BJP legislature party leader BS Yeddyurappa was today sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka for a third time. Governor Vaju Bhai Wala administered him oath of office. Yeddyurappa has been granted 15 days time to prove his majority.
Meanwhile, As the chief minister of Karnataka, Yeddyurappa held his first Cabinet meeting and expressed confidence of winning the vote of confidence on the floor of the house. He also said that a decision on farm loan waiver will be announced in couple of days. Chief secretaries from various departments attended the cabinet meet.
B.S. Yeddyurappa has thanked people of Karnataka for their support and blessings. In a tweet he said “With your continued support, I assure you that I’ll strive hard to fulfill the aspirations of 6.5 Cr Kannadigas and take ‘Namma Karunadu’ on the path of development & prosperity!”
BJP chief Amit Shah has congratulated BS Yedyurappa for being sworn in as the CM of Karnataka. In a tweet he said “This is the victory of every Kannadiga who voted to uproot the corrupt & divisive politics of Congress. I am sure the new govt under the guidance of PM @narendramodi will fulfil the aspirations of the people.”
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has also congratulated Yedyurappa. In a tweet he said “The state will tread on a new path of development, growth, progress and prosperity under his leadership.”
Earlier, the Supreme Court had refused to stay Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister after a rare pre-dawn hearing which saw the Congress-JD (S) combine making a last-ditch attempt to stall BJP’s surge in the southern state.
Meanwhile, speaking on the overnight hearing in the apex Court, Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that there was no need for the matter to be listed at night while adding that the apex court has the power to undo if any wrong is done.
Noted constitutional expert Subhash Kashyap has said that Constitution provides the Governor complete power to appoint the Chief Minister adding the Governor’s decision can’t be challenged.
Senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar has said that it is unfortunate that a party as old as the Congress is indulging in nefarious activities, while they should work as a constructive opposition party.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who was arguing on behalf of the Congress and JD(S), has welcomed the decision of supreme court for hearing at midnight.
The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House, eight short of the magic figure of 112.
Polling was held in 222 of the state’s 224 seats.