Bengaluru, July 29, 2019: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on Monday won the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly through voice vote. The new Chief Minister of the state had expressed confidence of winning the trust vote with ease. Yediyurappa had also declared that he would table the Finance Bill formulated by the previous HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JDS government in the House after the trust vote.
The Congress, on the other hand, held a legislative party meeting before the trust vote. Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao, KJ George, Priyank Kharge, MB Patil, Eshwar Khandre and and other Congress MLAs attended the meet.
BS Yediyurappa wins trust vote in Karnataka Assembly through voice vote
Kumaraswamy: From the past 14 months, I ran this government. I have no obligation to answer your questions. I need to answer to my conscience. That is all is required. From the past 14 months, everything has been recorded. Everybody knows what work I have done. I took several steps to waive off farmer loans. I need not talk much about it. But, the coalition government has worked with such honesty in this regard.
Siddaramaiah: Unfortunately, Yediyurappa has never been the chief minister with the people’s mandate. Where is the mandate? You didn’t have it in 2008, 2018 or even now. When he took oath there were 222 MLAs in the house, where did BJP have 112 MLAs to have majority? They had 105 seats. That is not mandate. We hope you will be chief minister but there is no guarantee of that. You are with the rebels can you give a stable government? It’s impossible. I oppose this confidence motion because this government is unconstitutional and immoral.
Addressing the House, Congress leader Siddaramaiah said: Over the 14 months administration was such that the people appreciated it. But the chief minister alone doesn’t make a council of ministers. I had also announced schemes immediately after I was chief minister and Yediyurappa too had given such schemes. Yediyurappa has said about two installments to farmers. I had announced something similar in the 2018 February budget, called Raitha Belaku. That would have been brought up in a few days. I had also waived weavers’ loans. So you have only reiterated that. I want to thank you for that. I’ll say this, he said this government was made on the people’s mandate, that is completely untrue! You didn’t have the mandate. The rebels were called such only by the media. Democracy means you can be satisfied only when you work for the people. So, your government Yediyurappa is not based on people’s mandate.