K’taka vote: Congress to press for debate

Opposition Congress will press for a debate on the motion of confidence to be moved by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in the state Assembly Thursday.

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2010, 10:20 AM IST

Bangalore: Opposition Congress will press for
a debate on the motion of confidence to be moved by Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa in the state Assembly Thursday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Congress
Legislature Party this morning, KPCC Working President D K
Shivakumar told reporters.

"We will appeal to Speaker K G Bopaiah to allow a debate
on the motion of confidence. We want to throw light on the
political events that unfolded in Karnataka during the
debate," he said.

Shivakumar accused the ruling BJP of engaged in "horse
trading" and wondered why the government was not dismissed on
the issue.

He alleged that BJP has approached several Congress
members to lure to their side but none from the party obliged.

He said all Congress members would vote against the trust
vote in the Assembly, making it clear that it has no intention
to abstain from voting.

PTI