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Yeddyurappa to seek floor test on Nov 23
November 12, 2007 16:41 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, on Monday decided to seek a floor test on November 23.
The maiden Cabinet meeting chaired by Yeddyurappa soon after assuming office decided to request Governor Rameshwar Thakur to convene a one-day special session on November 23 to enable the government prove its majority on the floor of the House.
"I will prove the majority of my government on November 23," the chief minister said.
Yeddyurappa, who has the support of 129 MLAs, including 49 from the Janata Dal-Secular, exuded confidence of passing through the trust vote.
"I assure you that our coalition government will complete 19 months. Let there be no doubt about it," he said.
"Creation and maintenance of infrastructure is going to be our top priority. We will leave no stone unturned to make Karnataka a model state in the country," he said.
All efforts will made to bring Karnataka, which at present occupies the seventh position among the states, to the forefront, Yeddyurappa said.
He said the government's main priorities would be to provide a result oriented and responsive governance, maintain communal harmony, to take into confidence all sections of the society and ensure the safety of the minorities and the weaker sections like SC/ST and empowerment of women.