Karnataka Floor Test: BJP’s Yeddyurappa Resigns The chief minister of the two-day-old minority government resigned without moving the confidence motion


BS Yeddyurappa, the chief minister of the two-day-old minority government in Karnataka, has resigned without moving the confidence motion.

Yeddyurappa announced his resignation while ending his emotional speech and then hurriedly walked off by saying that he was going to meet the governor to submit his resignation.

The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance lawmakers were seen congratulating each other after Yeddyurappa’s announcement, celebrating the end of a bitter battle which even led to a post-midnight hearing in the Supreme Court.

Earlier, three Congress party lawmakers were reported missing from the Karnataka assembly as the elected members were being sworn in ahead of the trust vote at 4 pm.

Television news channels reported that the missing lawmakers were in a hotel and the police have been sent to find them.

Then just hours ahead of the trust vote in the assembly, the missing lawmakers of the Congress party returned amid speculation that the chief minister of the minority government may resign before the vote.

Congress party leader DK Shivakumar told reporters that the party was sure of CM’s resignation before the vote. He was reacting to reports by news channels quoting their sources that Yeddyurappa will resign ahead of the vote.

The day began with the temporary speaker KG Bopaiah of the Bharatiya Janata Party swearing in the new lawmakers even as the Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by the Congress-JD (S) alliance against his appointment.

The alliance lawyers argued in court that the speaker was appointed against the convention of selecting the most senior member and that Bopaiah has an adverse remark too made against him by the Supreme Court in a previous case.

The court refused to stay the appointment and instead ordered the live telecast of the assembly’s proceedings.

Amidst allegations of ‘enticing, poaching, and kidnapping’ of the lawmakers, the Congress party released audio tapes in support of their claims, which the BJP strongly denied.

#KarnatakaTrustVote: AS IT HAPPENED

Kumaraswamy arrives at Raj Bhavan

Yeddyurappa submits his resignation

Rahul Gandhi reacts

Kumaraswamy on forming the government

Congress-JD(S) lawmakers celebrate

BJP’s Shobha Karandlaje reacts

Congress believes CM will resign

Reports suggest Yeddyurappa may resign Vajpayee style

Local media says CM Yeddyurappa may resign

The moment when the Congress lawmaker returned

BJP’s Somashekara Reddy on the missing lawmakers

Cops look for the missing lawmakers


House adjourned till 3.30 pm

The allegation

Police outside the hotel

The 2 ‘missing’ MLAs

BS Yeddyurappa and B Sriramulu resign from Lok Sabha




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