Karnataka Government Highlights: Two days after the Congress-JD(S) coalition government lost the trust vote, Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar on Thursday disqualified three rebel MLAs “till the end of the term of the 15th legislative Assembly.” Among the disqualified MLAs are Independent legislator R Shankar from Ranebennur constituency, Congress’ Ramesh Jarkiholi from Gokak (Belagavi) and Mahesh Kumathalli from Athani (Belgaum).
While the BJP is yet to stake claim to form the government, caretaker Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that no one can provide a stable government in the state in the present political scenario. “Whether you focus on the developmental activities or the bye-elections at 20 to 25 places, an atmosphere created by the BJP? We cannot assume that the government will remain stable even after the elections,” Kumaraswamy was quoted as saying by PTI.
The Supreme Court, meanwhile, allowed two independent MLAs to withdraw their plea seeking a direction to the assembly Speaker to conduct “forthwith” a floor test on the H D Kumaraswamy government’s trust move.