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May 30, 2018 / 02:32 PM IST

Karnataka highlights: BJP announces state-wide protests as Cong-JD(S) passes floor test

HD Kumaraswamy passed the floor test with 117 Congress-JD(S) MLA's voting in favour of the newly appointed Chief Minister. Meanwhile, an estranged BJP led by BS Yeddyurappa staged a walkout on the issue of farm loan waivers.

  • May 25, 2018 / 08:00 PM IST

    That's a wrap on Karnataka Elections LIVE Updates. Thank you readers for staying tuned in. 

  • May 25, 2018 / 05:35 PM IST

    The real action will start now, whatever promises I have made to the citizens of Karnataka, I am going to fulfill them. I am not going to care about this threat (BJP to call state-wide bandh on May 28 on the issue of farmers' loans waiver): Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy told ANI

  • May 25, 2018 / 04:38 PM IST

    "This is a coalition government, there are two manifestos. We will talk according to the coordination committee. It will take time", former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying by CNN-News18.

  • May 25, 2018 / 04:08 PM IST
  • May 25, 2018 / 03:52 PM IST

    Yeddyurappa used impolite words: Kumaraswamy

    Replying to Yeddyurappa's speech, chief minister Kumaraswamy said, “I have listened to Yeddyurappa's speech carefully. But he has given wrong information and used impolite words in the House. I will not indulge in personal attacks. Listening to him, I feel the people will not give the BJP power and his speech was perhaps a rehearsal for some drama company,” according to The Hindu.

  • May 25, 2018 / 03:44 PM IST

    HD Kumaraswamy’s government has passed the floor test after a voice vote. 117 MLAs voted in its favour. BJP MLAs had staged a walkout before the floor test.

  • May 25, 2018 / 03:41 PM IST
  • May 25, 2018 / 03:40 PM IST

    Congress-JD(S) coalition will be stable for 5 years: Kumaraswamy

    Seeking the trust vote in the assembly, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today asserted that the Congress-JD(S) coalition government would complete its five-year tenure.

    He also said he was conscious that he was not running a majority government.

    "I am also pained that the people have not placed their trust on me," he said as he moved the motion seeking vote of confidence, apparently referring to his party JD(S) not being given a clear mandate by the voters.

    He said, "We will be stable for five years. We will work for the people. We are not here to fulfil our personal interests." (PTI)

  • May 25, 2018 / 03:35 PM IST

    Before walking out of the assembly, Yeddyurappa threatened to hold a state-wide bandh on May 28, if chief minister Kumaraswamy did not waive off farmer loans.

  • May 25, 2018 / 03:31 PM IST
  • May 25, 2018 / 03:25 PM IST

    BS Yeddyurappa admits that he contacted Congress MLAs

    Yeddyurappa admitted on the floor of the house that he contacted Congress MLAs in a bid to stop the HD Kumaraswamy and HD Deve Gowda from coming to power, according to The Quint.

  • May 25, 2018 / 03:23 PM IST

    Leader of Opposition BS Yeddyurappa has led the BJP MLAs out of the Assembly ahead of the floor test.

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