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Karnataka crisis: Assembly continues discussion on confidence motion

Karnataka crisis: Assembly continues discussion on confidence motion

Karnataka Legislative Assembly deliberated on the confidence motion with members taking part in the discussion since morning. In the evening, the Speaker had to adjourn the House for 10 minutes after ruling coalition members insisted that they want more time to discuss the motion. When the house resumed after eight-thirty, the Speaker said that he is ready to sit till late night and complete the proceedings.

The leader of the Opposition B S Yeddyurappa also agreed to the Speaker. At this, the ruling coalition members stood up and demanded for more time. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy too appealed to the members to sit in their seats, but yielding no result as members shouted slogans. The commotion continued in the house till the time of filing of this report.

The confidence motion was moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy last Thursday and voting did not take place despite two deadlines set by the Governor. Meanwhile, the Speaker has fixed a date of hearing tomorrow to decide on the petition by Congress Legislative Party leader Siddharamaiah to disqualify the rebel MLAs for anti-party activities.

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