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Yeddyurappa govt will fulfil people's aspirations: Shah

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today described the swearing-in of B S Yeddyurappa as the a "victory of every Kannadiga" who voted to "uproot the corrupt and divisive politics" of the

In a tweet, he also expressed hope that the new BJP government in the state under Narendra Modi's guidance will fulfil people's aspirations.

Shah's wish came amid hectic efforts by the saffron party to secure the support of some MLAs from rivals and JD(S) as its strength of 104 is still eight short of the majority mark of 112 in the 224-member state Assembly.

The and JD(S), which have already announced post-poll tie-up, have won 78 and 37 seats respectively.

"Congrats to B S Yeddyurappa ji for being as the CM of This is the victory of every Kannadiga who voted to uproot the corrupt & divisive of Congress. I am sure the new govt under the guidance of PM will fulfil the aspirations of the people," the tweeted.

The has given Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly, a decision which the Congress decried as "murder of democracy".

Hitting back, Shah said democracy was murdered the moment "desperate" Congress made an "opportunist" offer to the JD(S) to form the government in the state for "petty political gains".

Yeddyurappa was today as the of for a second time, after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the which refused to stay his swearing-in.

The apex court, which commenced the hearing at 2.11 AM and ended at 5.28 AM, however made it clear that the swearing-in and the government formation in the state would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.

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

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 14:20 IST