Karnataka Assembly Trust Vote Postponed: Speaker Adjourns House, BJP MLAs to Stage Overnight Dharna
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar (Photo Credits: IANS)

The Karnataka Assembly has been adjourned without the vote of trust on  Thursday. The assembly speaker, KR Ramesh Kumar, announced that the vote of trust will not take place on Thursday and adjourned the house. This despite Governor Vajubhai Vala asking the speaker to ensure that the vote of trust takes place by the end of the day. Karnataka Floor Test: Governor Tells Assembly Speaker to Consider Trust Vote by End of the Day.

After the Speaker's call to adjourn the house, the BJP MLAs said that they will stage a night dharna against the adjournment. Karnataka Political Crisis: Hope Dwindles For Congress-JDS Government as Rebels Refuse to Relent.

They are demanding that the Speaker should reply to the Governor's letter and hold a floor test by tonight itself.

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During the discussion, Karnataka Congress MLA HK Patil said in the assembly that the "Governor shall not interfere in the proceedings of session as per the constitution. I request governor to not to intervene in the proceedings of the session."

The Congress MLAs also protested in Karnataka Assembly with pictures of its MLA Shrimant Patil, who had gone incommunicado and was later found to be admitted at a hospital in Mumbai. Congress accused BJP of poaching its MLAs to topple the Congress-JD(U) coalition.