The BJP’s leader BS Yeddyurappa took oath as Karnataka chief minister on Thursday morning, hours after the Supreme Court turned down a request by the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) to stop the ceremony. The court has said it will hear their petition on Friday.
The Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday evening invited BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form the government. In a letter addressed to the BJP leader, the governor granted BJP a period of 15 days to prove majority on the floor of the House.
“BJP’s leader Yeddyurappa will be taking the oath alone tomorrow and the rest of the cabinet will be sworn-in after proving the majority on the House of the floor,” BJP’s Murlidhar Rao said.
Notably, Karnataka elections delivered a gridlock of a verdict by electing 104 MLAs from the BJP, 78 from the Congress, 37 from the JDS, and three others — leaving no party in a situation to cross the 112-figure to form a government.
Later BJP invited by the Governor and being given 15 days to prove its numbers on the floor of the House.
Meanwhile, the Congress moved the Supreme Court against Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state and sought an immediate hearing.