Dubbing Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's winning the trust vote in the state Assembly as "transitory" in nature, Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Thursday said no party can run a stable government with "this sort of majority".
"The victory of the ruling party in the trust vote is only transitory in nature. No party can run a stable government with this sort of majority," Moily, a former Karnataka Chief Minister, told PTI shortly after Yeddyurappa won the trust vote.
Accusing the BJP of playing a fraud on the Assembly during the first vote of confidence taken by Yeddyurappa on Monday, he said today's exercise was an "improvement on that". "The first trust vote was a fraud played on the legislative Assembly and the latest vote of confidence is only an improvement on that," Moily said.
He admitted that the opposition was not in a position to gather support to give a stable government to the state but pointed out that much would depend on the High Court ruling in the matter.
"While the opposition is not in a position to muster support to run a stable government, much would depend on the court ruling," Moily said.
Sixteen MLAs -- 11 from BJP and five Independents --were disqualified under anti-defection law on October 10 by the Speaker ahead of Monday's vote which has been challenged in the High Court.
The court has reserved its orders on the plea of the BJP MLAs for quashing the Speaker's orders, while it adjourned hearing on the plea of the Independent MLAs to Monday.
Yeddyurappa was forced to go in for the second trial of strength after Governor H R Bhardwaj rejected the result of Monday vote as "farce" and gave him another chance on Tuesday, which the BJP accepted.