KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS
Congress faces an uphill task in MP bypolls to return to power after political crisis
Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath told ET earlier this week that these seven MLAs “had never gone away” and he was sure they were still with him. However, the BJP says the seven MLAs in question are firmly with them and that Congress would not be able to win a single seat in the upcoming by-polls.
Rajasthan crisis: Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy attacks Congress to BJP’s glee
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Karnataka Congress leaders stand by Gandhis to keep party flock together, retain power
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Political crisis in the Karnataka stalls BBMP proceedings
The crisis reverberated in the city council, ruled by the Congress-JD(S) coalition for the last four years, since four MLAs from Bengaluru city are among the rebels.
Rajasthan shows BJP and its regional satraps will have to co-exist
The case of Raje in Rajasthan, BS Yeddyurappa in Karnataka and Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh are recent examples where the BJP high command has tried to rein them in but ended up burning its fingers in the process. Raje is a veteran at asserting herself against the central leadership.
Karnataka political crisis: Why BJP is wary of a floor test in assembly
Although 16 MLAs from Congress and JD(S) have resigned, speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is yet to accept their resignations.
BS Yediyurappa in hospital, cabinet rejig before Independence Day may be delayed
On Sunday night, the CM’s office said he was tested positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalised. Although the 77-year-old BJP leader is said to be asymptomatic, he was hospitalised considering his age. As per the protocol, Covid patients have to remain in hospital at least for 11 days, followed by a week-long home quarantine.
Karnataka Police files FIR against Sonia Gandhi for tweet on Narendra Modi
Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Pradesh Congress president DK Shivakumar have urged chief minister BS Yediyurappa to quash the FIR and suspend the police officer forthwith. The advocate, a BJP activist, has filed the complaint with a political motive, they said.
Diligent borrowers need to be kept away from credit flow-slowing loan waiver politics
"Blanket loan waiver does not serve any purpose at the end of the day. Whenever governments announced such a move, it's the credit flow which ultimately slowed down as lenders became wary of lending," says Bandhan Bank's founder.
View: In India the compact between voter and legislator is all too easily broken
In India, the idea of a legislator with a price tag has become as commonplace as the expectation that a fashion model be tall or a doctor wear a white coat.
Karnataka crisis: Parties work out strategy for the expected trust vote
The coalition leaders are also said to be making last ditch efforts to reach out to rebel legislators camped in Mumbai, whose resignations have pushed the government to the brink of collapse.
Power struggle between Siddaramaiah & Kumaraswamy behind Karnataka political crisis: BJP
The crisis, which had been brewing ever since the BJP swept the parliamentary polls in the state, deepened as 13 Congress and JD(S) MLAs submitting their resignation to the speaker.
Karnataka crisis: SC asks if speaker has power to challenge its order
Headed by CJI Gogoi, a bench is hearing pleas moved by the speaker and the rebel MLAs.
Karnataka political crisis: 15 rebel MLAs seek exemption from trust vote
Earlier, 10 rebel MLAs had moved the SC against the Speaker’s refusal to accept their resignations, accusing him of being “partisan” and “acting mala fide”.
View: How Congress can spring back to life. And why it matters to India
Out of power since 2014, Congress is in the throes of an unimaginable crisis today. The Rajasthan rumblings show why Congress may be on the verge of an implosion. As if the desertions in various states and the high-profile exit of leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia were not enough, the Sachin Pilot episode shows that meritocracy can never thrive in Congress in its present form.