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How the drama unfolded

india Updated: Oct 11, 2010 11:28 IST
Hindustan Times
BJP government in Karnataka

The BJP government in Karnataka won the crucial trust vote on Monday amid high drama and opposition allegations that government survived using unfair means.

This is how the drama unfolded:

*BJP retains power by voice vote

*Speaker disqualifies 16 dissident MLAs

*Dissident MLAs break security and forcibly enter Assembly

*Dissident MLAs allegedly beat up marshals and injure one of them

*Bangalore police commissioner also roughed up

*224 members in the House: 117 BJP, 73 Cong, 28 JD-S, 6 Independents

*But effective strength of House came down to 208 after disqualifications

*Governor had asked Speaker to maintain full strength of House

*Opposition alleges BJP government survived using unfair means