Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has said that sealing some areas in Bengaluru would not serve any purpose and that weaker sections of the society should be taken care of immediately amid rising COVID-19 cases.
The former Karnataka CM also called for citizen-centric measures such as full or partial waivers of EMIs, rents, and school fees.
After much reluctance, handwringing and public outrage, former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, has come to the conclusion that his son Nikhil’s wedding will be a low-key affair in the presence of close family members on April 17, given the compulsions of COVID-19.
The Congress is now facing a leadership crisis in Karnataka, and bypoll verdict has presented an existential crisis for the JD(S). For the BJP, the message is for the central leadership to rely more on local leaders.
Of the 15 seats for which by-elections would be held on December 5, the BJP would need to win six seats excluding the prop from JD(S). The dice is indeed loaded in favour of the BJP retaining power in the assembly, also given the desire of legislators not to precipitate mid-term polls in the state.
JD(S) had allied with the BJP in 2006 to form the government. Back then too, Kumaraswamy had become the chief minister
In July this year, former Speaker Ramesh Kumar had disqualified 17 rebel MLAs from the Assembly and barred them from contesting polls
The Supreme Court has allowed the 17 disqualified MLAs from the Karnataka assembly to seek re-election. If they win the bypolls, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will have to accommodate them in his Cabinet — and this might not go down well with BJP loyalists.
The court struck down the portion of the order of then Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar by which the legislators were disqualified till the end of the term of the 15th Karnataka Assembly.
The BJP has kept mum on Kumaraswamy’s overtures. However, it has suggested that it will keep its options open till the December 5 bypolls
Tipu Jayanti celebrations have been mired in controversy since 2015, when the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government commissioned the celebrations to commemorate the Mysore ruler’s 266th birth anniversary for the first time.
Before the swearing-in, Yediyurappa said he would decide on members to be inducted into the ministry after consulting party president Amit Shah.
The move came after the Congress-JD(S) government fell in the state when outgoing chief minister HD Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote 99-105 on July 23
Tharoor referred to the Bharatiya Janta Party’s win in the floor test with that of a cattle auction because Congress leaders and members of the failed alliance are of the belief that the BS Yeddyurappa-led Karnataka wing of the party “bought off” rival legislators.
After conclusion of the trust vote in Karnataka, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "There is an internal conflict in Congress, and support of BSP-SP, if something happens to that then we can't do anything."
For the sake of the people of Karnataka it is hoped that the new BJP-led government will be stable and complete the remaining term.
Minutes before the 6pm deadline set by Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, clashes were reported from Bengaluru and Section 144 was imposed for the next 48 hours
More than the deficiency in the law, it is the degeneration in moral values of the current crop of politicians that is to blame for the trouble.
CM HD Kumaraswamy on July 21 mounted a scathing attack on BJP, accusing it of touching a new low by by its "immoral politics"
All eyes were now on Governor Vajubhai Vala on his next course of action.
The Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka is also relying on the Tamil Nadu model, so as to save their government from falling.
It’s not clear whether the coalition in Karnataka will survive this scare; but, what’s clear is that coalition governments in future need to be prepared to tide over ‘resort politics’.
If the governments in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were to fall or see serious threats, then nobody is to be blamed save the Congress itself.
The Karnataka political drama has once again shown why politics continues to be seen as an arena of opportunists, manipulators self-seekers, and not for nation-builders.
While there is no love lost between the Congress and the JD(S), both parties know that for their survival they desperately need each other