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Yeddyurappa claims historic victory, Cong calls it vitiated

india Updated: Oct 14, 2010 20:08 IST

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said he had created "history of sorts" by winning the trust vote for a second time in a gap of three days. On its part, Congress slammed as "vitiated" and "subverted" the vote of confidence in Karnataka Assembly.

"The vote of confidence won by the Yedyurappa government is a vitiated and a subverted vote," Party spokesperson Manish Tiwari told reporters here. He said the Leader of Opposition in Karnataka had requested the Speaker to wait for the High Court decision on disqualification of 16 MLAs before seeking the trust vote.

Yeddyurappa was grateful to his supporters. He said, "I thank all those who supported my government. The government winning the trust vote today is a victory of democracy. In the history of the country, there is no instance of a government proving majority within three days after winning the trust vote", he said.

"I have created history of sorts by winning the trust vote for the second time in three days", Yeddyurappa told reporters after winning the motion of confidence by 106-100 votes.

As per the Constitution requirement, a government need not seek the floor test within six months after winning it on the floor of the House, he said pointing out to the compulsion he came under to face the trial of strength for the second time in a week.

"Without resorting to the path of confrontation on the advise of the BJP high command, I accepted the directive by the Honourable Governor to prove the majority of my government for the second time today. I proved that my government enjoys the confidence of this House", a beaming Yeddyurappa said.

The events that swept the political scene of the state in the past one week during which the opposition tried to topple an elected government have put a "black spot" on the otherwise good image of Karnataka, he said.

"I appeal to the people to forget this era of black days and extend cooperation in continuing development works and revive the good cultural image the state had enjoyed", he appealed.