Karnataka floor test LIVE updates: Kumaraswamy requests Speaker to defer the trust vote to Wednesday
The supreme Court on Monday declined to give an early hearing to the appeal of the two Karnataka MLAs seeking help to the speaker for the conclusion read more...
The supreme Court on Monday declined to give an early hearing to the appeal of the two Karnataka MLAs seeking help to the speaker for the conclusion of the floor test which was scheduled before 5pm today. However, chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it was impossible to conclude the floor test.
Meanwhile the BJP leaders came to the Vidhan Soudha for the important floor test which was ahead of the vote. Chief Minister Kumaraswamy appealed the MLAs to return and to explain in the assembly as to how the BJP "destroyed the assembly and its purity". In his open letter he has invited many lawmakers to discuss and sort the issues by adding he is not trying to seek power.
The confidence motion is scheduled on Thursday, the vote did not take place despite of the deadlines given by the Governor. After the resignation of the 15 MLAs. Kumaraswamy Assembly, which had 225 members might reduce to 102 MLAs. In comparison, the opposition BJPs have 105 MLAs and have the two indepedent leaders to support them.