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Jethmalani moves SC against Karnataka Governor's decision

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Thursday approached the in his personal capacity against Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of inviting to form a new government in the state despite being eight short of a simple majority in the assembly.

A bench of Dipak Misra, Justice and Justice asked Jethmalani to mention his plea on Friday before the bench concerned.

Jethmalani, who had taken retirement from law practice, told the bench that the Governor's order is a "gross abuse of Constitutional power".

The apex court early on Thursday after a midnight hearing refused to stall the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa as Karnataka's new

Yeddyurappa took the oath as the of on Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Raj Bhavan amid tight security.

The court, however, sought the communications which Yeddyurappa had written to informing him his election as legislature party.

The apex court said that the swearing-in is subject to the final outcome of the matter before it.

The bench headed by Justice A.K. Sikri, while seeking Yeddyurappa's response on the petition by and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) seeking to stall his swearing-in, has directed further hearing of the matter at 10.30 a.m. on Friday.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 12:08 IST