REBEL MLAS

  • AP Cong cracks whip against its rebel MLAs December 12, 2011

    Hyderabad: After months of dillydallying, the Congress on Monday finally cracked the whip against its rebel MLAs in Andhra Pradesh. Government whip Kondru Murali Mohan submitted a petition to Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar tonight seeking disqualification of 16 Congress MLAs who defied the party whip and voted against the Kiran Kumar...
  • K'taka HC upholds disqualification of 11 MLAs October 29, 2010

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court upheld the disqualification of the 11 Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) rebel MLAs on Friday. The 11 BJP MLAs had been disqualified by state Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah. The much awaited verdict came as relief for the BS Yeddyurappa government. Yeddyurappa's advisor K Diwakar called the High...
  • K'taka crisis: Verdict on 11 rebel MLAs today October 29, 2010

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will on Friday pronounce its muchawaited verdict on the disqualification of 16 rebel MLAs which is likely to have a bearing on the firstever BJP government in the south. Justice V G Sabhahit, the third judge who heard the batch of petitions filed by the...
  • 2nd Cong MLA resigns from K'taka Assembly in 2 days October 21, 2010

    Bangalore: The Opposition Congress suffered another setback on Thursday when one of its legislators resigned from his Karnataka Assembly membership, making him the second from the party to do so in two days. The Karnataka Congress expelled two rebel MLAs, SV Ramachandra and Narayanaswamy. Narayanaswamy, who represented Bangarpet...
  • K'taka HC adjourns hearing on MLAs' petitions October 20, 2010

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court has adjourned till Thursday hearing on petitions filed by 11 rebel BJP MLAs challenging their disqualification from the state Assembly. A singlemember bench of Justice V G Sabhahith heard arguments of the advocates of the disqualified MLAs through the entire day before adjourning the court for...
  • Police entered Assembly on Speaker's request October 11, 2010

    Bangalore: City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari on Monday justified the entry of police into the Assembly, saying it was done at the instruction of the Speaker K G Bopaiah to control the situation. He said the police entered the Assembly after a written request and instructions from the Speaker stating that...
  • 'Speaker's action can be challenged in court' October 11, 2010

    Constitutional expert Rakesh Dwivedi says the Speaker must comply with the principles of natural justice. The Independents are not bound by the whip of any party. ...
  • Disqualified Karnataka MLAs approach HC October 11, 2010

    Bangalore: A division bench of the Karnataka High Court will Monday afternoon hear a joint petition by 16 rebel legislators against their disqualification by Speaker K.G. Bopaiah ahead of the trust vote earlier in the day. "The petition has been admitted and posted for hearing by the bench headed by Chief...
  • Recall Governor now: Yeddyurappa October 11, 2010

    Karnataka chief minister squarely blames the Governor, saying nobody had expected such attitude from him. ...
  • Oppn demands immediate dismissal of BJP govt October 11, 2010

    Bangalore: Opposition Congress and JDS on Monday demanded the immediate dismissal of the BJP government in Karnataka, questioning the method adopted in winning the trust vote. Senior Congress leader and incharge of Karnataka affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad said it was blatant misuse of the Speaker's authority. "The speaker has no jurisdiction...
  • Ruckus in K'taka Assembly ahead of trust vote October 11, 2010

    Bangalore: Unruly scenes broke out near the Karnataka Assembly entrance on Monday with members of opposition Congress, JDS and rebels entering into a wordy duel with police, defying the security cordon and barging into the House. JDS MLAs accompanied by 16 MLAs were prevented from entering the House leading to jostling...
  • Governor recommends Prez rule in Karnataka October 11, 2010

    Bangalore: The BJP government in Karnataka was in fresh trouble on Monday despite surviving a floor test in the Assembly after Governor HR Bhardwaj recommended Presidents Rule in the state terming as unethical the disqualification of 16 rebel MLAs. The BJP survived its toughest challenge on Monday as Chief Minister B...
  • Proxy war: Rebel MLAs return to Yeddy fold October 7, 2010

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government, it seems, could finally survive the crisis after a late night drama on Thursday at a Goa hotel following which rebel BJP MLAs have indicated that they'll return to the Yeddyurappa fold. Twelve rebels MLAs holed up at the Taj Exotica in Goa held the key to...