New Delhi: Even as the rebel MLAs remained adamant and refused to CM HD Kumaraswamy’s appeal, the fate of the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka will be sealed on Monday with a trust vote in the Assembly. Yesterday, a day before the trust vote, HDK had urged the rebel MLAs to return and hold talks to resolve differences.Also Read - Karnataka COVID Restrictions: Will Govt Relax Curbs, Weekend Curfew? CM Calls Meeting to Decide Tomorrow

“Let us sit together and discuss all the issues including your problems, if any and arrive at a solution to save this democratically elected government. Let us strive together to save democracy and protect the spirit of country’s constitution from these evil forces who are willing to destroy any democratic and constitutionally established institutions for the sake of power,” he added. Also Read - Maharashtra, Karnataka, 4 Others Among 'States of Concern', Centre Rushes Teams To Review Situation

He had also asserted that he was ‘not trying to cling onto power’. “I want to make it amply clear that I am not trying to cling onto power. My only intention of seeking time for debate on trust vote is to let the entire country know how the BJP, which talks of moraluty is trying to subvert the very principle of democracy as well as constitution,” HDK had said in a statement. Also Read - 'PM Said It's An Individual Responsibility': Karnataka Minister Refuses To Wear Mask

The 13-month-old Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka plunged into a crisis after 16 MLAs – 13 of the Congress and 3 of the JD(S) tendered their resignations. If the resignations are accepted or if they stay away, the ruling coalition’s tally will plummet to 101, (excluding the speaker). The coalition strength would fall further to 98, as two Congress MLAs are unlikely to attend due to health reasons. In contrast, the BJP has 105 of its own and a total of 107 with the support of the two independents.

Live Updates

  • 10:01 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: “Speaker has served notice to rebel MLAs, giving them time till 11 AM tomorrow. BJP is trying to convince them that they won’t be disqualified and they will be made ministers. As per Constitution of India, you can’t be made a member once you’re disqualified,” DK Shivakumar.

  • 9:45 PM IST
    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: “I got information that I have tendered my resignation to the Governor. I don’t know who is waiting to become CM. Someone has forged my signature and spread the same on social media. I’m shocked at the cheap level of publicity,” Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, in Vidhana Soudha.
  • 9:30 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: “Don’t push me to a point where I’ll have to take a decision without asking you. The consequences will be disastrous,” Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.

  • 9:29 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: “After the Supreme Court takes a decision tomorrow, then it’ll be right to speak and debate on this issue (trust vote),” HK Patil, Congress MLA.

  • 9:20 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: “We didn’t protest when they (Congress-JDS) were speaking. Siddaramaiah, CM and you (Speaker) promised floor test on Monday. When our chief Whip was called, we stated we’ll be here till late night till all debates conclude. Please allow us to go ahead with confidence motion,” BS Yeddyurappa.

  • 9:00 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: “CM had promised that he will finish it (trust vote) today and prove the majority today. Now I’ve spoken to Sunil, the chief Whip, over finishing it today. We will be in the house till 12 am,” BS Yeddyurappa in Vidhana Soudha.

  • 8:59 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to Congress-JD(S) MLAs who are raising slogans ‘Save the Constitution’ in Vidhana Soudha,”I am ready to sit till 12 am. Why are you doing like this? This is not right.”

  • 7:18 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar holds a meeting with BJP leaders – Sunil Kumar, Basavaraj Bommai, CT Ravi and JDS leaders – Sa Ra Mahesh, HD Revanna, Bandeppa Kashempur, in his chamber at Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: MLAs continue to stay inside the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru even as the session has been adjourned for 10 minutes.

  • 6:28 PM IST

    Karnataka Crisis LIVE: Assembly has been adjourned for 10 minutes following an uproar by the MLAs of JD(S)-Congress in the well of the House.