Not wishing to react on Kumaraswamy’s statement that he was made Chief Minister on Congress’ insistence, Siddaramaiah said “I haven’t spoken to him, so I cannot react.”
Kumaraswamy retained the key Finance department, as also Energy with him while giving Home to his deputy G Parameshwara of the Congress.
Kumaraswamy said a decision has been arrived at with the consensus of everyone after several rounds of deliberations.
Heavy downpour lashed the twin coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi for the third day today, inundating low-lying areas and flooding roads, disrupting traffic and throwing life out of gear.
The JD(S) chief said that he had told the Congress to form the Karnataka government, but the party’s leaders said that its high command wanted Kumaraswamy to be made chief minister
Karnataka: The oath-taking ceremony of Kumaraswamy in Karnataka was attended by leaders of almost all opposition parties in the country in what seemed like a choreographed show of strength by parties that are not part of the NDA.
The State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa also gave a call to Congress leaders, who felt offended for being sidelined in the new scheme of things in the coalition government, to join the BJP.
In the audio tape in question, B S Yeddyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra and his close associate B J Puttuswamy are heard speaking purportedly to Hebbar’s wife, offering money and ministerial position to her husband if he cross-voted in favour of the BJP during the floor test.
A floor test is primarily taken to know whether the executive enjoys the confidence of the legislature. It is a constitutional mechanism under which a Chief Minister appointed by the governor can be asked to prove majority on the floor of the Legislative Assembly.
Karnataka floor test: In the audio, a man suspected to be Reddy is heard telling Congress MLA from Raichur Rural Basanagouda that he should favour the BJP in the floor test and in return he can be made minister.
Karnataka: Bopaiah’s appointment has come even as the Congress and JDS coalition were seeking appointment of RV Deshpande as the interim speaker on account of his seniority in the assembly.
The strength of the Karnataka Assembly is 224, out of which elections were held for 222 seats and the nomination of one Anglo-Indian member would take it to 225.
Rahul Gandhi was apparently referring to the unprecedented press conference by four senior judges of the Supreme Court in January this year to express their grievances against the Chief Justice of India.
Sinha, the second consecutive term BJP Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib, has fallen out with the party leadership after being ignored in 2015 Bihar polls and since than has on several occasions made barrage of attacks on senior leaders.
A leading businessman in the district with interests in mining, trade and hospitality sectors, Singh was the state tourism minister in the BJP government, which ruled the state from 2008-13.