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Karnataka: Guv invites BJP to form govt, BSY to take oath tomorrow

Vala also asked Yeddyurappa to seek a vote of confidence within 15 days.

IMAGE:  BJP legislature party leaders B S Yeddyurappa, accompanied by party leaders Ananth Kumar and K Eshwarappa, gestures while addressing the media after meeting with Governor Rudabhai Vajubhai Vala to stake claim for the formation of government, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo

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.

IMAGE: The governor’s letter to Yeddyurappa. Photograph: ANI

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.

Source: Rediff