K.R. Ramesh Kumar was unanimously elected Speaker.
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has won the trust vote in the Assembly on Friday with 116
votes. Earlier, K.R. Ramesh Kumar was unanimously elected the Speaker at the Vidhana Soudha in
Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the State’s 30th Chief Minister on Wednesday, as the head of coalition government
of the Congress and JD (S). The coalition came about following a hung verdict in the polls,
when the BJP, despite being the single largest party, failed to reach the majority mark.
The three-day-old Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka won the vote of confidence in the Legislative
Assembly on May 25 amid a walkout by the BJP MLAs.
The motion expressing confidence in the Kumaraswamy government was adopted by voice vote in the
presence of JD (S)-Congress coalition MLAs and other lawmakers supporting the government.
The BJP members staged a walkout before the trust vote was taken.
Leader of the Opposition B.S. Yeddyurappa made a blistering attack on Kumaraswamy, describing the
ruling coalition as “unholy”.
In his speech, Kumaraswamy said his government would carry all sections together and would take into consideration
suggestions made by the Opposition. ‘