In his speech ahead of the floor test, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy asked why BS Yeddyurappa was in a hurry for the floor test. He also attacked BJP for the present crisis of the coalition government in Karnataka.
Earlier, while speaking, BS Yeddyurappa requested the Speaker to fix the time for the floor test. Speaker Ramesh Kumar who started the proceedings in the house hoped for the stability of the current alliance government.
Though most of the MLAs belonged to both BJP, Congress and JD(S) were present, the 12 rebel MLAs were absent. It is said that these MLAs are still holed up in Mumbai.