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Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy wins floor test as BJP walks out of Assembly

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 25 May 2018, 07:25:53 PM
Kumaraswamy taking oath as Karnataka CM (PTI photo)

New Delhi:

The newly sworn-in Congress-JD-S government on Friday passed its first litmus test Chief Minister Kumaraswamy proved trust vote on the floor of the House in Karnataka. The Congress-JD-S coalition government got 117 votes (JDS 37, Congress 78 and two others) in its favour after the BJP walked out of the House.

The motion expressing confidence in the Kumaraswamy government was adopted by voice vote in the presence of JD (S)-Congress coalition MLAs and other lawmakers supporting the government.

Kumaraswamy and his deputy - G Parameshwara of the Congress were sworn in on Wednesday at a ceremony that turned into a grand spectacle of unity by leaders of regional parties of various hues, signalling emergence of an anti-BJP bloc for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

LIVE Updates:

# 7:20 PM: A meeting was held over cabinet expansion after floor test, CM HD Kumaraswamy, Dy CM Dr G Parameshwar, Siddaramaiah, KC Venugopal and HD Revanna were present in the meeting.

#03:50 PM: BREAKING: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy wins trust vote. 117 MLAs voted in his favour. BJP walked out just before the floor test.

#03:35 PM: BJP walks out of Karnataka Assembly: BJP walked out of Karnataka assembly after BJP's BS Yeddyurappa said that we will hold a state-wide bandh on May 28, if CM HD Kumaraswamy doesn’t waive off farmer loans.

#03:25 PM: BJP stages walkout from the Karnataka Assembly ahead of floor test.

#02:05 PM: BREAKING: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy moves the motion of confidence in the state Assembly.

#12:40 PM: BJP withdrew nomination for Speaker's post: We withdrew (nomination of BJP candidate) as we wanted the election to be unanimous in order to maintain the dignity of the Speaker's post, says BS Yeddyurappa. The BJP had fielded its senior leader S Suresh Kumar for the post.

#12:30 PM: Speaker's post goes to Congress: Congress leader Ramesh Kumar elected as Speaker of Karnataka Assembly unopposed after BJP withdrew the nomination of its candidate.

#12:20 PM: Bengaluru: Visuals from #Karnataka Vidhana Soudha ahead of #FloorTest. Congress' Siddaramaiah & BJP's BS Yeddyurappa also present. 

#11:50 AM: Bengaluru: Congress Legislative Party meeting underway in Vidhana Soudha.

#11:05 AM: Congress MLAs reach Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru ahead of floor test and election of assembly speaker.

#09:30 AM: Not tension, will win says Kumaraswamy: Ahead of the floor test, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said that he was not in tension and expressed confidence of trust vote victory.

#08:30 AM: BJP fields candidate for Speaker's post: The opposition BJP on Thursday fielded senior leader S Suresh Kumar as its candidate in the election for the post of Karnataka Assembly Speaker to be held before the trust vote. The Congress-JD(S) coalition, which claims to enjoy the support of 117 MLAs, has plumped for Congress's Ramesh Kumar, a former Speaker, as its candidate for the post.

#08:15 AM: Will Kumaraswamy sail through? What numbers say: In the 222-member House where 112 is a simple majority, the JDS-Congress combine has 117 MLAs (JDS 37, Congress 78 and two others), while the BJP has 104 seats.

#08:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation Live Updates: Will the political turmoil in Karnataka over government formation come to an end or there is more drama left in the store? All the questions will be answered as newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy faces a floor test today to prove his majority. The trust vote will take place after lunch. Stick with us to get all the latest news and updates about Karnataka floor test.

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First Published : 25 May 2018, 08:21:29 AM