Karnataka Floor Test: HD Kumaraswamy accuses BJP of trying to destabilize government, says will prove majority

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy addressed the Vidhana Soudha ahead of the floor test on Thursday.

The Janata Dal Secular-Congress coalition government faces its trust vote in the state Assembly this morning.

The discussion on the vote of confidence began at around 11 am in the Assembly.

Karnataka Trust Vote

Initiating the debate, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy accused the BJP of trying to destabilize his government. He expressed confidence that the Congress-JD(S) government will prove its majority in the House.

“I have self-respect and so do my ministers. How can I live with this and not discuss this? I have to make clarifications. Who is responsible for destabilising this government?” Kumaraswamy said.

Karnataka Crisis

The CM said: “I haven’t come just because there is a question on whether I can run a coalition government or not. Events have shown that even the role of the Speaker has been put under jeopardy by some legislators. The Speaker has always worked impartially.

“I have worked hard for the people for the last three months. My focus has always been on developing Karnataka, but the BJP has engineered the chaos,” he told the House.