BSY wins trust vote Speaker resigns

first_imgBengaluru: The three-day-old BJP government in Karnataka headed by B S Yediyurappa on Monday proved its majority in the truncated state Assembly sailing through the confidence motion by a voice vote.Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar announced his resignation soon after Yediyurappa won the trust vote in a process lasting less than an hour after the House met. With the BJP comfortably placed in the numbers game after the disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs that reduced the effective strength of the House, the opposition Congress and JDS did not press for the division. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Speaker declared that the one-line motion expressing confidence in the Ministry headed by Yediyurappa had been adopted by the House. On the eve of the trust vote, Kumar had disqualified 11 Congress MLAs and three JDS lawmakers till the end of the current term of the House in 2023, in addition to three earlier, bringing down the majority mark to 105, equivalent of the current strength of 105 of the BJP, which also enjoyed the support of an Independent. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe Congress has 66 members, JDS 34, the Speaker one (who has a casting vote in case of a tie) and one expelled BSP member who was thrown out of the party for violating its directive to support the H D Kumaraswamy government during the trust vote on July 23. As was also expected, the Speaker announced his resignation after a 14-month-long tenure in office, amid reports that the BJP was mulling moving a no-confidence motion against him. “I have decided to relieve myself from this office… I have decided to resign,” Kumar said and handed over his resignation letter to the Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy.last_img read more