Karnataka: BSY given 15 days time to prove majority in the House
Bengaluru: Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party has tweeted that B S Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as chief minister will take place tomorrow at 9 am.
According to BJP leader Murlidhar Rao, Karnataka Governor has invited single largest party BJP to form the government. Sources said that Yeddyurappa has been given 15 days to prove majority in the assembly.
According to information, PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will not go to Bengaluru to attend the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa.
Earlier, the BJP Karnataka had deleted a tweet announcing its president B S Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as chief minister tomorrow.
The party had earlier tweeted, ‘The moment that crores of Kannadigas are awaiting is here. Sri @BSYBJP will take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka tomorrow morning at 9.30 am at Raj Bhavan. The movement to build our Suvarna Karnataka has begun (sic).’
Meanwhile, BJP Karnataka in-charge Prakash Javadekar flashed victory symbol on being asked if the governor has sent a letter inviting the party to form the government.
‘Guv should not walk on a path that is illegal’
Congress leader P Chadambaram says, “The Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular clearly establish majority yet the Governor hasn’t taken a decision to invite Shri (H D) Kumaraswamy to form the government.
“We heard the Governor may have invited B S Yeddyurappa. But since it is not confirmed we are proceeding on basis that the governor has not decided to invite anyone.”
“Governor holds an exalted constitutional office. He shouldn’t walk on a perilous path which is illegal. He’s bound by SC judgment, bound to invite leader of the alliance which is presented to him as an alliance that commands maturity of members in legislative assembly,” Chidambaram said.
“What is standing in way of the Governor from extending an invitation to the leader of the alliance (H D Kumaraswamy), who clearly demonstrated that he commands the support of the majority?” says Chidambaram.
“If the governor invites anyone but Mr Kumaraswamy (to form government) he is supporting and encouraging poaching (of MLAs),” he said.