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    DK Shivakumar, Congress sais, “Today on floor of the house, MLA Madhu Swamy (BJP) said ‘the same Supreme Court which helped you to sit there is helping us’ it means whatever judgement came out of SC, he has categorically misused it. We respect SC, they’re not helping anyone.”

  • 9:32 PM IST

    Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has written letter asking to prove majority on the floor of the assembly (vote of confidence) by 1:30 pm tomorrow.

  • 8:31 PM IST

    BS Yeddyurappa, BJP said, “We are demanding voting on the motion but the Chief Minister is reluctant to take it up as he has confirmed himself that he has lost confidence of the house and the people. Everybody knows Congress-JD(S) have only 98 MLAs, we have 105.”

  • 8:20 PM IST

    Congress MLA Shrimant Patil said, “I went to Chennai for some personal work & felt some pain in the chest there. I visited hospital & on the suggestion of the doctor, I came to Mumbai and got admitted here. Once I recover, I’ll go back to Bengaluru.”

  • 7:50 PM IST

    Karnataka Ministers MB Patil and DK Shivakumar are in conversation with BJP MLAs including state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa at Karnataka assembly, after BJP MLAs said they would sit on an over night ‘dharna’ in the house demanding consideration of floor test today

  • 7:22 PM IST

  • 7:21 PM IST

New Delhi: In a breather for the embattled Karnataka coalition government, senior Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy has agreed to hold back his resignation and vote for the government during today’s trust vote.

“I will take part in the assembly session tomorrow and vote in favour of the party. I will continue to remain in the party and serve as MLA,” Reddy told news agency PTI.

The former minister is among the 13 rebel MLAs of Congress who tendered their resignations withdrawing their support to the 14-month-old Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka.

While Reddy withdrew his resignation letter hours before the trust vote, the other rebel MLAs camping in Mumbai were firm on not taking back their resignations or attending the session.

In what appeared to be a near-death for the state government, more than 16 lawmakers, including three from the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S)), and two Independent legislators, resigned from the Assembly, leaving the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition tottering on the brink of collapse.

The survival of the Karnataka government hangs on the floor test which will decide whether the executive enjoys the confidence of the legislature. The Supreme Court on Wednesday had given liberty to Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to arrive at a decision within a timeframe. The apex also maintained that the 15 disgruntled Congress-JD(S) MLAs cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the assembly.

In the case if the resignations of the 15 rebel MLAs are accepted or if they remain absent from the Assembly, the coalition’s tally will plummet to 102 and the existing Congress-JD(S) government will topple.