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Karnataka political crisis live updates: BJP moving MLAs to resort is cowardice at display, says JD(S)

Amid an ongoing political crisis in Karnataka, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday sought time from the Assembly Speaker to prove majority on the floor of the house. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 20:03
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BENGALURU: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka, the Monsoon session of the state assembly commenced from Friday in order to pass the finance bill. Ahead of that, the chief whip of the Congress-JSD coalition government, Ganesh Hukkeri, had issued a whip asking all legislators of both the parties to attend the first day of the Monsoon session of the assembly.

In a related development, the Supreme Court ordered a ''status quo'' in connection with a plea filed by a group of dissident ruling Karnataka coalition MLAs seeking its urgent intervention in their case. In their plea, the MLAs had accused the Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar of not discharging his constitutional duties and not approving their resignations.

During a hearing on Thursday, the top court had asked the 10 MLAs to appear before the Speaker and requested the latter “to grant them an audience at the same time”. Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had asserted that he needs time to examine the resignations submitted by rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs. A Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that the decision taken by the Speaker has to be interim

The Congress-JDS government, which came to power around 13 months ago, plunged into a serious crisis on Saturday following the resignation of over a dozen MLAs from the two parties.

 

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12 July 2019, 20:01 PM

After BJP MLAs were moved to a resort, Janata Dal Secular JD(S) said that the BJP government's "cowardice was at display" as it was afraid of the floor test. It also said that the state government would win the confidence vote by a huge margin.

 

12 July 2019, 19:51 PM

BJP MLAs moved to Ramada resort from the state assembly, news agency ANI reported.

 

12 July 2019, 17:48 PM

We are confident that is why we are moving the vote of confidence motion. BJP is afraid because they know there are black sheep in their party, tells former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah to news agency ANI.

His statement comes after CM HD Kumaraswamy said that he was ready for a trust vote to prove his majority on the floor of the house.

12 July 2019, 13:57 PM

Today, there are many things happening in our state's politics because of the decisions of many MLAs, which has created a difficult situation. I am not here to sit in power, I appeal to you that in light of the developments I want to move a trust motion, says CM Kumaraswamy.

12 July 2019, 13:41 PM

The apex court has, meanwhile, ordered a status quo and said that it will hear rebel Karnataka MLAs' plea again on July 16.

12 July 2019, 13:38 PM

The Karnataka CM has asked the Speaker to fix time for a trust vote in the state assembly.  

12 July 2019, 13:31 PM

After all these developments, I am seeking your permission and time to prove the majority in this session: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy 

 

12 July 2019, 11:43 AM

We will give a whip to attend the session from today to the end of this month: BS Yeddyurappa, BJP, on Karnataka Assembly ssession beginning today.

12 July 2019, 10:35 AM

We'll ask the court to implement its order so that Speaker takes a decision as soon as possible. If all MLAs appeared before him, gave affidavits and moved SC that they want to resign, what further verification is required I don't understand: Senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi.

12 July 2019, 09:12 AM

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, reports ANI.

12 July 2019, 07:57 AM

Karnataka rebel MLAs returned to Renaissance - Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel - late on Thursday. They had met Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar in Bengaluru after they were directed by Supreme Court to meet the Speaker at 6 PM and resubmit their resignations.

 

12 July 2019, 06:52 AM

Congress-JDS coalition in the state is going strong despite the efforts to destabilise. We are confident and prepared for a smooth and fruitful conduct of legislative sessions: CM HD Kumaraswamy. 

12 July 2019, 06:49 AM

Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had asserted that he needs time to examine the resignations submitted by rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs. A top court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had said on Thursday that the decision taken by the Speaker has to be interim.

 

12 July 2019, 06:48 AM

The Supreme Court is also expected to hear a plea filed by a group of dissident Karnataka ruling coalition MLAs seeking its intervention in the case. In their plea, the MLAs have accused the assembly Speaker of not discharging his constitutional duties and not approving their resignations.

12 July 2019, 06:47 AM

The chief whip of the Congress-JSD coalition government, Ganesh Hukkeri, had issued a whip asking all legislators of both the parties to attend the first day of Monsoon Session of Assembly on Friday.

12 July 2019, 06:47 AM

The Monsoon session of the Karnataka assembly will begin from Friday in order to pass the finance bill.