The Speaker of Karnataka assembly KR Ramesh Kumar has called for a business advisory committee meeting at 4.30 on Monday. The meeting was called to take a decision on trust vote and the Speaker would take a decision on it following the meeting. The BJP had demanded that the Congress-JD(S) government prove its majority in the state assembly on Monday.
The JD(S) MLAs have already arrived at the Vidhana Soudha.
Earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court admitted plea filed by five more rebel MLAs seeking Speaker's acceptance of their resignations and has fixed the hearing for Tuesday. Last week, the Apex Court had heard the petition of 10 rebel MLAs, who accused the speaker of delaying acceptance of their resignations from Karnataka assembly.
Sixteen Congress-JD(S) legislators and two independent lawmakers had resigned from the state assembly last week escalating troubles for the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government.
Even as the state CM HD Kumaraswamy had exuded confidence in the assembly on Saturday about the trust vote, BJP in Karnataka had demanded him to resign immediately from the chief ministerial post.
"I demand that the Chief Minister, if he is honest and cares for the democratic system, he should immediately resign or should move a motion seeking for trust vote on Monday itself," state BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said claiming that the CM does not have the majority in the Vidhana Soudha.
Meanwhile, the rebel MLAs stationed in Mumbai's Renaissance hotel have submitted yet another letter to the city police saying that they have no intention of meeting with the Congress leaders like Kamal Nath, Mallikarjun Kharge, G Parameshwar and JD(S) leaders Deve Gowda and HD Kumaraswamy who are visiting them. The rebel MLAs have said that they perceive a threat from the leaders flying down to Mumbai and urged the police for protection.