Karnataka assembly turns into fortress ahead of floor test

New Delhi, May 19: Karnataka Assembly is now turned into a fortress as the the floor test time nears. Today is a big day for both BJP and Congress as the stakes are high.The Supreme Court, while oredering a floor test in the Karnataka assembly on Friday, asked the authorities, including the Director General of Police, to ensure law and order outside the assembly.Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed around the assembly which prohibits gathering of five or more people, carrying out processions, carrying weapons, display and burning of effigies and shouting provocative slogans.09:20  Ahead of floor test, both camps confident of victory :  100% I am going to have absolute majority. Tomorrow I am going to take all that decision which I promised to the people of Karnataka: BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka chief ministerNumbers are against the BJP. Numbers are in favor of us. MLAs are in our favour. We will form the government: Ghulam Nabi Azad, CongressThe BJP doesn't have the numbers, we will win the floor test. The BJP is just trying to prove their majority and they will fail to do so: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress   Wait till 4.30 pm. We will win and BS Yeddyurappa will be the CM for 5 years: Sadananda Gowda, BJPBoth Congress and JD(S) have an unholy alliance. They are going to be rejected, people are going to reject them: Ananth Kumar, Union minister and BJP leadera.

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