Karnataka Crisis: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar Rules Out Trust Vote Till Discussion In Assembly Ends, Governor Shoots Off Message To Conduct It By 6 Pm

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Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Friday ruled out the trust vote in the assembly until the end of the discussion and said that the trust vote will be conducted through a voice vote after the discussion ends.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Friday ruled out the trust vote in the assembly until the end of the discussion and said that the trust vote will be conducted through a voice vote after the discussion ends. The assembly was adjourned at 1.30 pm on Friday as Congress MLAs began a ruckus.

The Speaker had adjourned the assembly on Friday until 3:00 pm and pushed the trust vote until the discussion ended as some members did not get a chance to participate in the discussion. 

Congress leader Siddaramaiah said, "There are 20 members who want to participate in the discussion. Since it is incomplete I don't think it will be completed today. The discussion will continue till Monday. It is for the Speaker to take the decision," he said.

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Congress' Krishna Byre Gowda argued that, 'The motion of trust is prerogative of the Assembly. Constitutional Bodies should not breach their limits."

On July 18, within hours after the confidence motion could not take place as the Speaker had adjourned the day's proceedings in the assembly, the Governor Vajubhai Vala had shot off the letter to the Chief Minister setting the deadline by 1:30 pm July 19. The Governor had observed that resignation of 15 MLAs of the ruling JD(S)-Congress and withdrawal of support by two independents "prima facie" indicated Kumaraswamy has lost the confidence of the House.The Governor had also sent a missive earlier to the Speaker to conclude the trust vote proceedings by the end of the day.

Following the postponing of the trust vote yet again, the special officer from the Governor's office conveyed yet another deadline for the trust vote. The Governor's office sent a message to the Speaker to conduct the trust vote before 6:00 pm on Friday.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao moved the Supreme Court claiming that its July 17 order, which directed that 15 rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to attend the Assembly, violated the party's right under Tenth Schedule to issue whip to its MLAs.

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