JDS requests Governor to postpone to trust vote by a week

Bangalore: Janata Dal (S) on Wednesday requested Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj to postpone tomorrow's floor test to be taken by the BJP government by a week as the high court decision on disqualification of 16 MLAs is expected only on Monday.

A JD(S) delegation, led by the party's state unit President H D Kumaraswamy, met the Governor and told him that "tomorrow's exercise (vote of confidence) will not be productive in any way".

"I requested the Governor to postpone the confidence vote by a week", Kumaraswamy, who has been the rallying point for the dissident MLAs, said.

He told the Governor that his offer to the government for a second floor test would encourage horse trading in a big way.