Karnataka Update: ‘Confident’ Yediyurappa Arrives for Floor Test

Yediyurappa Seeks Trust Vote

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, arrives in the floor to prove his majority in the house today, a day after Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified 14 more rebel Congress-JDS lawmakers under the anti-defection law.

Expressing confidence, Yediyurappa said he would “100 per cent” prove majority.

On Sunday, Kumar disqualified all 17 rebels, an action that reduces the majority mark in the assembly and paves the way for the newly formed BJP government to win the trust vote smoothly today.

Eleven Congress MLAs and three JDS lawmakers faced the axe from the Speaker in addition to the three disqualified earlier, bringing down the majority mark to 104, one less than the current strength of 105 of the BJP, which also enjoys the support of an Independent.

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