BANGALRU: (AMN) Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj has recommended imposition of President’s rule in the state following the ‘unconstitutional’ manner in which the chief minister B S Yeddyurappa win confidence motion in assembly on Monday morning.
Governor has also sent a detail report to the Centre about whole political situation in the state. In assembly , a one line motion moved by Yeddyurappa was passed, even as the House witnessed unprecedented scenes with the opposition Congress and the JD(S) refusing to accept the outcome. The Speaker K G Bopaiah promptly adjourned the House sine die.
In the fast changing developments, before the trust vote, the Speaker disqualified 16 rebel MLAs, including 11 from BJP under the provision of the anti defection law. With this the strength in the 224-member Assembly came down to 208 and 105 became the magic figure to sail through the motion. Despite being barred by the Speaker from entering the House, the disqualified MLAs forcibly entered the lounges of the Assembly, foiling police attempts to block them. Later, they moved the Karnataka High Court challenging their disqualification and sought a stay on the Speaker’s order. The Court has adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on the petition. Meanwhile, the Congres Core group discussed the political developments in Karnatka today.
Taking a strong exception to the way the vote of confidence conducted in the Karnataka Assembly, the Congress and the Left parties in one voice, described it as unconstitutional and undemocratic. The Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari alleged that the way all legislative principle and norms have been violated shows the BJP is willing to go to any extend to cling to power.
Quoting from the Supreme Court judgement, the CPIM said that BJP cannot continue in power without proving its majority through a division of votes. Expressing similar sentiments, CPI’s D. Raja said that the BJP does not have any moral authority to continue in power. On the other hand, the BJP President Nitin Gadkari accused the Congress and the JD(S) of attempting to destabilise the BJP government by pressurising the MLAs and money power and misusing the democratic process.