Bengaluru: Governor has invited BS Yeddyurappa to form govt, official communication has been received, Guv gave 15 days to prove majority, oath to take place at 9 am tomorrow: Basavaraj Bommai.
After initially having said that BS Yeddyurappa would take oath as CM at 9.30 am, the BJP has now revised the time by half an hour to 9.00 am. The BJP has been given 15 days time to prove its majority on the floor of the Assembly.
After a day of intense speculations, Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday evening invited BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form government in the state. In a letter addressed to the BJP leader, the governor granted the saffron party a period of 15 days to prove majority on the floor of the House.
“Yeddyurappa will be taking the oath alone tomorrow and the rest of the cabinet will be sworn-in after proving the majority on the House of the floor,” BJP’s Murlidhar Rao said.
Following the governor’s announcement, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused the Congress of “blowing up the Constitution to shambles”.
“The party that blew up the constitution to shambles is teaching us the constitution, the party that imposed President rule the most number of times is giving us lessons,” Prasad said.
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy termed the governor’s decision “unconstitutional” and criticised him for “encouraging” “horse trading”.
“By giving 15-day time (to prove majority) governor is encouraging horse-trading by BJP leaders, this is unconstitutional. We will discuss the future plan,” he said.