Karnataka Trust Vote: Assembly Adjourned For The Day
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy with his cabinet colleagues at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. (Source: PTI)

Karnataka Trust Vote: Assembly Adjourned For The Day

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Assembly Adjourned For The Day

The Karnataka Assembly has been adjourned for the day. BJP MLAs have decided to sit on an over night 'dharna' in the state assembly demanding that the Speaker replies to the Governor's letter and holds a floor test. Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala had directed Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to consider the trust vote of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government by the end of the day. ANI

The Drama That Ensued

The floor test debate in the Karnatak Assembly soon turned dramatic with DK Shivakumar and other Congress leaders holding up pictures of rebel Congress MLA Shrimant Patil lying on a stretcher.

(Patil was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after he complained of chest pains. The politician reached Mumbai last night, according to ANI, and was previously staying with other Congress MLAs at a resort in Bengaluru. This comes after multiple reports of him missing from the resort last night around 8 p.m., around the time Kumaraswamy was slated to hold a meeting with the members.)

"There were 8 MLAs who traveled together, here is a picture of one of them (Shrimant Patil) lying inert on a stretcher, where are these people? I'm asking the Speaker to protect our MLAs,” Shivakumar said.

To this, Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar remarked that the visual did not look natural.

Congress Leader DK Shivakumar With BJP MLA B Sriramulu

Need Clarification On Supreme Court Order Before Trust Vote: Siddaramaiah

Till we get clarification on Supreme Court's previous order, it is not appropriate to take floor test in this session which is against the Constitution, Congress leader Siddaramaiah said during the trust vote.

If the whip is applicable and the rebel MLAs do not come to the house for the confidence motion because of the Supreme Court order, it will be a big loss to the coalition government, Siddaramaiah added. ANI

Yeddyurappa Misguiding The Nation: DK Shivakumar

Being a former Chief Minister, being the leader of opposition, he (BS Yeddyurappa) is misguiding the nation, misguiding the court, Congress leader DK Shivakumar said during the trust vote. ANI

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