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B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

Yeddyurappa is all set to take oath as the 23rd of after the early today morning decided not to put a stay on the swearing-in while conducting a post-midnight hearing, wherein and JD(S) pleaded for the same citing BJP's inadequate strength in the assembly to stake claim at forming the

Born on February 27, 1943, Yeddyurappa, who will succeed Siddaramaiah, would take the oath as the of at 9.00 a.m. at Raj Bhavan.

The three-judge bench of Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice and Justice SA Bobde, however, did not dismiss the petition filed by the two parties and said: "This petition is a subject of hearing later on".

The next hearing will take place on Friday at 10:30 am.

Late last night, and JD(S) challenged Governor Vajubhai R. Vala's decision in the top court to invite BJP to form the government even when the saffron party, with 105 MLAs, including one Independent MLA, is seven short of the halfway mark of 112.

They contended that they, with a total strength of 115 MLAs, are in a better position to form the government.

Though Vala has invited the BJP to form the government, he has given 15 days to the saffron party to prove its majority in the state assembly.

In the hearing, former appeared for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), (ASG) for the Union government, and for the Congress-JD(S) alliance.

The hearing commenced at 2.20 a.m. and concluded with the court passing order at 5.30 in the morning.

This will be the third time when Yeddyurappa will take oath as the of Karnataka.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 08:30 IST
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