Bengaluru: Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar has told the media that trust vote will be conducted today (July 22).

Speaking to the media outside his residence in Domaluru, Bengaluru, Speaker Ramesh Kumar said that he hopes to curtail the speeches today and to make time for trust vote.

He justified holding of trust vote today, as he said that the motion was moved only Thursday.

Reacting to comments and criticisms that Speaker was favouring the government and delaying the trust vote, he said that those criticising him had no knowledge of law.

Speaker also said that he hopes that the trust vote process will be completed today.

BJP MLAs have reached Vidhana Soudha. Yeddyurappa had said on Sunday (July 21) that the Karnataka crisis will come to an end by Monday 5 pm.

Two independent MLAs Shankar and Nagesh on Sunday had filed a petition and have requested for urgent hearing that floor test must be conducted in Karnataka by 5 pm, today. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi is representing them in the apex court.

The Chief Justice has said that he will consider the petition tomorrow. But Rohatgi has reminded the bench of midnight hearing after which Karnataka BJP state president Yeddyurappa was asked to prove majority in 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Speaker Ramesh Kumar has summoned rebel lawmakers to have a hearing session.