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Confidence vote to take place today in Karnataka Assembly

BS Yediyurappa. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 29, 2019, 08.20 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa will move the confidence motion in the Vidhana Soudha on Monday after which he will also introduce the Finance Bill.

"Today in our Legislative Party meeting we have discussed in detail about tomorrow's programme in the Assembly. Tomorrow I will move the confidence motion in House. After that I will introduce Finance Bill as well," Yediyurappa briefed media persons after the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Legislative Party meeting.

"I think both the Congress and the JDS are going to support us in this matter," Yediyurappa added.

The BJP's legislative party meeting took place late on Sunday evening at the hotel chaired, which was chaired chief minister BS Yediyurappa.

After the meeting concluded, the BJP announced its decision to keep its lawmakers at the hotel for the night.

Yediyurappa took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka on July 26 for the fourth time after  Congress-JD(S) coalition government fell as they lost the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly.

Earlier, Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified 14 rebels Congress-JD(S) MLAs.

Ahead of the vote of confidence, Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar on Saturday issued a prohibitory order to impose Section 144 within a two-kilometre radius of the Vidhana Soudha from 6 am on July 29 to midnight of July 30.

Section 144 prohibits an assembly of more than four people in an area.

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'Today in our Legislative Party meeting we have discussed in detail about tomorrow's programme in the Assembly. Tomorrow I will move the confidence motion in House. After that I will introduce Finance Bill as well,' Yediyurappa said.