The month-long political drama in Karnataka has come to an end. The coalition government of Congress-JSD headed by H.D. Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly. Supreme court has ordered Congress and Janata dal parties to stay away from assembly proceedings. Twenty MLA’s have restrained themselves from voting in the floor test and BJP won with 105 MLA’s in support while Congress-JSD government acquired 99 MLA’s in support. Soon after the floor test the current Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy has submitted his resignation to the governor of the state and it was bought to immediate effect. However, governor Insisted H.D.Kumaraswamy to be acting Chief minister until the appointment of the new Chief Minister.
The coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy resigned after 14 months of turbulent tenure. The exit of Kumaraswamy’s government is counted to be the fifth government to collapse before its term in Karnataka. H.D.Kumaraswamy in his recent interview said that the Congress central leadership is yet to decide the future of the alliance between Congress-JSD, his next agenda would be to build JSD as a strong party by acquiring Voters confidence. On the other side, the BJP state unit in Karnataka is successful in keeping its flock together pushing the Congress-JSD government out of power.
BJP state unit is also waiting for a signal from its high command to hold a formal meeting and declaring B.S.Yeddurappa as its legislative leader. Even though there are many unresolved issues for BJP to form the government like speaker pending decision on resignations of rebel MLA’s. There were also claims that BJP national leaders wanted to take decisions under its tight control keeping in view the recent political instability. Twelve rebel MLA’s form the recent coalation government nine from Congress, three from JSP who flew to Mumbai a few weeks ago creating political turmoil said that they were in no hurry to return back home until they observe political stability.
The government of Karnataka has suffered turmoil and displayed a pure pursuit of power by its leaders. Resignation of MLA’s from congress and Janatadal party will require by-elections from respective constituencies and BJP is expected to gain 5 to 7 seats from it.