Speaker Ramesh Kumar has adjourned the Karnataka legislative session on Monday in the wake of Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy’s referendum

In the last two weeks, 13 Congress and 3 Majesty MLAs have resigned from the Majatha-Congress coalition led by Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy. As a result, the coalition government is in dire straits.

Chief Minister Kumaraswamy in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly yesterday decided to rely on his government. But yesterday, Congress and secular Janata Dal MLAs rallied in the House to protest the BJP’s action. They were postponed until this morning.

In this backdrop, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly convened this morning under the chairmanship of Speaker Ramesh Kumar as the governor had again ordered a referendum to be held at 1.30 pm on Friday.

Kumaraswamy addressing the second session of the assembly on the second day. MLAs then spoke on the resolution. There was no referendum beyond 01.30 pm. The Governor of Karnataka again ordered the Karnataka Speaker to hold a vote of confidence at six o’clock in the evening.

Chief Minister Kumaraswamy spoke at the assembly. The Speaker will then decide whether to hold a vote of confidence this evening. The Speaker said that the Speaker should protect me from the consequences of not being able to meet the Governor’s deadline for a vote of confidence.

Following this, the governor appealed for a debate until Monday. The BJP opposed this. In this backdrop, Speaker Ramesh Kumar has adjourned the Karnataka Legislative Assembly till 11 am on Monday.

Rajasekar Gnanam

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