The coalition government of Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) in Karnataka lost the trust vote in the state assembly today as they got just 99 votes in comparison to Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) 105 votes. The Karnataka government was in danger after 16 coalition MLAs resigned and two independent legislators withdrew their support.
The trust vote has been pending in the state assembly since last week. Hours before the trust vote began there was high drama in Bengaluru as Congress and BJP workers clashed with each other. Congress workers tried to forcibly take away two independent MLA’s to the assembly to take part in the trust vote.
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa is most likely to take over as the new chief minister of the state after HD Kumaraswamy led coalition government collapsed. State assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar was delaying the trust vote for past one week but at the end, he had to do what was required.