Congress to move no-trust motion against DHS today

Congress to move no-trust motion against DHS today

Congress to move no-trust motion against DHS today
The Congress is all set to table a no-confidence motion against Legislative Council Chairman D H Shankaramurthy on the floor of the House on Tuesday.

The BJP held a strategy meeting at the residence of Shankaramurthy on Monday evening in this regard. It was decided to wait for a day to know the final decision of the JD(S) on whether the party will support the Congress to remove the Chairman.

“If the JD(S) decides to support the Congress or remain neutral then Shankaramurthy will tender his resignation on Wednesday. However, JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy has assured me that his party will not support the Congress at any cost. The JD(S) has time till Wednesday morning to convey its final decision,” Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa told DH. 

To remove the Chairman of the Council, the Congress needs the support of 38 members. At present, the Congress has 35 members including independents. With Governor Vajubhai Vala clearing C M Lingappa’s nomination, the Congress’ strength has now gone up to 36. Lingappa is yet to take oath. The JD(S) has 14 members and the BJP 24.

In accordance with the procedure, once the Chair makes a mention of the motion, as many as 10 MLCs have to be in the House to register their support for the no-confidence. V S Ugrappa (Congress), one of the signatories to the motion, said this procedure will be taken up immediately after the Question Hour on Tuesday.  A resolution that the House has no confidence in the Chairman, with voting required, will have to be passed within five days from Tuesday. The notice to move the motion was submitted to the Council secretary on May 30. The Chair has 14 days to consider the notice since the time of submission.

Session extended

The ongoing monsoon session of the state legislature has been extended by three days and, will conclude on June 21.
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