In 3 years, 4th trust vote for Yeddyurappa
With embattled Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa accepting Governor H R Bhardwaj's challenge today, the trust vote he faces on Thursday is the fourth for him in a span of three years.india Updated: Oct 12, 2010 21:05 IST
With embattled Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa accepting Governor H R Bhardwaj's challenge today, the trust vote he faces on Thursday is the fourth for him in a span of three years.
The fourth floor test for the 68-year-old BJP leader comes less than three days after he 'won' the trust vote yesterday under controversial circumstances. Bharadwaj had dubbed Monay's trust vote as 'farcical'.
Yeddyurappa had to earlier seek the vote of confidence to prove the majority of the first-ever BJP government in South on June six, 2008 under the directive of the then Governor Rameshwar Thakur.
Thakur ordered for the floor test of the maiden BJP government which was short of majority by three MLAs when it was sworn-in on May 30, 2008. The saffron party had to take the help of six independents to cobble up a majority and won the trust vote.
The BJP had won 110 seats out of 224 as against the required strength of 113.
The first floor test for Yeddyurappa was in 2007 as his eight-day-old government had collapsed after BJP's coalition partner JDS refused to support it.
The chief minister, who refrained from moving the confidence motion in November 2007, submitted the resignation of his government then only to return to power six months later.