Karnataka Crisis: Two MLAs approach Supreme Court seeking floor testTwo Karnataka MLAs approach Supreme Court seeking floor test
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Karnataka Crisis: Two MLAs approach Supreme Court seeking floor testTwo Karnataka MLAs approach Supreme Court seeking floor test

Murali Krishnan

Two MLAs from Karnataka, one independent and one from KPJP Party have approached the Supreme Court seeking a direction that a floor test be conducted in the Karnataka Assembly before 5 pm tomorrow.

The petition has been filed by R Shankar and H Nagesh. Shankar belongs to KPJP Political party and represents the Ranebennur constituency while Nagesh is an independent MLA representing Mulubaligu constituency.

The petitioners who were supporting the ruling coalition government have stated in their petition that they have withdrawn their support to the government.

They have contended that the trust vote is not being conducted despite the government being in minority and a government which does not have the confidence of majority is being allowed to continue in office.

The petitioners submit that despite the Governor’s directions to hold floor test, the same was not complied with and the house has now been adjourned till Monday.

The petitioners have also alleged that taking advantage of the logjam, the minority government has taken several executive decisions like transferring Police Officers, IAS officers etc.

The petition also alleges that the Chief Minister may rake up an emergent situation and use medical emergencies to delay the trust vote.

The petitioners have therefore sought a direction to hold Floor Test in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on or before 5 pm on July 22.

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