Following the resignation of 15 MLAs from the ruling party in Karnataka, Kumaraswamy government has been forced to prove its majority. The motion was tabled at last Thursday’s legislative session and continues to be debated.
Addressing the debate today, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy said he was apologetic to the 6 crore people of Karnataka. He thanked the Congress leaders for his role as Chief Minister. He said he was ready to sacrifice his position with joy.
Kumaraswamy said that without proof, he was being accused of corruption by the BJP. He claimed that the BJP was trying to come to power through a backdoor and corrupt horse bargaining.
Meanwhile, Congressmen staged a protest in front of the residence of two independent MLAs in Bangalore.
As a precaution, Section 144 have been issued across Bangalore city for 48 hours. The liquor store, pubs has also been ordered to close.
Yes, section 144 is imposed till 25.07.2019
— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) July 23, 2019
In reply to a tweet Bangalore city police confirmed that Section 144 is imposed till 25th of July 2019
Speaker KR Ramesh adjourned the House till 10 am on Tuesday, adding that the floor test today stands postponed. The Speaker also gave a deadline to complete all the proceedings regarding the floor test by 4 pm tomorrow and the trust vote to be completed by 6 pm tomorrow.