Karnataka: Congress-JDS government collapses after losing trust vote

Of the 225-member Karnataka Assembly, 20 were not present in the House for the floor test.
Kumaraswamy JDS

Bengaluru, July 23 : It’s the end of the road for Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, the coalition government got 99 votes, as against the opposition’s 105. with that the coalition government fell short of 6 votes, prompting HDK to resign.

Kumaraswamy on Tuesday missed the 6 p.m. deadline for the floor test set by Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to prove majority in the House, as he could not complete his reply to the confidence motion he moved on July 18.

Siddaramaiah said, “I would like to reaffirm that those who have fallen for Operation Kamala will never be inducted back to our party. Even if the sky is falling [email protected]

BJP to send observer tomorrow to Bengaluru. BJP Legislature party to elect Yeddyurappa as chief. Yedyyurappa is likely to take oath on Friday.

08.18 pm: G Parameshwara: It was a rewarding 14 months of serving the people of Karnataka, despite repeated and shameful attempts by the Opposition to bring down our coalition government. The entire nation has watched in horror & disgust, more seasons of Operation Kamala in one year than any TV show!

Rebel MLAs will leave Mumbai tomorrow

08.12 pm: The political morality and values got defeated by the unscrupulous political horse-trading of BJP in Karanataka: AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal

While adjourning the House late on Monday night, the Speaker had directed the Chief Minister to ensure that the ruling JD(S)-Congress alliance members completed the debate on his motion by 4 p.m. and his own reply by 5 p.m. so that the floor test could be held by 6 p.m. by division of votes.

Resignations by 15 rebel legislators of the ruling combine from their Assembly segments since July 1 have reduced the 14-month-old shaky coalition government to a minority, forcing a trust vote on the floor of the House.

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