Yeddyurappa sworn in as 23rd Karnataka CM, takes oath amidst Cong-JD(S) protest

Yeddyurappa sworn in as 23rd Karnataka C...

BJP's legislature party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa was sworn-in as the Karnataka Chief Minister in Bengaluru on Thursday hours after the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead in a pre-dawn hearing.

Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office to Yeddyurappa at 9 am in the 'Glass House' of Raj Bhavan amid tight security.

Wearing a green shawl over his white shirt, 75-year-old Yeddyurappa, took the oath in Kannada in the presence of central and state leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and newly-elected legislators and senior officials.

Several senior BJP leaders like Prakash Javedkar, Muralidhar Rao, Shobha Karandlaje, Ananth Kumar, KS Eashwarappa and others were seated in the front row.

A jubilant BS Yeddyurappa had walked in with Sriramulu by his side, and waved at the audience and exchanged greetings with other leaders. Sriramulu is touted to take charge as Yeddyurappa's Deputy Chief Minister.

Though Yeddyurappa had envisioned a grand swearing-in-ceremony at the Kanteerva stadium in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, the ceremony on Thursday was a low-key one.

Yeddyurappa was the only one who was sworn in by Governor Vajubhai Vala and not the entire cabinet, as is standard practice.

Earlier in the day, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court declined to stay the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister.

The court, however, sought the communications which Yeddyurappa had written to the Karnataka Governor informing the latter of his election as BJP legislature party leader.

The bench headed by Justice A.K. Sikri, while seeking Yeddyurappa's response on the petition by Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) seeking to stall his swearing-in, has directed further hearing of the matter at 10:30 am on Friday.

During the hearing, that commenced at 2:20 am and concluded with the court passing order at 5:30 on Thursday morning, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal was asked to produce the letters which the court was told are with the Karnataka Governor.

The top court heard a joint petition by the Congress and JD-S challenging Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision inviting Yeddyurappa to form a new government in the state despite having 104 MLAs -- eight short of simple majority.

The petition was filed late on Wednesday night after Governor Vala invited Yeddyurappa for an oath taking ceremony on Thursday and gave him 15 days to prove his majority in the legislative assembly.

The Congress and the JD-S, who formed a hurriedly stitched post-poll alliance after a hung assembly verdict to claim a majority of 116 members in the new assembly, called the Governor's decision "unconstitutional".

Senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appeared for the Congress, said that in the case of Karnataka, it was unheard of a Chief Minister who does not have a majority was given 15 days to conduct floor test.

 

IANS in


PostedOn: 17 May 2018 Total Views: 109




TRS worker who self-immolated for MLA di...

TRS worker who self-immolated for MLA dies, even a...

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) worker who hadset himself ablazelast week to protest the denial of a party ticket to a leader that he supported succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. The police said 16 people were injured when Rengunta Gattaiah doused himself in petrol and attempted to self-immol...

19 Sep 2018

PM Modi broke promises made to Andhra, C...

PM Modi broke promises made to Andhra, Congress wi...

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was disrespecting the people of Andhra Pradesh by breaking all promises made to the state during bifurcation in 2014. Gandhi promised that immediately after coming to power, the Congress would accord special category s...

19 Sep 2018

Hyd HC orders police to book TDP MLA for...

Hyd HC orders police to book TDP MLA for 'prostitu...

The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Andhra Pradesh police to register a case against MLA Bode Prasad from the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), based on a complaint filed by YSRCP MLA RK Roja. The bench gave the orders while hearing a plea by Roja, who had moved the court in August this ...

19 Sep 2018

Kumaraswamy slumps in popularity as Karn...

Kumaraswamy slumps in popularity as Karnataka CM

Barely four months after the HD Kumaraswamy government took over, around 35 per cent of respondents interviewed by the India Today-Axis-My-India PSE survey expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling JDS-Congress coalition. Some 28 per cent rated it average and 23 good, the poll, with a sample size of...

14 Sep 2018

Political Stock Exchange results bring c...

Political Stock Exchange results bring cheer to YS...

The PSE results bring cheer to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Around 43 per cent of the respondents favoured the YSR Congress president as the next chief minister as against 38 per cent supporting incumbent N Chandrababu Naidu. The state's TDP government also appeared to be han...

14 Sep 2018

Political Stock Exchange: KC Rao soars i...

Political Stock Exchange: KC Rao soars in Telangan...

Telangana's caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is far ahead of any competition as the state prepares for early polls following his decision to dissolve the assembly prematurely, according to the findings of India Today's Political Stock Exchange (PSE). On September 6, Rao set the ball roll...

14 Sep 2018

If Telangana not prepared, we will postp...

If Telangana not prepared, we will postpone polls:...

"We can hold polls if Telangana is prepared. But there is a big 'if'," he said. Assembly elections will not be held in Telangana along with those in four states this year-end if the preparedness of the poll machinery in the southern state is not ‘satisfactory’, Chief Election Commissione...

12 Sep 2018

TS Innovation Cell to launch promotion y...

TS Innovation Cell to launch promotion yatra

Startup India Telangana Yatra to scout for innovators in Tier-II and III cities As part of efforts to promote entrepreneurship in Tier-II and III cities, the Telangana State Innovation Cell has decided to launch the Startup India Telangana Yatra to spread awareness about the innovation policy and th...

10 Sep 2018