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Karnataka Polls: BJP’s Yeddyurapappa to Take Oath The governor has given 15 days to Yeddyurappa to prove his majority

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BS YEDDYURAPPA, will take oath on Thursday at 9 am as the next chief minister of Karnataka after Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the Bharatiya Janata Party, the single largest party in the assembly, to form the government.

“Sri @BSYBJP will take oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka tomorrow morning at 9.00 AM at Raj Bhavan,” a tweet by BJP Karnataka said.

The governor has given 15 days to Yeddyurappa to prove his majority by seeking a vote of confidence on the floor of the house.

Leaders of the Congress party and Janata Dal (Secular) reacted sharply after the news broke with Congress party’s Randeep Singh Surjewala even calling the move “murdering democracy.”

This late development came after a day of constant meetings, talks, and huddles as the parties scrambled to add numbers or prove their majority after voters left the state with a fractured mandate and a hung assembly.

Delegations from the BJP and the JD(S)-Congress alliance met the governor to stake their claim. BJP is the single largest party in the state assembly with 104 lawmakers but well short of a clear majority in a house of 224. Elections were held for 222 seats.

The JD(S) and its pre-poll ally the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have 38 and the Congress party has 78 and taken together they form a comfortable majority with 116 lawmakers in their kitty.

Allegations of attempts being made to poach rival lawmakers have forced the parties to safeguard their numbers with the Congress party moving its lawmakers to a resort in Bangalore.

Reports suggest a few JD(S) lawmakers were missing from this morning’s party meeting and this has led to talks about shifting allegiance or ‘horse-trading.’

#Karnataka: AS IT HAPPENS


Action moves to Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s residence

BJP Karnataka confirms the date and time

Governor’s invite

Kumaraswamy reacts to the invite

Congress to move Supreme Court tonight – Tehseen Poonawalla

Randeep Singh Surjewala of the Congress reacts

Karnataka BJP deletes tweet

Resort politics begins

Congress MLA’s leave for Raj Bhavan

Ghulam Nabi Azad waiting to meet the Governor

Signatures being collected

Yeddyurappa after meeting the Governor

“People want BJP govt & we will make it”

66 of the 78 Congress lawmakers reached for the meeting


NA Harris of the Congress party

MB Patil of the Congress party on rumors of a split

Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

DV Sadananda Gowda on the number game

HD Kumaraswamy on forming the alliance

Sitaram Yechury on what the Governor should do

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