Karnataka crisis: State Assembly set to debate confidence motion today


Bengaluru: The political crisis in Karnataka will take an interesting turn today with the State Assembly set to continue the debate on confidence motion.

According to reports, the debate will be followed by trust vote with the strength of coalition reduced to 100 in 224-member Assembly after the resignation of 15 coalition legislators and withdrawal of support by two Independents and one BSP MLA.

Reports said today’s development will gain significance in the backdrop of State Assembly failing to meet two deadlines set by Governor Vajubhai Vala to conduct the trust vote.

The Chief Minister on Friday had asserted that he won’t be directed by Delhi, accusing Governor of working at the behest of the BJP.

Speaker KR Ramesh on his part has also countered the governor’s deadlines saying that as per the rules of the House, there is no opportunity to go for division (voting on Confidence Motion) without discussion.

Meanwhile, BS Yeddyurappa has asserted that Monday will be the last day for HD Kumaraswamy-led government. The BJP chief of Karnataka said:”They don’t have numbers and they aren’t allowing the people who have numbers to form the government. We are 106 members totally”.

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