Bengaluru news Highlights: SKR Ramesh Kumar Thursday said he needs to examine the resignations submitted by rebel MLAs in the ruling Congress JD(S) coalition government and ascertain if they are genuine. Briefing the media after his almost one-hour meeting with the MLAs, Kumar said he was “hurt” over reports that he is delaying the resignation process of the MLAs, adding that “it is not (his) job to save anyone.”
The Speaker received fresh resignations of eight of the ten rebel MLAs who had approached the Supreme Court earlier. The apex court allowed the ten MLAs to meet the Speaker at 6 PM and convey again their decision to resign. The court directed the Speaker to decide on the resignations during the course of the day.
Kumaraswamy has communicated to me that he wants to take up a trust vote in the Karnataka legislative:Ramesh Kumar
CM HD Kumaraswamy has communicated to me that he wants to take up a trust vote in the (Karnataka legislative) house. The opposition leader (B. S. Yeddyurappa) was not present then. I will suggest him the same on Monday and then schedule a date: Speaker Ramesh Kumar
CM @hd_kumaraswamy has communicated to me that he wants to take up a trust vote in the (Karnataka legislative) house. The opposition leader (@BSYBJP) was not present then. I will suggest him the same on Monday and then schedule a date: Speaker Ramesh Kumar @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/C3WUDl3x9g— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) July 12, 2019
Lone BSP MLA N Mahesh in the Karnataka Assembly chose not to speak to media
Lone BSP MLA N Mahesh comes out from Vidhana Soudha after Day-One of the Monsoon session in Karnataka legislative assembly. He chose not to speak to the media on the Karnataka Political Crisis.
Lone BSP MLA N Mahesh comes out from Vidhana Soudha after Day-One of the Monsoon session in Karnataka legislative assembly. He chose not to speak to the media on the #KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/2o2X5Aex7D— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) July 12, 2019
Seeking trust vote moral responsibility (of any chief minister): Karnataka Urban Development Minister UT Khader
Karnataka Urban Development Minister UT Khader said seeking of trust vote is the way to solve the confusion that has arisen between the people of the state and the government. "It is the moral responsibility (of any chief minister) and ethics of politics, and that is why a chief minister is looked up to as a role model," he said. "If we get the majority, we will continue, otherwise no." When asked about when the trust vote will be moved, he said only Speaker will decide that.
"Whenever such confusion arises between the people of the state and the government, it is the moral responsibility (of any chief minister), ethics of politics," said Karnataka minister UT Khader while speaking on chief minister's decision of seeking trust vote. pic.twitter.com/F0kyXtT8bR— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) July 12, 2019
Seminar on the Impact of Recent Policies of the Central Government and Future Challenges
The Karnataka Labour Representatives Forum for Research and Action is holding a Seminar on the Impact of Recent Policies of the Central Government and Future Challenges on 13 July at Gandhi Bhavan at 10.30 am. The keynote address will be given by Justice V. Gopala Gowda, former Judge, Supreme Court of India.
According to the invitation, Professor Babu Matthew will give the seminal speech. The presidential address will be given by Shri K. Subba Rao, Senior Advocate, High Court of Karnataka.
JD(S) legislators have left to resort post-assembly session
JD(S) legislators have left back to Golfshire resort in Devanahalli, on the outskirts of Bengaluru after the first day of Monsoon session in Vidhana Soudha. They were ferried in another bus, different from which they came to the legislative assembly this morning
Siddaramaiah says we are confident that is why we are moving vote of confidence motion
Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru: We are confident that is why we are moving vote of confidence motion. BJP is afraid because they know there are black sheep in their party.
Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru: We are confident that is why we are moving vote of confidence motion. BJP is afraid because they know there are black sheep in their party. pic.twitter.com/EKyd1vDT0A— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2019
K Eshwarappa demands resignation of Kumaraswamy
Congress to move its MLAs to Resorts
Congress to move its MLAs to Clarks Exotica Convention Resorts in Bengaluru after Assembly session.
Have to wait and see if their (MLAs') mind changes: Anitha Kumaraswamy
JD(S) MLA and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha Kumaraswamy said the speaker is yet to accept the resignations. "We’ll have to wait and see if their mind changes. Still hopeful," Anitha said.
Slot will be alloted for moving trust motion whenever CM opts for it: Karnataka Speaker
In the wake of H D Kumaraswamy deciding to seek a trust vote, Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Friday said a slot would be allotted whenever the Karnataka Chief Minister opted for it."The chief minister has spoken his mind that he would not cling to power amid the confusion. He said he will seek the trust of the House," the Speaker told reporters here. "Whenever he tells me that he wants to move the trust motion, the very next day I will put it in the business of the day," he added.
CM Kumaraswamy might seek trust vote
Chief Minister Kumaraswamy speaking in the assembly session said that he enjoyed the confidence of the house, he had the numbers and would like to seek a trust vote during this session.
SC orders status quo on rebel MLAs
SC orders status quo; next hearing on July 16. Until then Karnataka Assembly Speaker doesn't have to decide on resignation or disqualification.
Congress confident on attendance in assembly session
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Working President Eshwar Khandre claims all Congress MLAs will attend the monsoon session. He says strict action will be taken against those who skip the session.
Assembly session to start soon
All is set for the start of the tumultous Karnataka assembly session today. Most MLAs have started arriving. JD (S) MLAs have come in a bus from the Devanahalli resort. Ministers are already in the assembly. Sowmya Reddy, daughter of Ramalinga Reddy is seen entering the vidhana soudha.
BJP will give a whip to attend the session from today
BS Yeddyurappa, BJP state Chief on Karnataka Assembly session beginning today: We will give a whip to attend the session from today to the end of this month.
JD(S) MLAs camping at a resort leave for Vidhana Soudha
JD(S) MLAs camping at a private resort in Devanahalli, Bengaluru leave for Vidhana Soudha to attend the monsoon session.
BJP rules out forming govt with JD (S)
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa rules out the possibility of forming govt with the support of JD(S), says they have already failed after forming the govt with JD(S) once. The issue was raised following a meeting of Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh with BJP leaders yesterday. Yeddyurappa said it was a mere co incidence, and nothing more should be seen in the incident.
Kumaraswamy meets JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda
CM HD Kumaraswamy meets JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda to discuss Monsoon session and current political developments in the state.
PWD Minister HD Revanna visits Chamundeshwari temple in Mysuru
PWD Minister HD Revanna visits Chamundeshwari temple at Chamundi hill in Mysuru. Reacting on the political crisis in the state he says HD Kumaraswamy does not need the govt but people of Karnataka need him.
Notices are being pasted on the homes of all the rebel MLAs
Notices are being pasted on the homes of all the rebel MLAs of the party legislative whip that has been issued for them to attend the monsoon session of the Karnataka assembly.
Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar given appointment for 4:00 PM today to three of the five MLAs
Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has given appointment for 4:00 PM today to three of the five MLAs whose resignations were in the prescribed format.
No arrests yet in Pulakeshi Nagar building collapse case
There has been no action yet on the death of five people in a building collapse in Pulakeshi Nagar. BBMP has filed complaints against the building owner, the builder, the contractor and the architect and no action has been taken yet. BBMP however, is planning to start vulnerability mapping of buildings in its jurisdiction.
New arrest in IMA scam case
The Special Investigation Team probing the IMA scam has arrested Maulana Haneef Afzhar in the IMA scam case. The Maulana is being accused of propagating that investment in IMA was safe and receiving gifts from the IMA accused.
Karnataka’s 16 rebel MLAs: Who are they?
From interference in work to resentment over denial of minister seat, the rebel Cong and JDS MLAs have their own reasons. We take a look at the legislators who have put the state government on edge.
Crucial Karnataka assembly session today
10-day Karnataka Monsoon session to begin today from 12.30 pm amidst political crisis in the state.
A male tiger was found dead in Bandipur Tiger Reserve
A male tiger was found dead at Madduru Beat, Gopalaswamy Hill Range, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, on Thursday morning.
The Forest Department personnel suspect that the tiger, aged around eight years, might have died due to injuries sustained during a territorial fight. They had spotted a tiger limping a week ago and had even placed a cage to trap it. However, the tiger remained elusive.