Karnataka government falls as Congress-JDS alliance fails to prove majority
This was always coming. As expected, the Congress-JD(S) alliance government in Karnataka failed to prove majority in the Assembly during the floor test on Tuesday. After a tense two weeks, finally, the Congress-JD(S) coalition, who has been teetering on the edge for days now, with the resignation of 16 MLA failed to retain its power.
After weeks of uncertainty, the Congress-JD(S) led government in Karnataka lost the trust vote in the Vidhana Soudha on Tuesday. The Congress-JD(S) alliance received 99 votes against the BJP's 105. This comes after the Supreme Court said rebel MLAs can't be forced to attend the trust vote.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court adjourned hearing on the petition filed by two Independent MLAs seeking an interim order directing floor test by 6 pm, to Wednesday. Karnataka government misses the 6 pm deadline for the trust vote it had set before the Assembly adjourned on Monday. The rebel MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka on Tuesday sought four weeks’ time to appear before Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh.
The Karnataka BJP took to Twitter to call it a “game of Karma” as Congress formed a government along with JDS when Kumara Swamy was offered CM chair after the general elections that were held in December last year.