Karat calls for fresh trust vote in KarnatakaBy IANS
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
NEW DELHI - Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday called for a fresh confidence vote in the Karnataka assembly.
“The vote of confidence conducted in the assembly (Monday) was farcical and a gross violation of democratic norms,” Karat said in a statement here.
“The CPI-M reiterates that a proper vote of confidence must be taken in the assembly in which all (legislators) are allowed to participate and the vote recorded.
“Without doing so, the Yeddyurappa government cannot be treated as having acquired a vote of confidence,” he said.
Karat’s comments came a day after Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj recommended president’s rule in the state after the vote of confidence led to bedlam. The opposition has refused to accept a voice vote.