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JD(S), CPI hail SC order on floor test, say BJP can't prove majority

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hailing the order on floor test in as "historic", JD(S) and CPI leaders today said the would not have the numbers to prove its majority in the Assembly tomorrow.

JD(S) leader Danish told reporters that B S Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as the of yesterday, will be "voted out tomorrow itself".

"We welcome the decision of the It is a historic decision. Those people who were asking what was the need for the JD(S) and the to knock the doors of the in the midnight, today they have been exposed that they went to demolish all the institutions," he said.

"The concerns of security of all MLAs should be taken care of. From day one we were confident that the does not have majority. Majority is with us. Yedddyurappa is going to be voted out at 4 pm tomorrow itself," said.

D told PTI, "Because of uproar in the country, the judiciary took a stand and set aside the governor's decision giving 15 day's time (to the to prove majority). Let us see what happens tomorrow. BJP would not have the numbers to prove majority on the floor of the house."

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

The BJP, which emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in Karnataka Assembly, was invited by the to form government despite the JD(S)-combine staking claim by citing the support of 117 MLAs. The won 78 seats and the JD(S) 37.

The majority mark in is 112 seats. Elections were held for all but two of the 224 seats.

In a historic pre-dawn hearing, the top court had yesterday cleared the last-minute hurdle created by the Congress-JD(S) combine for the BJP's ambitious surge in by paving the way for Yeddyurappa to be sworn in as the of Karnataka.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 14:55 IST