BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa would be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the fourth time at 6pm on Friday, three days after the coalition government led by HD Kumaraswamy failed to clear the trust vote.
Yeddyurappa met with Governor Vajubhai Vala early Thursday morning to stake claim and urged him to schedule an oath ceremony today. The Governor has given BSY seven days to prove his majority in the state assembly i.e by 31st July.
This development comes after the state leadership assured the central leaders, Amit Shah and JP Nadda that they had the support of the rebels and would win the vote.
The last time BS Yeddyurappa was chief minister, his term lasted for 48 hours.
He has never completed a term as chief minister.
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2019
Meanwhile, former chief minister Siddaramaiah called BS Yeddyurappa’s swearing in an “experimental lab”.
He tweeted, “Karnataka assembly has become an experimental lab for @BJP4Karnataka & BJP backed governor to try unconstitutional ways to form govt. In what article of the constitution is the governor allowed to permit the party to form govt that doesn’t have majority? It is shame!!”
In another tweet he said “BJP has no belief in the democratic values.”
.@BJP4Karnataka has the strength of 105 which is way less than the half way mark.
In no way BJP can form the govt if constitution is followed. This only proves that BJP has no belief in the democratic values.@INCKarnataka
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) July 26, 2019
Meanwhile, the Karnataka assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified three rebel Congress MLAs under the anti-defection law on Thursday evening.
Source : Various