At Periapatna in Mysuru on Friday evening, when reporters asked him why the JD(S) leaders were blaming him for the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, Siddaramaiah used the Kannada adage that literally translates to "Incapable of dancing, a prostitute called the dance floor uneven".
In the short term, the BJP-led Karnataka government will be accessed on how it runs relief and rehabilitation in flood-affected areas. In the long term, it will be judged on whether it can bring in investment and development.
Live updates of the Karnataka Assembly where CM BS Yediyurappa has won the confidence motion through a voice vote
The House also passed the Appropriation Bill, seeking a vote on account for three months.
Live updates of the Karnataka political crisis. The Congress-JD(S) government collapsed after a trust vote. BJP is set to stake claim for government formation.
It is widely believed that BJP's BS Yeddyurappa will become Karnataka's Chief Minister for a fourth term
Voting in the floor test has not been taken up even after three days of debate, with the fate of the Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) coalition government continuing to hang in balance
CM HD Kumaraswamy on July 21 mounted a scathing attack on BJP, accusing it of touching a new low by by its "immoral politics"
If the rebel MLAs skip the trust vote, it could result in the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) state government in Karnataka
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More than a dozen MLAs from the Congress party have tendered their resignations over the weekend.As such, the tally of the ruling coalition could come down drastically and thus threaten the future of the government.
The year-old Congress-Janata Dal (S) coalition government in Karnataka is on the brink of collapse after the spate of resignations by the MLAs.
While 13 MLAs resigned earlier including 12 on July 6, two independents withdrew their support to the government on July 8
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The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka could collapse if the resignations of rebelling MLAs is accepted
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He also said the challenge before him was to take the administration close to the people in a way that they should repent about their decision not to support Congress-JD(S) alliance in the Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing a public meeting at a village in Ramanagara on June 18, Kumaraswamy had said relentless efforts have been made to pull down the government and he knew who have been behind it.
Governor Vajubhai Vala will administer the oath of office and secrecy to new members joining the State Council ofMinisters at 1.00 PM at the Raj Bhavan.
The glue of power has kept the two parties together, but now, with the BJP winning 26 of 28 Lok Sabha seats from Karnataka, the non-BJP legislators are realising that the coalition is not getting them anywhere with the electorate.
Coalition worries have multiplied after the BJP's spectacular win with 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in its pocket, leaving a mere one seat each to the Congress and JD(S).
After the meeting that lasted for over an hour, Rao told reporters that Deve Gowda had asked him to come home to discuss various issues.
'Yeddyurappa has been saying for the past one year the government will fall. He will continue to say the same for the next four years. I am confident the government is strong,' Siddaramaiah said.
G SBasavaraj secured 5,96,127 votes while Gowda got 5,82,788votes, according to the EC details.
With the BJP virtually mauling the Congress-JDS combine in the parliamentary polls, and riven by internal dissensions and poor track record, the state government fears a real danger of defections that could send it packing.