11 BJP MLAs and 5 Independent MLAs, who were earlier disqualified by the speaker K G Bopaiah under the anti-defection law, forced themselves into the Assembly.
Shameful scenes were seen at the Assembly as the dissidents broke window panes and assaulted marshals to barge into the building.
The rebels were on Oct 7 served with show-cause notices by the speaker seeking a reason as to why they should not be disqualified under the anti-defection law after they announced that they wanted to withdraw support to the BS Yeddyurappa government.
Hours ahead of the trust vote scheduled to be held on Monday, Oct 11 the speaker went ahead and disqualified the dissidents giving an advantage to the Yeddyurappa government, despite directions from Governor HR Bharadwaj not to do so before the floor test.
The rebels are now alleging that the speaker is biased.
Party position in Karnataka Assembly
Total Members - 224
Party Members After Disqualification
BJP 117 106
Janata Dal(S) 28 28
Congress 72 72
Independents 6 1