BS Yeddyurappa

Vajubhai Vala First Gave Up Seat, Then Democracy And Constitution For Modi, Says Congress

4:45 pm: Vajubhai Vala First Gave Up Seat, Then Democracy And Constitution For Modi, Says Congress BS Yeddyurappa is going to be the CM for a day, half of which has already gone by: Randeep Surjewala, Congress #KarnatakaElections2018 pic.twitter.com/i8f43tjVlb — ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2018 Vajubhai Vala had sacrificed his seat for Narendra Modi earlier,y’day […]


4:45 pm: Vajubhai Vala First Gave Up Seat, Then Democracy And Constitution For Modi, Says Congress

2:33 pm: DMK, Punjab Chief Minister Criticise Gujarat Governor For Karnataka Decision

1:25 pm: Congress Calls Yeddyurappa’s Government A ‘Short Lived’ One, BJP Confident They Will Prove Majority In Assembly

Karnataka already has a chief minister, but the tussle for the chief minister’s post continues with Congress and JD(S) sitting in protest. The Congress has said that Yeddyurappa’s government will be a short lived one.

But the BJP remains confident that they have the numbers, they said that all independent MLAs are with them.

1:20 pm: BSP Chief Mayawati Says BJP Attacking Democracy

12:05 pm: Ram Jethmalani Seek’s CJI’s Permission To Intervene In Karnataka Matter

11:35 am: Congress-JD(S) Lash Out At BJP After Yeddyurappa’s Swearing In

Congress president Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the BJP even as BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Karnataka’s new chief minister. He said that the BJP was making a mockery of the Indian Constitution.

Meanwhile, HD Kumaraswamy told the press that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was misusing the the institutions of the Central government.

The Congress-JD(S) alliance continued their fight with even HD Deve Gowda reaching the Vidhana Soudha to show solidarity with the Congress leaders who were sitting in protest:

10:00 am: Congress Stages Protest Against Yeddyurappa’s Swearing In

9:50 am: SC refuses to stay Yedyurappa’s swearing-in, he takes oath as Karnataka chief minister

Congress-JD(S) alliance’s last minute attempt to stall Yedyurappa’s swearing-in by appealing to the Supreme Court late last night didn’t work. Yedyurappa took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka minutes back.

Though the parties can challenge the governor’s decision, they will have to wait and see if BJP is able to prove absolute majority in the floor of the house.

You can read all about what transpired between the SC and the Congress-JD(S) alliance here.

End of updates from 16 May

9:53 pm: It’s Official, BS Yeddyurappa To Be Sworn In As Chief Minister Tomorrow Morning

After two days of drama, it looks like its finally over. A letter has been sent by the Karnataka governor to BS Yeddyurappa to form his government in Karnataka.

He has been given 15 days to prove majority.

Here’s the letter:

Get more updates on what transpired in the last two days here.

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