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Cong likely to challenge in court appointment of BJP MLA as pro tem speaker in Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The is likely to challenge in court the appointment of BJP MLA K G Bopaiah as the of the assembly ahead of tomorrow's vote of confidence, according to party sources.

Top leaders met here today soon after appointed the BJP MLA as the pro tem speaker, and decided that the matter should be challenged in court, the sources said.

According to the Congress, the senior most from any party should be appointed as the as per convention. The party said its eight-time MLA R V Deshpande is the senior most lawmaker in the assembly.

The today ordered a floor test in the Assembly at 4 PM tomorrow, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by the to B S Yeddyurappa to prove majority.

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats, followed by the with 78, JD(S) with 37 and three seats have gone to others in the 224-member Assembly where elections were held for 222 seats.

The majority mark is 112 seats and the post-poll alliance strength of the Congress-JD(S) combine, which claims to have 117 MLAs, has alleged foul play in the inviting BJP to form the government.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:20 IST