Karnataka Crisis: Congress-JD(S) Give Notice for Trust Vote

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Bengaluru: The Congress-JD(S) coalition leaders met Speaker Ramesh Kumar and submitted a notice for trust vote following BJP’s meet with the Speaker today.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had on July 12 restrained Karnataka Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision till July 16 on the resignation and disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition.
Meanwhile, Fourteen rebel MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) combine who are at present lodged in a Mumbai hotel have sought police protection, alleging threat from Congress veterans. In a letter to Mumbai Police, the MLAs said they had “absolutely no intention of meeting Mallikarjun Kharge or Ghulam Nabi Azad or any Congress dignitaries or functionaries from Maharashtra or Karnataka Congress team leaders or any other political leader”. It added, “We anticipate serious threat from them and so we, hereby, request to kindly make necessary arrangements to stop these people from meeting us in case the situation arises.”

The development comes on a day when both the Congress and the BJP are holding their legislature party meeting to take stock of the current political crisis in the state.

BJP leaders led by BS Yeddyurappa meet Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar. They have submitted a letter to the Speaker demanding that the Kumaraswamy government seeks a trust vote in the House.

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