Embattled Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, whose government plunged into a major crisis after 19 MLAs withdrew their support, on Wednesday said he will prove his majority in the Assembly on October 11, a day ahead of the deadline set by Governor H R Bhardwaj.
"I have requested the governor to convene the special session on October 11 to face the trial of strength," he told the media after meeting Bhardwaj at Raj Bhavan.
Yeddyurappa expressed confidence of proving the majority enjoyed by his government.
Bhardwaj had earlier in the day had directed Yeddyurappa to seek a vote of confidence of the Assembly on or before October 12 by 5 pm.
Out of the total strength of 117 members, including the Speaker in the 224-member House, 14 BJP men and five Independents submitted a letter to Bhardwaj declaring that they have withdrawn support to the government, following which Yeddyurappa sacked four dissident ministers.