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Karnataka Floor Test: BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa Fails to Gather Majority, Resigns Before the Floor Test

It was speculated that some of the Congress and JD(S) MLAs may remain absent at the time of floor test. However, nothing of such happened and BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned before the floor test began. The CM in waiting, H.D. KumaraSwamy, has expressed that he will wait for the Governor's invitation to form the government in the state.

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Yeddyurappa Resigns

The last few days hallabaloo and political hustling in Karnataka has finally come to an end with the chief minister, B.S. Yeddyurappa resigning from the post ahead of the floor test. The 2 days’ Chief Minister had to resign as the Supreme Court, on Friday, ordered for a floor test today at 4pm in the Karnataka Vidhan Soudha (Karnataka Assembly). The Chief Minister couldn’t gather the number required to form his government and had to resign.

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The Congress party and JD(S) had kept their MLAs in a resort and a hotel to prevent any kind of horse-trading happening before the floor test. A floor test is where a party which claims to have sufficient seats required to form a government in a state, proves the same in the Assembly hall. In Karnataka, the halfway mark that any party desiring to form it’s government in the state is 112. Recalling the scoreboard of Karnataka Assembly Election 2018, BJP won 104 seats, Congress with 78 and JD(S)+ acquired 38 seats while 2 seats won by other category.

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The result was out on May 15, BJP and Congress+JD(S) claimed the stake to form it’s government separately before the Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai R. Vala. Congress and JD(S) decided to coalite and expressed their desire to form their government in coalition before the Governor. Both the parties were dumbstruck after they heard that the Governor had invited BJP to form it’s Government in the state and allotted 15 days to prove it’s majority. The two parties, Congress and JD(S), decided to fight back and escalated the case to the Supreme Court the same day. The apex court decided to hear the petition and opened the door for hearing at 2.00 am on May 17. The bench of justices headed by Juctice A.K. Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S.A. Bobde heard the case for 3 and a half hour and refused to put a stay on B.S. Yeddyurappa’s Chief Ministerial Swearing in ceremony scheduled later at 9am the same day. However, the court called the case “to be heard later on,” and adjourned the hearing for a day and announced the case to be again heard the next day i.e. May 18 around 10.30am.

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The apex court heard the argument between Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress & JD(S) advocate, Former Attorney General, Mukul Rohatgi, for BJP and Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta from Union Government. Subsequently, the apex court asked BJP to conduct floor test on May 19 itself in the Karnataka Vidhan Soudha and prove it’s majority. It was also allowed, on consensus, to live telecast the floor test procedure on TV to keep the transparency at par. While the preparation for floor test was at peak, the news of two of the Congress MLAs, Anand Singh and Pratap Gowda Patil, missing flashed on all the news channels. However, the two MLAs joined the other MLAs in the Karnataka Vidhan Soudha before the floor test.

It was speculated that some of the Congress and JD(S) MLAs may remain absent at the time of floor test. However, nothing of such happened and BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned before the floor test began. He said, “People have blessed us with 104 seats. The mandate wasn’t for Congress or JD(S). If only people would have given us 113 seats instead of 104, we would have made this state a paradise,” in Karnataka Vidhan Soudha, reported ANI.

Yeddyurappa also said that he has travelled throughout the state for the last 2 years and has seen pain on the faces of people. He averred to win 28 out of 28 seats in Lok Sabha election. He said, “We will get 28 out of 28 seats in Lok Sabha. I will lose nothing if I lose power, my life is for the people,” while resigning as the CM of the state.


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Soon, the Congress Leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, addressed Media outside Karnataka Vidhan Soudha and said, “We would like to congratulate the MLAs of Congress, JD(S), independent as well as BSP who resisted all sorts of temptations & arm twisting by Central govt. They stood by the party principles & decision taken by the party leadership,” reported ANI. It was Congress Chief, Rahul Gandhi’s turn to speak on the matter. “I am proud that opposition stood together & defeated the BJP and we will continue to do so,” said Rahul Gandhi in a Press Conference. He accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of encouraging horse trading in politics. “You’ve seen openly how the PM directly authorized purchasing of MLAs in Karnataka, so the idea that PM spreads in the country that he is fighting corruption, is a blatant lie, he is corruption,” said finally happy, Rahul Gandhi.

The political hustling, although, seems settled, is this really the end of the race for Karnataka’s throne? Well, the time will tell us if this is the end or a new beginning of another political chapter in Karnataka. The CM in waiting, H.D. KumaraSwamy, has expressed that he will wait for the Governor’s invitation to form the government in the state.


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(With inputs from News Agency ANI)