Coalition govt falls in Karnataka

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Coalition govt falls in Karnataka
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy addresses during confidence motion in the state Assembly, in Bengaluru on July 23, 2019. The 14-month-old JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka lost the floor test on Tuesday by 6 votes as 99 legislators were in favour of the confidence motion and 105 against it, Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar announced before adjourning the House. (Photo: IANS)

Bengaluru: July 23: Beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday lost the trust vote on the floor of the state Assembly by 6 votes after a four-day debate on the confidence motion he had moved on July 18.

“Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy has lost the floor test, as 99 votes were in favour of the confidence motion and 105 against it,” Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar told the members of the House after the floor test.

Of the 225-member Karnataka Assembly, 20 were not present in the House for the floor test.(IANS)

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