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Confident of Winning Floor Test, says Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy 

This will be HD Kumaraswamy’s second term as Karnataka chief minister.

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Opposition leaders, including Congress’ Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, WB CM Mamata Banerjee, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, CPI(M)‘s Sitaram Yechury, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, and newly sworn-in Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.
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Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, said he is confident of winning the floor test to be held on Friday, 25 May, with the 117-seat tally in favour of Congress-JD(S) coalition.

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Snapshot
  • This is HD Kumaraswamy’s second term as chief minister of Karnataka
  • Congress’ G Parameshwara sworn-in as the deputy chief minister
  • Congress and JDS selected Ramesh Kumar as Assembly Speaker candidate
  • BJP has fielded Suresh Kumar as a candidate for Assembly Speaker
  • While the JD(S) will have 12 ministers, Congress will have 22 ministers in the Cabinet
  • A floor test will be held on 25 May in the Vidhana Soudha
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CM Kumaraswamy to Move Trust Vote at 12:15 PM

A confident Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday expressed confidence about winning the trust vote on Friday and proving that his JD-S-Congress coalition government has the majority in the new Assembly.

"I am confident of winning the trust vote on the Assembly floor as we have the numbers in our favour," Kumaraswamy told reporters, a day after he took oath in front of the state Secretariat in the city centre.

Congress state unit President G. Parameshwara took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.

9:12 PM , 24 May

Meeting Finance Ministry Officials After Floor Test: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy

I have called a meeting of finance ministry officials tomorrow after the floor test. I'll take all decisions after the floor test: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.

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7:02 PM , 24 May

Jayanagar Constituency Polls to be held on 11 June: Reports

Polling for Bengaluru’s Jayanagar constituency will be held on 11 June, votes will be counted on 13 June, NDTV reported. The poll in Jayanagar was cancelled because of the death of BJP candidate BN Vijayakumar.

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6:36 PM , 24 May

Karnataka Congress Writes to ACB Alleging Criminal Conspiracy by BJP to Win Floor Test

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee's lawyer writes to Police Superintendent (Bengaluru Urban Wing, Anti-Corruption Bureau) seeking registration of complaint against the BJP's BS Yeddyurappa & others alleging criminal conspiracy & corruption to win the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly.

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Published: 23 May 2018, 7:29 AM IST
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