The crucial trust vote that will determine the future of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka, is likely to take place in the Karnataka assembly on Thursday. The trust vote will most likely happen after a discussion in the legislative assembly.
However, the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday that the rebel MLAs cannot be forced to follow a whip and appear for the trust vote has stacked the numbers heavily against the ruling coalition.
HD Kumaraswamy and the Congress were banking on the Speaker to disqualify the MLAs, but with the SC's intervention, which many have criticised as going against the Anti-Defection Bill, the coalition is even likely to delay the vote.
Currently, the ruling coalition has 102 legislators in its kitty. The BJP has 107 MLAs on its side including 105 MLAs and the two independents.
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