Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar adjourned the house and the impending trust vote for the HD Kumaraswamy government is now likely to take place on Monday. This means that Governor Vajubhai Vala's order to finish the trust vote business has gone unheard for a second day in a row.

BJP Karnataka President, BS Yeddyurappa says, "We respect you, Speaker sir. Governor's last letter said the vote should finish today. People on our side will sit peacefully till late in the night. Let it take however long it takes and it'll also mean that we can respect Governor's direction."

Karnataka Dy CM G Parameshwara says that "we've approached SC to contend 2 major issues: Parties have right to issue whips to their legislators and this can't be taken away by any court. When House is in session, Governor can't issue directions or deadlines to when we should have a trust vote."

Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar says that, "I want to inform Supreme Court, people and the House that no MLA has given me letter seeking protection and I don't know if they've written to govt. If they have informed any member that they have stayed away from House for security reasons then they're misleading people."

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that he will conclude his speech on Monday. However, the Speaker, KR Ramesh Kumar, said that he will  announce his verdict at 7.30 PM.

Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh has asked the MLAs to find a solution to the trust vote and conclude it till 7:30 PM. "I will tell my ruling at 7.30 PM," said Karnataka speaker KR Ramesh.

The Congress MLAs have kicked up a storm in the assembly. They are urging the Speaker to adjourn the house. Speaker insists he wants to end the Trust Vote today itself even if it means an extra hour or two. 

Karnataka Chief Minister, H D Kumaraswamy has also moved the Supreme Court and challenged the Governor's letter which had asked him to complete the trust vote by 1.30 pm today.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in state Assembly says, "I leave the decision on the floor test to you (the Speaker). It won't be directed by Delhi. I request you to protect me from the letter sent by the Governor."

CM HD Kumaraswamy says, "I have respect for the Governor. But the second love letter from the Governor has hurt me. He only came to know about horse trading 10 days ago?(Shows photos of BS Yeddyurappa's PA Santosh, reportedly boarding a plane with independent MLA H Nagesh). I leave the decision on the floor test to you (the Speaker). It won't be directed by Delhi. I request you to protect me from the letter sent by the Governor."

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Bengaluru, July 19: After a day full of high drama in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday, Governor Vajubhai Vala directed Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to prove majority on Friday by 1:30 PM. In his letter to the Chief Minister, Vala said, "I require you to prove your majority on the floor of the House on or before 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday)". The Governor's letter came within hours after Speaker KR Krishna Kumar adjourned the Assembly to meet on Friday at 11 AM for resuming the debate on the confidence motion. Karnataka Trust Vote Deferred: Governor Vajubhai Vala Asks CM HD Kumaraswamy to Prove Majority by 1:30 PM Today.

Nearly 100 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators were sleeping in the Karnataka Assembly from Thursday night to protest against the delay in taking the floor test by Kumaraswamy on the confidence motion. The Chief Minister had moved the confidence motion on Thursday to prove that his Congress-JD-S coalition government has majority.

On Thursday, a desperate JD-S-Congress coalition government pulled all stops to face the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly for ensuring its survival in the number game. In the 225-member Assembly, before the resignations poured in, the Congress has 79, including the Speaker, Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) 37, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 105, Independents 2, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 1 and nominated 1.