BENGALURU: Ignoring letters from Governor Vajubhai Vala to conclude the trust vote process by 6 PM on Friday, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy assured the Legislative Assembly that he would do so on Monday.
When Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar asked the government to specify a timeframe within which the debate on the motion of confidence, moved by Mr Kumaraswamy, and the floor test, would be completed, the Chief Minister and law and parliamentary affairs minister Krishna Byregowda sought time till Monday to conclude the process. CLP leader Mr Siddaramaiah, too, requested the Speaker for some more time on grounds that many legislators were keen to speak on the motion of confidence. Mr Kumaraswamy informed the House: “The Governor has written a second love letter to me, directing that I seek the trust vote by today evening. I request you (Speaker)to come to my rescue, since I need time to place all materials before the House.” The Chief Minister mockingly remarked that the Governor has mentioned about horse-trading in his second letter ten days after the crisis hit the coalition government.