Mumbai/IBNS: Congress MLA Nana Patole has been elected as the Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee pulled out.
New Delhi/IBNS: After launching an unsparing attack on the Bhopal MP, the Congress on Friday demanded an "unqualified apology" from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Pragya Thakur though she tendered an apology for her reference to Nathuram Godse as a "patriot" in the parliament.
Hyderabad: Former Andhra Pradesh Speaker Kodela Shiva Prasad committed suicide at his residence here on Monday.
Hyderabad, Jul 28 (IBNS): Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 more rebel MLAs, 11 of whom belonged to the Congress party and three others from HD Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal-Secular.
New Delhi, Jul 25 (IBNS): The Karnataka Speaker on Thursday disqualified three of 17 rebel lawmakers for bringing down the Congress and HD Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal-Secular government.
New Delhi, July 25 (IBNS): Controversial Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmaker Azam Khan on Thursday drew ire from the treasury benches over a comment directed at the then officiating Speaker Rama Devi.
Bengaluru, July 18 (UNI): Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar today ordered the home minister M.B. Patil to ask the state police and submit a report on Congress party members statement that one of the party MLA had been kidnapped.
New Delhi, July 17 (IBNS): In an apparent balanced judgement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar's independence in taking his call on rebel Congress-Janata Dal Secular MLAs' resignations but also stated the lawmakers can't be forced to attend the assembly.
New Delhi, July 17 (IBNS): Putting the onus on Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it won't interfere into the Speaker's duties.
New Delhi, July 16 (UNI): Rebel MLAs on Tuesday requested the Supreme Court to direct the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to take a decision on their resignations by tomorrow, prior to the trust vote of the HD Kumaraswamy dispensation in the software capital of India.
Bengaluru, July 12 (UNI) Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Friday said that he has full respect to the judiciary and there is no reason for not following a Court order.
New Delhi, July 12 (IBNS): With no end to the crisis in Karnataka politics for now, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Speaker of the Vidhan Soudha not to take decision on the resignations and disqualifications of the 10 rebel Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs till Tuesday, media reports said.
New Delhi, July 11 (IBNS): Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who is representing the rebel MLAs of Karnataka, has accused the Assembly Speaker of not performing his duties.
New Delhi, July 11 (IBNS): The Supreme Court has asked the rebel Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs of Karnataka to meet the Vidha Soudha Speaker at 6 pm on Thursday after they had moved the top court seeking a direction to the Speaker to accept their resignations, media reports said.
Bengaluru, July 9 (UNI): Stating that Constitution is supreme to him, Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar said that he has to verify each of the resignation letters submitted by 13 Congress and the JD(S) rebel MLAs before adjudicating on it.