Bengaluru: The political drama in Karnataka is heading for the final act as the Assembly is heading towards a trust vote. The Chief Minister, Kumaraswamy, said that he is willing to face the trust vote and also informed that he was ready to relinquish his post.
The Speaker had asked the rebel MLAs to come to the House during the trust vote. However, the MLAs had refused to appear and said that they will come only after the trust vote has taken place.
The Speaker, K. R. Ramesh Kumar, told the house today that he was ready with his resignation letter in his pocket and took it out to show the House. He said that the rebel MLAs had committed contempt of the House.
In a speech during the debate Kumaraswamy said that the was ready to sacrifice the CM’s post. He also told that he had tried to save the coalition government in the State very hard.
The Speaker had given a deadline to the coalition government to face the trust vote today evening.
Meanwhile, scuffle took place between BJP and Congress workers in front of a hotel where two independent MLAs are said to be staying. The Congress workers demanded that they see them so that they can take them to the house. However, BJP workers stopped the Congress workers who tried to push their way into the hotel.
The deteriorating law and order problem has led to the government imposing Section 144 for two days in Bengaluru.