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Karnataka:Three Congress MLAs' disqualified

R Shankar, Ramesh Jharkiholi and Mahesh Kumatalli , all Congress MLAs' have been disqualified from the membership of the state Assembly with immediate effect and till May 2023. KR Rameshkumar, Speaker of the state Assembly announced in this regard late in the evening today and clarified that all the disqualified legislators are not only barred from contesting elections but also from holding any offices of profit. R Shankar represented Ranebennur constituency in Haveri district, Ramesh Jharkiholi was elected from Gokak while Mahesh Kumatalli had won from Athani, both the constituencies from Belagavi district. It may be recollected that R Shankar, a former Congressman, after failing to get party ticket rebelled against the party and contested before KB Koliwad, Congress candidate and Speaker of the outgoing Assembly. He emerged victorious in the nomination of Karnataka Prajnavanta Janata Party(KPJP), an outfit floated by 'Real Star' Upendra. The KPJP MLA, on the next day of

Karnataka:Two Independent MLAs' join JDS-INC government

 R Shankar and H Nagesh , both Independent members of state Legislative Assembly were today inducted into the state ministry as cabinet ministers in the HD Kumaraswamy led Janata Dal-Secular(JDS)-Indian National Congress(INC) alliance government. By this move, the leaders of the coalition parties have been successful in ensuring both the Independent legislators from crossing over to the 105 members strong main opposition party, Bharatiya Janata Party. It's no public secret that the saffron party leaders of the state have stumbled a handful of times in trying to install a government of their own.The BJP needs at least 113 members in a house of 224 to form a government but lady luck has been shying ever since the new Assembly was constituted after the May 2018 general elections. R Shankar in fact won on a Karnataka Prajakeeya Janata Party(KPJP) ticket from Ranebennur constituency in Haveri district.The party launched by Upendra, the maverick Kannada actor and film maker drew a bl