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JD(S)- Cong govt loses trust vote in India’s Karnataka assembly, CM quits

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BENGALURU
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tendered his resignation after the Congress-JD(S) government failed to survive trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday, with the coalition falling short of majority in the 224-member House. The trust vote was necessitated after 15 MLAs resigned, plunging the 14-month-old government to a minority.
Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar announced that 99 MLAs had voted in favour of the motion and 105 against it. The motion was defeated, he said. Congress leader Siddharamaiah has sought for the disqualification of the rebel MLAs who violated the whip and abstained from the trust vote.
BJP leaders will now meet Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake claim to form the government. Party leader Nirani said the swearing-in of ministers is likely to take place on July 25.
As party supporters celebrated the collapse of the state government, former chief minister and BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa called it the “victory of democracy.”
“People were fed up with Kumaraswamy government. I want to assure people of Karnataka that a new era of development will start now,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

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