13 of 15 MLAs elected in recent Karnataka Assembly bypolls take oath; cabinet expansion likely next month, says BS Yediyurappa
The cabinet expansion in Karnataka would not be an easy task as Yediyurappa would have to strike a balance by accommodating the victorious disqualified legislators as he had promised and also make place for old guards, upset at being 'neglected' in the first round of the induction exercise.
After Siddaramaiah, Dinesh Gundu Rao resigns as Karnataka Congress chief, cites poor show in Assembly bypolls
The Congress, which held 12 of the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka where byelections were held on December five, won only two, in a huge set-back to the Opposition party
Ex-BJP MLA Raju Kage to join Congress; four-time lawmaker alleges saffron party denied him ticket for Karnataka bypoll
Kage made his announcement after meeting Congress Legislature Party leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah
Karnataka bypolls on 21 October to be deferred till Supreme Court decides on disqualified MLAs' pleas, says Election Commission
The 17 Karnataka MLAs were disqualified in July by then-Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar. The three-judge bench had on Monday agreed to hear the petitions of the disqualified MLAs who are seeking to contest the upcoming bypolls.