Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa has exuded confidence that Monday will be the last day of the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government led by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in the state.”As (senior Congress leader) Siddaramaiah, the speaker and Kumaraswamy have said that they will seek majority Monday, I am 100 per cent confident that things will reach a conclusion. I am confident that tomorrow will be the last day of the Kumaraswamy government,” he told reporters here on Sunday. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayHe was referring to the trouble the JD(S)-Congress coalition government has landed in.In the recent past, there was a flurry of resignations by legislators, withdrawal of resignation by two Independent lawmakers and the strange case of Kagwad Congress MLA Shreemant Patil, who disappeared and surfaced at a Mumbai hospital, leading the Kumaraswamy government to the verge of collapse.Ahead of the crucial floor test on Monday that will decide the fate of the Kumaraswamy-led government, Yeddyurappa alleged the ruling coalition was unnecessarily buying time despite knowing that whip issued to the ruling coalition MLAs was of no use. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: BhagwatTo back his claim, Yeddyurappa referred to the Supreme Court ruling in the matter on July 17.”The SC has clearly said in its order that under any circumstances the 15 MLAs staying in Mumbai should not be compelled to attend the current assembly session. It has clearly stated that it is left to them (MLAs) whether they want to attend or not,” the former chief minister said.He emphasised the whip had no value in such a situation, which the ruling party leaders also know. Yeddyurappa claimed that the governor had written to the chief minister not to take important decisions since the government lacked majority.Yet, important decisions were taken, which was against the democratic set-up, he added.The BJP state chief referred to the government’s decision to supersede the district cooperative bank in Tumakuru by removing former MLA and Congress leader K N Rajanna and appointing an administrator in his place.He said the action was against democratic principles.
RICHMOND, Va. — A U.S. appeals court has tossed a key federal permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that deals with impacts on threatened or endangered species.A panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday vacated the permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.The court wrote that the agency’s decisions had been fast-tracked and the agency “appears to have lost sight” of its mandate. Four species that would be affected by the 600-mile (965-kilometre) natural gas pipeline were at issue in the appeal.A Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.The decision is the latest in a series of legal setbacks for the pipeline, construction of which has been on hold since December.Lead developer Dominion Energy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Associated Press
A MAN WAS arrested after a number of shots were fired at a house in Ennis, Co. Clare last night.The house at Childers road, Cloughleigh was occupied when the shots were fired at about 5am this morning but nobody was injured according to gardaí.A 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting and was held for a time at Ennis garda station.The man has since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Gardaí say investigations are ongoing.Read: Man stabbed to death in Drogheda named as 30-year-old Wayne McQuillan >