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Congress-JD(S) coalition govt in Karnataka falls after 14 months, loses trust vote 99-105

Minutes before the 6pm deadline set by Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, clashes were reported from Bengaluru and Section 144 was imposed for the next 48 hours

July 23, 2019 / 09:51 PM IST

After more than two weeks of political drama in Karnataka, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy-led 14-month Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government lost the trust vote on the floor of the Assembly on July 23.

The Congress-JD(S) combine’s tally— those voting in favour of the trust vote— plummeted to 99 legislators  in the 225-member Assembly, reducing the government to a minority.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), meanwhile, which was voting against the motion, managed to secure 105 votes.

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