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SC refuses urgent hearing on plea challenging govt formation in Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today refused to accord an urgent hearing to a plea which questioned government formation in on the grounds that H D Kumaraswamy's party (S) had not emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly elections.

"Sorry", a vacation bench comprising justices and told the who mentioned the matter for urgent listing.

The for petitioner, who has withheld his original name in the petition for "security purposes", told the bench that people of had voted for the BJP which had won 104 seats in the recently concluded assembly election.

"People of had voted for 104 MLAs from the BJP and somebody else became the People have not chosen him (Kumaraswamy as CM)," the said, adding, "why should the people of Karnataka suffer".

The elections held on May 12 for 222 of the 224 seats had resulted in a hung assembly with the BJP getting 104 seats, the winning 78 and JD(S) 37.

Initially, had invited BJP to form the government after which B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the

Yeddyurappa had later resigned without facing the trust vote on the floor of the House.

Following his resignation, the Congress-(S) combine was invited to form the government and Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the chief minister.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 16:50 IST