Stage set for BJP government’s floor test in Karnataka assembly: This will all be a game of numbers in the Karnataka Assembly today, where the New Chief Minister, Yeddyurappa and his government will face the critical floor test.
This is the trial of strength to decide the fate and luck of the BJP government that is set a schedule at 4 pm post a Supreme Court order drastically reduced the 15 days’ time given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to Yeddyurappa in order to show and prove his majority.
The Supreme Court at 10.30 am today commenced the important hearing on Congress-JD(S) combine’s petition challenging, which is the very crucial factor.
According to the directions of the apex court, the police have made massive security arrangements that are going around in the Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature, in order to have a smooth conduct of the floor test.
The Public entry to the Vidhana Soudha that has been somehow restricted and officials and staff of the Secretariat are being permitted to enter the premises post via thorough checks.
Elections held on May 12 to 222 of the 224 constituencies in the state threw up a hung assembly with the BJP emerging as the party for the state.
Yeddurappa already took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka, on May 17, two days after the results were announced, post that, the governor accepted his claim to form the government.
This decision was challenged in the Supreme Court by the Congress and the JDS which also pass the interim orders on their petition, the court yesterday directed that the floor test is conducted today.
Striking a post-poll alliance, the combine has claimed the support of 117 MLAs, that is consists of the one each from the BSP and the KPJP and so on.