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Karnataka Government Highlights: ‘Waiting for instructions from Delhi’: Yeddyurappa

Karnataka Government Highlights: Coalition government under HD Kumaraswamy failed the floor test in Assembly. BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa awaits instructions to stake claim. Catch all highlights here:

By HT Correspondent | Jul 25, 2019 10:39 IST

The Congress-JD(S) government’s tenure came to an end after the coalition government collapsed in karnataka after they failed to prove majority in the state assembly. The trust vote debate between BS Yeddyurappa, DK Shivakumar and HD Kumaraswamy and their lawmakers stretched over the weekend and ended on Tuesday evening. HD Kumarswamy’s government failed to retain power after it lost out by six votes to the BJP led by their state president BS Yeddyurappa. HD Kumaraswamy tenure which lasted for 14 months fell after 13 MLAs submitted their resignations to the speaker. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticised BJP over the government collapse in Karnataka.

BS Yeddyurappa will stake claim to form the government soon.

Catch major highlights here:

2:56 PM IST

‘Never seen such horsetrading in my entire political career’: Former PM on Karnataka floor test

JD(S) veteran and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said that he has never seen a national leadership allow horsetrading. Speaking of BJP and the floor test he said that he never seen anything like what happened in Karnataka.

2:48 PM IST

‘Will work to strengthen the party’: Former CM HD Kumaraswamy

CM HD Kumaraswamy spoke to the media and said that partners Congress did not discuss any issues with them. He said if things work out with Congress they’ll work for a coalition, if all parties agree. He said the focus lies on strengthening the party and JD(S) will collectively work towards it.

1:54 PM IST

Supporters cheer BS Yeddyurappa’s Karnataka floor test victory

BJP supporters have gathered in numbers outside Yeddyurappa’s residence in Bengaluru. His supporters have come to greet him on his floor test victory.

1:47 PM IST

Ban on liquor sale withdrawn in Karnataka

Earlier all pubs & wine shops in the city were ordered to be closed till 25th July. Bengaluru police commissioner withdrew the ban effective from 6 pm today evening.

1:33 PM IST

Congress leaders meeting underway

Karnataka Congress leaders DK Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah and others hold meeting.

1:00 PM IST

‘Awaiting instructions from Delhi’: BS Yeddyurappa speaks to the media

The former CM of Karnataka was at the RSS office in Chamrajpet. He said that the legislature party meet will be held at any moment following which they will head towards the Raj Bhavan.

12:34 PM IST

BSP Chief Mayawati calls Karnataka government collapse a dark day in history

The BSP Chief tweeted that the BJP used its Central powers and economic prowess to demolish the opposition.

Lone BSP MLA from Karnataka N Mahesh was expelled from the party after he defied the BSP supremo’s orders, which were precisely, to vote for the coalition government that failed to prove its majority on Tuesday evening.

12:15 PM IST

Opposition leaders criticise BJP over Karnataka government collapse

After the government collapse, CPI Leader Sitaram Yechury called the developments ‘an open display of political immorality and money power.’ He tweeted that everyone saw the brazen horsetrading and misuse of power.

12:04 PM IST

BJP state president will stake claim to form the Government in Karnataka

BS Yeddyurappa could stake his claim to form the government. He will meet Prime Minister Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah before meeting Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala. Read our analysis of what led to the government’s fall in Karnataka.

11:51 PM IST

Section 144 imposed all over Bengaluru

Section 144 has been imposed after the government under HD Kumaraswamy failed to prove its majority. Section 144 will remain imposed for next 48 hours.