Karnataka Floor Test: Siddaramaiah interrupts Yeddyurappa's speech, demands motion of no confidence
Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and RV Deshpande stood up as Yeddyurappa started his speech ahead of floor test. They requested the speaker that the motion of no confidence should be move first and then the chief minsiter can resume speaking.
The Assembly session began on Saturday with legislators of the BJP, Congress and JD-S taking oath. Chief Minister Yeddyurappa was the first to take oath followed by Congress legislature party leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Janata Dal Secular (JDS) legislature party leader HD Kumaraswamy.
Yeddyurappa requires the 112-halfway mark to win the motion or one more than the half of the members present when the floor test is conducted in the House with an effective strength of 222.
Of the 222 seats, the BJP won 104, Congress 78, JD-S, 37 and one each by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP) and an Independent. As the single largest party, the BJP is eight short of the 112-halfway mark in the House.