India, July 12 -- Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday said he would seek a trust vote and asked Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to fix the time for it, reports PTI. This came soon the Supreme Court posted the rebel MLAs' case for hearing on July 16 and banned the Speaker from deciding on disqualification or resignations till then.

"I am ready for everything and am not here to cling to power. Have decided to seek trust vote, please fix time for it," Kumaraswamy said in Assembly, which met in Bengaluru amid a flurry of political developments that have pushed his government to the brink of collapse.

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