Ktk Assembly Speaker rejects oppn plea for postponing session

"This session has been specifically convened on the direction of the Governor to conduct the trust vote and it cannot be postponed," Speaker K G Bopaiah declared when opposition Congress leader Siddaramaiah demanded postponing of the motion till the High Court pronounced its verdict on a batch of petitions filed by 16 MLAs challenging their disqualification.

Yeddyurappa later moved a one-line motion -- "This House expresses confidence in the government led by B S Yeddyurappa".

The Speaker put the motion to vote and all the BJP members supported it by voice vote and Siddaramaiah demanded a division of votes, which was accepted.
The House began head count with the members from the treasury benches

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