Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Mehal Jain May 18, 2018 3:15 pm Change Font Size The hearing on Friday commenced with Attorney General K. K. Venugopal submitting before the Supreme Court bench of Justices A. K. Sikri, S. A. Bobde and Ashok Bhushan that the letters addressed by BJP Chief Ministerial candidate B. S. Yeddyurappa to Governor Vajubhai Vala asserting majority have been produced. Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi, appearing on behalf of the BJP, submitted, “after the first letter of May 15, a second letter dated May 16 was sent to the governor stating that the BJP has emerged as the single largest party…that I also have the support of others…hence, I request you to invite me to form the government…” Senior Advocate Prabhuling Navadgi Appointed As Advocate General For Karnataka “I have the majority and I shall prove it on the floor of the house…the place to do that is not the courtroom…there is no … [Read more...] about High Voltage Hearing In The Karnataka Assembly Case: Read The Complete Courtroom Exchange
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Manu Sebastian May 17, 2018 7:11 am Change Font Size After a marathon midnight hearing held in the Supreme Court on the plea of Congress-JD(S) legislators seeking stay of the swearing-in of B.S Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, the Supreme Court directed him to produce the letter sent to Governor showing majority before the Court on Friday. The Court however declined to stay his oath taking ceremony scheduled on Thursday. “After hearing the parties, we are of the opinion that it is necessary to peruse the letters dated 15th Mayy, 2018 and 16th May, 2018 submitted by the respondent no.3(Yeddyurappa) to the Governor which found a mention in the communication dated 16th May 2018 of the Hon’ble Governor. We request the learned Attorney General and/or respondent no.3 to produce these letters on the next date of hearing”, stated the order of the Court. The midnight bench comprising Justices … [Read more...] about Karnataka Elections : SC To Examine Yeddyurappa’s Letter To Governor Showing Majority; No Stay Of Swearing-In [Read Order & Petition]
World Modi India Karnataka BJP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is headed for a majority win in the Karnataka state elections on Tuesday. In recent months, critics have said that Modi’s popularity has dwindled following his adoption of a sales tax across the nation and ban of high-value currency. However, the BJP’s predicted victory in the huge southern region today suggests that Modi’s rallying in the state paid off and will boost his popularity ahead of the general elections next year. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally ahead of the Karnataka state assembly elections in Bengaluru, India, May 8, 2018. On Tuesday, the BJP was headed for a majority win in the Karnataka elections. Reuters Recommended Slideshows 51 Top 50 Countries in the World 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 51 Royal Wedding: 50 Things to Know … [Read more...] about India Elections: What Does Karnataka State Win Mean For PM Modi?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: LiveLaw News Network May 10, 2018 11:40 am Change Font Size Supreme Court today rejected Rashtriya Hindu Sena chief Pramod Muthalik’s plea which alleged that the Congress in its election manifesto in Karnataka was seeking votes in the name of religion. He had sought directions to the Election Commission to delete the Congress party’s alleged appeal in its manifesto to vote on religious basis. “Referring to a community suffering from social or educational backwardness and assuring or promising steps to alleviate them is not an appeal on the ground of religion”, said Justice D Y Chandrachud. At the outset when Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked what is your problem, “This is not the stage to interfere. 48 hours before the polling.We cannot interfere at this stage” CJI Misra told Muthalik’s lawyer. When the hearing began, CJI Misra asked the counsel “who are you?” … [Read more...] about “Promising Steps To Eradicate Social And Educational Backwardness To A Community Does Not Amount To An Appeal On The Ground Of Religion”: SC Rejects Muthalik’s Plea Against Karnataka Congress Manifesto
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law May 3, 2018 12:48 pm Change Font Size The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the state of Karnataka to release 4 TMC of water for the month of May to the State of Tamil Nadu. Chief Justice Dipak Misra reprimanded the Centre for not having complied with the Court’s direction dated April 9 to frame the scheme under section 6A of the Interstate river disputes act of 1956 by May 3 pursuant to its February 16 verdict in the Cauvery river water dispute. On Thursday, Attorney General K. K. Venugopal sought 10 more days’ time to frame the scheme- “the draft of the Cauvery Management Board has been placed before the Cabinet but as the Prime Minister is in Karnataka for the elections, the same has not been approved…further, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, in a letter dated April 26, has advanced that the Cauvery Management Board may be composed of the Water Resource Ministers of the four states … [Read more...] about Cauvery: SC Directs Karnataka To Release 4TMC Water To TN, Reprimands Centre For Asking More Time To Submit Scheme On The Ground That PM And Ministers Busy With Election Campaign