The Congress – Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government fell in Karnataka after, HD Kumaraswamy got 99 votes losing the trust vote with 105 votes against the government.
The 14 month old Congress-JD(S) coalition fell, which means BS Yeddyurappa led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would return as chief minister in Karnataka.
Kumaraswamy termed the current state of Karnataka as an “unfortunate event”.
Soon after the victory, BS Yeddyurappa and other BJP lawmakers flashed victory signs.
Karnataka’s BJP unit tweeted, “It’s the victory of people of Karnataka. It’s the end of an era of corrupt & unholy alliance. We promise a stable & able governance to the people of Karnataka. Together we will make Karnataka prosperous again.”
Earlier during final day of the 4 day long discussion over the motion, HD Kumaraswamy said that he was ready to “sacrifice” his post happily adding that he had no intention in dragging the trust vote.
During, the final day of the drama, Congress and BJP supporters clashed outside Nitesh apartment on Race Course road. The Congress alleged that two independent lawmakers, R Shankar and Nagesh are being kept in an apartment that allegedly belonged to BJP’s R Ashoka.
Amid these tensions, the Bengaluru police imposed Section 144 which would continue until 25th of July. All pubs, bars and wine shops were ordered to shut down.