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Karnataka: Governor writes to CM HD Kumaraswamy; asks to prove majority; CM leaves it to speaker to take call

As the Karnataka political crisis deepens, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday said that he is leaving the decision of floor test on Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar. Speaking in the House, set for discussion after the adjournment, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that he would not act according to the Delhi (Governor).

It should be noted that the state Governor Vajubhai Vala has on Friday again sent a letter to CM asking to prove his majority by 6 pm today. The second letter came after the Assembly skipped the first deadline of 1:30 pm set by Governor to prove the majority.

HD Kumaraswamy said, ‘I leave the decision on the floor test to you (the Speaker). It won’t be directed by Delhi. I request you to protect me from the letter sent by the Governor’.

He further added that he has respect for the Governor. ‘But the second love letter from the Governor has hurt me. He only came to know about horse-trading 10 days ago?’, Chier Minister added while showing that photos of BS Yeddyurappa’s PA Santosh, reportedly boarding a plane with independent MLA H Nagesh.

H Nagesh was among who rebels who tendered his resignation to Assembly Speaker and announced his support to Bharatiya Janata Party.

While earlier in the day, the Karnataka Assembly skipped the deadline set by the Governor Vajubhai Vala to the Assembly to prove majority by 1.30 pm on Friday. Following which the Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House till 3 pm.

Adjourning the house, Assembly Speaker said, ‘Governor’s order has to be followed or not, it has to be decided by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy because the letter was sent to him, so he has to decide’.

In the meantime, Congress State Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao moved to the Apex Court seeking clarification on the Top Court’s previous order. In his plea to the Top Court, Dinesh Gundu Rao claimed that the Supreme Court Verdict of July 17 had violated the right of a political party to issue a whip to all its legislators.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the 15 rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the House.


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