Game of karma, says BJP after Kumaraswamy govt loses trust vote

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Game of karma, says BJP after Kumaraswamy govt loses trust vote

The political drama in Karnataka ended with the fall of 14-month-old Congress-JDS government as Kumaraswamy lost the trust motion by a margin of 99 to 105 votes.

Minutes after chief minister HD Kumaraswamy led Congress-JDS coalition government lost the trust vote in Karnataka assembly on Tuesday, the BJP termed it as game of karma.

Taking to Twitter, Karnataka BJP said, "It's the victory of people of Karnataka. It's the end of an era of corrupt & unholy alliance. We promise a stable & able governance to the people of Karnataka. Together we will make Karnataka prosperous again."

The Kumaraswamy government fell 14 months after it came to power.

Speaking to reporters outside the Vidhana Soudha after the floor test, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said trust vote result is a victory of democracy. He said the BJP will soon stake claim to power.

"People were fed up with Kumaraswamy government. I want to assure people of Karnataka that a new era of development will start now," he said. "We assure the farmers that we will give more importance to them in the coming days. We will take an appropriate decision at the soonest," he added.

Sources in Karnataka BJP said the party will form the government in the state. The party will stitch numbers and meet the governor in the next two days. Yeddyurappa will head the BJP government.

To come back to power, BS Yeddyurappa will also have to go through a floor test to prove numbers.

BS Yeddyurappa and other Karnataka BJP MLAs showed victory sign in the assembly after HD Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government lost the trust vote.

Meanwhile, HD Kumaraswamy signed his resignation letter in his chamber in the presence of his cabinet and has sought the appointment of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala.

Before the trust vote, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had said that he was ready to "sacrifice" his post happily, as he replied to the confidence motion debate in the assembly.

He also said he had no intention to drag the trust vote and added, "I apologise to the Speaker and the people of the state."

Kumaraswamy also said discussions were on why he had not resigned and was sticking to the chair. He said when the 2018 assembly polls results were out, he had plans to quit politics. "My political entry itself was all of a sudden and unexpected," he said.