Karnataka Floor test: Ahead of Trust Vote CM BS Yeddyurappa resigns

BS Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru, May 19: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial floor test in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the Bharatiya Janata Party in the newly elected House.

The resignation came two days after he took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of the southern state.

Setting aside Governor Vajubhai Vala’s 15-day period, the bench of Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde, and Ashok Bhushan on Friday ordered a floor test in the Karnataka assembly.

The May 12 election across the state in 222 constituencies of the 225-member assembly, including one nominated, threw up a hung House, with no party securing majority. Voting in two constituencies were deferred.

Of the 222 seats, the BJP attained 104, the Congress 78, the Janata Dal-Secular, 37 and one each was bagged by the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party and an Independent.

As JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy won from both Channapatna and Ramanagaram segments, the party’s effective strength in the House was 36.

Updates: 

On being asked when he will take oath as Chief Minister Karnataka, JD(S)’s HD Kumaraswamy said “We are waiting for invitation from the Governor’s House”.

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa arrives at Raj Bhavan

Congress’ DK Shivkumar, JD(S)’s HD Kumaraswamy and other MLAs at Vidhana Soudha

I’m resigning as chief minister. I’m grateful to the speaker for giving me this opportunity, stated Yeddyurappa, adding till my last breath, I’ll fight for the farmers. I’ll give my life for people.

Ahead of the trust vote, Yeddyurappa said in the assembly “If only people would have given us 113 seats instead of 104, we would have made this state a paradise”.

“I have traveled throughout the state for the last two years and have seen pain on the faces of people. I can’t forget the love & affection I received from people”, He added.

People have blessed us with 104 seats, says Yeddyurappa

‘Missing’ Congress MLA Pratap Gowda Patil seen having lunch with his party colleagues 

Congress MLA Pratap Gowda Patil seen leaving from Goldfinch Hotel

Pratap Gowda Patil has come, will vote for our party : DK Shivakumar

Yeddyurappa will resign before the trust vote, says Congress leader DK Shivakumar

One of the ‘missing’ Congress MLAs Anand Singh seen leaving Bengaluru hotel

 Cops arrive at Bengaluru’s Gold Finch Hotel in search of Missing Congress MLAs 

BJP MLA G Somashekhar Reddy with the two ‘missing’ Congress MLA

BJP’s BY Vijayendra called the wife of a Congress MLA and asked her to request to her husband to vote for Yeddyurappa, Says VS Ugrappa

BJP will be exposed to the whole world, Says Congress’s Veerapa Moily, Congress

D(S) MLAs HD Kumaraswamy and HD Revanna inside Vidhana Soudha

After winning assembly elections, B Sriramulu,  BS Yeddyurappa resigns from Lok Sabha

Two Congress MLAs Anand Singh, Pratap Gowda Patil missed oath ceremony 

Live feed of proceeding will bring fairness, says AM Singhvi 

Supreme Court orders Live broadcast of floor test

CM BS Yeddyurappa & Siddaramaiah take oath as MLAs at Vidhana Soudha

For me, today is not an important day, the important days will come in future, says HD Kumaraswamy

Visuals of KG Bopaiah, the pro-tem speaker, at Vidhana Soudha

Security beefed up outside Vidhana Soudha

JD(S) MLAs reaches Le Meridien hotel in Bengaluru

BS Yeddyurappa will be the CM for 5 years, says BJP’s Sadananda Gowda

Congress and JD(S) have an unholy alliance, says Union Minister Ananth Kumar

100% I am going to have an absolute majority, says Yeddyurappa

We will form the government, says Ghulam Nabi Azad 

BJP doesn’t have the numbers, says Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress MLAs reaches Hotel Hilton in Bengaluru

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