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Atal replay, minus grace

B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday tried to do an Atal Bihari Vajpayee, resigning moments before he was to face a floor test that he would have lost for want of numbers.
K.M. Rakesh May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Real hero: top court; villain: Raj Bhavan

BJP circles are seeing the midnight intervention by the Supreme Court as the turning point that snatched the game away from B.S. Yeddyurappa.
J.P. YADAV May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Coming up: Opposition platform in Bangalore

A chance for a symbolic shout-out to Opposition unity is shaping up in Bangalore next week when H.D. Kumaraswamy is expected to be sworn in as Karnataka chief minister.
Anita Joshua May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul denies Modi cover

Congress president Rahul Gandhi cut through the web of intimidation and allurements that lesser mortals had woven to distort the mandate in Karnataka and identified who he felt was the real culprit.
Sanjay K. Jha May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP fears 'Modi-can-be-beaten' belief

More than the failure to manage the numbers, the BJP leadership on Saturday appeared to be worried that the Karnataka jolt would motivate various Opposition parties to rally with the aim of defeating Narendra Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
J.P. YADAV May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong lifesaver from depths of despair

In politics, an inch could be a mile.
Sanjay K. Jha May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Power-sharing meet today

Janata Dal Secular leader H.D. Kumaraswamy is expected to be sworn in as Karnataka chief minister next week at a public event.
Our Special Correspondent May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

At last, SC gets 'holiday' from Karnataka

A stressed Supreme Court sighed in relief after three consecutive days of extraordinary hearings on the Karnataka crisis when it heard on Saturday that local TV channels would be beaming the afternoon floor test, which eventually didn't take place.
R. Balaji May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

'Missing' duo give Cong early jitters

The day had begun nervously for the Opposition alliance with two Congress MLAs still "missing" as the House opened at 11am for the swearing-ins ahead of the floor test scheduled at 4pm.
K.M. Rakesh May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Yeddy thrust on farmers

BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa did not merely announce his resignation during his speech in the Assembly on Saturday but he used the occasion to signal the launch of the campaign for the 2019 general election.
Our special correspondent May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Voice: 'Don't go to Kochi, come back, come back. We'll make you minister'

The Congress on Saturday released an audio clip in which the purported voice of three-day chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa is heard luring its legislators with money and cabinet berths, and the BJP leader later conceded: "It's true I spoke to some people to ask them to vote according to their conscience."
K.M. Rakesh May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

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