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Karnataka floor test: It's a win for BJP as CM Yediyurappa proves majority

The Bharatiya Janata Party government managed to win the trust with a voice vote in its favour after the Speaker disqualified 14 rebel MLAs on Sunday

BJP legislature party leaders B S Yeddyurappa, accompanied by party leaders Ananth Kumar and K Eshwarappa, gestures while addressing the media after meeting with Governor Rudabhai Vajubhai Vala to stake claim for the formation of government, in Benga

Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa | File photo

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government on Monday proved the majority in the Assembly, winning a floor test in the House. With only 208 members in the House as speaker K R Ramesh Kumar disqualified 14 rebel MLAs, all 105 BJP MLAs chose Yediyurappa in a voice vote. The government needed only 105 votes in the House with reduced strength.

The trust vote took place after speaker K R Ramesh Kumar disqualified the rebel MLAs on Sunday under the anti-defection law till the end of the assembly term in 2023.

Yediyurappa, 76,

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 11:47 AM IST

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