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July 26, 2019 / 11:45 AM IST

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.
  • July 26, 2019 / 10:48 AM IST
  • July 26, 2019 / 10:42 AM IST

    UPDATE | BS Yeddyurappa: I have met the Governor and staked claim to form the government. He has given me time between 6-6:30 pm today to take oath as the Chief Minister. (CNN News18)

  • July 26, 2019 / 10:28 AM IST

    Yeddyurappa for the last couple of days had been waiting for "instructions" from the party high command to stake claim to form the government after the Congress-JDS coalition government had collapsed after the floor test on July 23.

  • July 26, 2019 / 10:22 AM IST

    "I'm going to meet Governor today to stake claim to form government, today only I will request the Governor to administer me oath," Yeddyurappa told reporters before leaving for Raj Bhavan.
    He further said, "as I'm already the Leader of the Opposition, there is need to call legislature party meeting."

  • July 26, 2019 / 10:20 AM IST

    JUST IN | BS Yeddyurappa is likely to take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at 12.30 pm today. (CNN News18)

  • July 26, 2019 / 10:14 AM IST
  • July 26, 2019 / 10:13 AM IST

    Karnataka govt formation live update | BS Yeddyurappa has arrived Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's residence to stake claim to form the government in the state.

  • July 26, 2019 / 09:45 AM IST

    BS Yeddyurappa: I am going to meet the Governor today at 10 am to stake claim to form the government and I will request him to hold oath ceremony today itself. (ANI)

  • July 25, 2019 / 09:26 PM IST

    Karnataka live: While disqualifying the two MLAs, Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar said that he was convinced that the resignations by the three members were not voluntary and genuine and he had therefore rejected them and proceeded to disqualify them under the anti-defection law.

    "They have violated the provisions of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution (anti-defection law) and therefore are disqualified," he said.

    The speaker's announcement came two days after the Congress-JDS coaltion government headed by H D Kumaraswamy collapsed as it lost the trust vote in the assembly in the backdrop of the rebellion by a section of their MLAs. (PTI) 

  • July 25, 2019 / 09:07 PM IST

    Disqualified MLAs cannot contest elections till term of the house ends 

    News18 has reported that the speaker has said that none of the three MLAs can contest elections till the term of this house is complete (May 2023). They cannot contest if there is a by-election on these seats either.The speaker's decision, however, can be challenged. 

  • July 25, 2019 / 08:56 PM IST

    Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar: I still have many cases with me and I may require more days to act on others.