Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has won the floor test on Friday after 117 MLAs voice voted for him unanimously, following BJP MLAs walk out of the state Vidhana Soudha.
Earlier on Friday, launching a scathing attack on Kumaraswamy, BS Yeddyurappa labelled him a ‘Chameleon’, whose nature is to betray people.
‘’It is in Kumaraswamy's nature to betray people. He dumped Congress' Dharam Singh', said Yeddyurappa.
Yeddyurappa also called the Congress-JD(S) alliance unholy and said the only motive of ‘’JD(S) and Congress is to keep Modi out’’.
He also goaded DK Shivakumar and said,
‘’You should have been the CM. This government won't last. This government is cursed.’’
However, reacting to Yeddyurappa’s statement DK Shivakumar later ‘laughed’ and said, ‘’We succeeded. Naturally BJP tried to provoke us. We are not playing an individual game.The government will last for 5 years. My party will decide (on my portfolio).’’
After Yeddyurappa’s scathing speech, the BJP MLAs staged walkout from the Karnataka legislative assembly.
When asked about the walkout, one of the BJP lawmakers said,
‘’The mandate of the people was for BJP. However, both Congress and JD(S) have manifested the unholy alliance and people are unhappy about it.’’
Earlier in the day, ahead of the floor test in the Karnataka assembly, chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy expressed confidence in proving his majority.
"I have no tension. I am going to win clearly," he told news agency ANI
Kumaraswamy's trust vote win came after a high-voltage political drama in Karnataka. With political landscape changing every minute in the state, the Karnataka situation was giving the vibe of a political thriller.