CPI-M demands proper trust vote in KarnatakaBy IANS
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
NEW DELHI - The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday reiterated that a “proper” vote of confidence must be conducted in the Karnataka assembly in which all legislators are allowed to participate.
“The vote of confidence conducted in the Karnataka assembly was farcical and a gross violation of the democratic norms,” party general secretary Prakash Karat said in a statement here.
Without doing so, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government headed by B.S. Yeddyurappa cannot be treated as having won the vote of confidence, he said.
The CPI-M Monday denounced as “unconstitutional and undemocratic” the manner in which the ruling BJP won the vote in the house.
Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Monday recommended president’s rule in the state after Yeddyurappa won a trust vote amid chaotic scenes in the assembly.
A total of 16 rebel legislators went to the Karnataka High Court against their disqualification by Speaker K.G. Bopaiah before the vote of confidence.