Ruling Congress and BJP members were locked in a verbal clash in Karnataka Assembly on Friday over alleged cut in funding of centrally-sponsored schemes, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, angry with disruptions, flinging a copy of the budget into the well of the House.
A bill simplifying the procedure for removal of Lokayukta was tabled in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday, in the light of a raging row over an alleged bribery scandal that has hit the state's anti-graft ombudsman with growing clamour for his exit.
Bowing to Opposition pressure in the Assembly, government Tuesday withdrew a bill proposing certain amendments to the Lokayukta Act and agreed to come out with comprehensive changes in light of the raging row over an alleged bribery scandal linked to the anti-graft ombudsman.
Opposition BJP in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday demanded discussion on the alleged cheque bounce case against Minister for Textiles Baburao Chinchansur, saying he was "not fit" to be in office and was threatening the complainant.
Opposition BJP on Thursday staged a walk out from the Karnataka Assembly, as government ruled out a CBI inquiry into the alleged murder of a youth in Koppal district who spoke against corruption, and gave a clean chit to district in charge Minister, accused of "shielding those involved in the case".
Refusing to yield to mounting pressure for a CBI probe into the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer DK Ravi, the Karnataka Government yesterday announced a CID probe into his death that evoked nation-wide outrage and protests. Amid raging controversy over his mysterious death, a social activist and whistleblower on Wednesday claimed that the former was planning raids on some big developers to unearth commercial tax evasion.
Opposition parties in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday made a strong demand for a CBI inquiry into the death of an IAS officer as they suspected it to be a case of murder and not suicide as stated by police.
Dubbing the Congress government "anti-Hindu" and "anti-majority", opposition BJP MLAs raised objection in the Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday to the ban on VHP leader Praveen Togadia entering Bengaluru, leading to the adjournment of the House repeatedly.
The Karnataka Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned twice after BJP MLAs demanded adjournment motion to discuss problems faced by farmers, including sugarcane price issue, as the winter session of the Legislature began.
Moderate voter turnout of about 30 per cent was reported till 1 pm in the by-polls to three Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on Thursday , where the ruling Congress and BJP are locked in a prestigious tussle.
Campaigning for the August 21 Karnataka Assembly by-polls for three constituencies in which the ruling Congress has invested much prestige after its unimpressive Lok Sabha election performance, ended this evening.
Inspite of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s appeal to politicians that they should stop doing "psychological analysis" of the reasons behind rape incidents, Chairperson of the Karnataka Legislature Committee of Women and Child Development Shakuntala Shetty stoked a controversy by proposing to impose ban on mobile phones in schools and colleges to curb incidents like rape.