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The motion, moved by parliamentary affairs minister Shanti Dhariwal and passed by a voice vote, did not throw any surprise.(PTI)

Congress wins floor test after Pilot, Gehlot truce

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini, Jaipur
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Buoyed by the return of Pilot and 18 other rebel lawmakers to the Congress fold after a truce mediated by the party high command earlier this week, the government moved a confidence motion on the first day of the session, aiming to send across the message that Gehlot’s dispensation was stable and not facing any threat.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath.(ANI file photo)
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath.(ANI file photo)

SC backs MP guv’s order for floor test by Kamal Nath govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Kamal Nath resigned as Madhya Pradesh chief minister on March 20 two hours before a floor test in the state assembly on the directions of the Supreme Court that his government looked set to lose following the rebellion of 22 Congress lawmakers.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath will face trust vote after order from the Supreme Court on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath will face trust vote after order from the Supreme Court on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Will Kamal Nath resign? Buzz gains traction hours before trust vote

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 10:08 AM IST
After Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker NP Prajapati accepted the resignations of rebel Congress MLAs, Kamal Nath has little choice to continue to be in power.
Supreme Court is hearing petition filed by both Congress and BJP on the trust vote issue.(Sunil Saxena/HT Photo)
Supreme Court is hearing petition filed by both Congress and BJP on the trust vote issue.(Sunil Saxena/HT Photo)

‘Giving time to Speaker gold mine for horse-trading’: SC on MP trust vote row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Speaker’s lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said Speaker has the power in running the affairs of the House.
Both the BJP and Congress have moved Supreme Court on the floor test issues in Madhya Pradesh.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Both the BJP and Congress have moved Supreme Court on the floor test issues in Madhya Pradesh.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

‘Heavens are not going to fall’, says Congress as Supreme Court hears plea on Madhya Pradesh floor test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 02:49 PM IST
The BJP claims that Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is in minority after the resignation of 22 MLAs and is seeking floor test. The Congress, meanwhile, says that its MLAs are held captive.
SC sought responses from Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath and speaker NP Prajapati on a petition by 10 BJP MLAs seeking an immediate floor test.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
SC sought responses from Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath and speaker NP Prajapati on a petition by 10 BJP MLAs seeking an immediate floor test.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to hear pleas on Madhya Pradesh floor test today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Bengaluru/Bhopal | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 10:16 AM IST
While BJP MLAs seek immediate floor test, Congress has filed a separate plea saying the test cannot be conducted as 16 lawmakers had been held “captive” in Bengaluru.
Governor Lalji Tandon (left) reading a statement on the first day of the budget session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Governor Lalji Tandon (left) reading a statement on the first day of the budget session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday.(ANI Photo)

No correspondence with me on floor test, says Speaker as MP Assembly adjourned

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 12:59 PM IST
Governor Lalji Tandon had to leave after reading a small statement in the first day of the budget session following an uproar by ruling Congress MLAs.
Madhya Pradesh’s Minister for Public Relations P C Sharma said coronavirus is a serious threat and has been declared a pandemic across the world.(ANI)
Madhya Pradesh’s Minister for Public Relations P C Sharma said coronavirus is a serious threat and has been declared a pandemic across the world.(ANI)

Madhya Pradesh cabinet flags coronavirus threat day before floor test

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 03:58 PM IST
The minister said the assembly will decide whether proceeding should be postponed.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray along with MLAs after the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance won the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly, in Mumbai on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray along with MLAs after the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance won the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly, in Mumbai on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

The big 5 who will help run Maharashthra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s show

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shailesh Gaikwad
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 07:59 AM IST
The team which will be assisting Uddhav Thackeray include two key Sena leaders, Subhash Desai and Eknath Shinde; party youth wing chief Aaditya Thackeray; party MP Sanjay Raut; and his secretary, Milind Narvekar.
BJP Maharashtra President Chandrakant Patil and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that the floor test for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to prove his majority in the Maharashtra Assembly be conducted on Wednesday.(PTI)
BJP Maharashtra President Chandrakant Patil and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that the floor test for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to prove his majority in the Maharashtra Assembly be conducted on Wednesday.(PTI)

‘Ready to prove majority in floor test’: BJP on Supreme Court’s order on Maharashtra

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 12:00 PM IST
The top court directed Maharashtra Governor Koshyari to ensure that all elected members of the House are sworn in on Wednesday itself.
Mumbai: Newly-sworn in Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis shakes hands with his Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, in Mumbai, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_23_2019_000058A)(PTI)
Mumbai: Newly-sworn in Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis shakes hands with his Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, in Mumbai, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_23_2019_000058A)(PTI)

Possibility of horse trading if floor test delayed, says Supreme Court | 10 points

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress had moved the top court after Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as chief minister and NCP’s Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday morning.
The three-judge bench of justice NV Ramana, justice Ashok Bhushan and justice Sanjiv Khanna heard the petition filed by the Sena, NCP and Congress seeking directions to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to hold an immediate floor test for the second day on Monday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The three-judge bench of justice NV Ramana, justice Ashok Bhushan and justice Sanjiv Khanna heard the petition filed by the Sena, NCP and Congress seeking directions to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to hold an immediate floor test for the second day on Monday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court to rule on Maharashtra floor test shortly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 10:38 AM IST
The Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, who filed the petition on Saturday challenging Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari’s decision to invite Devendra Fadnavis to form the state government, on Monday evening claimed to have the numbers in an unprecedented show of strength.
After a hearing that lasted barely 30 minutes on Sunday, the three judges had ordered the government to produce the letter submitted by Devendra Fadnavis to stake claim and the governor’s order.(HT Photo)
After a hearing that lasted barely 30 minutes on Sunday, the three judges had ordered the government to produce the letter submitted by Devendra Fadnavis to stake claim and the governor’s order.(HT Photo)

Order Devendra Fadnavis to face floor test in 24 hrs, Cong to SC; decision tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan and Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 07:57 AM IST
The Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party stumped the coalition’s efforts to form the next Maharashtra government last week when he got himself an invite from governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to form the government early Saturday morning.
Mumbai, India - Nov. 23, 2019:Devendra Fadnavis appointed as Maharashtra CM and Ajit pawar as Deputy CM in presence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. (HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - Nov. 23, 2019:Devendra Fadnavis appointed as Maharashtra CM and Ajit pawar as Deputy CM in presence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. (HT PHOTO)

Anti-defection law, floor test in focus as BJP springs a surprise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 11:09 AM IST
Technical and legal questions confront the government, which still has time to face a floor test. Its survival will depend on whether Ajit Pawar and his supporters manage to overcome the threat of disqualification under the anti-defection law.
Ahead of the floor test, the Chief Minister has called a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders at the Taj Hotel here today. (TV video grab)
Ahead of the floor test, the Chief Minister has called a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders at the Taj Hotel here today. (TV video grab)

Ahead of Karnataka floor test, BSP MLA says asked by party not to attend

Bengaluru | By Asian New International
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Following his absence from the Karnataka Assembly session this week, there were reports that he was told by Mayawati to go against the coalition during the trust vote when it is moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
The survival of the Congress-JD(S) government hangs precariously on the eve of the trust vote with the Supreme Court holding that the 15 rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing assembly session.(PTI)
The survival of the Congress-JD(S) government hangs precariously on the eve of the trust vote with the Supreme Court holding that the 15 rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing assembly session.(PTI)

Ahead of floor test, Karnataka Cong leader says he will withdraw resignation

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 09:09 AM IST
Reddy, a former minister, is among the 13 Congress and three JDS MLAs who have tendered their resignations while two independent legislators have withdrawn their support to the 14-month old Kumaraswamy government, leaving it tottering on the brink of collapse.
Dissident MLA from JD(S) addresses after meeting with Karnataka Governor Vajuibhai Vala, in Bengaluru, Saturday, July 6, 2019. legislators of the ruling alliance submitted their resignation to speaker's office.(PTI file photo)
Dissident MLA from JD(S) addresses after meeting with Karnataka Governor Vajuibhai Vala, in Bengaluru, Saturday, July 6, 2019. legislators of the ruling alliance submitted their resignation to speaker's office.(PTI file photo)

Floor test to President rule: How Karnataka crisis may play out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 10:21 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party has appealed to the Governor to take action, as the coalition has lost a majority, pending the acceptance of the resignations.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath met lawmakers of the Congress and allies in Bhopal today in the first day of the budget session of the state assembly.(HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath met lawmakers of the Congress and allies in Bhopal today in the first day of the budget session of the state assembly.(HT Photo)

‘Be ready for floor test’: Madhya Pradesh CM to MLAs

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 01:00 AM IST
The Congress has 114 legislators in the state assembly and has support of six other MLAs – one each of SP and BSP and four independents in the 230 member house. The opposition BJP has 108 MLAs.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a special session of the Madhya Pradesh assembly, saying that “burning issues” need to be discussed and stoking speculation that the party may push for a floor test.(PTI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a special session of the Madhya Pradesh assembly, saying that “burning issues” need to be discussed and stoking speculation that the party may push for a floor test.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP demands special session in Madhya Pradesh, may put pressure on Congress in House

Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The development comes a day after most exit polls predicted a big win for the BJP in the heartland state that has 29 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress-led coalition government has a majority of six in the 230-member assembly.
The Speaker’s remarks came two days after he slammed President Maithripala Sirisena, saying it was “anti-democratic” to sack Prime Minister and suspend the Parliament(HT File Photo)
The Speaker’s remarks came two days after he slammed President Maithripala Sirisena, saying it was “anti-democratic” to sack Prime Minister and suspend the Parliament(HT File Photo)

Sri Lanka assembly Speaker Jaysuriya presses for floor test to end political crisis

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 08:14 AM IST
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya wanted a floor test in parliament to resolve the issue of two prime ministers in the country which arose following the sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa.
In 2008, PM Manmohan Singh opted for a floor test to prove his government still commanded majority.(HT File Photo)
In 2008, PM Manmohan Singh opted for a floor test to prove his government still commanded majority.(HT File Photo)

A look back at the 2008 floor test when UPA faced no-confidence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 08:54 AM IST
The trust vote in 2008, a year before the UPA faced Lok Sabha elections, was one of the most dramatic in Parliament’s history.
Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy.(Arijit Sen / HT File)
Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy.(Arijit Sen / HT File)

Kumaraswamy wins Karnataka assembly floor test, calls BJP walkout ‘escapism’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:15 PM IST
Kumaraswamy’s Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition government won the trust vote in the Karnataka assembly by a voice vote
Congress’ MLA Ramesh Kumar was elected as Speaker of Karnataka assembly on May 25.(Twitter/ANI Photo)
Congress’ MLA Ramesh Kumar was elected as Speaker of Karnataka assembly on May 25.(Twitter/ANI Photo)

Congress’ Ramesh Kumar begins second stint as Karnataka assembly Speaker

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 01:21 PM IST
Ramesh Kumar previously served as the speaker of the assembly between 1994 and 1999.
BJP legislators walkout of the Vidhan Soudha after leader of opposition BS Yeddyurappa threatens a state-wide stir if farm loans are not waived by Monday.(ANI)
BJP legislators walkout of the Vidhan Soudha after leader of opposition BS Yeddyurappa threatens a state-wide stir if farm loans are not waived by Monday.(ANI)

Karnataka Live: After winning floor test, CM Kumaraswamy says real action will start now

Bengaluru/New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 05:36 PM IST
Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy tabled the motion for trust of confidence in the Karnataka Assembly for the three-day old Congress-JD(S) coalition government headed by him.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B. S. Yeddyurappa flashes the victory sign after taking oath as Chief Minister of the southern state of Karnataka inside the governor's house in Bengaluru, India, May 17, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B. S. Yeddyurappa flashes the victory sign after taking oath as Chief Minister of the southern state of Karnataka inside the governor's house in Bengaluru, India, May 17, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Conventions and the numbers: All about the floor test in Karnataka today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 09:06 AM IST
The BS Yeddyurappa-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government faces a cliffhanger vote of confidence in Karnataka on Saturday that will decide its fate.
The Madhesi parties’ support to K P Oli (in picture) came as a surprise to many, given their past acrimony.(AFP File)
The Madhesi parties’ support to K P Oli (in picture) came as a surprise to many, given their past acrimony.(AFP File)

Nepal’s Oli wins two-thirds majority in floor test with Madhesi backing

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By Anil Giri
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2018 07:56 PM IST
Madhes-based Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum, which have 17 and 16 seats respectively, are likely to join the government and have been bargaining for the posts of vice president and deputy speaker.
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