As the Congress-JD(S) alliance took floor test in Karnataka assembly, the opposition BJP walked out just before the trust vote.
The walk out however was with the dare that at Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy as to how long he could cling onto the CM chair.
HD Kumaraswamy was sworn in on Wednesday and is known to have the support of 117 MLAs from the JD(S)-Congress-BSP coalition.
Earlier, Congress leader Ramesh Kumar was unanimously elected as the speaker after the BJP withdrew its candidate’s nomination.
Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa also issued a warning the new government of “unrest” if farmer loans not waived off by Monday.
HD Kumaraswamy has a clear advantage given the strength of the JDS-Congress-BSP coalition in the House.
While the Congress has 78 legislators, Mr Kumaraswamy’s JDS has 37, and the BSP of Mayawati has one.>