Karnataka government to face confidence motion on July 18
The political uncertainty in Karnataka is headed for a climax with Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy set to face a trust vote on Thursday.
Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar informed the Assembly on Monday that Mr. Kumaraswamy would move the confidence motion at 11 a.m.
This is the second time that the Chief Minister is seeking a trust vote since the government was formed on May 23, 2018, following a fractured mandate.
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government is facing a threat of withdrawal of support by 18 MLAs, including two Independents.
On Friday, Mr. Kumaraswamy announced that he was not keen on hanging on to power in the current situation and would seek a vote of confidence. He appealed to the Speaker to fix a time for the vote.