Karnataka: As Things Stand, Congress-JD(S) Set To Lose Trust Vote; BJP Has Required Numbers To Form Govt

Swarajya StaffThursday, July 18, 2019 8:53 am IST
B S Yeddyurappa (Zee News)
B S Yeddyurappa (Zee News)

As things stand, the Congress-JD(S) coalition government does not have the required numbers to win the trust vote on the floor of the state assembly and the BJP has the support of enough MLAs to form a new government.

Going by the numbers, 20 MLAs are missing from the state assembly including 15 rebels, two independents, two Congress MLAs and one BSP MLA. Earlier it was reported that a BJP MLA was missing as well but he seems to have turned up eventually.

As things stand, the Congress-JD(S) coalition which once had the support of 119 MLAs, is down to 102 and the BJP has a strength of 107 MLAs including the support of two independents. The majority mark currently is 105.

Reports have suggested that the Congress-JD(S) coalition is attempting to delay the house proceedings to avoid going for a trust vote till Friday. In this scenario, the ruling coalition would get time till the weekend in an attempt to win over the rebel MLAs.

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