Karnataka has been the BJP’s "gateway to the south," but it has also presented the party with paradoxes.
The Congress, which had won 12 of those 15 seats in the previous election, suffered a huge blow as it bagged only two seats -- Hunsur and Shivajinagar.
The Congress is contesting in all the 15 assembly seats as the ruling BJP, while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) is in the fray in only 12 seats.
The Supreme Court has upheld the Karnataka Speaker's decision on disqualification of 17 Congress-JDS MLAs
The Supreme Court verdict paves way for disqualified MLAs to contest December 5 bypolls in Karnataka.
The lawyers appearing for the disqualified MLAs, Congress leader Siddaramaiah and other respondents said, they have no objection if the by-polls are deferred.
Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj K S Eshwarappa also announced that the BJP-led government will soon ban the slaughter of cows in the state.
Siddaramaiah's statement came a day after the Yediyurappa announced that the phone tapping case filed under his predecessor HD Kumaraswamy government will be handed over to the CBI.
The difference of opinion among the legislators surfaced in a meeting convened by Kumaraswamy on Friday night to decide the party's future course of action.
Outgoing Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said the political instability will continue in the state, adding he still didn't know if the two parties would stay together.
BS Yeddyurappa had on Monday said that he would consult BJP President Amit Shah and Narendra Modi before staking claim to form the government.
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.
In an interim order, the apex court also said the Speaker is free to decide on resignations within an appropriate time frame but refused to set one for the speaker.
The bench allowed senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi who mentioned the matter for all the 15 MLAs to amend the petition for expanding the grounds in support of their stand to resign.
Discussion on vote of confidence will be taken up on Thursday at 11 am in Karnataka Assembly, says Congress leader Siddaramaiah
Kumaraswamy, to everyone's surprise, on Thursday, told Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on the first day of the monsoon session that he was ready to face a no-confidence motion to prove he has the majority and asked the latter to fix a date and time for the floor test.
Addressing the media after a meeting with Congress-JD(S) MLAs, KR Ramesh Kumar said the resignations should be "in the perfect format".
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
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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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