The political crisis in Karnataka’s corridors of power will soon reach its culmination as Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is facing a trust vote today. Even as he moved a confidence motion and insisted on a debate, BJP leader and former CM B S Yeddyurappa appealed to the Speaker to complete the floor test proceedings today itself.
Meanwhile, Congress and JD(S) MLAs protested during the trust vote debate in the Karnataka assembly after Governor Vajubhai Vala wrote to Speaker KR Ramesh asking him to ensure that the coalition government’s confidence is tested on Thursday itself.
The Congress targeted the BJP for directly approaching the governor and not discussing the matter in the house. Proceedings inside state assembly adjourned for ten minutes following ruckus created by the Congress MLAs over BJP delegation meeting the Governor.
Congress MLA HK Patil asserted that Governor shall not interfere in the proceedings of the session as per the Constitution. He urged the Governor to not to intervene in the proceedings of the session.
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa told the speaker that his party will not “speak much” and let coalition members speak. “Please let them move the motion and hold the trust vote today,” he said.
The trust vote has come in the wake of a resignation spree by rebel MLAs from the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition government since July 6. This is the third motion on a trust vote in the Assembly after the fractured mandate in the 2018 elections.