Karnataka Assembly Floor Test Today Live News Updates: The political crisis in Karnataka erupted after 17 MLAs of Congress-JD(S) tendered their resignations to the Speaker. The mass resignations led to the collapse of 14 month-old Kumaraswamy-led government.
With today's disqualifications, the strength of the House is reduced to 208, and the majority mark slides to 105. The BJP is now at 105 plus one Independent – putting Yediyurappa on safe ground, for now.
Not the one to miss any opportunity, Yeddyurappa sensed a possibility of returning to power amid contradictions that was building up within the Congress-Janata Dal(Secular) alliance after its loss in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
The Karnataka Assembly election started off with a good lead for the BJP. As time progressed, it continued to stay with the BJP. But towards the evening, what was being called a strong lead flat-lined and left the party just short of simple majority which would allow it to form the government in Karnataka. Then, […]