Added on : 2019-07-20 07:55:29
Even after three “deadlines” and 17 hours of debate over two days, the trust motion moved by Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy could not be concluded on Friday with the Congress-JD(S) government ignoring governor Vajubhai R Vala’s “request” to wrap up the proceedings by the end of the day.
Amid a heated debate over whether the governor could intervene in assembly proceedings, the House was adjourned till Monday, providing a breather to the government.
After Kumaraswamy ignored Vala’s 1.30pm deadline, the latter sent another letter to the CM, giving him time till midnight to prove his majority. But speaker K R Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House at 8.25pm.
The debate over the governor’s letters appeared to go in circles. While Kumar said it was up to the CM to decide if he should abide by the letter since it was addressed to him, Kumaraswamy requested the speaker to decide whether the governor can set a deadline.