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  • No information about resignations of MLAs: Karnataka Governor February 3, 2013

    Bangalore: In the latest twist in Karnataka government crisis, Governor HR Bhardwaj on Sunday denied having any information of 14 BJP MLAs resigning from the state government. The Governor while speaking to reporters said, "The speaker will see me soon, I have already told you that no political party has given...
  • Karnataka: Another BJP MLA quits, governor yet to accept resignation February 1, 2013

    Bangalore: Another Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and BS Yeddyurappa loyalist T Suresh on Friday submitted his resignation. However, it has not been accepted yet as Speaker KG Bopaiah is not in Bangalore. Officially, 12 MLAs have resigned and two resignations are still pending. The government now has only a wafer thin...
  • Speaker accepts resignations of 13 BSY loyalists January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Speaker KG Bopaiah accepted the resignations of 13 MLAs who owe allegiance to former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday night. This has worsened the crisis for the Bharatiya Janata Party government, which is now left with support of only 108 MLAs in the 223 member Assembly. The...
  • K'taka: 2 BJP MLAs seek disqualification of rebel MLAs January 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Two Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs in Karnataka on Monday filed a petition at Speaker KG Bopaiah's office, seeking disqualification of 12 MLAs, who are loyalists of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and have been involved in alleged antiparty activities. They have claimed to have documentary evidence to prove that...
  • Cong to boycott Karnataka budget session June 3, 2011

    Bangalore: The Opposition Congress in Karnataka on Friday decided to boycott the ongoing extended budget session of legislature to press for its demand for the resignation of Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah in the light of Supreme Court's "strictures" while quashing his order disqualifying 16 MLAs. Ending two days of hectic...
  • Bhardwaj blames Yeddyurappa, Speaker for crisis May 17, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has blamed Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah for the present political crisis in the state. In a statement issued on Tuesday after Yeddyurappa paraded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs before President Pratibha Ptail in the Rashtrapati Bhawan to show that...
  • JDS presents 'scam papers' in K'taka Assembly January 12, 2011

    Bangalore: It's been a chaotic five days at the Karnataka assembly with Janata Dal (Secular) and Congress leaders targeting Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa over his alleged involvement in land deals. On Wednesday JDS leader HD Revanna walked in with other party members carrying placards and a suitcase allegedly containing documents which...
  • Karnataka Assembly Speaker gets HC notice November 2, 2010

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday issued notice to state Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah on petitions filed by five Independent MLAs, challenging their disqualification from the Assembly. A bench comprising Justices Mohan Shantanagouder, S Abdul Nazeer and AS Bopanna also posted the matter for further hearing on November 8. The Independents...
  • Karnataka political row hits the Speaker October 15, 2010

    Bengaluru: A day after Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa won the trust vote for a second time, a new controversy has hit the Speaker. It now appears that KG Bopaiah's decision to disqualify rebel MLAs was not entirely his own and was influenced by the government. The decision to disqualify...
  • Talking Point: Did Governor Bhardwaj act as umpire or player? October 12, 2010

    On Talking Point tonight, we discuss whether Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's moves created the ongoing political crisis. ...
  • Showdown between Governor, Speaker in K'taka October 10, 2010

    Bangalore: The political drama that is being played out in Karnataka the crisis for the BJPled government in the state has deepened with Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj now asking Speaker K.G. Bopaiah not to disqualify any MLA before the trust vote takes place on Monday. It all started...
  • Ruling BJP Speaker elected in Karnataka amid chaos December 30, 2009

    Bangalore: The ruling BJP in Karnataka on Wednesday pushed through the election of its candidate K G Bopaiah as Speaker of the Assembly amid ugly scenes overcoming a bid by Opposition JD(S) and Congress after they joined hands. A section of Congress and JD(S) members mounted atop the Speaker's podium, pulled...