However, there is some consolation for the BJP in all this. The party would now be able to sail through the confidence vote quite easily. Due to this disqualification, the number of the Congress and JDU members would be greatly reduced in the house. The total strength of the BJP is 105, while the combined strength of the Congress-JDU front is just 99. So, the BJP government led by Yeddiyurappa will win the confidence vote and no confidence vote can be brought in six months time. Within this period, there would be byelections for the vacancies caused by disqualification. If the BJP manages to win the maximum number of seats, the government would be stable and strong.
Meanwhile, the rebels have decided to challenge the disqualification in the Supreme Court. They said they would soon approach the Supreme Court of India.