Karnataka Political Crisis: Easy Math before Important Trust Vote today

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Trust Vote Today
Trust Vote Today in Karnataka Assembly

JDS-Congress coalition government hangs ahead of the Trust Vote today


After weeks of political uncertainty, the Karnataka government hangs by a thread ahead of the trust vote today in Assembly. Supreme Court on Wednesday said that rebel lawmakers can’t be compelled to take part in the proceedings of Assembly session.

Congress and JDS alliance government are facing trust vote today after the 16 MLAs resigned and 2 Independent MLAs withdrew their support. Karnataka in under deep political crisis after the rebel MLAs resigned on 6th July.

Supreme Court on Wednesday also said that the speaker is free to take his decision as he wants.

Here is the simple math

Currently, Congress has 78 MLAs and Janta Dal Secular has 37. The alliance government is also supported by one BSP candidate and one nominated member apart from the speaker. The total number is 117. 13 lawmakers from Congress and 3 from JD(S) have resigned and two independent also withdrew their support. However one of congress rebel MLAs Ramalinga Reddy has said that he will withdraw his resignation. Now counting Mr. Reddy in Congress reaches to 101 only.

The number required if the resignations are accepted is 105 and BJP has that number. BJP now also has the support of two independent MLAs who parted their ways from Karnataka government.

What happens if the rebel MLAs don’t come for Trust Vote today?

If rebel lawmakers don’t vote and all the current MLAs vote for their respected party then BJP will find the majority in Trust Vote. Karnataka government might fall after the Trust Vote is done.

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Earlier rebel MLAs have said that they are stepping back from the decision of resignation and they will not take part in the session on Wednesday at 11 AM.

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