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All eyes will be on the Supreme Court today to see whether it will put an end to the Karnataka political crisis just a day ahead of the trust vote.
All eyes will be on the Supreme Court today to see whether it will put an end to the Karnataka political crisis just a day ahead of the trust vote.
While hearing petitions from the 15 Congress and JD(S) rebel MLAs on Tuesday the top court reserved its order on the pleas seeking direction for Karnataka Vidhan Soudha Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations.
 
While the MLAs counsel alleged that the Congress-JD(S) govt is trying to coerce the rebel MLAs to support the govt..the defence argued that the Speaker cannot be compelled to take an early decision on the resignations.
 
Meanwhile, Karnataka Assembly will meet tomorrow at 11 am to hold a floor test where Chief Minister Kumaraswamy will prove the strength of the coalition government.
 
With a total of 16 MLAs have resigned - 13 from Congress and 3 from the JDS, be it acceptance or disqualification either ways the strength of the ruling coalition will come down to 101 including the Speaker Ramesh Kumar who can vote in a floor test only if it ends in a tie.
 
If the strength of the assembly goes down to 209 the magic number would be reduced to 105.