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Bangalore news July 10 highlights: Kumaraswamy lashes out at Maharashtra govt for ‘manhandling’ MLAs; DKS forcibly sent back to Bengaluru

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Written by Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: July 11, 2019 9:39:18 am
Karnataka bye-elections results LIVE updates: Counting of votes begins, crucial test for Congress-JD(S) alliance Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy with minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar. (File photo)

Bangalore news July 10 highlights: As Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar rejected nine of the 14 resignations submitted by the coalition MLAs in the last few days, the Congress- JD(S) government is expected to get a breather for the coming days.

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Stating the reason for rejecting resignations are not tendered in the correct format, the Speaker, at the same time has fixed dates over the next six days to meet and interview the five MLAs whose resignations were found to be in order.

READ| Karnataka speaker Ramesh Kumar: The man who holds the cards amid political crisis

Meanwhile, Congress leader and former Karnataka minister Roshan Baig has been summoned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the multi-crore I Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam. The Shivajinagar MLA who tendered his resignation on Monday has been asked to appear for questioning on Thursday at 11 am. Incidentally, absconding IMA chief had mentioned his name in an audio clip that was leaked and went viral on June 9.

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19:58 (IST)10 Jul 2019
CM Kumaraswamy lashes out at Maharashtra govt for 'manhandling' MLAs
19:57 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Under-construction building collapse leaves 5 dead, 11 injured

An under-construction building in Bengaluru’s Pulkeshi Nagar collapsed on Wednesday morning killing five people and leaving 11 others injured. An adjacent building also tilted upon the impact of the collapse. Fire department services, NDRF, SDRF and Civil Defence team have been rushed to the spot. According to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the incident took place around 2 am.

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18:57 (IST)10 Jul 2019
K Sudhakar leaves Vidhana Soudha with police aid

Sudhakar, Karnataka MLA who was closeted in the office of Minister K J George has left the office with police protection. He is meeting with the governor and is expected to go to Mumbai tonight along with another MLA who also resigned today.

18:28 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Unseemly scenes in Vidhana Soudha over MLA Sudhakar's resignation

Karnataka BJP claims that MLA Sudhakar who resigned just this afternoon is being kept against his will at the office of a minister in the Vidhana Soudha.  Sudhakar was taken to the minister's chambers while he was walking out after resigning at the chambers of the speaker Ramesh Kumar.  

17:57 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Chikkaballapura MLA Sudhakar was part of rebel Congress group in Jan 2019

MLA Sudhakar was part of a rebel Congress group that was lured by the BJP in January ahead of an assembly session. He returned to the Congress fold after the BJP aborted its plans to get a large number of MLAs to defect following the release of an audio recording by Kumaraswamy of conversations of BJP leaders negotiating with an MLA’s son.

17:42 (IST)10 Jul 2019
MLAs quit coalition due to frequent interference in constituencies, Nagaraj had said

Nagaraj had earlier on Wednesday stated that MLAs were quitting the coalition due to the frequent interference in their constituencies and ministries by Chief Minister Kumaraswamy and his brother H D Revanna. Nagaraj who is a member of the OBC Kuruba community is one of the richest MLAs in Karnataka with huge land interests.

17:17 (IST)10 Jul 2019
High drama in Speaker's chamber as MLA Sudhakar turns up to resign

Congress minister Priyank Kharge's followers were seen trying to prevent Chikkaballapura MLA K Sudhakar from entering the Speaker's chamber in Vidhana Soudha. Footage aired by local news channels indicates MLA Sudhakarbeing seen pushed around by Kharge's  followers before he succeeds in entering Speaker Ramesh Kumar's chamber.

16:57 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Two more Congress MLAs resign, coalition falls to deeper crisis

Two more MLAs of the Congress party - MTB Nagaraj, a minister, and K Sudhakar, chairman of the state pollution board - submitted their resignation to the Speaker of the assembly here on Wednesday afternoon. Both MLAs are considered to be loyalists of former chief minister Siddaramaiah and found places in the coalition government of the Congress-JDS following the intervention of the senior leader.

15:55 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Who is speaker Ramesh Kumar, The man who holds the cards amid political crisis

As the coalition government teetered on the brink of collapse following a spate of resignations by Congress, JD(S) MLAs, all eyes are now on Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar. The role of the Speaker becomes key given the fact that the crisis is all about numbers. He will decide on whether and when to accept a demand for a floor test. In his latest move, Ramesh Kumar has summoned eight of the 14 rebel legislators camping in Mumbai to meet him in his office for clarifications on their resignations after finding faults with the format.

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15:46 (IST)10 Jul 2019
DK Shivakumar, GT Devegowda and others detained by Mumbai police

Congress troubleshooter DK Shivakumar, Karnataka higher education minister GT Devegowda, JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda and others were detained by Mumbai police outside Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel in Powai, Mumbai. The leaders had gone 'to visit their friends', legislators from Karnataka who resigned last week.  The detained have been taken to Mumbai University campus, Kalina. 

15:41 (IST)10 Jul 2019
IN PICS| Traffic police removes shrill horns from heavy vehicles in special drive
15:25 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Kumaraswamy has no moral right to continue as CM: Yeddyurappa
14:54 (IST)10 Jul 2019
BJP delegation meets Karnataka governor

BJP delegation met with Governor Vajubhai Vala and complained against Speaker Ramesh Kumar saying that he is intentionally delaying the acceptance of the resignations of the MLAs. BJP leaders requested the Governor to direct the Speaker to accept the resignations.

13:50 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Protests: Traffic diverted from CTO junction

In the wake of political protests being staged outside Cubbon Park metro station and in CTO junction, the Bengaluru Traffic Police has released an advisory asking commuters to take alternate routes avoiding the junction to reach their respective destinations. 

13:44 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Administration came to standstill since Kumaraswamy took oath: 10 Karnataka MLAs say in SC plea
13:37 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Pulkeshi Nagar building collapse: KJ George condoles loss of lives

"Extremely saddened to know about the loss of lives. Police, Fire officials and concerned are carrying out rescue work," MLA KJ George said after visiting the site where a building collapsed in Pulkeshi Nagar, Bangalore

13:29 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Coalition setup adapting all 'unlawful methods' to stay in office: BS Yeddyurappa

"I am forced to realise that the coalition setup is adapting all unlawful methods to stay in office," Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa said after the protest outside Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore. "Being the head of the state, how are you tolerating such elements and unconstitutional ways of his cabinet colleague," he further questioned  CM Kumaraswamy citing DK Shivakumar's recent reactions.

12:52 (IST)10 Jul 2019
WATCH | Karnataka Congress protest 'BJP kidnapping MLAs'
12:49 (IST)10 Jul 2019
Yeddyurappa takes on DK Shivakumar; alleges he forced into speaker's office to tear MLA resignations

"People have not forgotten the notoriety of Shivakumar who is apt in handling such issues. It is still fresh in people's minds how he hijacked the legislators from Gujarat and for giving shelter to legislators from Maharashtra to protect his party's interests and government (back then) there. His notoriety once again came to light last week when he tore resignations of legislators forcing his entry to the speaker's office," Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa said after the BJP protest outside Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore.

12:35 (IST)10 Jul 2019
IN PICS | BJP protest at Vidhana Soudha

Meanwhile, the 10 rebel MLAs camping in Mumbai since Saturday have approached the police seeking security as they fear that Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Congress troubleshooter leader D K Shivakumar will “storm” into the premises and threaten them when they reach Mumbai Wednesday.

READ| Karnataka rebel MLAs feel Kumaraswamy, Shivakumar will ‘storm’ into Mumbai hotel; seek protection

At the same time, a landslide in Subrahmanya Road-Sakleshpur Ghat has forced the South Western Railway to divert and regulate the running of several trains in the route.

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.

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