BJP picks BS Yediyurappa as Karnataka CM again: Saffron party has taken calculated risk with a slender majority
The party's state unit, led by BS Yediyurappa, had been working as if there was no tomorrow to destabilise the notoriously fickle and wobbly government of the coalition of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular). But after the government finally collapsed on 23 July, Shah waited some 60 hours before nodding his wise head and letting BS Yediyurappa take oath as the chief minister.
BS Yediyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM for fourth time, says he'll prove majority in Assembly on 29 July
Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 76-year old Yediyurappa at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan. No other cabinet ministers were sworn-in during the ceremony.
Lessons from Karnataka constitutional crisis: Speaker's functioning must be effectively regulated to ensure impartiality
The political slugfest in Karnataka raised pertinent constitutional questions about the vitality of our federated parliamentary democracy.
Karnataka politics updates: Speaker says Independent R Shankar, two Congress legislators disqualified for current Assembly term
Karnataka news LIVE updates: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar announced that Independent MLA R Shankar and two Congress legislators Ramesh Jarakiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli have been disqualified for the rest of the tenure of the Assembly as per the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.
The MLAs resigned earlier in July, threatening the existence of the coalition government of the Congress and the JD(S), compelling Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to seek the vote of confidence, which he lost.
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test Updates: HD Kumaraswamy is now caretaker CM; Congress blames BJP for fall of govt
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test LIVE Updates: Upon accepting HD Kumaraswamy's resignation, Governor Vajubhai Vala told him to continue as the caretaker chief minister of Karnataka till a new government takes over. Vala also told Kumaraswamy that no executive decisions can be taken during this period.
Karnataka Assembly fails to hold trust vote even on third day of discussion; all eyes on Speaker KR Ramesh to conduct floor test
The fate of the Congress-JD(S) government remained uncertain even on the third day of the debate on the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy
Daily Bulletin: Karnataka Speaker says floor test will be done by 6 pm today; Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir issue; day's top stories
Karnataka Speaker adjourns House on third day of trust vote debate, assures floor test by 6 pm today; SC hearing today over NRC case to re-verify and extend deadline; day's top stories
Karnataka Assembly floor test updates: HDK claims fake resignation letter doing rounds on social media, slams 'cheap level of publicity'
Karnataka Assembly floor test LIVE updates: Speaking in the Assembly, HD Kumaraswamy said, "I got information that I have tendered my resignation to the governor. I don't know who is waiting to become the chief minister. Someone has forged my signature and spread the same on social media. I'm shocked at the cheap level of publicity."
No Karnataka floor test till Monday: Speaker adjourns House on Day 2 of debate; HDK, Congress move SC over 17 July order
Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House till Monday after the Assembly members debated on the no confidence motion, moved by Kumaraswamy, for the second day. The trust vote is now likely to be held on 22 July, with the ruling Congress-JD(S) leaders claiming that a number of speakers were still left to participate in the debate.
Karnataka Assembly Trust Vote (Floor Test) LIVE Updates: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has adjourned the House till Monday. Earlier, Ramesh Kumar said no MLA has sought protection from him amid allegations by the Congress that rebel lawmakers were being held captive to bring down the government.
Karnataka Speaker's partisan stance on trust vote defies democratic norms; Centre must seek report from guv
It is now clear that the HD Kumaraswamy-led government in Karnataka has lost the majority in the House.
What is a trust vote? Here's an explainer on confidence motion that will decide Karnataka govt's fate
The fate of the Congress-JD(S) coalition rests on a trust vote, which is expected to happen either on Friday or Monday.
Daily Bulletin: Pakistan grants consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav; Karnataka governor asks HDK govt to prove majority today; day's top stories
Two days after ICJ verdict, Pakistan is to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav; Kerala rains: Heavy downpour lashes several parts of state; intensity to peak from 18 to 20 July; day's top stories
No trust vote in Karnataka today: Assembly adjourned amid uproar; BJP on overnight dharna inside House
The House was adjourned by Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy as the Congress members persistently shouted slogans against the BJP. Before the adjournment, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa declared that his party members would stay put in the House overnight and even till the time the trust vote was decided.
Ahead of Karnataka floor test, rebel Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy says he will withdraw resignation, vote in favour of govt
The survival of the Congress-JD(S) government hangs precariously on the eve of the trust vote with the Supreme Court on Wednesday holding that the 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs, who had moved it, cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing Assembly session.
Daily Bulletin: ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case likely today; SC to pass order on rebel Karnataka MLAs’ resignations; day's top stories
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India hopes for relief as ICJ set to deliver verdict today; Karnataka crisis: SC reserves order in rebel MLAs' case for today at 10.30 am; day's top stories
Karnataka crisis: SC reserves order in rebel MLAs' case for today at 10.30 am; Congress-JD(S), BJP spar over Roshan Baig's detention
The Supreme Court will pronounce the order on the petition of 15 dissident MLAs of Congress and JD(S) seeking a direction to Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignation and not proceed with the application for their disqualification.
HD Kumaraswamy fights losing battle to save Congress-JD(S) govt in Karnataka; all eyes on upcoming SC order
Of the 18 rebels, 16 have submitted resignations from the Assembly, reducing the government to a minority, while the two Independents have quit as ministers and announced support for the BJP.
Daily Bulletin: SC to hear plea of rebel Karnataka MLAs today; over 70 lakh hit by floods in Bihar and North East; day's top stories
SC agrees to hear plea of five more rebel Congress MLAs today; Nearly 70 lakh affected by floods in Bihar and Northeast, toll mounts to 44; day's top stories