Monday's trust vote, if it takes place, will end the prolonged drama in Karnataka that has kept all the political leaders in Congress, JD(S) and the BJP on their toes since the rebel MLAs offered their resignations en masse.
The governor's second letter to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy came after the assembly failed to meet his first deadline to complete the trust vote process by 1.30 pm.
Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao said that the top court order "whittles down" the power of a political party to issue whip to its MLAs.
Karnataka Assembly does not meet the 1.30 PM deadline set by Governor for Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to prove his majority.
Karnataka Congress MLA Shrimant Patil arrived in Mumbai Thursday and was hospitalised after he complained of chest pain.
The drama unfolded right from the word go as, facing truncated strength caused by the en masse resignation of 16 ruling coalition MLAs, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved a one-line motion, saying the House expressed confidence in the 14-month-old ministry headed by him.
A BJP delegation had earlier met the Karnataka Governor even as the assembly was debating the confidence motion amid fears by the party that "extraneous" issues were being raised by the coalition to prolong the debate.
A BJP delegation met Governor Vajubhai Vala even as the Assembly was debating the confidence motion amid fears by the party that "extraneous" issues were being raised by the coalition to prolong the debate to buy more time to save the ministry.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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