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Karnataka CM to seek trust vote on Thursday

Govt. facing a threat of withdrawal of support by 18 MLAs
The political uncertainty in Karnataka is headed for a climax with Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy set to face a trust vote on Thursday. Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar informed the House on Monday that Mr. Kumaraswamy would move the confidence motion at 11 a.m. This is the second time that the Chief Minister is seeking a trust vote since the government was formed on May 23, 2018, following a fractured mandate. The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government is facing a threat of withdrawal of support by 18 MLAs, including two Independents. On Friday, Mr. Kumaraswamy announced that he was not keen on hanging on to power in the current political situation and would seek a vote of confidence. He appealed to the Speaker to fix a time for the vote. The meeting was attended by Mr. Kumaraswamy, Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, Leader of the Opposition B.S. Yeddyurappa and members of the ruling and Opposition parties. While the Opposition demanded that the government seek a trust vote on Monday itself, the Chief Minister refused to accede to the demand and proposed to move the motion on Wednesday.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/karnataka-cm-to-seek-trust-vote-on-thursday/article28460613.ece

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