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Indian politician and Former Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly

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K. R. Ramesh Kumar: Indian politician and Former Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
K. Ramappa Ramesh Kumar is an Indian politician, Former speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly and member of the Indian National Congress from the state of Karnataka.

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SC upholds disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs; paves way for them to contest bypolls

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the disqualification of 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka by the then assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar but paved the way for them to contest the December 5..
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SC verdict is against 'conspiracy' of then Speaker and Siddaramaiah: B S Yediyurappa

Expressing confidence that BJP would win all the 15seats, where bypolls are scheduled to be held on December 5, he said the party woulddecide on giving tickets to disqualified MLAs. "The whole country..
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Former Karnataka Speaker heaves sigh of relief on SC verdict

"Supreme Court has upheld the disqualification- to that extent, it's a sigh of relief (for me). On the issue of tenure (of disqualification), Supreme Court has not agreed to my interpretation. I will..
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MLA has indefeasible right to resign, disqualified Karnataka lawmakers tell SC

The 17 disqualified MLAs of Karnataka told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that they have an "indefeasible right" to resign as members of the assembly and the decision by the then speaker K R Ramesh..
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Will defer bypolls to 15 Karnataka assembly seats, EC tells SC

The Election Commission Thursday told the Supreme Court that it would defer the upcoming bypolls to 15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka. It would decide on the batch of petitions filed by 17..
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I performed my duty, says former Karnataka speaker Ramesh Kumar


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Anti-defection law has failed to achieve intended goals: K R Ramesh Kumar

Defending his decision to disqualify 17 rebel MLAS, K R Ramesh Kumar, who quit as assembly speaker Monday, rued that the 10th Schedule of the Constitution dealing with the anti-defection law failed to..
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After trust vote win, next focus for Yediyurappa is cabinet expansion

With chief minister B S Yediyurappa proving majority on the floor of the assembly on Monday, the next focus is on cabinet expansion, likely to be completed by this weekend, senior BJP leaders said. The..
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Karnataka assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar resigns

Karnataka assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Monday announced his resignation after the House adopted the confidence motion moved by chief minister B S Yediyurappa and passed the Appropriation Bill.
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Karnataka rebels feel they were used, say speaker played to the script

The 17 dissident MLAs who have been disqualified by Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar have begun exploring options to salvage their political careers. In private, many say they have been let down by..
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BJP planning no-confidence motion against Karnataka speaker

The vote of confidence to be moved by Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on Monday is expected to have a smooth passage, but the state assembly is likely to witness more "drama" with BJP planning to move a..
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BJP mulls no-confidence motion against speaker; JD(S) rules out supporting Yediyurappa govt

A day after it came to power in Karnataka, the BJP is contemplating bringing a no-confidence motion against assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar, if he does not voluntarily vacate the post, party sources..
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Three rebel MLAs disqualified in Karnataka

At a press conference on Thursday, Speaker KR Ramesh says that these MLAs had not appeared before him despite summons issued to them
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Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 MLAs, case may go to Supreme Court today

Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Thursday disqualified three of the 17 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs under the anti-defection law while keeping the remaining 14 cases pending. The three -..
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Karnataka speaker disqualifies 3 rebel MLAs; decision on remaining 14 cases in 'couple of days'

Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Thursday disqualified 2 Congress rebel MLAs and an Independent legislator till the end of the term of House in 2023. He said he was convinced that the..
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Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar disqualifies independent MLA R Shankar, Congress rebels Jarkiholi and Kumatalli

Shankar, before being inducted as a minister in Kumaraswamy government, had merged his party KPJP with the Congress.
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Getting past disqualification first hurdle for rebel Karnataka MLAs

Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar is yet to decide on the resignations of the rebels, as well as their parties' pleas to disqualify them. Most of them nurse aspirations of becoming ministers in the new BJP..
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Kumaraswamy loses confidence vote in Karnataka assembly

The Congress-JDS government in Karnataka collapsed on Tuesday after it lost the vote of confidence in the assembly, ending the nearly three-week long high political drama in the state. Speaker K R..
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Karnataka trust vote: Speaker displeased over near empty treasury benches

Karnataka speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday expressed displeasure over near empty treasury benches as the House took up the debate on chief minister H D Kumaraswamy's motion of confidence for the..
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Karnataka political crisis: Judgment Day for HDK as speaker sets 6pm deadline

The fate of the tottering JD(S)-Congress government will be decided by 6pm on Tuesday. Before adjourning the house at 11.42pm on Monday, assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar announced the schedule β€”..
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Karnataka: Speaker sets Tuesday 6 pm deadline for trust vote

Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House at 11.45 pm after repeatedly reminding the government it should honour its commitment to conclude the trust vote proceedings Monday itself, but an..
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Everybody is watching , please don't make me a scapegoat: Karnataka speaker

For the third day running, the Karnataka assembly debated the confidence motion moved by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy. Speaker Ramesh Kumar repeatedly reminded the government to honour its commitment..
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No trust vote in Karnataka assembly today; BJP to stage 'overnight protest' in House

Karnataka assembly on Thursday witnessed high drama as speaker K R Ramesh Kumar ignored a missive from governor Vajubhai Vala to "hold trust vote by the end of the day" on the confidence motion moved..
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Karnataka trust vote: Who stands where

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday left it to the Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to decide on the resignations of the 15 rebel Congress and Janata Dal (S) MLAs but ordered that they should..
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Will follow constitutional principles, says Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh

Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court decision putting the onus on him to decide on the resignations of rebel MLAs, and said he would conduct himself..
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Karnataka political crisis: SC says rebel MLAs not to be compelled to take part in assembly proceedings

The Supreme Court directed that the 15 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs "ought not" to be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the Karnataka Assembly, which is slated to decide the confidence..
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Karnataka crisis: SC verdict on pleas of rebel MLAs tomorrow

The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Wednesday morning on the pleas of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs seeking direction for Karnataka speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations from..
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Will decide on disqualification, resignation of rebel MLAs by Wednesday: Karnataka Speaker to Supreme Court

Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said in the Supreme Court that he would decide on both disqualification and resignation of the rebel MLAs by Wednesday and requested it to modify its earlier..
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BJP will form govt in Karnataka in 4-5 days: Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa's claim came on a day when the assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar fixed July 18 for taking up the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, whose government is on the verge of..
DNA - Published

HDK takes opposition by surprise, seeks trust vote in assembly

As soon as the assembly met at noon, Kumaraswamy said given the ongoing confusion in Karnataka against the backdrop of the political developments, it would be appropriate for him to continue in office..
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Karnataka crisis: SC restrains speaker from proceeding further till July 16

The Supreme Court on Friday restrained Karnataka speaker K R Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision on the resignation and disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs of the state's ruling Congress-JD(S)..
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Karnataka crisis: Kumaraswamy to seek trust vote, asks speaker to fix time

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on Friday said he would seek a trust vote and asked speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to fix the time for it. The embattled JD(S) leader also said he was ready for everything and that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Resignations of rebel Karnataka MLAs: Can't work at lightning speed, says speaker

Karnataka assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar has ruled out any immediate decision on the resignation of rebel MLAs in the crisis-hit ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition, saying he cannot be expected to work..
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Karnataka govt gets breather, speaker to take 6 days to rule on resignations

The Karnataka government got a breather on Tuesday as Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar decided to take at least six days to look into the resignations of 13 MLAs. The Speaker said only five of the 13 letters..
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Karnataka drama: Congress petitions Speaker not to accept resignations of 13 MLAs

It requested the Speaker Ramesh Kumar to take a final decision only after holding separate inquiry with MLAs and hold hearings to gather public opinion of the constituency they represent.
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10 Congress, 3 JD(S) MLAs quit; coalition, BJP now tied on 105

Thirteen disgruntled MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka tendered their resignations at the speaker's office on July 6. There’s intense speculation that at least 5-6 more MLAs may..
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