Guv asks Speaker to complete trust vote process Thursday
Bengaluru, Jul 18 (PTI) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala
Thursday asked Assembly speaker K Ramesh Kumar to complete the
process of vote of confidence moved by chief minister H D
Kumaraswamy by the end of the day.
Vala''s message to Kumar came after a BJP delegation
called on him and requested to direct the speaker to conduct
the vote of confidence Thursday itself, amid fears by the
party that the ruling coalition was trying to prolong the
debate to buy time to shore up numbers.
In his message, Vala said, "The motion of confidence
moved by the chief minister of Karnataka is in consideration
before the House today. The chief minister is expected to
maintain the confidence of the House at all times during his
I, therefore, send this message to the House to consider
completing the proceedings of the House by the end of the
Vala''s message under Article 175 of the constitution
added that completing the proceedings by the end of the way
will uphold the highest traditions of democracy and
The speaker read out the message and said, " I have
brought it to the notice of the House."
A BJP delegation met the governor even as the assembly
was debating the confidence motion amid fears by the party
that "extraneous" issues were being raised by the coalition to
prolong the debate.
"We have a fear that somewhere there is an attempt to
save this minority government....," BJP leader and former
chief minister Jagadish Shettar told reporters. PTI GMS KSU RA
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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