The downfall of Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka | Timeline

The downfall of Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka | Timeline

Bengaluru: Following is the chronology of events that led to a full blown Karnataka crisis and ultimately downfall of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government.

July 1: Vijayanagar MLA Anand Singh resigns from the assembly, expressing his displeasure over the sale of 3,667 acres of land to JSW Steel at a throwaway price.

July 6: 12 MLAs, comprising nine from Congress and three from JD(S), submit their resignations at Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar's office in his absence.

July 7: Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy returns from US trip

July 8: All the ministers tender their resignations to party leaders to accommodate rebels in cabinet to mollify them.

Two independent MLAs H Nagesh and R Shankar resign as ministers and withdraw their support to the government and announce support to the BJP.

July 9: Congress organises CLP meeting, 20 MLAs do not turn up.

Another MLA R Roshan Baig resigns from assembly.

The downfall of Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka | Timeline

July 10: Two more Congress MLAs M T B Nagaraj and Dr K Sudhakar resign.

July 17: Supreme Court holds in its interim order that the 15 rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing Assembly session.

July 18: Kumaraswamy moves confidence motion in the assembly

July 19: Governor Vajubhai sets two deadlines to the chief minister to prove majority on Friday itself.

Kumaraswamy defies the directive.

July 22 :House adjourned after debating the trust motion again.

July 23: Confidence motion defeated with 99 MLAs voting in favour and 105 against, 14-month old government falls.

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