With the Congress JD(S) alliance to face floor test today, the parties registered their first victory when the Congress leader KR Ramesh Kumar was unanimously elected as the Karnataka Assembly speaker.
It need be mentioned that BJP had fielded its candidate as Suresh Kumar but later withdrew.
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will move the motion to prove his majority.
There is little doubt that HD Kumaraswamy, who was sworn in at a grand assembly of opposition leaders on Wednesday, would be able to prove the majority on the floor of the house.
While the Congress has 78 MLAs, Kumaraswamy’s JD(S) has 36, and the BSP has one.
The floor test comes almost a week after BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa ended his five-day run as CM without going through the motions of a trust vote.
On Ramesh Kumar’s election as speaker, former chief minister Siddaramaiah congratulated the election and said that it is only when quality discussions are held in the house, that the democracy is upheld.>