Karnataka Governer ask for President's Rule in state

A constitutional crisis loomed over K'taka on Monday as Gov H.R. Bhardwaj recommended President's rule in the state after beleaguered CM B.S. Yeddyurappa won a trust vote amid chaotic scenes in the assembly and 16 rebel legislators went to court against their disqualification by the speaker. On a day of swift and dramatic political developments, Bhardwaj faxed a report to the central government for declaring president's rule and keeping the assembly in suspended animation citing a constitutional breakdown in the state due to the conduct of the speaker, who allowed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to prove its majority through a voice vote.
The governor's report comes in the wake of the opposition Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) parading 120 legislators at Raj Bhavan to demonstrate that the Yeddyurappa government was in minority and hence deserved to be dismissed. 'The speaker conspired with the minority government to get the trust vote passed in an unconstitutional and undemocratic manner as an agent of the ruling party after disqualifying the 16 legislators and preventing their entry into the house,' Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah told reporters later.