Janata Dal Secular Congress Alliance
India  /  Published 13.01.20

Defectors bristle as Yedi waits

The former Congress and Janata Dal Secular MLAs whose defection had allowed the BJP to form the Karnataka government last July have begun airing their impatience as they wait for chief minister B.S. Y...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

The BJP has regularized defection into open strategy

The Karnataka Speaker was partly right. The Supreme Court has upheld the disqualification of the 17 members of the legislative assembly in Karnataka who, by crossing the floor — 16 of them have join...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 26.09.19

EC to defer Karnataka by-elections

The Election Commission on Thursday assured the Supreme Court that it would “defer” the October 21 Assembly by-elections for 15 Karnataka constituencies to enable the apex court to decide petition...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.09.19

Rebels bat for kin, land BJP in a bind

The Congress and Janata Dal Secular rebels who were disqualified after helping the BJP grab power in Karnataka now want the ruling party to field their relatives in the upcoming 15 by-elections if the...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 18.08.19

Yediyurappa for CBI probe into tapping charge

Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday said he would order a CBI probe into allegations of phone-tapping during the previous government’s tenure.The chief minister cited demands by seve...
By PTI and Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.19

Why Karnataka's crisis matters to all of us

An intriguing constitutional question arose during the recent political crisis in Karnataka that led to the fall of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government. The resignation of the membe...
By P. Puneeth in

India  /  Published 29.07.19

Yediyurappa wins trust vote, Speaker Ramesh Kumar quits

The new B.S. Yediyurappa government won the scheduled confidence vote on Monday, shortly after which Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar resigned his post.Kumar resignation comes a day after he ha...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 28.07.19

Karnataka Speaker axes all dissidents

Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 rebel MLAs from the Congress and the Janata Dal Secular for violating their parties’ whips to attend the Assembly and vote for the then rulin...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 25.07.19

Restless BJP awaits word from top

BJP leaders in Karnataka appeared restless on Thursday as their wait to form the next government continued with no word from the central command.Speaker Ramesh Kumar disqualified two rebel Congress ML...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.19

The logic of democracy is breached

By The Editorial Board in


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