders

    On Monday, the 14 Karnataka rebel MLAs staying in Mumbai's Renaissance hotel wrote again to the Mumbai Police stating a serious threat from a few Congress leaders. "We have absolutely no intention in meeting Mallikarjun Kharge or Ghulam Nabi Azad or any Congress dignitaries or functionaries from Maharashtra or Karnataka Congress team leaders or any other political leader. We anticipate serious threat from them and so we, hereby, request to kindly make necessary arrangements to stop these people from meeting us in case the situation arises," the MLAs wrote.

Karnataka news LATEST updates: Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House till Thursday after BJP refused to participate in the assembly proceedings till HD Kumaraswamy takes up trust vote on Thursday.

Ramesh Kumar earlier told the Assembly members that he will take up trust vote after Supreme Court delivers its verdict on the resignation of rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs on Tuesday.

After BJP MLAs met the Speaker, now the Congress MLAs are meeting the Speaker in the Vidhan Soudha. BJP, meanwhile, has moved a no-confidence motion in the Assembly and the Speaker will take a decision at 12.30 on Monday.

The BJP has decided to disrupt the Karnataka Assembly session if Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy does not move the trust vote to prove his fledgling coalition government has a majority, a party official was quoted as saying.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea of five more Karnataka rebel MLAs on Tuesday along with a petition of 10 legislators seeking acceptance of resignation. Five MLAs K Sudhakar, Roshan Baig, MTB Nagaraj, Muniratna and Anand Singh had filed separate pleas before the apex court apart from the collective petition submitted by the 10 rebel MLAs holed up in Mumbai.

Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and Congress leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge, DK Shivakumar were earlier scheduled to visit Mumbai to pacify the disgruntled legislators.

The Congress Legislature Party meeting will begin shortly in Bengaluru as the coalition government tries to save itself despite repeated flip-flops by rebel MLAs.

Two days after HD Kumaraswamy declared in the Assembly that he would seek a trust vote, the JD(S)-Congress combine found itself on the backfoot once again on Sunday as a rebel MLA Nagraj flew off to Mumbai after showing signs of coming around in marathon meetings with the chief minister and senior Congress leaders. Meanwhile, BJP is insisting that the Kumaraswamy government should prove its majority in the Assembly on Monday or the chief minister should step down.

After raising the Congress-JD(S) alliance hopes by declaring to return in his party's fold, hopes, MLA Nagaraj jet off to Mumbai on Sunday evening, reportedly with BJP members. Nagaraj is one of the 16 Congress and JD(S) MLAs whose resignations has left the ruling alliance hanging since over a week now.

On Monday, the 14 Karnataka rebel MLAs staying in Mumbai's Renaissance hotel wrote again to the Mumbai Police stating a serious threat from a few Congress leaders. "We have absolutely no intention in meeting Mallikarjun Kharge or Ghulam Nabi Azad or any Congress dignitaries or functionaries from Maharashtra or Karnataka Congress team leaders or any other political leader. We anticipate a serious threat from them and so we, hereby, request to kindly make necessary arrangements to stop these people from meeting us in case the situation arises," the MLAs wrote.

Meanwhile, BJP Working President JP Nadda on Sunday rejected the allegations that the Karnataka political crisis was triggered by horse-trading attempts by BJP. He blamed the resignation of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for the debacle of the coalition government in the southern state.

Updated Date: Jul 15, 2019 16:39:41 IST