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Karnataka political crisis LIVE: In touch with MLAs, Yeddyurappa demands trust vote on Monday

HD Kumaraswamy on Friday announced that he would seek a trust vote and sought time from the Speaker. The coalition government in Karnataka is facing a serious crisis with resignation of 16 MLAs - 13 Congress and three JD(S.
Karnataka BJP Chief BS Yeddyurappa

As political crisis continues in Karnataka, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has said he is ready for the floor test. Speaking at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Kumaraswamy on Friday sought permission to prove majority.

With the drama entering the eighth day on Saturday, Congress leader DK Shivakumar arrived at rebel MLA Nagaraj’s house at 5 am to convince him to take back his resignation.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has restrained Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision on the resignation or disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs. The matter will now come up in the Supreme Court on July 16.

Here are the updates:

3.08 pm: Rebel Congress MLA Nagaraj met Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah. Congress MLA Zameer Khan was also present.

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3.03 pm: Yeddyurappa says he is in touch with the MLAs.

3.01 pm: BJP ups the ante, demands trust vote on Monday

2:41 pm: Rebel Congress-JDS Karnataka MLAs including Ramesh Jarkiholi visited Sai Baba temple in Shirdi.