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Karnataka power battle: SC refuses to stay Yeddyurappa swearing-in

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurppa's swearing-in as Chief Minister, paving the way for formation of his after dramatic turn of events through the night inside and outside the courtroom that saw a rare post-midnight hearing continuing till the wee hours.

Hours before the swearing-in ceremony, the apex court made it clear that the swearing-in and the formation would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.

After hearing the matter for more than three hours beginning 2.11 am, a three-judge bench, comprising justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, directed that the letter sent by the BJP to the for forming the be placed before it.

The bench posted the matter for further hearing tomorrow morning, saying it will peruse the letter as it was necessary to decide the matter.

It also issued notices to the government and Yeddyurappa.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 05:50 IST