- Kumaraswamy had asked for time to prove a majority by the speaker on Friday.
- Yeddyurappa said: Kumaraswamy will not be able to prove majority in the House, the government decides to fall
- Congress rebel legislator Nagraj gave a signal to withdraw resignation after meeting with DK Shivkumar and Siddaramaiah
Jul 13, 2019, 10:15 PM IST
Bengaluru Former Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa said that the BJP will put pressure on Kumaraswamy government to prove confidence vote on Monday. On Saturday, he expressed confidence that the Congress-JDS coalition government would not be able to prove majority in the House. The Congress-JDS government's fall is certain. 16 rebel MLAs of the state have resigned. The Supreme Court has instructed to maintain the status quo till Tuesday. On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has also reached Karnataka to deal with the current situation.
Given the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy had demanded time for Speaker Ramesh Kumar to prove his majority in the assembly on Friday. On this, the speaker had assured that they would be given time for the day they would say.
Welcoming the decision to demand Kumaraswamy's trust vote – BJP
Yeddyurappa said that the BJP welcomes the decision to ask for time to prove the confidence of the Kumaraswamy. Yeddyurappa said that the people of Karnataka were disgusted with the corruption of the present coalition government. This is the reason why the legislators of both parties are resigning. Many more dissident MLAs are ready to leave the party. That is why Kumaraswamy has asked for time to prove the faith and we have no objection. Kumaraswamy should prove his confidence on Monday itself.
5 more MLAs reach Supreme Court against speaker
Earlier, 5 more rebel legislators, who resigned from Karnataka, filed a petition against the Assembly speaker in the Supreme Court on Saturday. They say that Speaker Ramesh Kumar is not knowingly accepting resignation. In this case, 10 MLAs have already applied in the apex court. The Supreme Court has ordered the Speaker to maintain the status quo till July 16. This will be the next hearing on Tuesday.
What will happen if you prove trust in the status quo?
First: 16 rebel MLAs voting against the government. In this situation, the government will get 100 votes. This number is less than the 112 figures required for the majority. In such a situation, the Kumaraswamy Government will lose faith in the House. On voting against the government, the membership of the rebels will end.
Second: Be absent from rebel legislator. In this situation, at the time of trust, the number of members in the House will be 207. The figure required for the majority will be 104. But, in absence of rebels, only 100 votes will fall in favor of the government and the government will fall.
Third: The resignations of the rebels will be approved. Even in this situation, the government will need 104 MLAs, which will not be with them for the majority. The government will fall
Fourth: Even if the Assembly Speaker disqualifies the rebels, even during the trust in the House, the government needs a figure of 104 for a majority. It will not happen to him. In such a situation, the government will fall.