Congress-JDS govt falls as Kumaraswamy loses trust vote

The 14-month-old Congress-JDS government in Karnataka collapsed on Tuesday as CM HD Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote which was held after days of political drama. “It’s unfortunate,” said Kumaraswamy after the motion of confidence moved by him was defeated by 99 to 105 votes. There was no cross-voting by coalition MLAs. As BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa prepares to stake claim to form new government, the Governor is likely to ask Kumaraswamy to stay till the new dispensation is not in place.