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Karnataka Assembly Floor Test Updates: Trust vote delayed as Speaker adjourns House till Monday
  • 19:58 (IST)

    BSY says holding trust vote today will mean respect for governor's direction

  • 19:52 (IST)

    Speaker says no MLA has approached him for protection

    Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said no MLA has sought protection from him amid allegations by the Congress that rebel lawmakers were being held captive to bring down the government. 

    The statement by the Speaker came after senior Congress leader HK Patil requested him to create an atmosphere conducive for the legislators who are holed up outside the city to attend the session. "No one has come seeking protection... nor have their families come. So, the issue ends there," Kumar said in Assembly. 

  • 19:38 (IST)

    Governor can't issue directions to when we should have trust vote: Parameshwara

  • 18:57 (IST)

    BJP demands floor test today

    Insisting that the trust vote process be completed on Friday itself, BJP leader Suresh Kumar said in the Assembly that the sanctity of the trust vote will be lost if the debate on the confidence motion is dragged on.

  • 18:55 (IST)

    Congress-JD(S) seek adjournment; Speaker refuses demand

    Congress-JD(S) members sought the adjournment of the House till Monday or Tuesday. Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said, "No, No, " and added, "I will have to face the world." 

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Governor not 'guide' or 'mentor' to Assembly Speaker: SC had said in 2016 verdict in Arunachal case

    As the Karnataka governor gave two deadlines to the chief minister to prove his majority, a 2016 Supreme Court verdict assumes significance in which it had held that it is not within the governor's domain to interfere with the functions of the Speaker as he is "neither a guide, nor a mentor" to the latter.
     
    In 2016, the apex court had held as unconstitutional the decision of Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa to advance the floor test. Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala set two deadlines for the HD Kumaraswamy government to prove majority on the floor of the assembly by Friday.
     
    A five-judge Constitution bench headed by the then CJI JS Khehar had restored the dismissed Congress government led by Nabam Tuki in Arunachal Pradesh and had dealt in details the power of the governor under the Constitution.
     
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  • 18:13 (IST)

    HD Kumaraswamy misses governor's 6 pm deadline for trust vote

    Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy missed the 6 pm deadline set by the governor for him to prove his majority on the floor of the House. The Assembly is currently debating on the motion of confidence.

  • 17:43 (IST)

    FirstCut by Manjul

  • 17:15 (IST)

    What's a trust vote?

    A confidence motion, or a vote of confidence, or a trust vote, is sought by the government in power on the floor of the House.

    In the case of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy had last week told the Speaker that he was ready to seek a trust vote or face a no-confidence motion during the session which will go on till 26 July. The confidence motion was finally moved by the chief minister on Thursday, and the discussion on it is currently underway in the House

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  • 17:05 (IST)

    HDK moves SC seeking clarification on 17 July order

    HD Kumaraswamy has moved the Supreme Court to seek clarification on the order that rebel MLAs can't be compelled to attend Assembly proceedings. In his plea, Kumaraswamy said that he cannot act on governor's direction to complete trust vote process before 1:30 pm on Friday.

    "No such direction on trust vote could have been issued by Governor Vajubhai Valla when confidence motion was already initiated. Governor cannot dictate the House on the manner in which debate of confidence motion has to take place. The directions of governor are completely contrary and ex-facie in contravention of apex court's earlier verdict," he said in the plea.

  • 16:47 (IST)

    HDK urges Speaker to 'protect' him from governor's letter

    HD Kumaswamy urged Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to protect him from the governor's letter which has directed him to prove his majority by 6 pm. "I leave the decision on the floor test to you (the Speaker). It won't be directed by Delhi. I request you to protect me from the letter sent by the governor," Kumaraswamy said.

  • 16:44 (IST)

    Governor's second love letter hurt me, says Kumaraswamy

    HD Kumaraswamy said in the Assembly on Friday that he was hurt by the "second love letter" from the governor on the deadline for the floor test. Showing pictures of BS Yeddyurappa's assistant boarding a place with Independent MLA H Nagesh, he also asked why the governor was reacting to the situation now and not ten days ago.

  • 16:19 (IST)

    Haven't even completed preliminary submission yet, says HDK

    "I haven't even completed the preliminary submission yet," said HD Kumaraswamy in the Assembly on Friday. The chief minister had moved the motion of confidence on Thursday, and had spoken in the House for about an hour then. 

  • 16:03 (IST)

    HDK moves Supreme Court against governor issuing floor test deadlines, says report

    According to India Today, HD Kumaraswamy moved the Supreme Court over Governor Vajubhai Vala's direction for the floor test. Kumaraswamy reportedly called it unconstitutional the governor's move to set deadline for the trust vote and said that a governor can't dictate terms to the House.

  • 15:49 (IST)

    Governor tells HDK to prove majority by 6 pm

    Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala has written to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, asking his to prove his majority on the floor of the House by 6 pm. On Thursday, Vala has asked Kumaraswamy to prove his majority by 1.30 pm on Friday.

  • 15:29 (IST)

    Mumbai police allow Karnataka counterparts to meet 'sick' MLA

    Mumbai police have allowed Karnataka police officials to meet Congress MLA Shrimant Patil, who has been admitted in a state-run hospital. The police officials from the southern state recorded Patil's statement, an official said.

    "JD(S) MLA Srinivas Gowda said in the assembly that he was offered Rs 5 crore by BJP. What proof does he have? We are moving a breach of privilege motion," he said.

  • 15:28 (IST)

    BJP moves privilege motion against JD(S) MLA Srinivas Gowda 

    Leader of Opposition BS Yeddyurappa has moved a privilege motion against JD(S) MLA Srinivas Gowda, who had earlier claimed in the House that he was offered Rs 5 crore to defect to the BJP. Gowda had also named two senior BJP MLAs and said they were the ones who sought him out and made the offer. 

    The BJP, surprisingly, remained calm and silent when the statement was made, indicating that they were not interested in raising a commotion which will only further delay the proceedings. However, when the Assembly met again after the lunch break, BS Yeddyurappa handed the breach of privilege notice to Speaker, stating that the JD(S) MLA can't make unfounded claims against another MLA. 

  • 15:16 (IST)

    Karnataka governor behaving as agent of BJP, says KC Venugopal

     

    "It is shameful that, instead of upholding the Constitution, the Karnataka governor has turned to be an agent of BJP. He can't interfere in the functioning of Legislative Assembly. Stop converting Raj Bhavan to BJP Office," KC Venugopal tweeted. 

  • 15:13 (IST)

    Karnataka Congress moves SC seeking clarification on scope of party whip

  • 14:54 (IST)

    If you're so eager to conduct voting, why don't you move Motion of No Confidence, Brijesh Kalappa asks BJP

  • 14:47 (IST)

    Siddaramaiah says HDK yet to reply on discussion on trust vote 

    After three long speeches, probably the most any person facing a trust vote has made, HD Kumaraswamy will also speak once more to keep the tradition of replying to the discussion on Motion of Trust, Siddaramaiah told reporters. 

    Usually, the chief minister, or prime minister, tables the Motion of Trust with a moderately long speech outlining the government's achievements. Then he replies to the discussions held, finally making a last appeal to MPs/MLAs to put their trust in the government. 

  • 14:31 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update: Siddaramaiah says voting likely to happen on Monday

     

    Siddaramaiah said that since 20 more speakers are yet to give their opinion, the voting may take place on Monday. He says that it was important that the voice of every MLA is heard on such an important matter

  • 14:16 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update: Don't think voting can happen today, says Siddaramaiah

     

    The discussion is still not complete and 20 members are yet to participate.I don’t think it will finish today and it will continue on Monday also, Siddaramaiah said when questioned by reporters over the extraordinarily long debate on a motion of trust. 

  • 13:59 (IST)

    BJP likely to approach governor again

     

    The BJP is likely to go to Raj Bhavan agian. The speaker also likely to meet governor to explain the present situation, India Today reported quoting sources in the party. 

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Governor's deadline passes, Karnataka Assembly breaks for hour-and-half long lunch

    The governor's deadline has come and gone but the Assembly is nowhere close to conducting a vote. Infact, the speaker has made it clear that he will not conduct the vote until the discussion is over. At 1.35 pm, five minutes post the governor's deadline, he adjourned the house till 3 pm.  

  • 13:41 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update: Speaker says no vote until discussion is complete

     

    "Whether the governor has set a deadline of the house, I will not move away from the guidelines of the proceedings of the House," says Speaker Ramesh Kumar. 

  • 13:33 (IST)

    Governor's deadline ends, but no voting yet

    It is past 01.30 pm and the Assembly is nowhere close to conducting a trust vote. The Assembly is in chaos as BJP MLAs are protesting loudly. 

  • 13:26 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update: HD Kumaraswamy sends mixed signals with speech on trust vote

     

    HD Kumaraswamy's speech in Karnataka Assembly was full of mixed signs. On one hand the chief minister appeared melancholic and resigned, but on other instances he indicated that the ball lies in the Speaker's court. 

    "Let's have discussion. You can still form government. Nothing urgent. You can do it on Monday or Tuesday also. I am not going to misuse power," Kumaraswamy told the BJP.​ Kumaraswamy also told BJP, "from the day I came to power, I know it won't be for long... how long you will sit in power, I am here to see... how stable your government will be with the people who are now helping you." He also asked the BJP why it was in a hurry to end the trust vote debate in one day if it was sure of its numbers.  

  • 13:06 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update: HD Kumaraswamy alleges each rebel MLA was offered 40-50 crore

     

    Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy alleged that legislators were offered Rs 40-50 crore. "Whose money is it," Kumaraswamy alleged hitting out at BJP. 

  • 12:57 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update:  Can't complete trust vote by 1.30, will discuss political crisis first, says HD Kumaraswamy

    It is something crucial that cannot be completed by 1.30pm today. This needs to be discussed. Let me also say, some did not trust you (Speaker) and went to the Supreme Court. Let everyone speak, discuss. But you decide on the Governor's letter to me.

  • 12:57 (IST)

    We have come to the final stage, says Kumaraswamy 

    After 14 months, we have now come to the final stage," Chief Minis HD Kumaraswamy said during the debate on trust vote in the Assembly. Kumaraswamy also reiterated that he isn't interested in official positions and it was the Congress that had urged him to take up the Chief Ministerial post. "I was dragged into every row in the last two weeks....Repeated attempts are being made to dethrone me," Kumaraswamy said. 

      

  • 12:38 (IST)

    Emotional HDK tells Opposition to fear god

     

    On judgement day, we have to answer God. I appeal to the MLAs. You can do this to us but don't do this to people who have sent you to this temple of democracy. We will come and go. This isn't permanent: HD Kumaraswamy in Karnataka Assembly

  • 12:27 (IST)

    Karnataka issue echoes in Lok Sabha too, heated debate ensues as Congress, BJP accuse each other of horse trading 

  • 12:05 (IST)

    Karnataka Trust Vote Latest update:  Speaker K Ramesh says he is not delaying trust vote

    Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has dismissed suggestions that he was trying to delay the vote on the confidence motion moved by CM HD Kumaraswamy to decide the fate of his government.
    The Speaker made his position clear as the Assembly proceedings began with Governor Vajubhai Vala having set 1.30 pm as the deadline to prove his majority today. 

    "You may have your own apprehensions but let me make it clear that there is no room for me being impartial. I have led fairly in public life. Character assassination is easy but those commenting on me please look at your background," the speaker said. 

  • 12:00 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update: HD Kumaraswamy will make his farewell speech today, says BS Yeddyurappa

    With the Karnataka Governor asking Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to prove majority in the Assembly by Friday afternoon, state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa predicted the end of the coalition government and said his party will decide on the future course of action after consulting the national leadership.  

    "Mostly today will be the end of Congress-JDS government's misrule... the Chief Minister will make his farewell speech today, we will patiently hear it," Yeddyurappa told reporters. "Depending on the outcome of the proceedings in the House today, we will discuss with our national president Amit Shah and decide on the future course of action," he added.

  • 11:51 (IST)

    Those maligning me should look back at their own life: Speaker K Ramesh Kumar hits back at 

     

    Those who hurl slurs at my character, look back at what your life has been. Anyone who knows me knows I don't have lakhs of money stashed up like others. I have enough strength to take a nonpartisan decision despite such slurs: Speaker K Ramesh Kumar  told the Assembly.

  • 11:21 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update: Dinesh Gundu Rao criticises Governor for setting govt a timeline

     

    Reacting strongly to the Governor's letter to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao said, "This same Governor had given ⁦@BSYBJP⁩ 15 days to prove his majority last year, ample enough time to do horse trading. Now he’s issuing illegal directions to our CM. Does it not raise questions about the integrity of the Governors office?"

  • 11:12 (IST)

    'I require you to prove majority,' Vajubhai Vala tells CM; JD(S) says guv has no authority over House

    The wording of Governor Vajubhai Vala's letter was interesting to note. While addressing the Speaker, Vala said that the Speaker may consider holding a trust vote, whereas he told the chief minister that he requires him to prove his majority by 1.30 pm today. The government's intervention was not taken kindly by the ruling side. 

    The JD(S) leaders were quick to point out that the governor is overstepping his jurisdiction as the Speaker holds complete command over the House.  

  • 11:00 (IST)

    Karnataka Floor Test Latest update:​ All options open before us: BJP's S Suresh Kumar tells reporter

    Laying out all the options open before BJP, if the Speaker does not conduct the floor test even today, BJP leader S Suresh Kumar said that the party has kept all options open before it, including visiting the President of India and approaching the Supreme Court 

  • 10:46 (IST)

    Bengaluru Police in Mumbai to take Shrimant Patil's statement even as MLA clarifies he wasn't kidnapped 

     

    A team of Karnataka Police has visited to Mumbai to take MLA Shrikant Patil's statement, even as the Congress leader has denied his own party's claims that he was kidnapped or coerced to come to Mumbai. 

  • 10:40 (IST)

    Beyond Politics, we are all friends: G Parameshwara on arranging food for protesting BJP MLAs

    "They(BJP MLAs) were on an over night dharna at Vidhana Soudha. It's our duty to arrange food&other things for them.Some of them have diabetes&BP, that's why we arranged everything here.Beyond politics we're friends,it's the beauty of democracy," Parameshwara was quoted as saying by ANI

    His statement came after media reported that Parameshwara was seen having breakfast with BJP leaders, who were camping in the Vidhan Soudha overnight. 

  • 10:15 (IST)

    Karnataka trust vote Latest update:​ ​ BJP MLAs, BS Yeddyurappa in huddle before commencement of session at 11 am

  • 10:15 (IST)

    No one kidnapped me, says MLA Shrimant Patil as Congress claims otherwise

     

    The Congress Thursday alleged in the Karnataka assembly its MLA Shreemant Patil, who suddenly disappeared after being with them at a resort and went incommunicado, had been 'kidnapped' as part of efforts to 'topple' the coalition government. However, Patil, in a video message on a social networking site, said no one had kidnapped him.

    In the message, he said he had developed chest pain due to which he was admitted at a hospital in Mumbai where he had gone for some "personal work."  "Yesterday I had come here (Mumbai) for some personal work. I felt tired, and body became numb and there was pain in the chest. Hence, I got admitted in a hospital in Mumbai. No one has kidnapped me. Since my health is not proper, I got admitted in a hospital." Patil said.

  • 09:26 (IST)

    Meanwhile... Amid much political animosity on the floor of the House, Congress, BJP leaders break bread together

    Even as allegations and counter allegations of subverting democracy are flying thick and fast between Congress and JD(S), the bonhomie the leaders of the two parties share on a personal level, seems to be unscathed. Today, after BJP MLAs camped at the Vidhan Soudha overnight, Congress leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka G Parameshwara was seen having breakfast with BJP's Suresh Kumar. 

    Yesterday, DK Shivakumar was spotted bantering with BJP's B Sriramulu. 

  • 09:16 (IST)

    BJP MLAs stay put at Vidhana Soudha overnight as Speaker, govt drag feet on floor test

     

    BJP legislators staged a night-long sit-in at Vidhana Soudha, protesting against the Congress-JD(S) government dragging its feet on the trust vote. The BJP MLAs were seen having discussions, dining together and sleeping on the green floor and the well of the House.

    "This government has lost the majority. They tried to drag on the issue and tried to provoke us but we acted with patience. We will continue to press for a trust vote on the motion. We will stage night-long dharna in the House," Yeddyurappa told reporters here. 

  • 08:54 (IST)

    Watch: Karnataka BJP MLAs go for a morning walk after staging overnight dharna at Vidhana Soudha

  • 08:50 (IST)

    Hold floor test immediately, says Jagadish Shettar

    Karnataka MLA and BJP leader Jagadish Shettar has urged the Karnataka government to hold the trust vote urgently. "We insist the vote of confidence to be held immediately because it is a minority government and 15 MLAs have already resigned from their post," Shettar said

  • 07:51 (IST)

    Karnataka trust vote Latest update:​ No trust vote in Karnataka Assembly yesterday,Governor sets HDK a deadline

    A new political showdown loomed in Karnataka as the governor Thursday night set a timeline and asked Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to prove his majority before 1.30 pm Friday, hours after a trust vote could not take place with the Speaker adjourning the day's proceedings in the assembly. 
    As opposition BJP members starting an overnight 'dharna' inside the House, Governor Vajubhai Vala gave the time-line to Kumaraswamy, observing that resignation of 15 MLAs of the ruling JD(S)-Congress and withdrawal of support by two independents "prima facie" indicated he has lost the confidence of the House.

Karnataka Assembly Trust Vote (Floor Test) Latest Updates: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has adjourned the House till Monday. Earlier, Ramesh Kumar said no MLA has sought protection from him amid allegations by the Congress that rebel lawmakers were being held captive to bring down the government. The statement by the Speaker came after senior Congress leader HK Patil requested him to create an atmosphere conducive for the legislators who are holed up outside the city to attend the session. "No one has come seeking protection... nor have their families come. So, the issue ends there," Kumar said in Assembly.

Insisting that the trust vote process be completed on Friday itself, BJP leader Suresh Kumar said in the Assembly that the sanctity of the trust vote will be lost if the debate on the confidence motion is dragged on.

HD Kumaraswamy missed the 6 pm deadline set by the governor for him to prove his majority on the floor of the House. The Assembly is currently debating on the motion of confidence.

HD Kumaraswamy has moved the Supreme Court to seek clarification on the order that rebel MLAs can't be compelled to attend Assembly proceedings. In his plea, Kumaraswamy said that he cannot act on governor's direction to complete trust vote process before 1:30 pm on Friday. "No such direction on trust vote could have been issued by Governor Vajubhai Valla when confidence motion was already initiated. Governor cannot dictate the House on the manner in which debate of confidence motion has to take place," he said in the plea.

HD Kumaraswamy said in the Assembly on Friday that he had received a "second love letter" from the governor on the deadline for the floor test. He also asked why the governor was reacting to the situation now and not ten days ago.

Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala has written to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, asking his to prove his majority on the floor of the House by 6 pm. On Thursday, Vala has asked Kumaraswamy to prove his majority by 1.30 pm on Friday.

The governor's deadline has come and gone but the Assembly is nowhere close to conducting a vote. Infact, the speaker has made it clear that he will not conduct the vote until the discussion is over. At 1.35 pm, five minutes post the governor's deadline, he adjourned the house till 3 pm.

HD Kumaraswamy told BJP, "from the day I came to power, I know it won't be for long... how long you will sit in power, I am here to see... how stable your government will be with the people who are now helping you." He also asked the BJP why it was in a hurry to end the trust vote debate in one day if it was sure of its numbers.

On judgement day, we have to answer God. I appeal to the MLAs. You can do this to us but don't do this to people who have sent you to this temple of democracy. We will come and go. This isn't permanent: HD Kumaraswamy in Karnataka Assembly

Those who hurl slurs at my character, look back at what your life has been. Anyone who knows me knows I don't have lakhs of money stashed up like others. I have enough strength to take a nonpartisan decision despite such slurs: Speaker K Ramesh Kumar told the Assembly.

The wording of Governor Vajubhai Vala's letter was interesting to note. While addressing the Speaker, Vala said that the Speaker may consider holding a trust vote, whereas he told the chief minister that he requires him to prove his majority by 1.30 pm today. The government's intervention was not taken kindly by the ruling side. The JD(S) leaders were quick to point out that the governor is overstepping his jurisdiction as the Speaker holds complete command over the House.

The Congress Thursday alleged in the Karnataka assembly its MLA Shreemant Patil, who suddenly disappeared after being with them at a resort and went incommunicado, had been 'kidnapped' as part of efforts to 'topple' the coalition government. However, Patil, in a video message on a social networking site, said no one had kidnapped him.

BJP legislators staged a night-long sit-in at Vidhana Soudha, protesting against the Congress-JD(S) government dragging its feet on the trust vote. The BJP MLAs were seen having discussions, dining together and sleeping on the green floor and the well of the House.

Shortly after the Karnataka Assembly was adjourned on Thursday without a trial of strength, Governor Vajubhai Vala wrote a letter to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, asking him to prove majority on the floor of the House by Friday afternoon.

Vala told Kumaraswamy to prove his government's majority by 1.30 pm on Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, the governor had conveyed to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar that the government should enjoy the confidence of the House at all times and that the business of confidence vote be completed on Thursday itself.

"The motion of confidence moved is in consideration at the House. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is expected to maintain the confidence of the House at all times. I send a message to consider trust vote by the end of the day," Vala said in a message to the Speaker.

This came after a BJP delegation headed by former minister Jagdish Shettar rushed to the Raj Bhavan and met the governor seeking completion of the business on Thursday itself.

 Karnataka Assembly Floor Test Updates: Trust vote delayed as Speaker adjourns House till Monday

Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday. PTI

After the Assembly proceedings, Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar said that the governor is officially communicating that MLAs have withdrawn support which means it is a case under the anti-defection law.

"The governor has written a letter. He said that 15 MLAs have withdrawn support from the government. A governor certifying that MLAs have withdrawn support in itself proves that it is a fit case under the anti-defection law," he said.

"A few MLAs have said that they have withdrawn support. But officially the governor communicating to the chief minister and the Speaker that the MLAs have withdrawn the support clearly shows that the anti-defection law can come into force," he told reporters in Bengaluru.

"As per the 10th Schedule of the Constitution, they are supposed to lose membership... So, I am appealing the legislators that the BJP is trying to put monkey cap on you, be cautious," Shivakumar said.

Earlier in the Assembly, senior Congress leader HK Patil questioned the governor's action in sending the message to the Speaker and asked him not to "interfere" in the House proceedings.

The Speaker had acknowledged that he received the message from the governor about ensuring that the confidence is tested on Thursday.

Amid a furore on the issue with BJP members demanding that the confidence motion be put to vote immediately, the Chair adjourned the House till Friday.

The BJP announced that its members will spend the night in the House in protest.

Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa, in his speech, said the voting should be held on Thursday. "Even if it is midnight, let the trust vote be held today," he said.

Eighteen MLAs were not present in the Assembly as the House took up the vote of confidence for debate.

The MLAs who were absent include Byrathi Basavaraj, Munirathna, ST Somashekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Roshan Baig, Srimanth Patil, Anand Singh, B Nagendra, R Shankar, K Gopalaiah, Narayana Gowda, MTB Basavaraj, BC Patil, H Vishwanath, Mahesh Kumthahalli, Prathap Gouda Patil, K Sudhakar and Shivaram Hebbar.

The 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government had earlier in July slumped into a minority following the resignation of the dissident MLAs. Sixteen MLAs from the ruling coalition including thirteen Congress and three JD(S)MLAs have resigned.

If the dissident MLAs, who are in Mumbai, are counted out, the BJP appears to have the support of 105 MLAs in the 225-member state Assembly including one nominated MLA.

Updated Date: Jul 19, 2019 21:44:44 IST