The HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JDS coalition government fell on Tuesday after losing the trust vote which was finally allowed to happen, weeks after over a dozen coalition MLAs mass-defected to the BJP.
Following delaying tactics over the last several days, with numerous MLAs still stationed in Mumbai and the Supreme Court also hearing pleas seeking to compel the Karnataka Speaker to conduct the trust vote, the Kumaraswamy government-managed just 99 votes in the assembly versus the BJP's 105. 3 MLAs abstained from voting, as did 15 rebels in the 223-member house.
The floor test has triggered a meme fest on social media with netizens comparing its outcome with several hilarious instances.
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Kumaraswamy is now expected to go to the Governor's residence and tender his resignation, while the BJP, which now has the numbers, is likely to stake claim to form a government in the state.
Karnataka BJP has also put out a Twitter post announcing its victory over the Congress-JDS coalition.
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It’s the victory of people of Karnataka.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) July 23, 2019
It’s the end of an era of corrupt & unholy alliance.
We promise a stable & able governance to the people of Karnataka.
Together we will make Karnataka prosperous again ✌🏽