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Yeddyurappa takes oath as new CM

Bs Yedurappa took oath at Rajbhawan and opposition party Indian National Congress (INC) and the Janta Dal Secular (JDS) filed the petition on Wednesday asking the supreme court to stop the oath-in of BJP`s Yedurappa as Karnataka’s chief minister.

Bs Yedurappa was invited by the governor to form government where 15 days has been provided to him to prove his majority in the state legislative assembly. BJP has 104 MLAs in the house, whereas Congress JDS alliance will result in 116 MLAs.

The Supreme Court says that Mr. Yedurappa`s swearing-in as Chief Minister of Karnataka today will not be stayed. But it will be “subject to outcome of petition here or further orders“

The Supreme Court also asks the Attorney-General to produce the May 15 and May 16 letters given to the Governor by Mr. Yedurappa stating his claim to form the government . The case will now be taken up at 10.30 a.m. on Friday.


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