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Karnataka floor test Highlights: Kumaraswamy govt falls, BJP likely to stake claim tomorrow

Karnataka Floor Test Today, Karnataka Trust Vote Live News Updates: The trust vote was necessitated after 15 MLAs resigned, plunging the government to a minority. A total of 99 MLAs voted for the government while 105 members against it.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 24, 2019 2:15:17 pm
Karnataka crisis: SC verdict moral victory for rebel MLAs, says Yeddyurappa Karnataka Floor Test Live: B S Yeddyurappa likely to stake claim of Karnataka government tomorrow. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka Floor Test Result Highlights: After the fall of the Congress-JD(S) government on Monday, BJP sources said the party’s state chief B S Yeddyurappa is likely to stake claim on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony is likely to be held on Thursday.

The HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) government failed to survive trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday. “HD Kumaraswamy has failed the confidence vote, with 99 voting for the government while 105 members have voted against the government,” Speaker KR Ramesh said. The trust vote was necessitated after 15 MLAs resigned, plunging the government to a minority.

Ahead of the trust vote, Section 144 was imposed in Bengaluru for the next 48 hours following clashes between Congress and BJP workers. The workers from the parties indulged into a brawl after some from the ruling coalition allegedly tried to take away the two independents to make them participate in the trust vote the deadline of which was fixed at 6 pm.

Earlier in the day, Supreme Court had adjourned till Wednesday the hearing on a plea filed by two Independent Karnataka MLAs, seeking holding of the floor test “forthwith” in the state Assembly. The court’s decision was taken after the counsel for Karnataka Speaker told the court that the trust vote may “most likely happen today or tomorrow.” The MLAs who withdrew support to the ruling coalition had sought direction to the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition government to conduct the floor test on or before 5 pm on Monday.

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Karnataka floor test Highlights: The trust vote was necessitated after 15 MLAs resigned, plunging the government to a minority. Read in Bangla

23:51 (IST)23 Jul 2019
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Karnataka BJP MLA Renukacharya dances with supporters outside the Ramada Hotel in Bengaluru. HD Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) government lost trust vote in the assembly, today.

22:24 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Rebel MLAs seek four weeks time from Speaker on disqualification plea

The 15 rebel MLAs of the Congress and the JD(S) have sought four weeks' time to appear before speaker K R Ramesh Kumar in connection with the plea for their disqualification from the State Assembly. "Yes, we have sought four weeks' time from the speaker. We have approached the speaker through our advocate," Hunsur JD(S) MLA A H Vishwanath told PTI.

In their letter, whose contents are identical, the disgruntled MLAs, 13 of whom are camping in a Mumbai hotel, said a petition has been filed under Schedule-10 of the Constitution, by the party, seeking their disqualification. They added that they were not in receipt of the copy of the petition or the documents annexed to it. Stating they have learnt that their presence has been sought by Wednesday, the MLAs reminded the speaker that at least seven days time should be given to present their case. Read more...

22:20 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Only three CMs completed full term in history of Karnataka

Only three chief ministers — all from the Congress — have been able to complete their full five-year term in the history of Karnataka, which saw the H D Kumaraswamy-led coalition government losing the confidence motion in the Assembly on Tuesday after just 14 months in power. S Nijalingappa (1962-68), D Devaraja Urs (1972-77) and Siddaramaiah (2013-2018) were the chief ministers who had completed their full term. Read more...

22:01 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Kumaraswamy thanks people, colleagues, legislators for cooperation during his tenure

Kumaraswamy thanked people of the state, cabinet colleagues, all legislators and officers for the cooperation and support during his 14-month tenure as chief minister.

21:28 (IST)23 Jul 2019
BJP to hold legislature party meet shorty, says Yeddyurappa

BJP Karnataka President, BS Yeddyurappa said, "I will discuss with Prime Minister & our President Amit Shah ji, afterwards I will go & meet Governor. We are going to have a legislature party meet now." (ANI)

21:20 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Yeddyurappa likely to stake claim tomorrow

Former chief minister and BJP leader Yeddyurappa is likely to stake claim to form the government on Wednesday.  The swearing-in is likely on July 25.

21:10 (IST)23 Jul 2019
'Congress to hold protests against immoral, brazen destabilisation of govt by BJP'

Congress party to hold nation-wide protests against the immoral, blatant and brazen political destabilization carried out by the Bharatiya Janata Party, said Congress' K C Venugopal.

21:00 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Violation of whip attracts disqualification of rebel MLAs: Siddramaiah

Siddaramaiah said, "15-16 of our MLAs violated the whip by abstaining from the House during trust vote, thereby, it is a clear violation of Schedule 10 (of the Constitution) and attracts disqualification." (ANI)

20:56 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Governor Vajubhai Bala accepts Kumaraswamy's resignation

Governor accepts Kumaraswamy's resignation from the chief minister's post. (ANI)

20:50 (IST)23 Jul 2019
BSP MLA N Mahesh expelled from party for not taking part in trust vote: Mayawati

Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) MLA to Karnataka Assembly N Mahesh has been expelled from his party for allegedly not abiding by the directions of the party high commission to be present in the Karnatak Assembly during the trust vote, party chief Mayawati said Tuesday. She said not by not following the high commission's directions, he has flouted the norms of the party and hence has been expelled from the party with immediate effect.

20:44 (IST)23 Jul 2019
BJP misused central agencies for blackmailing and horse-trading MLAs: AICC

"BJP facilitated this dirty-dealing political drama by offering a huge amount of black money and ministerial berths to the defected MLAs. Along with this, the BJP also misused central agencies like enforcement and income tax for blackmailing and horse-trading. BJP has carried out one of the biggest political subversion and hawala transaction to destabilise the coalition government in Karnataka," said AICC.

20:38 (IST)23 Jul 2019
One of the most henious poltical horse-tradings: AICC

The subversion of the coalition government in Karnataka carried out by the BJP is one of the most heinous political horse tradings the country has ever witnessed, AICC General Secretary In-charge of Karnataka, K C Venugopal said in his statement.  "The coalition government was subverted by the nefarious joint efforts of the Central government, governor, state government of Maharashtra and BJP leadership," he said.

20:33 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Betrayal of our party legislators responsible for defeat: H K Patil

Congress leader HK Patil said the coalition faced was because of betrayal of their party legislators. "This defeat is because of betrayal of our party legislators, we have come under the influence of various things... People of Karnataka will not tolerate this type of betrayal to the party," he said. (ANI)

20:20 (IST)23 Jul 2019
HD Kumaraswamy seeks appointment of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala

After the coalition government lost the trust vote on Tuesday HD Kumaraswamy sought an appointment with Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala. 

20:08 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Floor test result a victory of democracy: Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa said it is a victory of democracy. "People were fed up with Kumaraswamy government. I want to assure people of Karnataka that a new era of development will start now," ANI quoted him as saying. "We assure the farmers that we will give more importance to them in the coming days. We will take an appropriate decision at the soonest," he added.

19:57 (IST)23 Jul 2019
End of a corrupt and unholy alliance: Karnataka BJP

End of a corrupt and unholy alliance, tweets Karnataka BJP after qualifying the floor test.

19:54 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Kumaraswamy loses majority

BS Yeddyurappa and other BJP MLAs show victory sign after winning the trust vote. HD Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government loses trust vote to BJP by securing 99 votes while BJP got 105.

19:42 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Kumaraswamy-led coalition loses trust vote in Karnataka Assembly

"99 votes for the government. While 105 members have voted against the government, HD Kumaraswamy has failed the confidence vote," Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar confirms after counting the votes.

19:37 (IST)23 Jul 2019
Officials tallying votes

Voting has ended. Numbers are expected any minute from now. Counting of votes taking place.

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Meanwhile, the Karnataka Assembly reconvened on Tuesday at 10 am but the Congress and JDS MLAs did not arrive for the proceedings. The Speaker has set a fresh deadline of 6 pm Tuesday to complete the floor test. “Don’t make me a breaker of promises… It will not bring respect to the House or to me,” Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar said, reminding the H D Kumaraswamy-led government to honour their commitment to conclude the trust vote proceedings on Monday.

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, however, changed track and requested the Speaker to postpone the vote till the Supreme Court clarifies its order on the issue of a whip to 15 rebel coalition MLAs who had resigned. The Speaker has also directed the rebel MLAs to appear before him at 11 am Tuesday to respond to a complaint of disqualification filed against them.

Amid the ongoing chaos in the Assembly by the BJP leaders, a letter, that appeared to be that of the resignation of Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy, surfaced on Monday and was circulated on social media spreading rumours of the chief minister putting down his papers.

However, terming it a "cheap level of publicity", Kumaraswamy said the letter was fake and his signature had been forged. "I got the information that I have tendered my resignation to the governor. I don't know who is waiting to become the CM. Someone has forged my signature and spread the same on social media. I'm shocked at the cheap level of publicity," news agency ANI quoted the CM as saying.

Read | BJP maintains a facade of distance, but its prints all over Karnataka row

Earlier in the day, Speaker K R Ramesh had expressed his discontent over wasting time in the name of discussion. "People are watching. In the name of discussion, if an opinion is created that we are wasting time, it won't be right on my part or anybody else's," he had said.

The confidence motion was moved on Thursday but the vote did not take place despite two deadlines set by Governor Vajubhai Vala.

Despite their numbers not adding up to a majority, members of the coalition have insisted that the government will win the trust vote. “We are confident that we will be able to save the government,” JD(S) MLA D C Gowrishankar said.

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