Karnataka HIGHLIGHTS: Congress, JD(S) take on BJP in struggle for power in state

With the legal route failing to provide relief on time, Congress is protesting against Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as Karnataka CM and the Governor's decision inviting BJP to form government.

Published: 17th May 2018 10:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2018 09:09 AM   |  A+A-

To prevent defection, Congress moves MLAs from Bengaluru resort. ANI

By Online Desk

The Congress party, as well as the JD(S), are on Thursday moving their MLAs from Bengaluru to different locations to prevent them from defecting to BJP.

The Congress MLAs, who were staying at former minister DK Sivakumar's Eagleton resort in Bengaluru, were earlier reported to be being moved to Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kochi.

ANI later quoted JDS MLA Shivarame Gowda saying that "some of Congress and JD(S) MLAs are going to Kochi and some to Hyderabad." The JD(S) lawmakers were staying at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bengaluru.

Around 2 am, MLAs of both parties were seen going to Hyderabad by road. Reportedly, they were not allowed to go by air by the DGCA who allegedly cancelled three chartered flights to Kochi, Kerala.

Opposition parties today accused the BJP of "murder of democracy" and "trampling" the Constitution, with the Congress demanding that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala be recalled as it dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to prove BJP's majority in the state tomorrow itself.

Parties like TMC, CPI-M and BSP, besides RJD, stood in unison to target the BJP and asserted that if the single largest party was to form the government, then BJP governments in states like Bihar, Goa, Manipur and Meghayala should resign.

The Congress also decided to observe tomorrow as 'Save Democracy Day' saying party workers across the country will hold protests and dharnas at all district headquarters against Vala's "illegal" decision to allow BS Yeddyurappa to take over as chief minister, "despite being in a minority".

02:52 May 18

 Some MLAs will be moved to Kochi and Pondicherry: TV reports

02:07 May 18

Congress and JD(S) MLAs board buses to Hyderabad

01:03 May 18
12:47 May 18

The Congress on Thursday said that the party MLAs, lodged at Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru will be shifted today in order to avoid alleged horse-trading attempts by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy further said that Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) MLAs are not coming along with them.

Read story HERE.

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Following reports that Congress and JD(S) MLAs will be flown to Kochi from Karnataka and accommodated in a star hotel to avoid poaching by BJP, the wait for the MLAs continued till late in the night on Thursday.

11:22 May 17

In a tweet, Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said "heard news from different sources that the elected representatives of K'taka are travelling to Kerala. As the tourism minister of the state, we are happy to welcome them & aid them, there wont be any trouble of horse traders here!". 

11:18 May 17
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The  Director General of Civil Aviation has allegedly denied permission for three chartered flights, which were carrying MLAs to fly out from Bengaluru airport.

The flights were set to fly out for Punjab.

The Congress MLAs, who were camped at former minister DK Sivakumar's Eagleton resort, Bengaluru since yesterday, will now be reportedly moved out of Karnataka through road.

READ | Wait for Karnataka MLAs to Kerala continues as Tourism Minister Kadakampally welcomes them 

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National President of JD(S) HD Deve Gowda had a telephonic conversation with Congress President Rahul Gandhi over the current political situation in the state of Karnataka.

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BJP people are doing horse-trading. This is unethical and against the principles of democracy. No MLA will yield to their demand: Siddaramaiah, Congress.

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Protest breaks out in Uttar Pradesh

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How will BJP prove majority? Amit Shah has only one formula, horse-trading or sending agencies like CBI & ED behind MLAs of other parties. It's dictatorship by BJP. If we aren't united today then it was Bihar yesterday, Karnataka today, can be MP or Rajasthan tomorrow: Tejashwi Yadav

05:39 May 17
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Congress-JD(S) moves fresh plea in Supreme Court challenging Governor's decision to nominate an Anglo-Indian MLA to Assembly. Court to hear their plea on Friday along with the main case against Karnataka Governor for inviting BS Yedurappa for making government.

04:24 May 17

BS Yeddyurappa is going to be the CM for a day, half of which has already gone by: Randeep Surjewala, Congress

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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today said the fate of B S Yeddyurappa is sealed in his letter given to Governor Vajubhai Vala as it makes no mention of a number bigger than the 104 BJP MLAs.

04:07 May 17

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today questioned the party's decision to form a government in Karnataka without a required majority and said politics of "Dhan-shakti over Jan-shakti" was neither acceptable nor desirable.

04:07 May 17
The Congress seeks recall of Governor Vajubhai Vala, referring to a 2011 tweet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the then Gujarat CM. The tweet reads, "Governor of Karnataka is bent upon destroying India's federal structure, urged PM to ask the President to recall him".
04:04 May 17

We would be holding a one-day dharna against the murder of democracy in Karnataka. We also request the Bihar Governor to dissolve the state government and like in Karnataka to invite the single largest party, which in Bihar is the RJD: Tejashwi Yadav.

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati hits out at BJP and termed the entire episode as a conspiracy to destroy the Constitution.

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Advocate NP Amrutesh files PIL in Karnataka High Court against BJP forming Govt in the state. PIL states Court should not allow defection of MLAs to BJP through resigning or cross voting.

01:17 May 17

DMK's Stalin says Karnataka governor's decision will only enable horse trading

Karnataka Governor's hasty invitation to BJP to form govt despite INC-JD(S)-BSP having majority of MLAs to form govt is arbitrary & unconstitutional. This will only enable horse-trading & destroy democratic foundations: Stalin

12:49 May 17

Congress leaders return to resort; decide to wait for SC decision

Senior Congress leaders and MLAs return to a resort near Bengaluru; decide to wait for SC decision on their petition challenging governor's to decision to invite Yeddyurappa to form government.

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JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy says 12 to 15 BJP MLAs are ready to resign for them.

12:01 May 17

Yeddyurappa won't wait 15 days for floor test

The newly-sworn in Karnakata chief minister says he won't wait for 15 days and will convene floor test as soon as possible.

11:56 May 17

Yeddyurappa says will proceed with farmer, weaver loan waivers in two days

I had promised the farmers that I would waive off loans up to Rs 1 lakh and weavers' loan upto Rs 1 lakh as soon as I become the CM. I have already conveyed it to the Chief Secretary who will give me statistics by this evening. We will proceed with the waiver within 2 days: New Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa.

11:49 May 17

SC bench asks Ram Jethmalani to mention plea before appropriate bench on Friday

Ram Jethmalani mentions application for urgent hearing against Karnataka governor inviting BSY before CJI Bench of Dipak Misra, justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud. The Bench directed him to mention it tomorrow before an appropriate bench.

11:41 May 17

Yeddyurappa thanks farmers and poor of the state

Thanks to the love of people I have taken oath as CM for the 3rd time. I thank the farmers, the poor of the state. Despite me having the people's mandate the Congress and JDS have come together to steal it from me: Yeddyurappa

11:34 May 17

Ram Jathmalani moves SC against Governor invite to BJP to form government

Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani moves SC in his personal capacity against the decision of the Karnataka Governor inviting BJP to form government;  says Governor's order is a 'gross abuse' of Constitutional power.

11:28 May 17

Congress workers block Dr Ambedkar Veedhi in protest, taken into custody

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H D Deve Gowda joins Congress protest at Vidhan Soudha

Former Prime Minister Deve Gowda joins the protest with Congress in front of Gandhi Statue in Vidhan Soudha.

11:16 May 17

Congress president Rahul Gandhi terms Yeddyurappa's swearing-in 'mockery of Constitution' (Read)

11:08 May 17

Congress MLA Anand Singh missing at Vidhan Soudha protest

11:07 May 17

HD Kumaraswamy says Governor misused office

Speaking to the media, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy alleges BJP is working to purchase MLAs and says the Governor misused his office

10:47 May 17

Former Attorney General slams midnight court drama

There was no urgency according to me. There was no need for the matter to be listed at night. SC has the power to undo if any wrong is done. Last night we didn't have all the papers, except the petition: Mukul Rohatgi 

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H D Devegowda to meet JD(S) MLAs

JD (S) supremo H D Devegowda to meet his party MLAs at a hotel in Bengaluru.

10:32 May 17

Congress leaders protest at Vidhan Soudha

Congress leaders protest with black bands tied to their hands against  B S Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as chief minister. The legislators,  who were holed up in Eagleton resort, were ferried in a bus to protest point.


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    Congress Corruption weary India.
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