One more member of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda family is entering electoral politics, with his grandson Suraj Revanna finding a place in the JD(S) list of candidates for December 10 legislative council polls, announced on Wednesday. Suraj, a Doctor, son of Gowda's elder son H D Revanna, is JD(S) candidate from Hassan local authorities’ seat, which is the family bastion.
Ruling out any merger proposals before him, Kumaraswamy, asserted that his aim is to ensure JD(S) emerges victorious in the 2023 Assembly polls and forms the government independently
This is the second time the two leaders have met in recent months
As the BS Yediyurappa government in Karnataka completed one month in office on Monday, Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah claimed it may last one year at the most.
Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 more rebel MLAs -- 11 from the Congress and three from the JD(S) -- under the anti-defection law till the end of the current term of the House in 2023.
Deve Gowda made the party position clear a day after a section of JD(S) legislators asked former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to extend support to the BJP government in Karnataka.
The party said the BJP backed Governor's decision to permit Yeddyurappa to take oath without raising any doubt was anti-democratic.
The delegation will meet Home Minister Amit Shah and party working President JP Nadda later in the day and is expected to discuss the future course of action to form the government in Karnataka.
The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka collapsed after the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was defeated in the assembly, ending his 14-month long turbulent tenure.
On Monday, the debate on the confidence motion entered its third day, and Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has summoned all rebel MLAs tomorrow.
H Nagesh and R Shankar were inducted into the cabinet barely a month ago to avoid their chances of leaving the government.
The Supreme Court will examine the "weighty" constitutional issues in the resignation and disqualification of 15 rebel MLAs.
The police said they will verify if Roshan Baig was planning to leave the city after a recent release of a video on Youtube by the multi-crore Ponzi scheme prime accused Mansoor Ali Khan.
The total number of legislators, including these five, who have approached the top court has reached 15 now.
With the resignation of two more MLAs -- Dr K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj -- the crisis in the government deepened, but DK Shivakumar told the reporters that he had known rebel MLAs for 40 years and was confident of taking them back to Karnataka.
Even though all 21 Congress ministers resigned from their respective portfolios, followed by a similar exercise by their JD(S) colleagues, in a last-ditch attempt to save the government, the situation appeared to have all but slipped through their fingers.
The Congress-JD(S) government has been on a sticky wicket ever since the two parties joined hands in a post-poll set up to rule the state.
A FIR was filed on Sunday against the editor, Vishweshwar Bhat, and the editorial staff under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 499 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code, police said Monday.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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