The Supreme Court will give its order to end Karnataka’s political crisis tomorrow
- The total count of state government’s rebel legislators is currently at 15 after a defector returned to the ruling coalition.
- The southern state, home to India’s Silicon Valley Bengaluru, has been plunged into a political crisis into its second month now.
- The JDS-Congress coalition led by Chief Minister
HD Kumaraswamyis one side of the battle for control and the BJP is on the other.
At the heart of the crisis is a battle for control over one of the country’s economically more prosperous states, with the ruling JDS-Congress coalition on one side and the BJP on the other.
16 legislators rebelled against the ruling coalition on July 6, bringing to question whether Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had enough numbers to remain in power. One of those 16 has now returned into the Congress-JDS fold, leaving the number of rebels at 15, a day before the
The question in front of the Supreme Court is whether these resignations should be accepted by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, who had decided that the rebellion was unconstitutional.
"This government is in a minority and that's simple math," senior advocate
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has offered to take a floor test to prove his strength and the trust vote will now take place on July 18.