Setback for Congress-JD(S): BSP member to skip floor test

Setback for Congress-JD(S): BSP member to skip floor test

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Chamarajanagara, Jul 21: The JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka, reeling under severe crisis for survival with Confidence Motion moved by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy received a setback as the lone BSP MLA N Mahesh today said that he would skip the floor test on July 22. Earlier, he had said that he will remain neutral in the assembly during the confidence vote.

Speaking to newsmen here on Sunday, the BSP member informed that the party president Mayawati had directed him to abstain from the Confidence motion comes for voting in the house. The BSP member had asked and was allotted a separate seat in the Karnataka Assembly following a request made by the member.

The decision of the BSP member to quit confidence motion during the floor test had brought additional worries to the JD(S)-Congress leaders, who are making all their best to save the 14-month-old coalition government, which is facing crisis after 15 of its members had resigned to their assembly seat and more may join the dissident brigade.(UNI)