Bengaluru, July 29 : As Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa won the trust vote in Assembly through voice vote, H D Kumaraswamy said that Power is not permanent, even for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP working president JP Nadda.
Kumaraswamy said, “Power is not permanent, even for Narendra Modi and JP Nadda. We will not try to bring down your number from 105 to either 100 or lower. You speak of drought, at least now let’s see how you will work. We will cooperate with you for the sake of people.”
With 14 MLAs disqualified by Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar over the weekend, the strength of the 224-seater House is now down to 210 and the BJP, with its 105 MLAs was comfortably placed to win the trust vote along with support from independents. Meanwhile, earlier on Monday, two of the rebel MLAs moved Supreme Court challenging disqualification by the Speaker.
“You (BJP) have left the dissenting & rebel MLAs on roads. Since last week I’ve been seeing all developments. Speaker’s decision sends a strong message. He didn’t act in hurry. He looked into the matter very carefully, and looked looked into each case,” he said.
HD Kumaraswamy, JD(S) in Vidhana Soudha: “I ran the government for 14 months. I have no obligation to answer your (BS Yediyurappa) questions. I need to answer to my conscience. From the past 14 months, everything was being recorded. People know what work I have done.”
“We hope you (BS Yediyurappa) will be the Chief Minister but there is no guarantee of that. You are with the rebels, can you give a stable government? It’s impossible! I oppose this confidence motion because the reason is this government is unconstitutional and immoral,” says Siddaramaiah.
11.26 am: “There is drought. I want to address the farmers’ issues. I’ve decided to give 2 instalments of Rs 2000 to beneficiaries under PM Kisan scheme from the state’s side. I appeal to the opposition that we must work together. I appeal to House to unanimously express confidence in me,” says CM BS Yediyurappa in Vidhana Soudha.
11.23 am: Siddaramaiah: We’re elected to work for people and we must try to do that. I attempted this as CM and so did HD Kumaraswamy. Yediyurappa said the administration has come to a standstill and he wants to rectify that. It wasn’t the case. In a coalition, we worked towards bringing to force common minimum program
11.06 am: Assembly proceedings at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru begin. The newly sworn-in Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will face a trust vote today.
11.02 am: Karnataka MLAs Ramesh Jarkhiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli move SC against disqualification.