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Karnataka government trust vote on Thursday

July 16, 2019

The coalition government in Karnataka will get a chance to prove majority in assembly on Thursday, 18 July. The trust vote will be held to ascertain if the government has enough numbers to continue in power.

"I have directed the Chief Minister to hold the floor test in the Assembly on Thursday (July 18)," said Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar.

The Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy and former Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah both have claimed confidence in their alliance strength.

BS Yeddyurappa, BJP state president and former CM said, "Today at the Speaker's meeting, we have discussed in detail and CM himself has expressed his desire to move a confidence motion on Thursday. For that we have agreed and we told the Speaker that in between this we don't want to discuss any business in the Assembly. Let us wait for Thursday."

The Congress-JD(S) coalition came in danger after 16 MLAs submitted their resignations to the Assembly Speaker. The resignations are yet to be accepted by the Assembly Speaker and the matter has also been raised with the Supreme Court.

Of the 16 rebels, 13 MLAs are of the Congress and three of the JD(S) party. The rebel MLAs have been staying at a hotel in Mumbai while their party leaders have been trying to coax them into withdrawing the resignations.

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