Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa won the trust vote in the assembly on Monday, proving his government's majority. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had issued a whip to all its 105 legislators to attend the assembly on Monday from 11 a.m. Around 100 of the saffron party's 105 legislators were staying at a private resort in the city's northern outskirts since July 12 when the 10-day monsoon session of the assembly commenced and the month-long political crisis led to the fall of the 14-month-old JDS-Congress coalition government on July 23 after its Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote.
With the Assembly strength reduced to 208 from 225, including a nominated member after Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar disqualified 17 Congress-Janata Dal-Secular rebel legislators, 105 was the new halfway mark for simple majority. With the support of Independent H. Nagesh, BJP's strength is 106, one more than the halfway mark. Post-disqualification, the strength of the Congress reduced to 64 from 78, excluding the Speaker and that of JD-S to 34 from 37.
On July 23, with 20 legislators - 15 rebels, two sick Congress MLAs, two Independents and the BSP member - absent, the Assembly strength was 205, with 103 the mark for majority. The JD-S-Congress coalition lost the motion as their combined strength was 99 against 105 of the BJP.
Karnataka Trust Vote: Highlights
12:30 pm | Karnataka Speaker resigns
11:45 am | Karnataka CM Yediyurappa wins trust vote in assembly
11:42 am | HD Kumaraswamy: Power is not permanent, even for Narendra Modi and JP Nadda. We will not try to bring down your number from 105 to either 100 or lower. You speak of drought, at least now let's see how you will work. We will cooperate with you for the sake of people.
11:41 am | HD Kumaraswamy at Vidhana Souha: You(BJP)have left the dissenting&rebel MLAs on roads. Since last week I've been seeing all developments. Speaker's decision sends a strong message. He didn't act in hurry. He looked into the matter very carefully, and looked looked into each case.
11:39 am | HD Kumaraswamy, JD(S) in Vidhana Soudha: I ran govt for 14 months. I have no obligation to answer your (BS Yediyurappa) questions. I need to answer to my conscience. From past 14 months, everything was being recorded. People know what work I have done. #Karnataka
11:36 am | Siddaramaiah: We hope you (BS Yediyurappa) will be chief minister but there is no guarantee of that. You are with the rebels, can you give a stable government? It's impossible! I oppose this confidence motion because the reason is this government is unconstitutional and immoral.
11:35 am | Siddaramaiah: Unfortunately, Yediyurappa has never been CM with people's mandate. Where's the mandate? You didn't have it in 2008, 2018 or even now. When he took oath there were 222 MLAs in House, where did BJP have 112 MLAs for majority? They had 105 seats. That is not mandate.
11:42 am | Siddaramaiah: We're elected to work for people&we must try to do that. I attempted this as CM&so did HD Kumaraswamy. Yediyurappa said admn has come to stand still&he wants to rectify that. It wasn't the case. In coalition we worked towards bringing to force common minimum program
11:27 am | We discussed HD Kumaraswamy's confidence motion over 4 days. I too participated in that&I don't wish to speak about it. I could've spoken about circumstances under which Yediyurappa became CM.I wish him well&welcome his assurance that he'll work for people: Siddaramaiah
11:22 am | There is drought. I want to address farmers' issues. I've decided to give 2 installments of Rs 2000 to beneficiaries under PM Kisan scheme from state's side. I appeal to opposition that we must work together. I appeal to House to unanimously express confidence in me: Yediyurappa
11:16 am | Forget and forgive is something I believe in. I love people who oppose me as well. I want to thank Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and JP Nadda: Yediyurappa
11:12 am | When Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy were CMs they didn't indulge in vindictive politics. Administration has failed and we'll set it right. I assurance the House that we won't indulge in vindictive politics either. I believe in forget and forgive: Yediyurappa
11:10 am | Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa moves confidence motion.
11:00 am | Karnataka Assembly proceedings at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru begins. The newly sworn-in Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will face a trust vote today.