Yediyurappa Takes Oath as New CM, To Prove Majority on 29 July
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Hours after he took oath as the new CM of Karnataka, Senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa on Friday, 26 July, said that his government will face the floor test and prove its majority at 10 am on 29 July.
CM HD Kumaraswamy submitted his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala on Tuesday.
BS Yediyurappa is the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka. This will be his fourth term as the chief minister. He first became chief minister in 2007 for just seven days. He again served as the CM for three years from 2008-2011. He then became the CM for three days in 2018 and lost the trust vote.
- “Who all are to be inducted (in the Ministry), I will discuss with our national president and inform,” Yeddyurappa said on Friday
- Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh disqualified MLAs R Shankar, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumtahalli on Thursday, 25 July
- Ramesh said that he will take a decision about other complaints “in a couple of days”
- The coalition got just 99 votes against the BJP’s 105 in the floor test
Rebel MLAs Refuse to Compromise on Their Stand
The rebel MLAs on Sunday, 21 July, bluntly refused to compromise on their stand even as Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy made an appeal to them to attend the House in an effort to save his 14-month old ministry.
On Sunday, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had appealed the rebel MLAs to return and “expose” the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the debate in the House, but they ruled out attending the session. BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa, meanwhile, exuded confidence that "tomorrow (Monday) will be the last day of the Kumaraswamy government" and said the CM was just trying to buy time.
We thought this government will do good to the state but it did not happen. There is no question of our attending the Assembly session tomorrow, rebel JD(S) MLA K Gopalaiah said in a video, flanked by ten other legislators.
AH Vishwanath, who resigned as the JD(S) state president following the Lok Sabha election debacle, said "the demonic politics in the name of coalition has done no good to the people and compelled the MLAs to resign."
BJP Leaders Arrive in Vidhana Soudha
Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa, along with BJP MLAs arrive at Vidhana Soudha.
SC Declines to Hear Independent MLAs' Plea Seeking Trust Vote Today
The Supreme Court declines to hear Independent MLAs ' plea for conducting floor test in Karnataka Assembly today. Apex court may consider it for hearing on Tuesday, 23 July.
After the voting on confidence motion did not take place despite two deadlines on 19 July set by Governor Vajubhai Vala, two Independent MLAs, who withdrew support to the Congress-JD(S) government, are going to move the Supreme Court seeking a direction for conducting a floor test forthwith in the Assembly.
Trust Vote Issue Must Conclude Today, Says Speaker KR Ramesh
Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday, 22 July, said that the trust vote must conclude today.
“It is a gentlemanly agreement on the floor of the house, that by all we must conclude this issue today. The other MLAs’ letters were not in order. I have asked them to meet me,” said the Speaker.
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