Karnataka Crisis: BJP MLA Prabhu Chavan Arrives At Vidhan Soudha Armed With 'bedsheet And Pillow'as BJP Stages Overnight Dharna Demanding Floor Test
- Preparing for the 'overnight dharna' on Thursday, BJP MLA Prabhu Chavan was spotted arriving at the Vidhan Soudha in his night pyjamas armed with a bedsheet and pillow
- Meanwhile, his BJP colleagues have been undergoing a medical check-up from presumably the government doctor
- The 14-months old Congress-JD(S) coalition government is on the verge of collapse with numbers favouring BJP as of Thursday
Preparing for the 'overnight dharna' on Thursday, BJP MLA Prabhu Chavan was spotted arriving at the Vidhan Soudha in his night pyjamas armed with a bedsheet and pillow.
Karnataka: BJP MLA Prabhu Chavan arrives at Vidhana Soudha with bed sheet & pillow. BJP legislators are on an over night 'dharna' (at Assembly), demanding floor test. #KarnatakaFloorTest pic.twitter.com/GWz2ogxXFQ- ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2019
Here are some more visuals of his overnight dharna:
Meanwhile, his BJP colleagues have been undergoing a medical check-up from presumably the government doctor, while staging their overnight dharna.
The video shows BJP Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa along with his party MLAs being checked by medical staff who are seen noting their blood pressure levels. The video also shows the Speaker's secretary asking what the MLAs would prefer for dinner and breakfast.
Governor asks to prove majority, BJP MLAs' overnight dharna
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has written a letter to the Speaker asking the JD(S)-Congress government to prove majority on the floor of the assembly (vote of confidence) by 1:30 PM on Friday.
After the Karnataka Assembly trust vote debate was postponed by the Speaker to Friday 11 AM, BJP MLAs had stayed back inside the state Assembly performing an overnight 'dharna' demanding that the Speaker replies to the Governor's letter, demanding a floor test.
Earlier in the day, amid the ongoing Floor Test debate in the Karnataka Assembly, Governor Vajubhai Vala had written to Speaker Ramesh Kumar to consider holding the Trust Vote of the Kumaraswamy-led coalition government by the end of the day.
While BJP had welcomed the governor's suggestion, Karnataka Congress MLA HK Patil said that Governor should not interfere in the proceedings of the session as per the constitution. The Speaker then adjourned the house for the day and announced that the debate will be continued on Friday at 11 AM.
Debate in Assembly floor
Previously in the morning, while speaking on the floor of the House over the no-confidence motion debate, CM Kumaraswamy lashed out at the 15 rebel MLAs over false allegations against his stable government in the Supreme Court during the hearing on Wednesday. During the debate, Congress has also blamed BJP after pictures of their party MLA Shrimant Patil, who had gone incommunicado earlier, were found with him admitted at a hospital in Mumbai.
Responding from Mumbai, Patil has said that he had gone to Chennai for some personal work and felt some pain in the chest after which he had been rushed to Mumbai. he has assured that he would return to Bengaluru on recovery.
The 14-months old Congress-JD(S) coalition government is on the verge of collapse with numbers favouring BJP as of Thursday.
Here are the numbers at present:
- BJP - 105 MLAs
- Congress-JD(S) MLAs - 100 including Ramalinga Reddy
- Speaker- 1
- Rebels MLAs- 15
- Independent- 2
- BSP MLA - 1