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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 the 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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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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka crisis: Will not withdraw resignations, reiterate rebel MLAs, ask Kumaraswamy to step down

The rebel MLAs have also asked Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to step down. This development has come just a day before the scheduled trust vote on Monday.
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Karnataka Cong to meet today to decide on strategy in SC

Congress on Saturday explored pros and cons of going ahead with its petition to seek Supreme Court’s clarification on its July 17 order that said the 15 rebel MLAs can’t be compelled to attend the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka: Parties work out strategy for the expected trust vote on Monday

With the fate of the H D Kumaraswamy-led wobbly coalition government in Karnataka likely to be decided on Monday, political parties are silently preparing their strategy and plan of action for the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Alleged attack on ex-MLA in train causes uproar in Rajya Sabha


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Karnataka crisis: Congress moves SC, seeks clarification on top court's order on rebel MLAs

Karnataka Congress has moved the Supreme Court contending that the top court's July 17 order on the resignation of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs was coming in the way of the party issuing whip to its..
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka: Deputy chief minister arranges food for BJP MLAs on overnight protest

Extending humanitarian assistance to the BJP MLAs sitting on an overnight protest in the Vidhana Soudha amid the political crisis in the state, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Friday met the..
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After night-long dharna inside house, BJP lawmakers take morning walk around Vidhana Soudha

Some of the legislators, who were part of the unprecedented overnight 'dharna' at the Vidhana Soudha over their demand of floor test took a stroll around the assembly house after waking up early in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Former Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor joins BJP in Gujarat

Former Congress legislators Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala joined the BJP in Gujarat on Thursday. Thakor and Zala resigned as MLAs on July 5, apparently after voting against Congress candidates in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka crisis: 20 MLAs will not be voting in Kumaraswamy government's floor test

The Speaker has told the Congress it can go ahead with anti-defection proceedings against the rebel MLAs.
DNA - Published

Karnataka trust vote: Will withdraw resignation, support govt, says Cong MLA Ramalinga Reddy

While most of the rebel MLAs have been staying in Mumbai, Reddy chose to be in the city amid reports that Congress was trying to pacify him.
DNA - Published

Top court’s ruling puts HDK on back foot ahead of trust vote

It is disadvantage Congress-JD(S) in Karnataka as the SC on Wednesday ruled that the 15 rebel MLAs could not be compelled to take part in Thursday’s trust vote in the assembly, blunting the..
IndiaTimes - Published

2017 Gujarat Election: MLAs among 74 poll candidates issued I-T notice over 'mismatch' in ITR, affidavits

These 74 people include sitting MLAs, some who lost the polls and some who had withdrawn their candidature ahead of voting, an official said.
DNA - Published

Fate of JD(S)-Cong govt hangs in balance as it faces trust vote Thursday

The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka is hanging by a thread ahead of the floor test on July 18 with the rebel MLAs refusing to yield after the Supreme Court held they cannot be compelled to..
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Karnataka trust vote on Thursday, fate of JDS-Congress govt hangs in balance

Armed with the court order, the rebel Congress-JDS MLAs camping in Mumbai said there was no question of stepping back on their resignations or attending the session.
DNA - Published

BJP MLA caught brandishing gun in viral video expelled from party for 6 yrs

Champion who was under suspension from his party for indiscipline was caught on camera dancing to Bollywood item songs while holding guns in both his hands and one in his mouth. The video of the..
DNA - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka crisis: SC allows rebel MLAs choice not to participate in trust vote

Big win for Karnataka rebel MLAs
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SC to decide on Karnataka rebel MLAs' plea today

Ahead of the crucial July 18 floor test in the Karnataka assembly for the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, the Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Wednesday on the plea of 15 rebel MLAs..
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Karnataka Congress chief warns rebel MLAs of disqualification

With just a day left for the showdown in the Karnataka assembly, state Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Tuesday claimed that the party rebel MLAs camping in Mumbai had been locked down and may be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka Crisis: Supreme Court to pronounce order Wednesday on rebel MLAs plea

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi concluded the hearings of the rebel MLAs, the Speaker and Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy.
DNA - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rahul Gandhi exempted from personal appearance in 'Modi surname' defamation case

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was Tuesday granted exemption from personal appearance by a court here in a criminal defamation case filed by a Gujarat MLA over his "Modi surname" remark. The court posted..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

Resignations have to be accepted, Speaker to only see if it is voluntary or not: Rebel MLAs to SC

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is first dealing with the case of 10 lawmakers who approached the court first. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the rebel MLAs, told the court..
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July 18 D-Day for Congress-JD(S) govt in Karnataka

The coalition is making a final bid to woo back rebel MLAs. 'We'll prove majority,' CM Kumaraswamy said
DNA - Published

HDK trust vote on Thursday, BJP confident

The Karnataka assembly speaker said on Monday that the trust vote sought by CM H D Kumaraswamy would be taken up at 11am on July 18 . The decision gives the coalition two more days to save the..
IndiaTimes - Published

IMA Ponzi scam: MLA Roshan Baig fails to turn up before SIT

The MLA wanted to appear on July 25 but the SIT directed him to depose on July 19 instead, SIT said.
DNA - Published

'Yes we are dogs, faithful to people': BJP MLA on Congress minister's dog mentality jibe

Earlier in the day, Madhya Pradesh Congress minister Sajjan Singh Verma said that BJP people have a dog mentality after the party had mocked chief minister Kamal Nath government over the transfer of..
DNA - Published

Court grants protection to UP MLA's daughter, her husband

Sakshi Mishra, who claimed she and her husband Ajitesh Kumar were feeling threatened by her MLA father Rajesh Mishra for marrying outside caste, were granted protection by the Allahabad high court on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Karnataka: Congress talks with rebel MLA MTB Nagaraj fails

The coalition government is on a shaky wicket with 16 MLAs -- 13 of the Congress and three of the JD(S) resigning their assembly membership
DNA - Published

TDP will become 'empty of MLAs' just like Congress: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Chouhan said, "TDP leader and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was more inclined towards national politics. He kept roaming around in the national..
DNA - Published

BJP involved in 'conspiracy' to lure MLAs in Karnataka, Goa: Congress


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NDA ally Goa Forward Party formally withdraws support to BJP in Goa

Goa Forward Party, in a letter to Governor Mridula Sinha, withdrew its support to the Pramod Sawant-led government in Goa. However, GFP president Vijai Sardesai said that the party MLAs would not..
IndiaTimes - Published

Speaker has no right to disqualify anybody: Yeddyurappa on Shivakumar's statement

Congress leader DK Shivakumar's in a statement said that if MLAs vote against them during the vote of confidence then they will be disqualified.
DNA - Published

New twists in Uttar Pradesh MLA-daughter saga

Sakshi in the viral video had alleged that her father Pappu Bhartaul was opposed to her marriage to a Dalit youth and set goons after them.
DNA - Published

Goa cabinet expands, rebels in

Three Congress legislators take oath days after 10 party MLAs switch side to the BJP
DNA - Published

Karnataka drama: Congress rebel MLA MTB Nagaraj decides to stay in party after 'backchannel' talks

"I and Sudhakar had given resignation from MLA's post. All the leaders are asking me to stay in Congress since morning. I have decided to stay in the party," Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj said.
DNA - Published

Karnataka crisis: Congress initiates backchannel negotiations to win back rebel MLAs

Water resources minister D K Shivakumar reached the residence of rebel MLA M T B Nagaraj at about 5 am and camped there for almost four-and-a-half hours, trying to pacify him. According to reports,..
IndiaTimes - Published

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