Shri @BSYBJP will take oath as CM of Karnataka today evening at 6 pm— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) July 26, 2019
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)
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.
"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."
JUST IN | BS Yeddyurappa is likely to take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at 12.30 pm today. (CNN News18)
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.
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)
Karnataka crisis | Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualifies three rebel MLAs, says decision on others soon
As far as the other 14 are concerned, Speaker Kumar said, "I have resignations and disqualification petitions from respective parties with me. I'm going through the documents and will get back in the next couple of days."
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)