Crucial test of trust vote for Yediyurappa on Monday

Crucial test of trust vote for Yediyurappa on Monday

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Bengaluru, Jul 27 : Crucial Session of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will be held on July 29 with newly Elected Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa will seek trust vote and also put the Finance bill for the consent of the house.The trust vote is being taken in the State Assembly for the second time within a week after former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy lost the Confidence motion which had moved in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday last.

Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar, who is yet to take a decision on the fate of the 13 rebel MLAs, will also cast a shadow on the all-important trust vote, to be placed in the floor of the house on Monday.Kumaraswamy had lost the Trust move after hectic 4 days discussion on the confidence motion and he could muster only 99 votes against Opposition BJP’s 105 in the 225-member Karnataka Assembly.

Speaker Ramesh Kumar, exercising his power under 10th Schedule, disqualified Congress MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumatalli based on complaints filed against them by Congress party and announced that he will take decision on the resignations by other rebel Legislators including 10 Congress and 3 JDS in a couple of days.
BJP immediately after fall of Kumaraswamy led Coalition government, and Speaker’s decision to disqualify two MLAs including former Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi and Kumatahalli and an independent, gave a boost to stake claim with Governor Vajubhai Vala to form the next government by the BJP.

BJP State President B S Yediyurappa, who was the opposition leader in the Coalition government, took oath yesterday and in his maiden press conference announced that the Assembly Session will resume and on Monday he will move Trust vote and later move the Finance Bill, which has to be passed by the House before July 31 to ensure payment of salaries to Government employees and other government expenditure.
The Speaker, in all probability, may announce his decision on the resignations of remaining rebel legislators shortly and this could happen before the crucial Session begins on Monday. UNI