The embattled chief minister Friday sought time from the Speaker Rakesh Kumar to move the trust vote in the House in the wake of resignation by 16 MLAs--13 from the Congress and three JD(S)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Ahmedabad to appear before a court, in a defamation case filed against him by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and its chairman, Ajay Patel after Gandhi alleged that the bank was involved in a scam.
The cabinet that met under the leadership of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said it was ready to face a no-confidence motion, if moved by the opposition BJP. The Chief Minister expressed confidence that the government would survive.
Fighting to save the government, the Congress also sought the intervention of Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar in disqualifying its rebel legislators and accused the BJP of using money power to lure its members. The BJP has denied the charge.
The development to tweak the 2004 law, cleared during the previous BJP government, has come following the thrashing of a Muslim man and a woman on suspicion of carrying beef in MP's Seoni district last month.