SC refuses to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in, hearing to continue on Friday
New Delhi: After a rare pre-dawn hearing, the Supreme Court has refused to stay BS Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister.
The apex court, which commenced the hearing at 2.11am and ended at 5.28am, 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 Court is not passing any order staying the oath taking ceremony of B S Yeddyurappa. In case, he is given oath in the meantime, that shall be subject to further orders of this court and final outcome of the writ petition,” the bench said.
Cong, JD(S) sought stay on Yeddy’s swearing-in
The 3-judge bench, comprising justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan heard the petition early this morning filed by Congress and JD(S) challenging the governor’s decision to invite Mr Yeddyurappa to form a new government in the state.
In a petition filed by the two parties late last night, they sought to stay the swearing-in of Mr Yeddyurappa.
SC notice to K’taka govt and Yeddyurappa
Supreme Court also directed that the letter sent by the BJP to the governor for forming the government be placed before it.
The top court also issued notices to Karnataka government and Yeddyurappa seeking their replies on the plea filed by Congress-JD (S) combine and posted the matter for hearing tomorrow.
In the May 12 polls, BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 members, while Congress secured 78, the JD(S) 37 and others three.