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Karnataka trust vote deadline set again

July 23, 2019

The political crisis in Karnataka is still not over and now the trust vote proceedings have a new deadline. Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has announced that the trust vote should be completed by 6 pm today.

The assembly was kept going by the speaker till midnight yesterday and had to be adjourned twice due to loud slogan chanting.

However the trust vote did not go through and speaker KR Ramesh Kumar adjourned the assembly till 10 am today. He said "I do not want this 11 pm thing again. Everyone has health conditions."

The trust vote will decide the future of the Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition in Karnataka.

The coalition earlier had 118 members and then 15 legislators resigned, their resignation is yet to be accepted by the speaker. If the MLAs are allowed to leave the alliance the government will be left with less legislators and lose the majority in the 224-member assembly.

State BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa is confident that the alliance will fall and had earlier said, "The leaders Siddaramaiah and Kumaraswamy had said that the voting will happen today. I am here till even 12 am. We will listen to everyone. We expect the vote at the end of it."

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