Karnataka Governor extends deadline, asks CM to prove majority by 6 pm

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Bengaluru। Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala extended the deadline for Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his government’s majority in the state legislative Assembly here till 6 p.m., after the latter missed the 1.30 p.m. deadline set by the Governor.

Meanwhile Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao moved the Supreme Court, claiming that its July 17 order violated the party’s right to issue a whip to its MLAs.

The court had said that 15 MLAs from the Congress and JD-S cannot be compelled to participate in the House proceedings.

Will follow SC order : Karnataka Speaker

“The Chief Minister has failed to prove majority by 1.30 p.m. on Friday as asked by the Governor,” Opposition BJP leader B.S. Yeddurappa told Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar in the House and pressed for conducting floor test on the confidence motion that Kumaraswamy moved on Thursday.

However, the Speaker ruled out floor test before the discussion on the confidence motion was completed.