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Karnataka Floor Test Highlights: Govt lives to fight another day as Speaker adjourns house after marathon discussion

Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh Kumar met chief minister HD Kumaraswamy hours before the trust vote was slated to take place in the state assembly on Monday, a deadline sternly issued by the speaker last week, to cease the discussion. For the third day running, the Karnataka assembly debated the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with the Congress insisting that it not be put to vote till the chair decides on the resignations submitted by the rebel MLAs to the House.The Assembly, already missed two deadlines set by the Governor Vajubhai Vala for the floor test and the BJP has termed it as “delaying tactics”. Kumaraswamy has accused the BJP of setting a benchmark for “immoral politics”.Meanwhile, the speaker has also summoned 12 rebel Congress MLAs on Tuesday. The lawmakers were issued notices after the Congress-JD(S) coalition filed petition seeking their disqualification. The state’s political crisis also reached the doors of the Supreme Court on Tuesday as two independent MLAs -R Shankar and H Nagesh, filed a petition asking the top court to order a floor test by 5 pm today. However, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on declined to hear the plea during the day.Read highlights here:

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday.(Photo: PTI)
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2019 12:54 AM IST
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