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KG Bopaiah appointed as pro-tem speaker ahead of floor test in K'taka

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

on Friday appointed MLA K.G. Bopaiah as ahead of floor test tomorrow in the state assembly, breaking the convention of appointing the senior-most

Earlier in the day, the ruled that a floor test be conducted on Saturday at 4 pm for BJP to prove his majority in the state assembly.

The decision was taken after the top court heard the arguments for and against the petition filed by the and (Secular) following Vala's invitation to the BJP to form the government in the state.

The BJP has 104 MLAs, but they are still short of the halfway mark of 111 by seven MLAs and have been given 24 hours to prove their majority in the assembly by the apex court.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 16:40 IST