Bengaluru: All eyes are on Karnataka as the HD Kumaraswamy faces the floor test today. MLAs have begun coming to the Vidhan Soudha to be a part of the process.Also Read - Airfare Caps Imposed on Airlines To be Removed from This Date | Deets Inside

High drama has rocked the state for over two weeks now ever since Congress and JDS MLAs began resigning. Soon, they moved to Mumbai to stay put in a hotel. Some Independent MLAs also joined them. Also Read - 5 Reasons Behind The Split Between JDU And BJP

Senior Congress leaders got into action and started holding meetings to convince their MLAs to return to the party fold. DK Shivakumar even went to Mumbai to meet the MLAs. But rebel MLAs sought police protection and DK Shivakumar was first stopped from entering the hotel, and then escorted back on Bengaluru flight. Also Read - Bihar Political Crisis: Mahagathbandhan Of 7 Parties Will Work Closely, Says Nitish Kumar After Meeting Guv

BJP unit in the state has been asking Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to tender his resignation. Because with the resignations, if the rebels do not comply and go back to their respective parties, the alliance number stands at 100 while the BJP is at 105. With two Independent MLAs reportedly offering support, the BJP is well above the majority mark of 105.

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    Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar has initiated a meeting with the Karnataka MLAs from both the sides. The Business Advisory Council meeting is underway in his cabin. CM Kumaraswamy and Leader of Opposition BS Yeddyurappa are also at the meeting. The next course of action including when to schedule a no-confidence motion is expected to be taken during the meeting. the Speaker is likely to take a decision in the matter tomorrow.

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    After BJP’s meet with Speaker Ramesh Kumar, the Congress-JD(S) coalition leaders also met him and submitted a notice for the trust vote.

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    Congress MLAs arrive at Vidhana Soudha.

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    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: BJP MLAs have left Ramada hotel for the Assembly. BJP had demanded CM HD Kumaraswamy to prove majority of Congress-JD(S) Government in the Assembly.