Karnataka coalition government to take floor test on Thursday
The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka will take the floor test on Thursday, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Congress leader Siddaramaiah said on Monday. This comes after several MLAs of the coalition government submitted their resignations to the Assembly Speaker. The resignations by the MLAs have not been accepted by the Assembly Speaker.
Coalition govt has bought itself a few days in this crisis period as the session was adjourned till 11 am, 18 July when proceedings of the no-confidence motion will commence. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court agreed to hear pleas of five more Karnataka rebel MLAs on Tuesday, along with the petition of 10 legislators seeking acceptance of their resignation.
The coalition government is on a shaky wicket with 16 MLAs – 13 of the Congress and three of the JD(S) resigning their Assembly membership. The SC ordered status quo with regard to resignation and disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs. The court will hear the matter at length again on 16 July