Governor invites Yeddyurappa, swearing-in today

Kashmir Times. Dated: 5/17/2018 1:03:19 PM

BANGAURU, May 16 (Agencies): BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa, along with other party leaders, addressing the media after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala, in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Yeddyurappa has been given 15 days to prove majority on the floor of the House.
The Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress combine and the BJP have submitted the list of MLAs supporting them. The JD(S) and the BJP have also completed the process of electing the leaders of their respective Legislature Parties.
The day has also seen the JD(S) accusing the BJP of indulging in horse-trading, which the latter dismissed as imagination.
All eyes are now on the Governor Vajubhai Vala, an old BJP hand.
Karnataka returned as hung Assembly on May 15 with the BJP scoring 104 seats, Congress 78 and the JD(S) 37. In a dramatic turn of events, the Congress has offered support to the JD(S), which was duly accepted by Kumaraswamy.
BJP leader Muralidhar Rao says that the Governor has invited Yeddyurappa to form the government. He will take oath at 9.00 AM tomorrow. Just now, Governor’s office has given us the letter, inviting Yeddyurappa to take oath and form the government. I welcome the invitation."
Rao says: “BJP has always followed core democratic principles. There is well laid out procedure... when clear majority is not there... in such a situation, when there is no pre-poll alliance, according to the Constitution and Supreme Court observation in S.R. Bommai case, the single largest party should be called and be given an opportunity to form government.”
“BJP is the single largest party. Of 222 seats, BJP has won 104 seats. The other two parties had fought against each other. They fought bitterly. Criticised each other. Personalised attacks were also other. All are in public domain. The result is complete rejection of Siddaramaiah government,” says Mr. Rao. "We will prove majority on the floor of the house. While giving the invitation, the Governor has said floor test should be held within 15 days.”
Karnataka BJP says Yeddyurappa will take oath at 9 a.m. tomorrow



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