Karnataka Floor Test Live Updates: 48 Hrs CM Resigns, An Emotional Farewell Speech

  • Congress president Rahul Gandhi to address media at 4.30 pm; BJP’s presser scheduled at 6.00 pm
  • Congress’s DK Shivkumar, JD(S)’s HD Kumaraswamy and other MLAs celebrate at Vidhana Soudha after the resignation of BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa reaches Raj Bhavan after resigning as Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • Yeddy resigns as CM
  • People have blessed us with 104 seats. The mandate wasn’t for Congress or JD(S): CM BS Yeddyurappa
  • I have traveled throughout the state for the last two years and have seen pain on the faces of people. I can’t forget the love & affection I received from people: CM BS Yeddyurappa
  • Yeddy gives an emotional speech. He breaks down. He projects his pro-farmer credentials.
  • BSY ready to quit, slams unholy Congress – JDS alliance
  • Hope for a Stable Govt: BSY
  • Inside Vidhan Soudha: Oath taking ceremony resumes. JD (S)’s GT Deve Gowda takes oath.
  • PM Modi And Amit Shah Made Me CM : Yeddyurappa
  • Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has prepared a 13-page long speech that he will read in the assembly, in case he is convinced that BJP does not have numbers– and subsequently quit
  • I am sure he will resign before the trust vote: DK Shivakumar, Congress on CM BS Yeddyurappa
  • One of the ‘missing’ Congress MLAs Anand Singh seen leaving Bengaluru’s Goldfinch hotel
  • Two Congress MLAs Anand Singh & Pratap Gowda Patil have not yet come to the assembly for oath-taking
  • Two Congress MLAs can leave Vidhan Soudha after oath taking ceremony: Sources
  • BJP will be exposed to the whole world. They know very well that they are 104, still, they are trying everything and anything to buy our MLAs. But, our MLAs are intact. Two of our MLAs are still not here, whenever they come they will surely support us: Veerapa Moily, Congress.
  • JD(S) MLAs HD Kumaraswamy and HD Revanna at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru.
  • After winning assembly elections, B Sriramulu & BS Yeddyurappa have resigned from Lok Sabha, their resignations have been accepted by the Speaker.
  • Floor Test Might Have To Postpone : SC
  • Supreme Court
  • Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy likely to make statements before floor test begins
    CM Yeddyurappa is also likely to make a small speech while moving the motion of confidence. The motion will be put to vote saying, ‘This house expresses it’s confidence in the council of ministers headed by Yeddyurappa,’ according to the assembly agenda for the day. HD Kumaraswamy is also expected to make a statement as the Leader of Opposition.
  • Hearing on Congress-JD(S) plea challenging appointment of pro tem speaker KG Bopaiah: Kapil Sibal says ‘The individual appointed must be the senior most member of the House which is a convention in the Parliament also.’
  • Yeddyurappa will be the CM for next five years: BJP
    The Bharatiya Janata Party, meanwhile, are positive that BS Yeddyurappa will be at the helm of power for the next five years. “Wait till 4.30 pm. We will win and BS YeddyUrappa will be the CM for 5 years,” BJP’s Sadanand Gowda said.
  • Union Minister Ananth Kumar accused Congress and JDS of having an “unholy alliance.” “They are going to be rejected, people are going to reject them,” he added.

Staff Reporter, Bengaluru: It is a very crucial day for Karnataka CM and BJP leader Yeddyurappa as he will face the floor test in the state Assembly on Saturday. The Supreme Court on Friday directed that a floor test be conducted within 24 hours by a pro-tem speaker in Karnataka to end the impasse over government formation.

Two days after being sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister, BJP’s Yeddyurappa will face a floor test on Saturday to prove his majority. Setting aside Governor Vajubhai Vala’s 15-day period, the Supreme Court ordered that Yeddyurappa face the test of strength at 4 pm today.

The Congress and JDS MLAs who were shifted to Hyderabad to avoid horse trading, reached Bengaluru to take part in the trust vote. The JDS-Congress combine approached the Supreme Court to issue strict directions on how the pro-tem speaker should conduct Saturday’s proceedings. The court has set a hearing for Saturday at 10.30 am.