Karnataka Political crisis: Trust Vote tomorrow in Assembly

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Trust Vote
Speaker Ramesh Kumar

Trust vote to decide the fate of the JDS-Congress government


The Supreme Court yesterday gave a decision on the resignations of rebel MLAs. The SC said that Speaker is also free to take a decision on resignations of rebel lawmakers. Supreme Court also said that Trust Vote will take place on Thursday. Supreme Court also asserted that rebel MLA’s can’t be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the state assembly. This means the government cannot use whips to force the dissident lawmakers to take a vote in it.

The Supreme Court said that Speaker should take a decision when he feels appropriate but it needs to be submitted to the court.

Speaker welcomed the Supreme Court decision

Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar welcomed the decision and said that Supreme Court has increased his responsibility.  He added that he will try to live up to the confidence shown by the Supreme Court.

Rebel MLAs didn’t want to take part in Trust vote

Rebel MLAs have argued in court yesterday for the acceptance of resignations from the Speaker so that they don’t have to attend the assembly.

A senior leader of BJP BS Yeddyurappa said that Karnataka CM has lost his mandate and he should resign tomorrow. The JDS-Congress alliance government has lost its mandate. He also welcomed the decision of SC and said it’s the victory of constitution and democracy.

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy took time to offer prayers at the Sri Sringeri Shankara Mutt in Shankarapuram.

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Karnataka political crisis has entered 11th hour after the decision of the Supreme Court. 16 MLAs from Congress and JDS and 2 independent MLAs have resigned so far. These resignations have opened doors for BJP to make government in the state.  After the resignations majority number to form the government has come down to 105 and BJP has 105 lawmakers with them.

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