Big twist: Supreme Court asks Yeddyurappa to take floor test tomorrow

The Karnataka politics are taking unexpected twists and turns every minute. Within just a day after the Supreme court gave Yeddyurappa 15 days time to prove the majority, it changed the decision.



The Supreme Court today asked BS Yeddyurappa to prove majority in a floor test in Karnataka Assembly at 4 p.m. tomorrow instead of in 15 days.



The apex court was hearing a petition by Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress Party, which challenged the decision by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite Yeddyurappa to form the government.



Yeddyurappa took oath as Karnataka chief minister yesterday, shortly after a marathon middle-of-the-night hearing at the apex court refused to stay the swearing-in but said it remained subject to the final outcome.



The Supreme court had directed Attorney General of India KK Venugopal, appearing for the BJP, to produce the letter written by Yeddyurappa to Governor Vala, by the next hearing, which commenced today. The letter states the number of legislative assembly members supporting the BJP.



The BJP emerged as the single-largest outfit in the southern state even as election results threw up a hung assembly. The saffron party with 104 seats is eight short of 112 to cross the halfway mark to form the majority. The Congress and JD(S), which have announced a post-poll tie-up, won 78 and 37 seats, respectively.

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