Karnataka floor test: Parties' possible vote shares

Karnataka floor test: Parties' possible vote shares

A view of Legislative Assembly, Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru. (DH Photo by S K Dinesh)

The scenes at the Vidhana Soudha heated up through the day and the session was adjourned until Friday, 11 a.m. Earlier, Governor Vajubhai Vala had recommended to Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar that the Karnataka floor test should be held by the end of the day on July 18. Ahead of a pending floor test, BJP MLAs plan to sit on an overnight 'dharna' in the state Assembly demanding that the Speaker replies to the Governor's letter. Here are the numbers that are likely to change the face of the government in Karnataka:

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Before resignations:

BJP: 105
Congress: 79 (including nominated member)
JD(S): 37
Independents: 2
BSP: 1
Total: 224

After resignations: 15 MLAs - 12 Cong + 3 JD (S)

BJP: 105
Congress: 67
JD(S): 34
Independents: 2
BSP: 1
Total: 208

The majority number is 105.

The coalition government has 102 members in its favour, as of now. Presently, both the independents have pledged their support to the BJP, which will then have 107 in their favour.
The BSP member, though, is yet to make a decision. 
 
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to fix a deadline for the Assembly Speaker to decide on the resignations of the rebel MLAs. However, it did rule that the MLAs should not be compelled to attend the proceedings of the state Assembly. The speaker said that he would conduct himself “responsibly in accordance with constitutional principles.”