In a setback to the Bharatiya Janata party, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove his party’s majority in the Assembly at 4 pm tomorrow (Saturday), slashing a 15-day window that Governor Vajubhai Vala had allowed the BJP. Governor’s invitation to Yaddyurappa has been challenged by the Congress and JD(S) in the court on Thursday midnight.
The bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan heard the petition filed by Congress and JDS Friday morning and delivered the judgment.
Key points from Supreme Court order on Karnataka politics.
* The floor test will happen at 4.00 pm on Saturday (tomorrow).
*Oath will be administered to all MLAs before the floor test.
* DGP has been asked to ensure the safety of all lawmakers.
* Government shall not nominate an Anglo-Indian till floor test concludes.
* Pro tem Speaker to decide the mode of floor test.
* Appearing for Yeddyurappa, Rohatgi argued that the time is not enough.
* Chief Minister will not take any major policy decision until the floor test.