Karnataka turmoil: two trust votes in 10 days

Yeddyurppa’s tryst with the trust votes

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa arrives (left), and leaves after announcing his resignation, in the Assembly at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa arrives (left), and leaves after announcing his resignation, in the Assembly at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.   | Photo Credit: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Mr. Yeddyurappa has faced the motion of confidence six times in 10 years. He has won four, and resigned twice without facing the vote.

November 19, 2007

B.S. Yeddyurappa, faced with the withdrawal of support by the Janata Dal (Secular), decided to quit rather than face a trust vote in the Assembly. The BJP led-coalition government took over only on November 11, 2007.

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa addresses the Karnataka Assembly in Bangalore on November 19, 2007.

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa addresses the Karnataka Assembly in Bangalore on November 19, 2007.   | Photo Credit: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

 

June 6, 2008

The second Yeddyurappa government, which took over on May 30, 2008, won the trust vote on June 6, 2008, with the support of six independents.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa comes out from the Assembly in Bangalore after winning the vote of confidence on June 6, 2008.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa comes out from the Assembly in Bangalore after winning the vote of confidence on June 6, 2008.   | Photo Credit: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

 

October 11, 2010

It was Mr. Yeddyurappa’s third vote of confidence, which he won amid a bedlam in the Assembly over Speaker K.G. Bopaiah’s decision to disqualify 16 legislators, including five independents (who were associate members of the BJP), under the anti-defection law. The motion of confidence was adopted by voice vote, with Speaker “finding it difficult to conduct the proceedings”.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and his his supporters show the victory sign after he won the vote of confidence, at the Assembly in Bangalore on October 11, 2010.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and his his supporters show the victory sign after he won the vote of confidence, at the Assembly in Bangalore on October 11, 2010.   | Photo Credit: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

 

October 14, 2010

Mr. Yeddyurappa, passed the second floor test in four days, on October 14, 2010. With the disqualification of 16 MLAs, the vote was a breezy affair. Of a total of 206 members present at the time of voting, the BJP got 106 votes, two more than for a simple majority.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and other BJP MLAs flash the victory sign in the Assembly after winning the trust vote, at the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore on October 14, 2010.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and other BJP MLAs flash the victory sign in the Assembly after winning the trust vote, at the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore on October 14, 2010.   | Photo Credit: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

 

June 2, 2011

Mr. Yeddyurappa registered his fourth trust vote win on June 2, 2011. This came after the Supreme Court order on May 13, 2011 setting aside the disqualification of 16 MLAs. The BJP government asserted its majority registering a 119-0 victory as the entire Opposition chose to stay away.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa addresses the Assembly, in Bangalore on June 2, 2011.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa addresses the Assembly, in Bangalore on June 2, 2011.   | Photo Credit: K. Bhagya Prakash

 

May 19, 2018

Mr. Yeddyurappa’s tryst with the trust votes happened once again on May 19, 2018. With the BJP short of numbers, Mr. Yeddyurappa chose to resign after making a passionate speech, rather than face the vote.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa gestures while announcing his resignation in Assembly at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa gestures while announcing his resignation in Assembly at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AFP

 

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