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A Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district (constituency) to the legislature of State government in the Indian system of government. From each constituency, the people elect one representative who then becomes a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). Each state has between seven and nine MLAs for every Member of Parliament (MP) that it has in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's bicameral parliament. There are also members in two unicameral legislatures in Union Territories: the Delhi Legislative Assembly and Puducherry Legislative Assembly.

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Telengana: Cong leaders complain to Governor about merger of 12 party MLAs with ruling TRS


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SC judge Justice M M Shantanagoudar recuses from hearing plea of disqualified Karnataka MLAs

The SC had earlier refused to pass any order on listing of petitions filed by the 17 disqualified MLAs, asking what was the urgency as the petitions would come up in due course.
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Raman Singh was involved in poll fixing, claims ex-MLA

In a twist in the 2014 Antagarh bypoll fixing scandal, former legislator Manthuram Pawar on Saturday recorded a statement before a judicial magistrate, levelling allegations against the then chief..
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Apex court allows daughter to meet Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar

Tarigami, the lone MLA representing Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the erstwhile State Assembly is currently undergoing treatment at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at..
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Congress embattled, BJP offers ruling MLAs to switch over


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OPINION: Lawmakers or lawbreakers?

Despite court orders, these MPs, MLAs and other politicians continue to break the law.
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As discontent over cabinet brews, BS Yediyurappa rushes to Delhi

Yediyurappa, along with eight disqualified MLAs camping in Delhi since Wednesday, is expected to meet party president Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda on Friday. Shah is currently in Goa on an..
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Rebel Cong-JD(S) Karnataka leaders move SC for urgent hearing of plea challenging disqualification

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra told senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the rebel MLAs to give the memo to the registrar for urgent listing of their plea. Rohatgi told the bench that..
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There’s truth in Unnao girl’s charges against MLA, says CBI


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Goa: Congress to move disqualification petition against 10 ex-members

The Congress will file on Thursday a petition before the speaker of the Goa legislative assembly, seeking disqualification of 10 of its former MLAs, who joined the BJP last month, a senior party leader..
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BJP bachelors can now go to Kashmir: MLA


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Karnataka: Kumaraswamy preparing pitch for son to contest polls from Krishnaraja Pete constituency

In the recent Lok Sabha elections, his son Nikhil was defeated from Mandya despite having a stronghold with seven MLAs in the region.
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'Ticket for cash': BSP MLAs defend Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Rajendra Gudha had on Thursday accused Mayawati of allegedly taking money from MLAs to give the party's ticket for contesting elections
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BSP refutes party MLA's allegation of tickets being handed out in exchange for money


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14 Karnataka rebel MLAs move Supreme Court, challenge Speaker's decision

The ex-Speaker says he was disqualifying them in response to petitions filed by Congress and JD(S) legislator party leaders about their MLAs violating the whip
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Day after resignations, four Maharashtra opposition MLAs join BJP


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Congress expels 14 rebel MLAs from Karnataka

All the MLAs, who resigned from the state legislature, had abstained from voting that led to the defeat of the Congress-JD(S) government in the trust vote.
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Karnataka three rebel MLAs move Supreme Court over disqualification

The expelled MLAs who moved the Court are Ramesh L Jarkhiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli of the Congress Party and an independent MLA R Shankar
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3 disqualified MLAs move Supreme Court against ouster


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Jail guards may have tipped off MLA's aides, says uncle


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FIR against MLA, 29 others for plot to kill Unnao rape survivor

Twenty-four hours after a speeding truck crashed into the car in which the Unnao rape survivor was travelling, UP police booked jailed BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and 29 of his associates on charges..
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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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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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Unnao woman, who accused BJP MLA of gangrape, injured in road accident

Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a four-time MLA, is lodged in jail for allegedly raping a minor girl who had visited him for a job in June 2017.
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Karnataka speaker disqualifies 14 more rebels; will approach SC, say MLAs


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Congress forged signatures of its absent MLAs in House, says BJP

Days after two BJP MLAs voted in favour of the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, the saffron party on Sunday accused the ruling Congress of forging the signatures of 8 to 12 legislators during..
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Karnataka assembly number game: Who stands where ahead of trust vote

With the disqualification of the 14 MLAs and three other legislators on July 25, the effective strength of the 225-member Assembly has come down to 208, which also includes the Speaker.
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Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualifies 14 more rebel MLAs

Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualifies 14 rebel MLAs with immediate effect till end of the term of the assembly. "I have used my judicial conscience," said speaker who had earlier disqualified..
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Row erupts over CPI claim on MLA's injuries due to lathicharge in Kerela

Citing a medical report from a private hospital, the police have claimed that the MLA had suffered no "bony injuries" in the incident.
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Your ancestors were Ram-wale not Babur-wale: Jharkhand BJP Minister asks Muslim Congress MLA to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

CP Singh was seen wrapping his arm around Irfan Ansari's shoulders and asking him to chant the slogan.
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How Kamal Nath government outfoxed BJP in MP

A record of the assembly proceedings, seen by ET, shows how BJP was outfoxed, with two of its MLAs jumping ship to vote for the ruling Congress.
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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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'Cannot contest till 2023': Karnataka Assembly Speaker disqualifies 3 rebel Congress MLAs

The Speaker said he would decide on both resignations and disqualification pleas pending before him in respect of 14 other MLAs "in the next couple of days".
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Karanataka speaker disqualifies two Congress rebel MLAs and an independent lawmaker

Kumar also disqualified key defectors from the Congress, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumatahalli for a period of another four years, till May 2023. Furthermore, with Kumar reserving the decisions on..
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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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Siddaramaiah rubbishes rebel MLAs' claim that he instigated them to bring down Congress-JDS govt

Siddaramaiah said the rebels were trying to "shift the blame on me but the facts would surface once the dust settles."
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Day after 2 BJP MLAs back Congress govt in MP, Computer Baba claims 4 more in touch

Computer Baba, an MoS in Congress govt, said he will present the 4 MLAs before everybody when instructed by Kamal Nath.
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SC permits 2 independent Karnataka MLAs to withdraw plea for immediate floor test

SC expressed displeasure over the senior lawyers not-appearing before it for seeking the withdrawal of the plea
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BJP stunned as 2 of its MLAs vote in favour of Cong in MP

Two BJP MLAs, Narayan Tripathi and Sharad Kol, voted in favour of Congress in support of a bill tabled in the MP assembly. Tripathi is the Maihar MLA and Kol represents Beohari constituency. Both of..
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Gujarat Congress MLA tables bill for 'protection of minorities'

The 'Gujarat Welfare and Protection of Minorities Bill' was tabled by Congress MLA from Ahmedabad Imran Khedawala. His frequent reference to "mob lynching" and "rampant attacks on minorities in..
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Amid stability challenge, Kamal Nath gets support of two BJP MLAs

Today during voting in assembly on criminal law (amendment) bill, two BJP MLAs voted in the favour, Kamal Nath said.
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Amid stability challenge, two BJP MLAs support Kamal Nath govt in MP Assembly during voting on bill

Today during voting in assembly on criminal law (amendment) bill, two BJP MLAs voted in the favour, Kamal Nath said.
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Karnataka MLAs' plea: Will pass appropriate order in Mukul Rohatgi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi's presence, says CJI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will pass an appropriate order and dispose of the petitions moved by two Karnataka Independent MLAs with respect to the floor test, only in the presence of the..
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Karnataka: HDK govt falls, drama ends without any surprise twist

The turbulent tenure of the JD(S)-Congress government came to an end on Tuesday, after the coalition lost the trust vote moved by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy 99-105. Twenty MLAs, including two..
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Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) govt loses trust vote, collapses

99 MLAs voted in govt's favour as opposed to 105 BJP members voting against the trust motion.
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BJP indulged in 'wholesale' trade of MLAs, says Siddaramaiah

Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday accused the BJP of trying to topple the H D Kumaraswamy government and come to power through backdoor using bribery and "whosesale" trade of MLAs. "Everyone .....
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'Your whip has no value,' Yeddyurappa tells Siddaramaiah; Congress leader hits back

Congress leader Siddaramaiah and BJP's B S Yeddyurappa were locked in a wordy duel in the Karnataka assembly on Tuesday over the fate of whip issued to the rebel MLAs. Yeddyurappa told Siddaramaiah..
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Karnataka: Security beefed up around Vidhana Soudha ahead of trust vote

Adequate security has been deployed at Vidhana Soudha and Raj Bhavan road. Both the BJP and the Congress leaders simultaneously held legislative party meetings in Bengaluru on Sunday. Also, ahead of..
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Karnataka crisis: Coalition offers to change CM, rebels say no thanks

In a last-ditch effort to save the tottering coalition government, top leaders of the Congress and the JD(S) on Sunday proposed replacing chief minister HD Kumaraswamy with someone from the Congress to..
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Kumaraswamy govt fate likely to be decided on Monday, as coalition struggles to win back rebels

The fate of the fragile H D Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka is likely to be decided on the floor of the assembly on Monday after it defied on July 19 the two deadlines..
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