Karnataka crisis CM Kumaraswamy meets rebel Congress MLA Nagaraj

16 Jul 2019

first_imgKarnataka crisis: CM Kumaraswamy meets rebel Congress MLA NagarajKarnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday. Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan also present during the meeting.advertisement Asian News International BengaluruJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 21:47 IST The Hoskote MLA Nagaraj and Chikballapur Congress MLA K Sudhakar had resigned from the Assembly on July 10. (Photo: ANI)Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday.Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan also present during the meeting.Earlier in the day, Nagaraj hinted about reconsidering his resignation after holding a meeting with party leader DK Shivakumar.”Situation was such that we submitted our resignations, but now DK Shivakumar and others came and requested us to withdraw resignations, I will speak to K Sudhakar Rao and then see what is to be done, after all, I have spent decades in Congress,” Congress MLA and state minister MTB Nagaraj said after a meeting at his residence.The Hoskote MLA Nagaraj and Chikballapur Congress MLA K Sudhakar had resigned from the Assembly on July 10.While Nagaraj made no clear announcement of taking back resignation, Shivakumar announced the same while speaking to media outside Nagaraj’s residence.Despite tendering their resignations, both Nagaraj and Sudhakar are still members of the Legislative Assembly as their resignations have yet not been accepted by the Speaker.Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had ruled out accepting their resignations. “Two MLAs Dr K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj have resigned from the assembly. I have not accepted any resignation; I cannot do it overnight like that. I have given them time on 17th. I will go through the procedure and take a decision,” Kumar had said on July 10 while speaking to media persons in Bengaluru.Meanwhile, on Friday, the Supreme Court took up the pleas of 10 dissident MLAs and directed the speaker to maintain the status quo on their resignation and disqualification till July 16.The 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 10 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week.Also Read | Karnataka crisis: Congress MLA Nagaraj hints at reconsidering resignationAlso Watch | Nataka in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi breaks his silence, says BJP using money power to topple govtsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Karnataka crisisFollow NagarajFollow Kumaraswamy Nextlast_img read more

first_imgKarnataka crisis: CM Kumaraswamy meets rebel Congress MLA NagarajKarnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday. Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan also present during the meeting.advertisement Asian News International BengaluruJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 21:47 IST The Hoskote MLA Nagaraj and Chikballapur Congress MLA K Sudhakar had resigned from the Assembly on July 10. (Photo: ANI)Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met rebel Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj at Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah’s residence in Bengaluru on Saturday.Congress leader Zameer Ahmed Khan also present during the meeting.Earlier in the day, Nagaraj hinted about reconsidering his resignation after holding a meeting with party leader DK Shivakumar.”Situation was such that we submitted our resignations, but now DK Shivakumar and others came and requested us to withdraw resignations, I will speak to K Sudhakar Rao and then see what is to be done, after all, I have spent decades in Congress,” Congress MLA and state minister MTB Nagaraj said after a meeting at his residence.The Hoskote MLA Nagaraj and Chikballapur Congress MLA K Sudhakar had resigned from the Assembly on July 10.While Nagaraj made no clear announcement of taking back resignation, Shivakumar announced the same while speaking to media outside Nagaraj’s residence.Despite tendering their resignations, both Nagaraj and Sudhakar are still members of the Legislative Assembly as their resignations have yet not been accepted by the Speaker.Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had ruled out accepting their resignations. “Two MLAs Dr K Sudhakar and MTB Nagaraj have resigned from the assembly. I have not accepted any resignation; I cannot do it overnight like that. I have given them time on 17th. I will go through the procedure and take a decision,” Kumar had said on July 10 while speaking to media persons in Bengaluru.Meanwhile, on Friday, the Supreme Court took up the pleas of 10 dissident MLAs and directed the speaker to maintain the status quo on their resignation and disqualification till July 16.The 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 10 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week.Also Read | Karnataka crisis: Congress MLA Nagaraj hints at reconsidering resignationAlso Watch | Nataka in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi breaks his silence, says BJP using money power to topple govtsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Karnataka crisisFollow NagarajFollow Kumaraswamy Nextlast_img read more

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Saddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party loyal BJP worker quits

16 Jul 2019

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service PanajiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 11:25 IST Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral. (Photo: IANS)Days after re-enrolling into the BJP as part of its nationwide membership drive, a young BJP worker on Friday publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral.”I am extremely saddened by the events (which) occurred during the last 2 days… I cannot be a part of this organisation anymore even if the decision is for the betterment of the party… If I keep quiet now, it would be like suffering thousand deaths which I already have… The party may have succeeded in safeguarding the interest of the government,” Sanvordekar said in his Facebook message.Sanvordekar has been with the BJP for 18 years and was a part of the state BJP’s communication cell, regularly present at media briefings and issuing communications on behalf of the BJP.Since Wednesday’s surprising induction of 10 Congress MLAs into the BJP, several party workers like former state president and Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, even senior state leaders have already expressed disgust at the development.Late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal too has maintained that the Goa BJP was walking on a different path, compared to the days when Parrikar was alive and there was no element of trust left.Sanvordekar said he began his career in the BJP in 1999 writing election slips, and painting roads with BJP insignia. But added that a lot had changed within the BJP since.”Have been defending the wrong doings of the party publicly but had been fighting out internally been even when Manohar bhai was alive and after his demise…” he said.Sanvordekar told IANS that one of the newly-inducted ex-Congress MLAs Atanasio Monserrate, who was chargesheeted for raping a minor girl last year, should be sacked from the party.Monserrate, who contested the May 2019 bypolls for the Panaji seat on a Congress ticket and had defeated the local BJP candidate, is now tipped to be a minister in the Pramod Sawant-led Cabinet.READ | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesALSO READ | Kumaraswamy wants floor test, SC asks Speaker to not act on resignations | All that happenedALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: BJP denies poaching chargesFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow BJP Saddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party, loyal BJP worker quitsA BJP worker publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service PanajiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 11:25 IST Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral. (Photo: IANS)Days after re-enrolling into the BJP as part of its nationwide membership drive, a young BJP worker on Friday publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.Pranav Sanvordekar’s open resignation letter uploaded to Facebook on Friday has gone viral.”I am extremely saddened by the events (which) occurred during the last 2 days… I cannot be a part of this organisation anymore even if the decision is for the betterment of the party… If I keep quiet now, it would be like suffering thousand deaths which I already have… The party may have succeeded in safeguarding the interest of the government,” Sanvordekar said in his Facebook message.Sanvordekar has been with the BJP for 18 years and was a part of the state BJP’s communication cell, regularly present at media briefings and issuing communications on behalf of the BJP.Since Wednesday’s surprising induction of 10 Congress MLAs into the BJP, several party workers like former state president and Speaker Rajendra Arlekar, even senior state leaders have already expressed disgust at the development.Late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal too has maintained that the Goa BJP was walking on a different path, compared to the days when Parrikar was alive and there was no element of trust left.Sanvordekar said he began his career in the BJP in 1999 writing election slips, and painting roads with BJP insignia. But added that a lot had changed within the BJP since.”Have been defending the wrong doings of the party publicly but had been fighting out internally been even when Manohar bhai was alive and after his demise…” he said.Sanvordekar told IANS that one of the newly-inducted ex-Congress MLAs Atanasio Monserrate, who was chargesheeted for raping a minor girl last year, should be sacked from the party.Monserrate, who contested the May 2019 bypolls for the Panaji seat on a Congress ticket and had defeated the local BJP candidate, is now tipped to be a minister in the Pramod Sawant-led Cabinet.READ | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesALSO READ | Kumaraswamy wants floor test, SC asks Speaker to not act on resignations | All that happenedALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: BJP denies poaching chargesFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow BJP Saddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party, loyal BJP worker quitsA BJP worker publicly resigned from the party, directly blaming its decision to induct 10 Congress MLAs – one of whom has been chargesheeted for the rape of a minor – for his exit.advertisementlast_img read more

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22 policemen injured in Jharkhand road accident

16 Jul 2019

first_img22 policemen injured in Jharkhand road accidentFifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control.advertisement Next Indo Asian News Service RanchiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 18:20 IST (Image for representation)As many as 22 policemen were injured in a road accident in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Saturday, the police said.Fifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control and hit a tree in the Sikidari valley.The condition of five of the injured constables is stated to be critical.Also Read | Need for speed on Yamuna Expressway remains uncontrolled despite deadly accidentsAlso Read | 10 killed, 35 injured after trains collide in PakistanAlso Watch | 7 dead, several injured after 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail in BiharFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Road accidentFollow Jharkhandlast_img read more

first_img22 policemen injured in Jharkhand road accidentFifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control.advertisement Next Indo Asian News Service RanchiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 18:20 IST (Image for representation)As many as 22 policemen were injured in a road accident in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district on Saturday, the police said.Fifty-two Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) personnel were on their way to Deoghar for the Shravani Mela duty from Ranchi when the bus driver lost control and hit a tree in the Sikidari valley.The condition of five of the injured constables is stated to be critical.Also Read | Need for speed on Yamuna Expressway remains uncontrolled despite deadly accidentsAlso Read | 10 killed, 35 injured after trains collide in PakistanAlso Watch | 7 dead, several injured after 11 coaches of Seemanchal Express derail in BiharFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Road accidentFollow Jharkhandlast_img read more

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