India Karnataka governor invites BJP to form government, Yeddyurappa to be chief minister

20:36  16 may  2018
20:36  16 may  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday said he had been invited to form the government in Karnataka by Governor Rameshwar Thakur and Yeddyurappa , who was deputy chief minister and finance minister in the Janata Dal Secular- BJP coalition government

Congress and JDS are looking to strike a chord in order to form government in Karnataka . 05:06 pm | JD(S)’s HD Kumaraswamy leaves for Raj Bhawan to meet Karnataka Governor in Bengaluru. I don't want to talk about Congress or JD(S): BS Yeddyurappa , BJP .

The former Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa has been charged in a bribery scandal involving granting of mining contracts. © AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi The former Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa has been charged in a bribery scandal involving granting of mining contracts.

BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa was on Wednesday invited to form the next government in Karnataka by proving his majority in the legislative assembly in 15 days.

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Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala asked Yeddyurappa, 75, to take over the chief minister’s post, capping a day of political flux that began after election results on Tuesday threw up a hung house.

The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 9am on Thursday.


The BJP’s claim to forming a government had been contested by a post-poll alliance of the Siddaramaiah-led Congress and former prime minister H.D.Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular), which too met the governor on Wednesday seeking to be invited to form the government. Deve Gowda’s son HD Kumaraswamy was projected as this alliance’s chief ministerial candidate.

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Karnataka held elections for 222 of its 224-seat assembly on Saturday and the results three days later gave the BJP 104 seats, the Congress 78, and the Janata Dal (Secular) 37 seats. JD(S) ally BSP won one seat, while two went to independents.

On Tuesday too, leaders of both sided had turned up at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru to push their claim. On Wednesday, Kumaraswamy accused the BJP of trying to lure MLAs to boost its numbers to form a government saying his party’s legislators have been offered Rs 100 crore and cabinet seats. The BJP rejected the charges of horse-trading, calling the Rs 100 crore figure cited by Kumaraswamy “imaginary”.

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Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa (born 27 February 1943) is an Indian politician and the BJP 's Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming Karnataka assembly polls. He was the 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka and is currently president of Karnataka BJP .

Governor invites Yeddyurappa to form govt. Various news channels have reported that the Governor is likely to invite the BJP to form the government ; adding that BS Yeddyurappa might take the oath tomorrow.

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Yeddyurappa became Karnataka chief minister in 2008, but had to resign in 2012 after the state’s Lokayukta indicted him for alleged corruption in an iron ore mining scam. He was briefly jailed, left the BJP to form his own party and then returned to the BJP before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Yeddyurappa, who will lead BJP’s only government in southern India, belongs to Karnataka’s influential Lingayat community and is an MLA from Shikaripura.

The BJP rules 21 out of India’s 29 states. Since its landslide national win in 2014 the party has stormed northern India, claiming around a dozen crushing state victories. A government in Karnataka bolsters the BJP’s claim that it’s an all-India party.

Watch video: Kumaraswamy says BJP offered 100 crores to his MLAs

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke along those lines. “They [Opposition parties] said the BJP is a party of Hindi-speaking states. Are Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, the Northeastern states Hindi-speaking states? No, BJP represents India and our proud diversity,” he said in Delhi.

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Supreme Court asks Yeddyurappa to prove majority tomorrow; does not get into legality of Governor’s decision .
Supreme Court asks Yeddyurappa to prove majority tomorrow; does not get into legality of Governor’s decisionAll eyes shift back to Bengaluru after the Supreme Court refrained from getting into the legality of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa to form the state’s government, but reduced the time he should take to prove majority on the floor of the house to Saturday at 4 pm.

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