The uncertainty over the 14-month Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government's majority in the Karnataka Assembly will come to a thrilling finale this afternoon. Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Thursday asked Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to prove his majority in a floor test today. The Governor also directed the Speaker to complete the Trust Vote process by Friday afternoon.
The Governor has observed that 15 MLAs of the Congress-JDS government have tendered their resignations and another 2 independent MLAs withdrew their support to the coalition government. "The "prima facie" indicated that HD Kumaraswamy has lost the confidence of the House," the Governor wrote in his message to the CM and the Speaker.
On Thursday, Kumaraswamy moved the confidence motion in the Assembly. However, 20 MLAs, including 17 MLAs from the ruling government camping in a star hotel in Mumbai, failed to make their presence. When the Speaker adjourned the Trust Vote process to Friday, the opposition BJP leaders began protesting and demanded that the proceedings must be completed on Thursday itself.