MLAs arrive ahead of the floor test

MLAs arrive ahead of the floor test

Agency News

Bengaluru, Jul 18: MLAs belong to the ruling Congress and JD(S) and the opposition BJP have started to arrive at the Vidhan Soudha, the Karnataka assembly on Thursday.

Speculations are high about the imminent fall of Kumaraswamy government as according to the current scenario it is very difficult to find the desired majority in the assembly. With the ruling combination, was reduced its strength to 101 following the resignation of the rebel MLAs, Chief Minister has fallen short of as many as 12 MLAs to bail out his government in the 225-member Karnataka assembly.

The only hope before the Congress and the JD(S) leaders is that the support they win from the rebel MLA Ramalinga Reddy. With this Congress hopes that four other rebel MLAs who are very close to Reddy would also follow suit.

But BJP leaders are on cloud nine as the party which has a strength of 105 in the house had secured the support of two Independent MLAs, and prima facie it appears that the Saffron party is all set to form the government if confidence motion was defeated. Till now, the stand of other 15 rebel MLAs, 12 from Congress and 3 from JD(S), are not clear. As per the Supreme Court ordered that the rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the assembly, which blunts the threat of disqualification.