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Economic Times | 23 Jul, 2019 | 11.52PM IST

Karnataka Floor Test: Kumaraswamy resigns as CM, Yeddyurappa promises 'new era of development'

Chief Minister Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote in the House, and a short while later submitted his resignation.

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09:10 PM

The Congress party will hold nationwide protests against the immoral political destabilization carried out by the BJP.

- KC Venugopal

09:09 PM

The rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs camping in Mumbai will leave for Bengaluru after BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa is sworn in as chief minister, PTI quoting party sources.

09:08 PM

KC Venugopal, Congress: The coalition government in Karnataka was brought down by the nefarious joint efforts of the Central Government, Governor, State Government of Maharashtra and Central BJP leadership.

09:07 PM

Governor accepts Kumaraswamy's resignation

09:04 PM

BS Yeddyurappa is scheduled to meet the Governor tomorrow and stake his claim to form the government.

08:55 PM

BSP MLA expelled for abstaining from trust vote

08:55 PM

Kumaraswamy submits his resignation to Governor

08:38 PM

Rebel MLAs violated whip, clear case for disqualification: Siddaramaiah

08:35 PM

Kumaraswamy arrives at Raj Bhavan

08:12 PM

Kumaraswamy loses as trust voted favours BJP+ in Assembly

08:12 PM

Jagadish Shettar, BJP: The resignations of rebel MLAs have not yet been accepted by Speaker, after acceptance of resignations they have to decide whether to join BJP or not. In present scenario we have 105 MLAs.

08:10 PM

Celebrations at BJP office in Bengaluru

08:06 PM

New era of development, promises Yeddyurappa

08:04 PM

Kumaraswamy seeks appointment with Governor

07:58 PM

Yeddyurappa: Victory of democracy. People were fed up with the Kumaraswamy govt. The farmers were suffering from drought and other things.

07:55 PM

Kumaraswamy heads to Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Vajubhai Vala and submit his resignation. The Assembly has adjourned sine die.

07:48 PM

BJP celebrates after Kumaraswamy loses trust vote

07:45 PM

Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar did not have to participate in the voting, while Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy voted in favour.

07:44 PM

In all 204 attended the House. The vote of confidence moved by the Chief Minister got 99 votes in its favour, and 105 votes against it.

07:40 PM

BREAKING; KUMARASWAMY HAS LOST THE TRUST VOTE 99 TO 105.

07:33 PM

There is a head count of MLAs one. Both sides are counted one after the other.

07:32 PM

On Yeddyurappa's request, Speaker announces division of votes. The bell rings.

07:21 PM

Kumaraswamy has moved the motion of confidence. Speaker starts proceedings

07:20 PM

Our Legal Correspondent Samanwaya Rautray meanwhile confirms that the hearing one the plea of the 2 independent MLAs for an immediate trust vote will happen tomorrow.

07:17 PM

Siddaramaiah says those who have left the Congress will not be taken back even if there is a holocaust. Says they will alway be in 'trishanku swarga'.

07:15 PM

Kumaraswamy: For your misadventure, you will face the same problem. Better to go for elections. Bombs will be dropped on your govt also. No question of taking back three MLAs who have deserted us.

07:13 PM

Kumaraswamy: Let us see what happens a week after you form the government. You will not be able to save it. As soon as you distribute ministries, problems will start.

07:11 PM

Kumaraswamy: For Bengaluru Development, my Govt has given administrative approval for projects worth Rs 1.03 lakh crore.

07:00 PM

Kumaraswamy: I have released Rs 100 crore to poor people suffering from medical issues under the CM Medical Relief Fund in the last one year.

06:57 PM

Kumaraswamy says the rebel MLAs allege that not enough funds were released, and reads out budget allocations released to their constituencies.

06:56 PM

Speaker tells Kumaraswamy he and Siddaramaiah needed to learn this lesson as they are too trusting.

06:50 PM

Kumaraswamy: Today i will quit this position in all happiness, I have no regrets.

06:47 PM

Kumaraswamy: The moment the flight landed in Delhi, ED arrests Mansoor Khan, leaving our SIT team in the lurch. Why? To fix whom?

06:46 PM

Kumaraswamy: The accused in IMA case was brought to the country and apprehended during our tenure.

06:43 PM

Kumaraswamy: Rebel (JD-S) MLA Gopalaiah is upset because he says i have not helped his family in a murder case.

06:35 PM

The Speaker takes out a letter from his pocket and holds it up

06:34 PM

Speaker: I am keeping my resignation letter in my pocket. I want to give it the moment my self-respect is attacked.

06:34 PM

Speaker Ramesh Kumar: I don't know whether i will remain Speaker or not. I will decide on that later.

06:28 PM

Kumaraswamy: Let there be a division of votes, i am prepared. I am not bothered whether I will win or lose.

06:28 PM

Kumaraswamy: I will not run away after speech. Let there be a voting.

06:24 PM

Kumaraswamy: My brother Revanna is innocent, he does not do witchcraft. But people poke fun of him.

06:24 PM

Kumaraswamy: In February itself, BJP MLA Basavaraj Bommai said Yeddyurappa will become CM. When did he become an astrologer?

06:23 PM

I am ready to happily sacrifice this position

- HD Kumaraswamy

06:22 PM

Kumaraswamy: My govt is not shameless, what have I done to be abused like this? My ministers have responded to the urgent needs of people after destruction caused by last year's rains.

06:17 PM

Kumaraswamy: I am very conscientious about spending our tax payers money.

06:16 PM

Kumaraswamy: I have rented a room in West End hotel, I have not used a govt car or claimed govt bungalow or claimed TA/DA. I have not claimed petrol expenses or used my own car.

06:14 PM

Kumaraswamy to BJP: You said i was in a resort during the drought. Where were you all all these days?

06:07 PM

Kumaraswamy: I did not drop any of the programmes my predecessor Siddaramaiah had announced in his Budget.

06:06 PM

Kumaraswamy: I will not cheat farmers, my govt has set aside Rs 25,000 cr for crop loan waiver.

06:05 PM

It is past the 6 pm deadline. But the House expects Kumaraswamy to be the last Speaker before the trust vote, which is what the Speaker had also said.

06:04 PM

Kumaraswamy: If i have been able to made achievements, it was possible because of my team of officials.

06:00 PM

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Alok Kumar: Today and tomorrow we are imposing Section 144 across the city. All pubs, wine shops will be closed till 25th. If anyone is found violating these rules, they will be punished.

05:59 PM

Kumaraswamy: Print media have still retained their credibility. There are 15-20 electronic media. Why ruin the country to run your media?

05:58 PM

Kumaraswamy slams electronic media for false reports. Says what is the purpose of running a channel when it is harming the country?

05:51 PM

CM Kumaraswamy speaks on his absence from the House today morning, says media said he was resting in a hotel, but he was not.

05:48 PM

'Wholesale trade in MLAs a problem', says Siddaramaiah

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