Governor Vajubhai Vala invites BJP's Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka CM
BS Yeddyurappa. Photograph: (PTI)
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday invited B S Yeddyurappa to take oath as next chief minister of the state.
Yeddyurappa will take the oath Thursday at 9 am.
The Governor has given Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove his majority on the floor of the house.
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, BJP #KarnatakaElectionResults2018 pic.twitter.com/y3IewUswpt— ANI (@ANI) May 16, 2018
Reacting to the news, Congress leader P Chidambaram has tweeted ''Governor invites Mr Yeddyurappa to manufacture a majority in 15 days. Governor gives Mr Yeddyurappa 15 days to convert the number 104 into 111.''
Governor invites Mr Yeddyurappa to manufacture a majority in 15 days.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) May 16, 2018
Governor gives Mr Yeddyurappa 15 days to convert the number 104 into 111.
Earlier addressing a press conference, Congress leaders said Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala should not resort to a "perilous path" by not inviting the JD(S)-Congress coalition, which has clear majority, to form the government in the state.
The remarks by Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal came amid reports that the Governor is inviting the BJP to take a shot at power and the swearing-in of its chief ministerial nominee B S Yeddyurappa will take place tomorrow.
"Our majority is established... The Governor should not act illegally. The Congress-JD(S) combine must be invited to form the government," said Sibal.
Both the BJP and JDS-Congress combine with 104 and 115 seats have respectively staked claim to form the government in the state after it delivered a fractured verdict.