Discussion on vote of confidence will be taken up in Karnataka Assembly on July 18: Siddaramaiah

Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah on Monday said that discussion on the vote of confidence will be taken up on Thursday in the Karnataka Assembly.

Speaking to mediapersons, Siddaramaiah said, “Discussion on the vote of confidence will be taken on Thursday at 11 am. The BJP has also agreed on the same.”

“It is a numbers game, I am hopeful and confident that we will win the vote of confidence,” he said.

A meeting of the CLP was conducted here earlier today.

This comes in the wake of BJP’s demand for a trust vote in the state Assembly on Monday.

The Congress-JD(S) government has plunged into crisis following the resignation by several MLAs from the House.

Ten dissident Congress and JD(S) MLAs had moved the Supreme Court which has directed the Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to maintain status quo on their resignation and disqualification till July 16.

State BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa had asked Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to prove his government’s majority in the Assembly on Monday.

Kumaraswamy had on Friday told the Speaker that he was ready to seek a trust vote or face a no-confidence motion during the session which will go on till July 26.

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