Ahead of trust vote, KG Bopaiah appointed as K’taka Pro-tem Speaker

Bengaluru: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Friday appointed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator KG Bopaiah as pro tem Speaker of the state Assembly ahead of the crucial floor test on Saturday. KG Bopaiah, who had been the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly from 2009 to 2013, has taken oath as pro tem Speaker of the state Assembly.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court said the pro tem speaker will take decisions in accordance with the law on the issue of floor test in Karnataka Assembly.

The Congress has now objected tpo Governor Vale’s appointment of Bopaiah and said that rules should be followed.

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a floor test in the Karnataka assembly at 4 pm on Saturday, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by the Governor to Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove majority.