Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar resigned from the post following the floor test in the Vidhan soudha. On Monday, the long drawn political crisis in Karnataka came to an end as the newly sworn in Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa, proved his majority by voice vote in Karnataka Assembly.

As the numbers were in favor of the BJP, the Congress and JDS did not press for any division on the motion moved by BS Yeddiyurappa in the house. As the opposition did not press for division, Speaker declared the motion passed by the house through a voice vote.

On Sunday, there were speculations that the BJP legislators were mulling on moving a no-confidence motion against the Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.

However, after the speaker’s resignation, the BJP government will now have to nominate a pro-tem speaker to preside over the proceedings in the house. The focus of the BS Yeddiyurappa led government is on passing the finance bill in the Vidhan Soudha.

 

Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah said the BJP government lacks public mandate and that the way they came to power is unconstitutional. Siddaramaiah questioned “Where is the Public mandate? When BS Yeddiyurappa took the oath the house had only 222 MLAs, the BJP clearly did not have a majority of 112 MLAs. They only had 105 seats.”

Siddaramaiah said on the house opposing the motion “We wish you the best, today you are the Chief Minister, but there is no guarantee for that. You are with the rebels, it is impossible for you to give a stable government.”

After the Speaker disqualified 17 rebels who resigned, there were apprehensions whether the BS Yeddiyurappa led BJP government will pass the floor test in Karnataka Assembly.

On Sunday Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has disqualified all 14 rebel MLAs who resigned as legislators which eventually led to the fall of the HD Kumaraswamy led coalition government.

BJP leader BS Yediyurappa took oath as the Chief Minster of Karnataka on Friday to serve the state for a fourth time at the age of 76.

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