Governor sets new 6 PM deadline to prove majority

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has issued a fresh deadline again to the ruling coalition of Congress and JD(S) asking them to prove majority by today 6 pm.

The deadline has been issued via a letter to CM HD Kumaraswamy which reads, “When the allegations of horse-trading are widely made and I am receiving many such complaints, it is constitutionally imperative that the Floor Test be completed without any delay and today itself.”

With no sign of trust vote in sight, high drama plagued the Karnataka Assembly today — the day of floor test. The Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was earlier directed by Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove his coalition government’s majority by 1:30 pm on Friday, which ended without the voting being conducted.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao has moved to the Supreme Court claiming that the order issued on Wednesday cannot compel the 15 MLAs to attend Assembly as it violates the party’s right to issue whip to its MLAs.

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