Governor's offer on floor test unprecedented: Congress

"In free India, such a thing (the Governor giving second opportunity to seek vote of confidence) has never happened. Under constitution, there can't be such an opportunity. It's unprecedented," Siddaramaiah, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, said.

Siddaramaiah said he does not know for what reason the Governor made the offer, adding, Bhardwaj might be under pressure (to do so). He said the BJP government had failed to prove its majority during Monday's floor test and in the normal course President's rule should have followed, which was recommended to by the Governor.

He said during the vote of confidence, Speaker K G Bopaiah did not go in for head count, division of votes and no body knows how many supported the Government and how many were against it. In these circumstances, how can anybody conclude that the government won the trust vote, he asked.

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