Karnataka Assembly Floor Test Live Updates: The Supreme Court on Saturday rejected Congress’ petition challenging the appointment of K G Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker ahead of Karnataka floor test. The bench, however, allowed the floor test to be telecast live. “Live broadcast of floor test would be the best way to ensure transparency of proceedings,” the judges said. Alleging that Bopaiah had helped Yeddyurappa to survive the floor test in 2010, the Congress has moved the apex court challenging his appointment.
Meanwhile, both Congress-JDS alliance and BJP appeared confident of their win in the floor test. The MLAs who were shifted to Hyderabad to avoid horse trading, reached Vidhan Soudha to take the oath of office. Setting aside Governor Vajubhai Vala’s 15-day period, the Supreme Court ordered that Yeddyurappa face the test of strength at 4 pm today.
The Congress and JDS MLAs who were shifted to Hyderabad to avoid horse trading, reached Bengaluru to take part in the trust vote. The Congress, on Friday, had also released an audio clip of a purported conversation, alleging that BJP leader Janardhan Reddy offered a ministry and “100 times wealth” to its MLA for defecting to the saffron party.