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Karnataka:

Karnataka CM, H.D Kumaraswamy said that he is ready to go for a trust vote to prove his majority in the legislative assembly and requested speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to fix a date for the same. The speaker said that he is ready to provide a slot whenever the CM is ready.

“Today there are many things happening in our state’s politics because of the decisions of many MLAs, which has created a difficult situation. I am not here to sit in power, I appeal to you that in light of the developments I want to move a trust motion,” Kumaraswamy said.

“The chief minister has spoken his mind that he would not cling to power amid the confusion. He said he will seek the trust of the House. Whenever he tells me that he wants to move the trust motion, the very next day I will put it in the business of the day,” responded the speaker to Kumaraswamy’s request.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court stayed the resignations of the 16 MLA’s who resigned from Congress-JD(S)alliance to join BJP.  The matter will be heard again on July 16.

In a tweet late on Thursday night, Kumaraswamy said: “Congress-JDS coalition in the state is going strong despite the efforts to destabilize. We are confident and prepared for smooth and fruitful conduct of legislative sessions.”

Earlier that day, he had also rejected calls for him to quit. “Why should I resign? What is the necessity for me to resign now?” he had questioned.

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