K’taka CM Yeddyurappa wins second trust vote

via IANS | Bangalore published on October 14, 2010

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday won the second confidence motion in the state assembly with his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crossing the halfway mark of 105 by one vote.

The ruling BJP won 106 votes as against 100 by the opposition. The strength of the 225-member house that includes one nominated was reduced to 208 after 16 legislators were disqualified.

The Congress with 73 members and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) with 28 legislators attended the one-day special session despite threatening to boycott the proceedings. A flip-flop Congress reversed its boycott decision at the 11th hour.

It was the second trust vote in the assembly in a week. The chief minister had won the first confidence motion Monday

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