BS Yeddyurappa sworn-in as Karnataka Chief Minister (VIDEO)

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Bengaluru: After a high midnight drama, Bharatiya Janata Party legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister today.

Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at the Raj Bhawan.

Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka Chief MinisterYeddyurappa has been given 15 days time to prove his majority in the House within 15 days of assuming office as the Chief Minister.

The Governor last night invited Mr Yeddyurappa to form a new government in the state.

Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Briefing reporters in Bengaluru, BJP General Secretary Muralidhar Rao said, Mr Yeddyurappa got the official communication from the governor and he will take oath at 9 this morning.

No SC stay on Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in

In a rare pre-dawn hearing, the Supreme Court refused to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in after the Congress-JDS combine moved the apex court.

Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka Chief MinisterThe 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.

Modi, Shah unlikely at oath taking ceremony

BJP had won 104 seats in the Assembly elections in the 224-member House and emerged as the single largest party but fell short of majority.

Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka Chief MinisterThe Governor’s move is a setback for the JD(S) and Congress that approached the Governor with the signature of over 117 MLAs. Congress had bagged 78 seats, while JD(S) along with its alliance partner BSP, won 38 seats.

Prime Minister Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are unlikely to attend the swearing in ceremony.

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