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Karnataka floor test: Kumaraswamy sails through amidst BJP walk out

By Oneindia Staff Writer
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H D Kumaraswamy won the trust won in Karnataka with the help of the Congress. Moments before the trust vote was taken, B S Yeddyurappa made a powerful speech before storming out of the House with the BJP MLAs.

H D Kumaraswamy

The JD(S)-Congress was never in trouble and had the numbers to clear the floor test comfortably. You can check out the updates below and find out how the day unfolded.

Karnataka Floor Test Highlights:

Newest First Oldest First
9:06 PM, 25 May
HD DeveGowda holds an all important meeting ahead of RR Nagar polls at JD(S) leader Hanumantharayappa's house. Meet attended by K Gopalaiah, Suresh Gowda, TA Saravana & candidate Ramachandra.
7:10 PM, 25 May
With JD(S) & Congress fielding separate candidates for RR Nagar, it is learnt that JD(S) supremo HD DeveGowda is set to campaign for party candidate Ramachandra Gowda & senior Congress leaders will seek votes for Munirathna. Polling on 28th May.
7:09 PM, 25 May
HD Kumaraswamy seeks appointment with PM Modi & is willing to meet him on Saturday itself, if audience is allowed. Contemplates meeting Union Minister over Coal supply. To meet Congress High Command before summing up his Delhi trip.
7:08 PM, 25 May
CM HD Kumaraswamy holds meeting with government representatives at his official residence - Krishna, to seek details over farm loan waiver.
6:06 PM, 25 May
In response to BJP's call for bandh over farm loan waiver, DK Shivakumar is confident of not letting the saffron party have the opportunity for protest.
6:06 PM, 25 May
BSYeddyurappa issues strict instructions to BJP MLAs to ensure Monday's Karnataka bandh a success. He had earlier threatened to call for the bandh in his emotional speech in Vidhana Soudha in the event of JD(S)-Congress not waiving farm loans.
6:06 PM, 25 May
Congress MLAs leave for their constituencies after HD Kumaraswamy proved majority in Karnataka Assembly.
3:46 PM, 25 May
H D Kumaraswamy has won the trust vote with the backing of the Congress. The trust vote was won amidst a BJP walk out. Yeddyurappa who gave an emotional speech laced with criticism targeting the JD(S), said that there would be a Karnataka bandh if farm loans are not waived off in 24 hours. He then led the BJP MLAs out of the House.
3:41 PM, 25 May
I will not BJP do with Karnataka what they did in Karavali says Kumaraswamy
3:38 PM, 25 May
Yeddyurappa’s choice of language is deplorable says Kumaraswamy. It appeared as though his political future is bleak, Kumarswamy also says.
3:23 PM, 25 May
BJP stages walk out just before trust vote. Members of JD(S) shout shame shame.
3:12 PM, 25 May
Ask anyone on the street what they are saying about this alliance. The people are cursing the Congress for supporting a father son party says Yeddyurappa.
3:06 PM, 25 May
Shivakumar takes objection on being called Khalnayak. Yeddyurappa says he will take that back but also adds that he would never call an aspiring CM a khalnayak. He asks why did the Congress did not try for CM’s post.
3:03 PM, 25 May
When I decided to waive farm loans, Deve Gowda called me and asked me how I had taken such a decision says Yeddyurappa.
3:01 PM, 25 May
Why didn’t your father Deve Gowda have any problem for 20 months with me. Only when it came to transfer of power he started having problems Yeddyurappa tells Kumaraswamy.
2:59 PM, 25 May
Siddaramaiah has been pushed to a corner by the Congress. Why during the swearing in ceremony Siddaramaiah was pushed to the corner, Yeddyurappa.
2:57 PM, 25 May
I want to ask Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar how they felt when your high command ignored you and called Kumaraswamy to Delhi
2:54 PM, 25 May
Yeddyurappa says JD(S) insulted Siddaramaiah. He tells Shivakumar that he will regret his decision of helping Kumaraswamy become CM. He contested in over 200 seats and won just 37. Now this opportunistic Kumaraswamy is seeking power.
2:49 PM, 25 May
When I was in a coalition with Kumaraswamy I never questioned him even once. When it was time to hand over father and sons came up eith several conditions says Yeddyurappa. Ask your conscience where would you have been if I had not joined hands with you asks Yeddyurappa.
2:46 PM, 25 May
Kumaraswamy concludes his speech. Now Yeddyurappa addresses house.
2:38 PM, 25 May
BJP set a new low in Karnataka by introducing operation lotus says Kumaraswamy. What was the need he asks. He also thanked the Supreme Court for giving Yeddyurappa only a day to prove majority.
2:27 PM, 25 May
This is a coalition government. I cannot take Independent decisions. I am still a chief minister designate. I will seek everyone’s opinion on the farm loan waiver.
2:24 PM, 25 May
I am committed to loan waiver. Ehen I said I didnt have the numbers to waive off farm loans, I said it in lighter vein. I will never play with the lives of farmers.
2:20 PM, 25 May
I do not need lessons on farm loan waiver from Yeddyurappa says Kumaraswamy.
2:18 PM, 25 May
The black mark on my father had to be wiped out. The alliance I formed with the BJP earned my father a black mark. I allied with the Congress to wipe out the black mark on my father.
2:07 PM, 25 May
Kumaraswamy justfies seeking Congress support. He said he had hurt his father by going with the BJP in 2006. My father stands for secular values. I had to uphold his secular values and hence went with the Congress he says.
1:59 PM, 25 May
Kumaraswamy rakes up single largest party issue. He says that the Governor raised this point while inviting the BJP first. However this was not applied in Goa, Kumaraswamy says.
1:49 PM, 25 May
Kumaraswamy says there have been many developments in the past few days. This is because of the tricky verdict Karnataka has thrown up. There has been no clear mandate he says.
1:46 PM, 25 May
Kumaraswamy proposes vote of confidence. Speaker approves.
1:40 PM, 25 May
I was sure Yeddyurappa would not press for a Speaker election says Ramesh Kumar.
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