The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka has decided to disrupt the Assembly session if Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy does not move the trust vote to prove his fledgling coalition government has a majority, a party official said on Monday.
“Since Kumaraswamy boasted on July 12 that he would seek trust vote to prove that he still has majority, we will request the Speaker (K.R. Ramesh Kumar) to list it in the business as the only or main subject at the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting later in the day,” BJP spokesman G Madhusudana said.
It may be mentioned here that the Speaker is scheduled to convene the BAC meeting before the session resumes on Monday afternoon.
“As no business can be conducted in the House by a government that has been reduced to a minority in the Assembly after 16 rebel legislators have resigned and 2 Independents withdrew support to it, we are compelled to disrupt the proceedings if the trust vote is not taken up,” asserted Madhusudana.
It is worth mentioning here that with the Supreme Court directing the Speaker to maintain status quo on the petitions of the rebel legislators till Tuesday, the latter will not be able to disqualify them even if they defy the whip issued by their respective party.