Nasir Hussain's assertions come little before the beginning of day's session in the Karnataka assembly.
The BJP leaders' announcement came close on the heels of the adjournment of the Assembly in the midst of a debate on the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.
The Speaker made his position clear as the Assembly proceedings began with Governor Vajubhai Vala having set 1.30 pm on Friday as the deadline to prove his majority.
Governor Vajubhai Vala had asked the Chief Minister to prove his majority in the Assembly before 1.30 pm on Friday.
The political crisis in Karnataka's corridors of power will take another day to reach its climax as the Speaker has adjourned the House till 11 am on Friday.
The Vidhana Soudha police have registered an FIR in connection with the alleged abduction of Kagwad Congress MLA Shrimant Patil, on Wednesday night.
BJP leader Arvind Limbavali said that the ruling government was deliberating on Point of Order, Whip and 10th Schedule of the Constitution, instead of Kumaraswamy seeking a confidence vote.
At the end of the day, it was the BJP legislators who had to face a ‘floor test’, some sleeping on the floor and some on the sofas.
As soon as listed papers were laid and S Jaishankar made a statement on the ICJ verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadav case, Congress and SP members were up on their feet raising their respective issues.
Karnataka crisis: Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy says he will withdraw resignation, vote in favour of coalition government
While most of the rebel MLAs have been staying in Mumbai, Reddy chose to be in the city amid reports that Congress was trying to pacify him.
Senior Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi are closely following the developments in Karnataka and are getting regular inputs from the state unit.
He said the BJP was confident that H D Kumaraswamy, would lose the trust vote in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
SC verdict gives 'blanket protection' to rebel Karnataka MLAs, sets 'terrible judicial precedent': Congress
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka "ought not" to be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing session of the state.
'No question of going back on resignations, will not attend Assembly': Karnataka rebel MLAs after SC verdict
The Supreme Court directed Wednesday that the 15 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs "ought not" to be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the Assembly.
Yeddyurappa underlined that the political parties cannot issue a whip to the 15 rebel lawmakers, who have resigned their Assembly membership.