Vala also asked Yeddyurappa to seek a vote of confidence within 15 days.
Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday invited Bharatiya Janata Party legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa to form the government in Karnataka, capping a day of intense jockeying for power and allegations by the Congress of bribery and horse-trading against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
‘I invite you (Yeddyurappa) to form the government and be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka,’ a communique from Raj Bhavan said.
Vala also asked Yeddyurappa to seek a vote of confidence within 15 days of assuming office as the chief minister.
Briefing reporters, BJP General Secretary Muralidhar Rao said Yeddyurappa will take oath here tomorrow at 9 am.
Toiling hard to control the levers of power in Karnataka, Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy, the leader of the newly formed Janata Dal-Secular-Congress alliance had earlier met Vala and staked claim to form the government.