The Supreme Court today refused to accord an urgent hearing to a plea which questioned government formation in Karnataka on the grounds that Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy's party JD (S) had not emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly elections.
The counsel for petitioner, who has withheld his original name in the petition for "security purposes", told the bench that people of Karnataka had voted for the BJP which had won 104 seats in the recently concluded assembly election.
"People of Karnataka had voted for 104 MLAs from the BJP and somebody else became the chief minister. People have not chosen him (Kumaraswamy as CM)," the lawyer said, adding, "why should the people of Karnataka suffer".
Yeddyurappa had later resigned without facing the trust vote on the floor of the House.
Following his resignation, the Congress-JD (S) combine was invited to form the government and Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the chief minister.
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