Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (RJP)
Bengaluru, Jul 25: After the trust vote on Tuesday, Congress and JD(S), held separate meetings on Wednesday, and said their immediate priority was to focus on strengthening their organisation.
It may be recalled, former chief minister Kumaraswamy on Tuesday had lost the trust vote on the floor of the state Assembly by 6 votes after a four-day debate on the confidence motion he had moved on July 18.
Of the 225-member Karnataka Assembly, 20 were not present in the House for the floor test.
"I hold that the responded R Shankar of Ranebenur constituency ceases to be the member of this assembly," said Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.
6.03 pm - Siddaramaiah rejects any role in bringing down coalition govt
Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday rubbished reports he had instigated the rebels to resign and destabilise the coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy.
4.11 pm - The rebel Karnataka MLAs, who had been camping in Mumbai before they flew to New Delhi earlier this week for appearance in the Supreme Court, will either return to Mumbai for a brief stay or fly directly to Bengaluru, sources said on Thursday
4.03 pm - Caretaker CM H D Kumaraswamy said that no one can give a stable government in the state in the present political scene after the fall of his ministry two days ago.
3.47 pm - D K Shivakumar mocks state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa, says his condition is pathetic. DKS says rebel MLAs will make Yeddyurappa’s life miserable
3.12 pm - State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa consults astrologers to fix a date for the swearing-in ceremony
2.33 pm - Yelahanka MLA Vishwanath has said that the State BJP unit is expecting BJP national president Amit Shah's instructions by Thursday evening for government formation.
2.28 pm - Speaker Ramesh Kumar reacts on disqualification of rebel MLAs, says he will retain the trust reposed on him by SC and will take the decision with due diligence. The speaker adds that he had issued notice as per article 190 and cannot issue notice again to the rebels.
1.40 pm - Rebel JD(S) MLA H Vishwanath’s son Amith Vishwanath meets state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa at his residence
1.35 pm - Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar predicted a constitutional crisis in the state. "We will be unable to withdraw funds from the state exchequer if the government is not formed by July end," he told reporters. Kumar said that there was an urgent need to approve the Finance Bill. There would be funds to disburse salaries of government employees. "Karnataka is witnessing such a constitutional crisis for the first time," he said.
1.28 pm - Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a plea by two Independent MLAs from Karnataka for closing the hearing on their petition for conducting the trust vote in the state Assembly as it had already taken place on Tuesday.
1.10 pm - KPCC Working President Eshwar Khandre flies to Pune. Khandre is reportedly planning to meet rebel MLAs. 1.08 pm - Senior Congress leader R Ramalinga Reddy said that his efforts to reach out to rebel legislators were in vain.
1.06 pm - Met with Congress leader, Ramalinga Reddy, to thank him for his cooperation, and that the meet was not political - HD Kumaraswamy: TV reports
12.48 pm - "BJP won’t be able to provide a stable government in the current situation," says caretaker CM H D Kumaraswamy
11.53 am - "We met Amit Shah & JP Nadda regarding the political scenario in #Karnataka, formation of BJP govt there & steps to be taken. They want to discuss again this afternoon at 3 PM, then they will take a final decision in the Parliamentary Board meeting," says Jagadish Shettar, BJP, in Delhi
11.38 am - BJP delegates led by Jagadish Shettar met Amit Shah at the latter's residence, earlier in the morning over the forming of the government in Karnataka. But reports are coming that the meeting was inconclusive, as Shah had to leave for Parliament. They will meet again around 3:00 pm and decide on the next move.
10.47 am - BJP MLA Renukacharya says that party high command has decided to make B S Yeddyurappa the CM. The MLA says BSY will take a decision on giving cabinet berths to rebel MLAs
10.35 am - BJP delegation led by senior party leader Jagadish Shettar meets Amit Shah at his residence in Delhi to discuss govt formation in Karnataka
10.27 am - BJP Parliamentary Board has to take decision, they have to advise us to call legislature party meet in Karnataka to elect the CM. So we need BJP chief’s direction, unless he approves we cannot move forward: BJP leader Madhuswamy
10.04 am - "The rebel MLAs waited for 14 months to settle their issues. Those in power weren't gracious enough to consider their requests. Their bond is spoilt. No ques of them going back to their original parties. We've confidence & we're hopeful we'll form govt," says JC Madhuswamy.
9.40 am - Yellapur Congress rebel MLA Shivram Hebbar leaves Mumbai, goes missing. Rebels unhappy. It is said that he told the other rebels two days ago that he will visit his contituency and return. He has not returned to Mumbai since then.
9.33 am - Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar likely to announce his decision on rebel MLAs’ resignations today
9.27 am - 'We are here to take guidance of the central leadership, for formation of the new govt what should be the strategy and action plan. We are meeting Amit Shah, JP Nadda and other leaders at 9.30," said Arvind Limbavali, BJP, in Delhi
9.16 am - Karnataka BJP leaders Jagadish Shettar, Basavraj Bommai, Arvind Limbavali and others reach Delhi. They will meet Home Minister Amit Shah and party working President JP Nadda later in the day.
8.40 am - The Congress and the JD(S) are undecided on the future of their alliance after the coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy failed to prove its majority.
7.00 pm - HDK’s parting gift: Debt relief for poor, small farmers
Private loans borrowed by poor, landless agricultural labourers and small farmers will be waived under a one-time relief measure, caretaker Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy announced on Wednesday.The Karnataka Debt Relief Bill, which was passed by the legislature in February this year, has received President Ram Nath Kovind’s assent on July 16. A government order implementing the Act was issued on July 23, which was Kumaraswamy’s last executive decision as CM.
5.33 pm - B S Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister on Friday
BS Yeddyurappa willtake oath as Chief Minister on Friday and prove majority in the Assembly on Monday.
5.02 pm - Day after losing the trust vote, HDK talks to the media
A day after the collapse of the coalition government, caretaker CM HD Kumaraswamy, on Wednesday, spoke with the media.
Kumaraswamy started the briefing by thanking the senior officerswho had supported and cooperated with his 'maitri sarkara' (coalition government) in the past 14 months.
"Invited all my senior officers, have shown my gratitude to them and asked them to bring me a good name...I requested them about the development of the State and the problems faced by the common man," Kumaraswamy said.
Kumaraswamy said that even in the coming days, there wouldbe political instability in the State and anything could happen. He said that he'd asked the officials handling different departments to not depend onthe elected representatives and told them that the responsibility of solving people's issues was on them.
4.30 pm - Talking about the Congress-JD(S) alliance, KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao said, "The high command will decide about the maitri (alliance). We will follow their command."
3.30 pm - N Mahesh, MLA who has been expelled by BSP for abstaining from floor test said, "Party in-charge Ashok Siddharth told me to abstain from voting,be neutral¬ support any party. That was the instruction given to me. Accordingly, I was absent. I haven't violated Behen ji's order."
2.58 pm - Congress leaders have not discussed those issues with us. They're free, we're also free. If coalition works out, if they want we'll join hands with them otherwise we'll work by ourselves & strengthen our party on our own - Kumaraswamy
2.50 pm - JD(S) Chief and former PM H. D. Deve Gowda on the Congress-JD(S) government's trust vote loss - We have no regret of having the last coalition govt. We are not accusing anyone, including the former chief minister and other senior ministers.
2.40 pm - Commenting on whether the Congress-JD(S) alliance would stay intact, caretaker CM HD Kumaraswamy said that he wasn't sure about the tie-up with the Congress
2.15 pm - State BJP President BS Yeddyurappa's supporters gather outside his residence in Bengaluru
1.45 pm - Karnataka Congress leaders meeting underway in Bengaluru following the defeat of Congress-JD(S) government during the trust vote in Assembly yesterday
1.40 pm - "I came here to take blessings of senior leaders of the Sangh Parivar. I'm waiting for instructions from Delhi, at any point of time we will call for Legislature Party and then head to the Raj Bhavan," BS Yeddyurappa, BJP at RSS office in Chamrajpet.
12.52 pm - Interim CM, HD Kumaraswamy, is currently in the midst of chairing a JD(S) legislature party meet.His father, ex-PM, HD Deve Gowda is also in attendance
12.10 pm - BS Yeddyurappa has said that he will only approach the Governor after the BJP High Command's instructions, which he is currently awaiting
11.40 am - The BJP, led by BS Yeddyurappa, is likely to approach Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake their claim to form the government, with the oath-taking ceremony slated to be held on Friday
11.00 am - The majority BJP's likely CM candidate, BS Yeddyurappa, is in a meeting currently with party leaders, Madhuswamy and Bopaiah, to discuss government formation
9.10 pm - Mayawati sacks party MLA N Mahesh in Karnataka
BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief ministerMayawatisacked party MLA N Mahesh in Karnataka after the Congress-JDS coalition government lost trust vote on Tuesday. BSP had one seat in the Karnataka Assembly and BSP supremo had instructed him to vote for the coalition government. Yet, theBSP MLA abstainedfrom Karnataka floor test
9.00 pm - HD Kumaraswamy steps down as Chief Minister
HD Kumaraswamymeetsthe Governor and submits hisresignation. Governor has accepted Kumaraswamy's resignation and has asked him to continue as caretaker CM till alternative arrangements are made.
7.58 pm - BJP: It's the victory of people of Karnataka
The BJP Karnataka has tweeted, "It’s the victory of people of Karnataka. It’s the end of an era of corrupt & unholy alliance.
We promise a stable & able governance to the people of Karnataka. Together we will make Karnataka prosperous again.
While Karnataka Congress tweeted that atemporary defeat for democracy. The defeat of Karnataka by the conspiracy of the anti-constitution, anti-democratic, RS / BJP
7.41 pm - HD Kumaraswamy loses Trust Vote.
It's the end of the road for HDK, the coalition government got 99 votes, as against the opposition's 105. with that the coalition government fell short of 6 votes, prompting HDK to resign.
7.20 pm - Trust vote begins
7.00 pm - BJP allegations baseless: HDK
HD Kumaraswamy said that he was not going to run away and was ready for the floor test. He said that he was not concerned about the number of MLAs present. He said that the BJP has made baseless allegations against him. He pointed out that it was his Special Investigation team that brought back Masoor Khan, the man behind the IMA scam.
Questioning the rebel MLAs on their need to "run away to Mumbai", he asked "what injustice the government has done to them".
My office has accepted the rebel MLAs: Speaker
The speaker said that his office has acknowledged the rebel MLAs and gave all the parties enough time.
6.20 pm - HD Kumaraswamy ready to sacrifice CM post
Since day one, the media has depicted the coalition government as an unstable government. How should we work with such pressure when even stable governments cannot work efficiently? Only due to the assistance of the officials have been able to do any work at all.
My entry into politics was accidental, not voluntary. I apologise to opposition and voters for keeping them waiting. I am fed up with the current political developments. I am ready to sacrifice my post, says HD Kumaraswamy
5.45 pm - CM takes a dig at BJP Karnataka tweet.
The tweet read, Session for Karnataka Trust Vote has begun, But CM is resting at his Taj West end hotel, His message is clear, He will continue to loot & waste tax payers money to the very last second as CM, He & his party will be answerable to Kannadigas very soon (BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka)
I was preparing for my address in the house and was trying to ensure majority. I was putting an effort to save the government and not to loot the State. - HDK
5.35 pm - Sec 144 applied to prevent any untoward incidents
Prohibitory orders in Bengaluru for 48 hours from 6 pm tonight, announces city police commissioner Alok Kumar.
5.15 pm - Let us see how they will vote against us: D K Shivakumar
Several Congress workers gathered outside Nitesh Wimbledon Park apartment complex in Seshadripuram, after learning that two MLAs R Shankar and H Nagesh were staying in one of the apartments.
Speaking to reporters outside the complex, MLC Ivan D'Souza said that they had come to the venue to wait for the MLAs to come out. "Both of them are ministers in the State cabinet and we have issued a whip for them to come and vote for the coalition. We are waiting for them to come out so that they can participate in the trust vote," he said.
BJP workers too have gathered outside the apartment complex resulting in a tense situation outside the apartment.
Earlier in the day, water resources minister D K Shivakumar had indicated that the two MLAs were in the city. "They have kept them closeby. I am waiting for the MLAs here (in Vidhana Soudha). Let us see how they will vote against us," he said.
5. 17 pm - Congress and BJP workers clash
5.14 pm - Floor Test May Take Place Soon | HD Revanna is speaking in the assembly right now. After him, the CM will speak unless somebody else wants to speak and the Speaker allows that. After CM's speech, floor test will take place.
5.10 pm - In a desperate attempt, the JD(S)-Congress workers have surrounded Nitesh Wimbledon Park where two independant MLAs are camping.
4.58 pm - "Any layman can draw the inference that BJP is behind the defections. I implemented all promises made to the people through our manifesto. Yet people did not vote for us. Neither did they vote for BJP or JD(S). But, they did vote against the BJP as 56.44 per cent votes were against them.Mandate was not in your favour. Yet, you are trying to grab power from the back door," said Siddaramaiah
4.49 pm - Such political developments in our State is shameful. 99 per cent of the people in the State know that BJP is behind horse-trading - Siddaramaiah
4.28 pm - "Wholesale trade is dangerous. Retail trade is not an issue. If one or two are traded in retail, there won't be any problem. If they go in wholesale, it causes a problem for the government. People of the State will not accept this," Siddaramaiah said.
4.04 pm - BJP should have worked as the opposition. With 104 members you could have kept the government on edge. But, your attempt to form a government using anti-constitutional methods is condemnable - Siddaramaiah
3.46 pm - "Nobody got a clear majority. However, Congress received 38.14 per cent votes - more than what we received in 2013, while BJP received 36.34 per cent votes and JD(S) 18.3 per cent. Overall, Cong and HD(S) enjoy 56.44 per cent vote share. Ironically, we got more vote share but less seats, while BJP got less vote share but more seats. When Yeddyurappa had staked claim to form government, the governor had given his 15 days to prove majority. This was struck down by Supreme Court which gave them 24 hours to prove majority. They couldn't. Now, BSY is claiming that BJP has majority while the coalition hasn't. I have grown tired of Yeddyurappa's allegations. Horse-trading started on the day Governor gave them the opportunity to prove majority," says Siddaramaia
3.32 pm - Siddaramaiah hinted at another delay in the trust vote, stating that two petitions related to the vote of confidence in the Assembly was scheduled for hearing in Supreme Court tomorrow.
3.20 pm - CM H D Kumaraswamy arrives at Vidhana Soudha
3.06 pm - Yeddyurappa tried toppling the coalition govt 7 times. Unfortunately this time few MLAs fell for it: D K Shivakumar
2.55 pm - I'm ready to go to jail for party and my friends - D K Shivakumar
2.50 pm - Yes I was the reason MTB Nagaraj got a ticket. We spoke to him and he gave a statement as well. Couldn't we have locked them up? No, because we have trust in them. Bring them here, let them vote against this government - D K Shivakumar
2.26 pm - Nothing is permanent in politics, anything can happen. Rebels will backstab BJP like they did to us. Media portrays us like jokers and calls us thieves. We cannot walk with respect anymore. I can’t even say that I’m a politician - D K Shivakumar
2.11 pm - "BJP has destroyed the political future of rebel MLAs," says D K Shivakumar
1.57 pm - DKS is just pleading the MLAs to rectify their mistakes and not fall into BJP’s trap: Siddaramaiah
1.56 pm - Rebel MLAs are still a part of our party: Krishna Byre Gowda
1.46 pm - State BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa’s courage and willpower should be appreciated as he tried Operation Kamala 7 times: Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar
1.40 pm - Rebels told me that they will be made Ministers. I warned rebel MLAs that BJP is duping them, says D K Shivakumar
1.33 pm - I have seen many debates but now we’re being shown in a bad frame. We should stick to our ideologies - Minister D K Shivakumar
1.27 pm - Mukul Rohatgi says, "15 MLAs have the option of appearing in the proceedings or not because they were being issued a whip which is a basis of disqualification."
1.16 pm - "SC has passed an order saying that Court is optimistic that Speaker will hold floor test today; has kept the matter for tomorrow. I hope the Speaker realizes what his position is, what Constitution obliges him to do," Mukul Rohatgi, representing Karnataka rebel MLAs in SC.
1.10 pm - Home Minister MB Patil arrives at Taj West End to hold talks with CM H D Kumaraswamy
12.46 pm - Court believes trust vote will be held today - CJI Ranjan Gogoi
12.17 am - B S Yeddyurappa should clarify that rebel MLAs will not be given any Ministerial berth nor should they be inducted into the BJP - JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda
12.14 pm - SC adjourns rebel MLAs' plea for Speaker to decide on resignations till tomorrow
12.02 pm - Supreme Court puts independent Karnataka MLAs' plea for immediate floor test, for consideration on Wednesday, after Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar says he is optimistic that Trust Vote would be completed by the end of evening.
12.00 pm - CM H D Kumaraswamy is reportedly still camping at Taj West End hotel and hasn’t left for Vidhana Soudha yet, say TV reports
11.56 am - CLP leader Siddaramaiah arrives at Vidhana Soudha to attend the Assembly session
11.26 am - Speaker Ramesh Kumar leaves from the session to meet rebel MLAs' lawyers at his chamber
11.17 am - JD(S) MLAs yet to arrive. Ruckus breaks out in Assembly session. War of words ensues between BJP and coalition leaders over Congress & JD(S) leaders arriving late - TV reports
11.01 am - Rebel MLAs' lawyers reach Speaker Ramesh Kumar's office, say TV reports
10.55 am - "I apologise for MLAs' delay. We have to finish Floor Test by 6 pm today," says UT Khader
10.50 am - CM H D Kumaraswamy leaves for Vidhana Soudha after holding talks with JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda, say TV reports
10.38 am - Assembly session resumes. Most legislators of the ruling party are yet to arrive. Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar expresses displeasure over not being punctual.
10.20 am - "It's the final day for this govt. We believed yesterday was the last but because of the 'milapi kushti' in b/w ruling party & others, they postponed it for one day...We'll see what happens & if division of votes take place this govt will definitely be defeated," says Jagadish Shettar
10.18 am - BJP MLAs arrive at Vidhana Soudha. BJP MLAs have reportedly been instructed not to speak during the session. Only State BJP chief B SY Yeddyurappa and MLA Madhuswamy to speak in the assembly.
9.56 am - Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on allegations of delaying floor test and request from rebel MLAs for more time
On allegation that you are intentionally providing more time to ruling parties to prove majority’: I convey my thanks to them. I pray to God to give some sense to them. On ‘Rebel MLAs’ letter to him seeking four weeks time to appear before the speaker’. It is all related to court proceedings. It will all be dealt with in the court: ANI9.36 pm - Proceedings should end today: Assembly Speaker
Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has said that proceedings on the vote of confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy should be completed today.
11.58 pm - In a drama that lasted till about midnight, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's confidence motion did not see the conclusion on Monday and is now scheduled for Tuesday.
11.43 pm - Assembly adjourned till 10 a.m. tomorrow.
The Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar announced the adjournment of the House, and said that the session will resume at 10 a.m tomorrow.
MLAs will speak till 4 pm and CM will respond for an hour, after which confidence motion will put to vote. The floor test will be conducted by 6 p.m on Tuesday.
10.46 pm - The women MLAs of the coalition were requesting the Dy Speaker to adjourn the session on humanity grounds.
10.45 pm - I am diabetic, I am leaving: Srinivasa Gowda
Amidst the multiple relentless requests made by the coalition members stating that they cannot stay in the House without food,K Srinivasa Gowda said,"I am diabetic, I am leaving."
The Dy Speaker said that the situation demands him to stay.
10.35 pm - BJP leader Suresh Kumar to raise a point of order.
10. 33 pm - Coalition members request for adjournment
Din in the house again as coalition MLAs seek an adjournment.
Dinesh Gundu Raorequested the Deputy Speaker for a session adjournment since there are many patients and women in the House.
The coalition members say that they would be present at 9 a.m tomorrow for a session.
Deputy Speaker does not relent. Herequests them to take their seats and only then will he listen to their requests.
9.15 pm - Do not speak ill of the Governor: Madhuswamy
MLA JC Madhuswamy said in the House that the Congress MLAs should not speak ill about the Governor. He said that there is no point in delaying the floor test.
9.05 pm - CMO informs HDK about forged resignation letter
The CMO informed the chief minister about a forged resignation letter of HDK, addressed to the Governor, according to reports. HDK's signature was forged in the letter.
9.00 pm - You had given a word to conduct the floor test on Monday: BSY
BS Yeddyurappa, BJP in Vidhana Soudha: CM had promised that he will finish it (trust vote) today and prove the majority today. Now I've spoken to Sunil, the chief Whip, over finishing it today. We will be in the house till 12 am.
8.30 pm -Assembly resumes after 2 hours.
BSY urges the Speaker for a floor test by midnight. The Speaker also is "ready for the floor test by tonight." Meanwhile, opposition chants slogans demanding justice.
8.20 pm - Ask rebel MLAs to at least attend session: Coalition leaders to Speaker
According to a TV report, the JD(S)-Congress request the Speaker for more time for the floor test in order to "pacify the rebel MLAs." They reportedly said that, thoughthe MLAshave resigned, they still remain members and requested the Speaker to "at least ask them to come to the session."
8.15 pm - Speaker threatens to quit
Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar hits out at the Cong-JD(S) alliance for the delay in the floor test and threatens to quit.
8.00 pm - A fresh plea of two Independent Karnataka MLAs. The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a fresh plea of two IndependentKarnatakaMLAs seeking holding of the floor test "forthwith" in the state Assembly on the trust motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday declined to hear during the day the plea by R Shankar and H Nagesh.
7.15 pm - Speaker holds a meeting with BJP leaders - Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar holds a meeting with BJP leaders-Sunil Kumar, Basavaraj Bommai, CT Ravi & JDS leaders-Sa Ra Mahesh, HD Revanna, Bandeppa Kashempur, in his chamber at Vidhana Soudha.
6.43 pm - Karnataka CM meets the Speaker.
Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy met the Speaker, K R Ramesh Kumar, according to TV reports.
H D Revanna has requested for more time.
6.24 pm - Assembly session adjourned.
Assembly session adjourned for 10 minutes due to unruly scenes created by Coalition partnersat the well of the House. MLAs continue to stay inside the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.
6.14 pm - Speaker assures Assembly members to complete the floor test debate today.
While asking to Kampli MLA Ganesh to speak on floor test debate, Speaker KR Rameshassured members in the Assembly that he is no hurry to adjourn the session and will make sure to complete the process today.
05.49 pm - HD Kumaraswamy goes back to his office after meeting Speaker. After meeting CM HD Kumaraswamy, Speaker KR Ramesh has returned to the Assembly.
Congress leaders continue to speak on floor test debate, but HDK is yet to return the Assembly. He apparently went back to his office in Vidhana Soudha.
05.31 pm - JD(S) MLA, AT Ramaswamy walked out of the Vidhana Soudha following state home minister MB Patil's statement on zero traffic reportedly given to rebel MLAs. Ramaswamy had said, "If Home Minister is lying blatantly in front of the House, how can I stay here?"
05.26 pm - H D Kumaraswamy seeks more time for floor test - HD Kumaraswamy abstained from attending Assembly Session this afternoon and now, reports are coming in that Kumaraswamy has reached the Speaker's office in Vidhana Soudha.
CM asked for twomore days for the floor test, as Supreme Court is yet to deliver a definitive order on rebel MLAs resignation issue, but Speaker has reportedly refused to extend the deadline.
4.56 pm - Speculations are rife that HD Kumaraswamy may resign and meet Governor at Raj Bhavan at 7:00 pm. In the ongoing Assembly Session, Speaker KR Ramesh has told leaders to finish the floor test this evening. Also, Congress and BJP chiefs have summoned their respective party MLAs to be present in Vidhana Soudha by 5:00 pm, TV reports say.
4.44 pm - "CT Ravi doesn't have proper info. I didn't leave JD(S), I was expelled. I didn't join Congress immediately. I was forming Ahinda party. I was expelled from JD(S) in May 2005. I joined Congress in 2006. Wrong info shouldn't be recorded here," Siddaramaiah in Assembly.
4.12 pm - While resuming the floor test debate in Assembly, Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said each member will get 10 minutes to speak on floor test debate.
4.03 pm - "Speaker will take a call on confidence motion. We have already told that we will prove the confidence in Vidhana Soudha. Case is pending in Supreme Court. We have also filed the petition, most probably tomorrow Supreme Court will hear our plea," says Siddaramaiah speaking to media
3.46 pm - Soon after the Speaker adjourned the Assembly session, Congress leaders went to the KR Ramesh office requesting to allot more time for the floor test debate. However, reports have indicated that the Speaker did not agree to the request and may plan to conclude the debate by 6:00 pm and hold the floor test, say TV reports
2.11 pm - Krishna Byre Gowda, citing late PM Rajiv Gandhi, who proposed the anti-defection law in Parliament in 1985, urged Speaker KR Ramesh to decide on the disqualification of rebel MLAs.
1.42 pm - "Why is the BJP not accepting it wants the chair? Why are they not accepting the fact that they are behind 'operation lotus'? They should accept that they have spoken to these(rebel) MLAs," says Congress leader DK Shivakumar in Assembly.
1.35 pm - Krishna Byre Gowda alleges that R Ashoka behind MTB Nagaraj defying Congress party orders not to leave Bengaluru and shows a ideo-grab of MTB Nagaraj with R Ashoka in HAL Airport before leaving for Mumbai.
13.23 pm - 'We had given free hand to SIT to probe IMA scam," says CM H D Kumaraswamy
12.55 pm - Congress leader Krishna Byre Gowda reads subscripts of a phone call conversation between BC Patil and unknown BJP leader. BJP leader Jagadish Shettar objected to the KBG's claim citing the fact the accused leader is not in the Assembly to defend it.
12.24 pm - In your speeches today, make sure that dignity of Assembly is kept alive. These are time stalling tactics being used. It harms the image of Assembly, Speaker and also image of you as MLAs," says Speaker Ramesh Kumar 12.10 pm - Speaker commences AssemblySession in Vidhana Soudha. The debate for the floor test was supposed to start at 11:00 am but got delayed. Earlier in the day, Speaker, who arrived at Vidhana Soudha at 10:30 am, had a series of meetings with HD Kumaraswamy, senior Congress leaders and also opposition members. After apologising for the delay, Speaker has started the floor test debate.
11.55 am - The Speaker has reportedly clarified to CM Kumaraswamy that the floor test will be held on Monday.
11.43 am - HD Kumaraswamy along with Congress leaders DK Shivakumar and Krishna Byregowda met Speaker KR Ramesh seeking two days more for debate and then conclude the session with floor test.
11.24 am - CM HD Kumaraswamy, CLP leaded Siddaramaiah along with senior Congress leaders arrive at Vidhana Soudha ahead of floor test.
11.07 am - Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar has issued summons to rebel MLAs to meet him at his office at 11 am on July 23. This notice is with regard to the Congress-JD(S) coalition leaders seeking disqualification of rebel MLAs.
10.47 am - SC has rejected the immediate hearing of the petitions from rebel and Independent MLAs to hold floor test on July 22. However, the top court may take up the issue on July 23.
10.41 am - BJP MLAs arrive at Vidhana Soudha
9.36 am - "I would not say anything about attending the Assembly session for Trust Vote on Monday," says Congress MLA Anand Singh
Congress leaders in CLP meeting on Sunday
9.12 am - Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao rubbished D K Shivakumar's statement about the JD(S) camp's "willingness" to forgo the Chief Ministerial post and only said that they were prepared for Monday's floor test.
8.42 am - Hours after Independent MLA BSP's N Mahesh made the statement about abstaining from today's vote, BSP supremo Mayawati tweeted and said that she has directed the MLA to vote in favour of Kumaraswamy's government.
Now they are free to join the Party of criminals party, BJP.
A BRILLIANT CHESS MOVE BY THE SPEAKER.
does anybody expect siddu to accept that he is the cause of all this?
You are half responsible for the crisis. First accept their resignation s or reject them or disqualify them. Be a man and take a decision. Decide fast than dancing on Sidhus tunes. Then the constitutional crisis will resolve.
yeddy is 2.....much enthusiastic of kumaraswamy govt's fall. like a fox gone behind a he-goat. now falling, now falling. kai-ge banda tuttu yeddyge baige baralilla.(ಕೈಗೆ ಬಂದ ತುತ್ತು ಯೆಡ್ಡಿಗೆ ಬಾಯಿಗೆ ಬರಲಿಲ್ಲ )
A 1000 Crore operation ,slept in vidhana souda over nite, day and night session all gone for TUSSSS .Amit shah master plan to give power to his own chela WALA so that he can take advanatage over karnataka.YEddi in koma.
Let him live anywhere with huge amount which collected from BJP for 🏇 trading..
Mr Amith Sha is Big Chanakkya , he knows when and where to ball. You will see in future very good and strong govt will come in Karnataka. It is Good news for all Kannadigas.
Colorful Joker's of Karnataka
Hypocrisy triumphed over democracy.
No faith in politicians. A drama of fools. Politicians are to serve themselves. Not sensitive to people who voted them. A farce or joke of peoples emotions. Development going down to drains. Pathetic.
joining BJP looks very nice.
when Congress was voted out as it managed only 78 seats it formed govt with JD (S) help and a party that got only 37 seats ruled us for 14 months with congress support. What u call it - celebration of democracy?. Had not seen such comments that time. Now all are crying. what use?
Yeedy given a chance to proove the majority at that time but he could not. After that horse trading started and today MLA's are missing. God knows what will happen in our Indian Politics.
in da name of rama bjp's fantastic drama in kar-nataka.
Please stop this drama and have re-election. We want work to be done for the state not drama in our assembly.
No interest left in politics after cricket when we came know it's a game of fixing. You never know when a cricketer and a minister would sell him to his rivals.
Does he not have to take a floor test? What if the rebel MLAs now change their tune?
Someone like Belegere perhaps should pen a book titled 'ಪರಪ್ಪನ ಅಗ್ರಹಾರದಿಂದ ಮತ್ತೆ ವಿಧಾನಸೌಧಕ್ಕೆ'
Karma has no Menu you get served what you deserve.Wait and watch - Only question of time.
Back stabbing@ it's best..
Let’s see how long this greedy man’s government lasts.
It was really disgusting and shameful to see these people congratulating each after they used dubious methods to destabilise . How will they show their faces to public? Do they have some shame?
Only crores talk and do not believe any one as the saying goes " Hana Nodidaga Henavoo yeddhu nillutade Maataduttade"
"Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low calibre & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and India will be lost in political squabbles.”-Winston Churchill...Tak..Takk...
what calibre he has to define Indian politics pls google you will see how he devided jordan and saudi border , his hicupps jordan lost miles of land
Today these M:L:A'S exchanging their Parties!Will not surprise tomorrow they exchange their L:I:F:E part : ners!Like Dabba Party!
Money can do anything in INDIAN politics....
Sure if things are going on this way in politics one day public will dump all the politicians and fire them alive…..This is the worst third class game of any political party….
Finally, Shobha,s Prayers Worked for Yeddyurappa...
India has become a laughing stock once again.Sad day for Indian Democracy.
BJP will try to recover Rs 500 Crores spent to buy Horses ASAP 🙄
If High Command used this poaching money to Pumpwell Flyover?
12.10 pm - BS Yeddyurappa has said that he will only approach the Governor after the BJP High Command's instructions, which he is currently awaiting: do you think High Command will say no unlike Goa?
Party started!Game is not over!It is not victory of Democracy!it is murder of democracy !(Hiding bride and getting groom married to another person like)
DIRTY POLITICS in the name of Democracy !
Purchased MLA's, wait now they will recover this money from common peoples by TAX.well deserved specially Mangaloreans.
Law makers should amend the law!Once elected MP,MLA resigns!1st runner up should choose as his successor !Nobody dares to resign and that is the victory of democracy,Jai India!
Why did upto last speaker not accepted resignation letter of rebel MLA's.
HDK deserved this, he had no shame to accept this offer from congress having less seats compare to others, I am feeling pity for my congress supporters for voting for them, and the MLAs got flipped, I am just Loving it.
Dombarata .... Girisaaa...BJP raisund....
we should thank BJP for bringing out the true colors of many people :)
Yedurappaji you are saying "democracy won". which democracy you are talking about? Poachers democracy? How can you show your face in front of honest Kannadigas as CM?
Eeneere nivu eenge heludu...?? Democrocy won..without taking help of candidate from either congress..jd's or independants. Nimma manea olege jagala eethu..
113 becalla, baki elli iddare swami?
As these 20 MLA's have refused to serve their constituents they should be permanently suspended and need to be replaced. Election Commission of India should replace these 20 MLA's by the candidates who lost with highest votes in each of these constituency. Then BJP would acquire absolute majority by default, the government would last it's full term. Keeping party politics aside, It was an interesting debate which I saw live on YOYO TV. By and large, The Karnataka MLA's in the assembly were dignified, good orators; a definite plus to India's democracy.
Humpty and Dumpty, have finally fallen down from the high wall of power n glory !!! This disgusting, illegitimate, Congress and JDS, coalition government has finally been booted out !!!! The antinational's active lobby in the state, are alarmed !!! their day of reckoning is near ...... Jai Ho !!!!!!
Shame on our Indian Politics. A big slap on voters face.
Nobody believed when I first said India and then State of Karnataka.Next MP ,then Rajasthan.We from SK are very soft hearted. Felt for Kummy even though he had 37 and was not given mandate by the people.Some of his statements like " Go to Modi " for you have voted for him only ,shows that he is not yet mature.
Fall of kumara led CoJa initiated from Belgaum MLA Laxmi hebbalkar.She tried to over take her guru in politics Jarkiholi brothers ( her own siblings) as instructed by DKS. DKS tried to controle Jarkiholi brothers in their home place. From here cold war started with in congress which led expell of Ramesh Jarkiholi and inclusion of Sathish Jarkiholi to cabinet of CoJa govt. Ex. CM Kumaraswamy listened DKS as he was strong and Sathish Jarkiholi was with him. Open fight started between Ramesh Jarkiholi supported by Sathish Jarkiholi & DKS. And today Laxmi Hebbalakar is cool and kumara and DKS itching their head as they fell in trap of Ramesh Jarkiholi & Sathish Jarkiholi.Our senior told Hennu Honnu Mannu will spoil ecery one. Hennu - Laxmi HebbalkarHonnu - 10% commission Mannu - land to jindal
Congrats Siddu , who will be our new CM of Karnataka . Definetly , Siddu will be CM with the help of BJP MLA's. Many BJP MLAs dont want Yeddy as CM.
Total seats in Karnataka Parliament- 224. BJP has 105(46.9%) . BJP Majority?
History repeated. Finally it's proved maitree sarkara (coalition govt.) and regional parties don't work in Karnataka.
JAI BJP JAI MODIJI.. SATHYAMEVA JAYATE
Jai Donald Trump, Jai Sri Ram.,
The coalition of Congress-JD(S) majority government is the direct result of subversive act played by the Supreme Court of India.Instead of respecting voters mandate Court overlooked it for MLA’s resignation from the ruling majority. The SC ruling is par against the constitution of India and Anti-Defection law. The ruling in favor only encouraged the ‘horse-trading’ become new norms Indian democracy.I t is unfortunate to say that the Supreme Court of India doesn’t care of the ‘Democracy Elected by the people’s mandate’.Is subverting Democracy by the mean of money, muscle, and interference of central government institutions are legitimate?Jai Hind
Very Sad ending 😢.
There is joy n happiness, after this yoke, of an illegitimate coalition government, has been cast away !!!! Grief, Sadness, in much despair, for those anti national's, residing in the state !!! JAI HO !!!!!
End of beef sukka
Thank god ... Its a loss to people if there is no clear mandate ... These politicians are here to hood wink us .. Watch out ..Hopefully the new BJP govt will be stable and able to provide corruption free governance.I never liked the devegowda and gang and the current leadership of congress in karnataka .. Only good leader from congress was SM krishna ..but he was sidelined by his own party.Anyways lets hope for the best ..
Some cannot digest the truth. For them a big shock. Hiding in an corner. Without water and food. Only depend upon som-raas.
Operation lotus finally succeeded! Triumph of money power over principles & ethics! Triumph of evil over good! Sad day for democracy!
Nannage aghu deela count mad leekhe..kitna state mein bjp ruling..Better to count in how many states 125 years congress is ruling and subtract it from total states in our country.
Graceful Lost. Disgraceful won for the time being.
Bye bye CONgress
MLA's who admitted to hospital will discharge tonight. Miracle miracle miracle happen they all of sudden become good. Praise the Lord.
Governor should propose president's rule in the state. BJP should not rule the state in current situation. Why should go for fresh polls. Let the people of Karnataka decide who should rule them . BJP forming government with the help of sach opportunistic politicians will not last long. Congress will do the same thing what BJP did to them. The thing of Karma is that it comes back.
Do not cry Sir, BJP already forming GVMNT and Coming to the Rebel MLA are concern, they will be joining soon, Be happy..No BP Sir
HDK says he is not beleive g in astrology or blind beleif but at the same time says the hotel room from where he was working as CM is lucky moscot. Really double speak. After all double speaking is in the blood of both HDD /HKD /HRD
Now Congress can form Govt. (all rebel MLA's will be back) with JD(S) support & a few BJP rebels. This is the Plan!
Govindaani Govinda.........Govinda...Gowda's lemon failed...........
Finally..... foreign powered govt down in Karnataka....hope the never come back again to loot us.
Who looted in Karnataka and went to jail ? Left the party and formed a separate party and came back now to loot again ?
Congrats yeddy and team..
Circus going on and on and on !God save Karnataka
REBELLED M.L.AS DONT CHANGE YOUR DECISSION. THEY DONT WANT TO LEAVE THEIR CHAIRS. IF AT ALL THEY FORCE YOU TO COME BACK ASK CHIEF MINISTERS CHAIR. THEN THEY WILL NOT ASK YOU TO COME BACK..YOU WAIT AND SEE HOW MANY DAYS THEY DRAG THIS....
Very worst politics in Karnataka and they all are fighting inside the cabin same like street slum dogs. who voted them kalas no use can not explain here all think it before choosing any political leader. Some of leaders three to four times MLA done in Karnataka they also not good character.
I'm ready to go to jail for party and my friends - D K ShivakumarMr Shivu already known that he will be in jail very soon.But people it very well that its not for betterment of party or your friends but its purely for the corruption charges of your own.
This is Game plan of siddaramayya and Zameer Ahamed. Bichara DK and Prameswar.
Karnataka MLA MTB Nagaraj :-Been with Congress party for 30+ years-Already minister in coalition Govt - Personal assets declared at 1015 CroresHow do you buy such an MLA ???BJP claims that such MLAs are switching for a better future !!What can this better future be?
MTB is kuruba grown with help of Siddu..he is MLA may be has lot of money..but can he go against Siddu who is powerful politicians..tomorrow he will loose everything..its crystal clear who is behind this fiasco..congress tried to remove HDK n bring Congress leader as CM..or hell with govt, bring president rule..this is stratgey
BSY or state BJP leaders are totally useless infront of you n siddu..public never believe present situation beacuase of yeddi..all the MLAs are close to Siddu..its game plan by Siddu & other Congressmen itself..if BSY capable, then immediate after election he would have succeeded..until Govt fails in floor test, BSY/BJP has no chance at all..
To me here it looks like JD's party lost there credibility. Appa-Maga party finished. Game plan of sidda and congress. Due to this party no one get majority. They are bone of contention. Better to keep them away if wants to survive..an idea behind.
Sir, TODAY you mean 23/7/2019 ?
Byre Gouda has exposed full manipulation which need to be investigated first.
First we need investigation Regarding MLAS kept in mumbai and why they went there and which black hand is playing behind the scene. What Are The incentives Paid To Them? From Day One efforts are made to destabilise government by unfair methods . We want to know How much money Is spent on them and whos behind this drama ???? Where The money Coming From ??? I Do not think its right time to handover power With these unfair methods used to grab the power at any cost. Whys is Yediyurappa Insisting the Speaker to make vote of confidence when misteriously MLAS are taken away ?????? Governor Must see Yeddy does not get power as theres a big Game going on behind! .
end today!..speaker seriousley..you mornign with thinking how to postpone and u say end today..deabte is all about sleep, function, hungry lunch..today morning Demonetisation!!..didnt had time or didnt discuss it earlier!!..Oscar award should go to speaker..
I m much worried today will be last episode of serial...which people use to see eagerly from last few days. What next..How we cope without ramblings of these people in our day to day life.
Congress/jds mlas are shameless and are unfit to continue. If this is what they call a debate even god cant save this co alition..Time for Congress mukth Karnataka & Bharat.
If people have negativity towards Kumaraswamy as CM, Yeddi as CM will be worst than Kumaraswamy.
Why Yeddi is in a hurry and hungry for power. Its premature to go for a trust vote at this juncture pending outcome of speakers summons to rebel MLAs and SC proceedings tomorrow.
Speaker Ramesh will give resignation. Very clever person. Will give more time for congress and jd's to achieve there goal. He doing it politely..without hurting two parties. Never ever he take any decision upto end.
The Return of Gemini circus .....
EVM theorists just imagine what could happen if evms are tampered
Floor test will take place whenever it has to take place, no hurry. It all started with mysterious disappearance of MLAs without trace and communication. Likewise mysteriously everything will be restored, no worries.
Indira Gandhi Congress already finished. Nowhere they success anywhere.
Toppler getting Toppled ?Getting a taste of his own medicine ?Karma follows....Remember making a woman cry the other day ...
This shows power hungry of Mr Kumarasawmi. Why Kummy sticking to Chair?
people of karnataka get ready for four CMs in the remaining four years of BJP..Yeddy, ashok, eshwarappa and dvs also
Congress wasting time to impose president's rule and blame on bjp.Latter on with regional parties will agitate on same matter. Supreme Court is also keeping quiet for some days.
I think speaker is alos leaning towards BJP
ruling party can replace him
Floor test or no floor test, put the state under President's Rule and let the voters have another chance to vote for a stronger government . The current situation is no answer to the need for governance , which will continue to be in a state of neglect as the entire focus would continue to be on 'retaining the flock together by bribings, resort stays and appeasing each other among the MLAs of the Alliance parties...Karnataka is clearly doomed till the next elections in the state. The only silver li nng is the formation of BJP government even if it is by a small margin of majority....the state would atleast have a better coordintion with Centre that way else the tussle would carry on and the Centre would have no control on the corrupt alliance whose only objective to loot and exploit power.
Anyone who got affected due to the style of Governance by ruling party should aporoach opposition party and BJP being a opposition party in Karnataka is helping as its their duty to help anyone and everyone who got affected by ruling party
Damned if you win ! Damned if you lose ! is the situation of Cong in the coalition Drama.
Thanks to ISRO. I dont have to see these useless Karnataka political drama on TV today. All eyes will be on ISRO today. Tommorrow's newspapers also will have ISRO stuff and not these wasted persons drama!!
Why Mr Ivan Dsouza always posing Photos.
Bedra da ticketg vongun
very good going speaker sir. frustrate the chaddi yeddi and company for more days. Does not matter even if the government falls at the end of it. But the fascist and authoritarian attitude of BJP should be taught a fitting lesson.So far you have done the right thing by not caring the governor or the supreme court. Kudos to you Sir
speaker will again postpone the floor test . He always starts the day saying that we should conclude today and at the end of the day he keep postponing to next day. big dramebaaz/ ACTOR... its like watching a TV serial.. to be continued ....
Fevicol is considering replacing Kari Idli as its new Brand Ambassador.
Yeddi was just given 24 hours to prove his majority in 2018 . Why is this HDK-Cong given multiple extensions? Are they just waiting for the dust to settle down and people forget. ?Fresh elections is the best solution.
15 Days time not 24 Hours But yeddy was in Hurry as per his Astrologer. then what hap end is ........................
Mokul inchene 2 days / 2 days pandh.. 5 years aapund
Dear President of India we need your intervene here in Karnataka. Please help us as we lost trust on this govt.
By hook or by crook Mission Yeddi accomplished.
Finally, this illegitimate government, will be booted out of power.... The active anti national's in the state will certainly be alarmed !!! Their days of reckoning is near !!!!
Rightly said! I wonder how will the 'Vijayotsava' celebrators of 2018 show their faces? Ha Ha ha.The Congi Yuvaraj is missing in action.
Let the Army or the President rule the state of Karnataka forever. I am tired of this joke called "Elections & Democrazy".
Nice to see well-built plain dressed security guards guarding leaders of congress at critical period. Often see them behind either one or other leader.
da politics of da country is like street fighting dogs since 2014
Kummy had said" Rahul Punyaatma..Chance Kotta" I am obliged to Congress only none other. You all go to Modi.Now Congress not here... No leaders... Why Kummy sticking to Chair? Got my point no ?
@ R.Bhandarkar, MangaluruChaiwala who was making chai in the Kettle to sell in the running train. How would you defend an half literate RSS man leading a nation with all lies.1) Lowest Joblessness, as per the report lowest in 45 years.2) Communal Violence.3) 1.7 lakh crores missing in the budget.4) Rafale corruption.5) LokPal and JanPal.6) For a Indian Soldier's death on border 10 heads of Pakistani Soldiers heads.7) Jumla 15-20 lakhs to each poor Indians.8) Fake News from Nagpur.9) Lawlessness and Chaos in U.P., Bihar and in Gujarat.10) Motor-Mouths of M.P's and derogatory statements of rogue M.P's.11) Manipulated GDP growth.12) Demonetisation failure of Tuglaq-Raj.13) Petrol and Diesel cess tax hiking. Crude oil in the Int'l market is $58/per barrel.14) Relentless rape on women.15) Atrocities on Dalits and on Minorities.16) BSNL 50% drowned. Employees are not getting salaries. 17) Jet Air Ways is fully drowned. 25,000 jobless are in their houses without salaries. 18) In U.P., at the Gau-Shaalas cows are raped. Girls and women in the country are raped.
So what, Alphonse? He is doing it for India, unlike those did for private corpus for 71 years.
Makes no sense dear Rodriguez your response or whatever for it is no way connected ...
Sanjeev Kamath Thank you for vindicating congress on all charges indicated by Alphose and exposing yourself, BJP and Modi for doing it under the guise of doing it for India.
my name is pais. vorn vosre tujem bhandar-karkare.
Dissolve the assembly and seek fresh mandate.
GOD ONLY HAS TO TAKE CARE THESE MLA'S
Nothing is crucial Infront of Crores! Crucial day for those who voted them..
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