The political turmoil in Karnataka continues with Vajubhai Vala, the Governor of Karnataka, giving a final chance to H.D. Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, to prove himself.
Vajubhai asked Kumaraswamy to conduct the no confidence motion at 6:00 P.M., on the 19th of July and prove the strength of his Government, the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD[S.])
Vajubhai Vala is regularly informing the Central Government about the situation of the Karnataka Government crisis.
K.R. Ramesh Kumar, the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, is emphasising on conducting the floor test on the 22nd of July. Kumar said, the floor test cannot be held without completing the debate, as Kumaraswamy insisted on a debate as to why the original members resigned. There was chaos in the House, with arguments taking place between the members of the Indian National Congress (INC) and the JD(S.)
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP,) which will become a powerful political party after the trust vote and the resignation of the MLAs, forced the State Government to conduct the vote, the INC insisted it be postponed to the 22nd of July.
Kumaraswamy also wrote a letter to Ramesh Kumar which read, “I have respect for the Governor. But the second love letter from the Governor has hurt me… I leave the decision on the floor test to you (the Speaker). It won’t be directed by Delhi. I request you to protect me from the letter sent by the Governor.”
The floor test, which will decide the fate of the Karnataka Government, will be held on the 22nd of July.
Stay tuned for further updates.