JD(S)

Asked if the BJP is waiting because no decision has been taken on the resignation of rebel MLAs, he said, "That is not the issue. Maybe, one of the issues. We need to take the guidance of the central party. We will take the guidance of all the senior leaders.

In the 224-member House, only 204 were present and voted. BJP got 105 votes while INC-JD(S) could manage only 99 votes.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatagi, who appeared for the two legislators, said the Karnataka floor test is being delayed for various reasons and sought a hearing of the plea on Monday.

The trust vote is scheduled for tomorrow after the House was adjourned in the wake of the Assembly failing to meet the two deadlines set by Governor Vajubhai Vala to complete the trust vote on July 19.

The trust vote is scheduled for Monday after the House was adjourned in the wake of the Assembly failing to meet the two deadlines set by Governor Vajubhai Vala to complete the trust vote on July 19, amid heated arguments between the MLAs during the debate.

The 13-month-old Congress-JDS government slumped into a minority earlier this month following the resignation of several dissident MLAs.Sixteen MLAs from the ruling coalition, including 13 from Congress and three JD(S) MLAs, have resigned from the cabinet.

Kumaraswamy said he has already written to the Governor in this regard on Friday informing him that the house was already considering the confidence motion and the debates are currently ongoing.

Making an emotional opening statement, Kumar also reiterated his "non-partisan" commitment towards the post occupied by him and said that he will take an impartial decision irrespective of attacks aimed at him.

Speaker Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House saying the directive of the Governor applied to the Chief Minister and he cannot be forced by any time constraints.

The Assembly was debating a confidence motion moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy that came in the wake of several resignations submitted by Congress-JD(S) MLAs.