Shri @BSYBJP will take oath as CM of Karnataka today evening at 6 pm— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) July 26, 2019
Karnataka political crisis highlights: BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM at 6 pm today
Live updates of the Karnataka political crisis. The Congress-JD(S) government collapsed after a trust vote. BJP is set to stake claim for government formation.
Karnataka BJP President BS Yeddyurappa on July 26 said he will be meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake claim to form the government in the state, and request him to administer oath.
The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government in Karnataka collapsed on July 23 after the floor test. The confidence motion was moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was defeated in the assembly, ending his 14-month long turbulent tenure.
Capping a three-week long high-voltage intense power struggle triggered by a raft of resignations by rebel lawmakers, that pushed the government to the brink of collapse, the motion was defeated with 99 members voting for the motion and 105 against it.
While the BJP has said that it would stake claim to form the government in Karnataka, it remains unclear when its state leadership would meet Governor Vajubhai Vala.
The party leadership has said that decisions will be taken by the parliamentary board. This would include the decision of who will become the chief minister. It is widely believed that BS Yeddyurappa would become the chief minister for the fourth term.The rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs camping in Mumbai will leave for Bengaluru after BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa is sworn in as chief minister of the southern state.