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20 May, 2018 5:05 PM Karnataka crisis: Tejashwi ridicules Sushil Modi over tweet against Kumaraswamy

The acrimony of the aborted Karnataka trust vote spread to Bihar on Sunday, with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav taking on Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi for his tweet criticising the choice of H.D. Kumaraswamy, leader of the Janata Dal(S), for Chief Minister despite his party having just 38 seats. Mr. Yadav replied that the BJP had just 53 seats 36

19 May, 2018 5:39 PM Parameshwara likely to be Deputy CM

To consolidate the Dalit vote bank behind the Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president G. Parameshwara is likely to be sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister, along with H.D. Kumaraswamy who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister on Wednesday. Mr. Parameshwara, who backed the tie-up with the Janata Dal (Secular) 29

19 May, 2018 2:49 PM Use of money power not always helpful: Mayawati on BJP govt collapse in Karnataka

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati today said the use of money power and state machinery is not always helpful, as she asked the BJP to take lessons from the fall of its government in Karnataka. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also said that with the "defeat" in Karnataka, the BJP's "dream" of capturing every state has suffered a setback. "The governors 35

19 May, 2018 1:06 PM Democracy saved in Karnataka, says DMK

DMK on Saturday said democracy in Karnataka has been saved by the actions of the Supreme Court and greeted the leadership of the JD(S) and Congress after BJP strongman B S Yeddyurappa resigned as chief minister minutes before the scheduled trust vote. “...May this herald the coming together of secular parties for the upcoming elections,” DMK working 31

19 May, 2018 12:12 PM Karnataka political crisis: a chronology of events

From the BJP emerging as the single largest party in Karnataka and the midnight Supreme Court hearing to Mr. Yeddyurappa’s last-minute resignation, the way to Karnataka’s Vidhana Soudha was paved with several dramatic turn of events. Even now, following Mr. Yeddyurappa’s resignation, the Congress-JD(S) combine still has a ways to go before being able to form the government 32

19 May, 2018 11:17 AM Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka Chief Minister without facing trust vote

The three-day old B.S. Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka collapsed on May 19, with the Chief Minister announcing his decision to resign without facing a trust vote. The Supreme Court on May 18 ordered a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 p.m. on May 19, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to Mr. Yeddyurappa 36

19 May, 2018 8:21 AM Italian populists hold two days of votes on possible platform

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has opened voting by its members on a program with the right-wing League party that could clear the way to Italy’s first populist government. Five-Star members are voting online, while backers of the League will vote on Saturday in city and town centers. Di Maio and League leader Matteo Salvini are to present 29

18 May, 2018 1:08 PM Karnataka trust vote: How the anti-defection law can kick in

Can the non-BJP MLAs switch parties or abstain from trust vote? Here is what action can be taken against the MLAs under the 10th Schedule of Constitution or the Anti-defection law. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a floor test to be held in the Karnataka Assembly to prove which party holds the majority in the House. Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa 33

18 May, 2018 1:08 PM Siddaramaiah meets Congress MLAs in Hyderabad before crucial trust vote on Saturday

HYDERABAD: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah is in Hyderabad on Friday to meet Congress MLAs ahead of the crucial trust vote that is to be held on Saturday. To avoid poaching by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress has taken a busload of MLAs to Hyderabad. The MLAs who reached Hyderabad on Friday will have to be brought back to Bengaluru 46

18 May, 2018 11:56 AM BJP MLA KG Bopaiah is Karnataka Protem Speaker, to oversee trust vote on Saturday

Bopaiah is a senior BJP leader and had won from the Virajpet seat in Karnataka.  Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has nominated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA KG Bopaiah as Protem Speaker. Bopaiah will be overseeing the trust vote that will be held in Karnataka Assembly on Saturday. The Supreme Court had on Friday ordered a floor test to be held in the Karnataka 30