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Bangalore news July 19 highlights: Session adjourned till 11 am on July 22; IMA Mansoor in ED custody

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By: Express Web Desk Written by Darshan Devaiah BP , Ralph Alex Arakal | Bengaluru |
Updated: July 22, 2019 1:19:31 am
Karnataka: Kumaraswamy alleges that BJP offered legislators Rs 40-50 crore to lure them Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. (Photo: PTI)

As high-decibel political debates failed to see a conclusion in Karnataka legislative assembly on Friday, Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar has adjourned the assembly till 11 am on July 22 (Monday). With the chief minister H D Kumaraswamy missing the second deadline set by Governor Vajubhai Vala (6 pm on July 19), debates on the Governor’s power to intervene in assembly proceedings went on for hours as the same was repeatedly questioned by Congress-JD(S) legislators throughout the day.

“The Governor cannot manufacture any business for the House to transact through a so-called message or otherwise,” Congress MLA and RDPR minister Krishna Byre Gowda reads out a Supreme Court Constitutional Bench ruling citing the limits of the Governor’s power.

On the other hand, the opposition continued to raise their demand to hold a floor test constantly, at times, interrupting legislators from the coalition speaking in the Assembly. Reiterating their demand to hold a floor test by end of the day, leader of opposition BS Yeddyurappa said, “Governor’s letter sent today has mentioned that the vote should finish today. People on our side will sit peacefully even if it till late at night. Let it take however long it takes, but we have to respect the Governor’s direction.”

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20:31 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Session adjourned till 11 am on July 22
20:24 (IST)19 Jul 2019
We shall close this on Monday: Siddarmaiah

"Another 20 of our legislators are still waiting for a chance to speak. No matter what happens on Monday, we shall close this (debate on confidence motion) on Monday," CLP leader Siddarmaiah suggests to the Speaker. 

20:20 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Coalition legislators demand Speaker to hold floor test on Monday

Congress-JD(S) legislators have started demanding that the floor test and further proceedings should continue on Monday. Speaker Ramesh Kumar is back chairing Vidhana Soudha after a 30-minute break. All eyes on him now.

20:13 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Ready to wait for however long it takes today: Yeddyurappa

Reiterating their demand to hold a floor test by end of the day, leader of opposition BS Yeddyurappa said, "Governor's letter sent today has mentioned that the vote should finish today. People on our side will sit peacefully even if it till late at night. Let it take however long it takes, but we have to respect the Governor's direction."

19:50 (IST)19 Jul 2019
No MLA has sought my protection: Speaker Ramesh Kumar

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Friday 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. "No one has come seeking protection... nor have their families come.. so the issue ends there," Kumar said. Senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar said he had been to Mumbai where the rebel MLAs are sequestered and according to his information, they were in "captivity and confinement". (PTI)

19:32 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Minister Krishna Byre Gowda alleges conspiracy against Guv

Repeatedly seeking time for the Congress-JD(S) coalition to buy time for the crucial trust vote in Vidhana Soudha, RDPR minister Krishna Byre Gowda has been leading the charge since Thursday. Continuing the same, the RDPR minister has now alleged Governor Vajubhai Vala of conspiracy. He questioned the Governor "giving only a 15-hour deadline to JD(S)-Congress alliance for seeking trust vote, as he earlier gave 15 days to BJP when they had to prove majority."

19:22 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Approached SC to contend two issues: Dy CM Parameshwara clarifies
19:19 (IST)19 Jul 2019
People have been mocking our state by labelling us Kar'Nataka': Lakshmi Hebbalkar
19:05 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Hold floor test today even the clock ticks past 9: BJP

BJP legislators have urged Speaker Ramesh Kumar to hold a floor test on Friday itself "even if the clock ticks past 9 pm." The opposition in the House has been keen on holding the floor test since Thursday morning and has been constantly alleging Congress-JD(S) leaders of "delaying the process".

18:58 (IST)19 Jul 2019
SC interim order troubles confidence vote in House: Dy CM G Parameshwara

"The Supreme Court's interim order for the resignation of legislators is troubling the vote of confidence in the House. Chief Minister Kumaraswamy has filed a petition seeking clarification on the order. Our transparent walk is constitutional and honest," deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara wrote on Twitter.

18:39 (IST)19 Jul 2019
MLAs in Mumbai ready to return back: D K Shivakumar

"Our legislators camping in Mumbai have spoken to our Chief Minister. They have clarified that they are ready to return to attend the Assembly," says Congress MLA D K Shivakumar.

18:36 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Confidence motion will lose sanctity if delayed: BJP MLA Suresh Kumar

Urging the House and the Speaker to complete proceedings of the ongoing session soon, BJP MLA Sures Kumar said, "Confidence motion will lose its sanctity if it is delayed." The discussion on the same continues in the House.

18:26 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Will conclude the session on Monday: H D Kumaraswamy

Clarifying that the session can be concluded on Monday, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said, "It is important that all members should be given an opportunity to speak on the floor. All MLAs have to go back to their respective constituencies as well."

18:19 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Speaker asks Cong-JD (S) members on how much time they would require

Speaker Ramesh Kumar has asked the Congress- JD(S) members on how many people would want to speak on the motion and how much time they would require. The coalition is looking at fielding around 20 speakers and they say they would like to take time till tuesday/wednesday. It is being objected by BJP members who want the vote to be taken up now. The second deadline given by the governor for 6 pm today has also passed.

17:24 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Karnataka crisis: Why is BJP opposing discussion on floor test- MLA Shivalinge Gowda

'Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s floor test lasted for 10 days. Why is BJP opposing discussion on floor test': MLA Shivalinge Gowda

16:54 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Cong moves SC against its July 17 order regarding 15 rebel MLAs

KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao has moved the Supreme Court against its July 17 order which said that 15 rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to attend House proceedings. He said, " it “whittles down the right of a political party to issue a whip to its legislators...”.

 

16:51 (IST)19 Jul 2019
I leave the decision on the floor test to you (the Speaker)-CM Kumaraswany

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in state Assembly: I leave the decision on the floor test to you (the Speaker). It won't be directed by Delhi. I request you to protect me from the letter sent by the Governor.

15:58 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Coalition legislators chant 'Down down Amit Shah, down down BJP'

Congress-JD(S) legislators chanted "Down down Amit Shah, down down BJP" after Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao alleged that the Union Home Minister has links to the political situation that prevails in Karnataka at present. However, speaker K R Ramesh Kumar brought the House back to order saying, "He (Amit Shah) is not a member of this House and hence such allegations will not go into the assembly record."

15:32 (IST)19 Jul 2019
BJP leaders to meet Governor

A delegation of BJP legislators and senior leaders will meet Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to complain against CM HD Kumaraswamy
for not following Governor’s directive.

15:27 (IST)19 Jul 2019
Dinesh Gundu Rao seeks SC clarification on 'whip' issue

Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao has moved the Supreme Court claiming that the apex court's order dated July 17 (which directed that 15 rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to attend Assembly) violated the party's right under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution to issue whip to the legislators.

The revised route for Bengaluru’s Namma Metro to reach Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is expected to make access tedious for commuters from certain areas of the city even though the cost for the project has seen a 44.25 per cent increase to accommodate the changes.

READ: Revised Bengaluru Metro route to airport likely to make ride longer for many

Discussions on the motion seeking a trust vote moved by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru was adjourned Thursday after Speaker K R Ramesh sought time to seek legal advice on the issue of whip imposed by Congress and JD(S) to rebel MLAs.

READ: Karnataka floor test: Speaker to seek legal advice on whip issue

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