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Last Updated : May 18, 2018 09:34 AM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

Yeddyurappa faces first big test in Supreme Court hearing today

The SC bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan will hear the matter around 10.30am on Friday. On Thursday, during a historic pre-dawn hearing, the SC made it clear that it was not interfering with the Governor's decision to invite the BJP to form government. The BJP which won 104 seats has emerged as the single largest party.

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will on Friday hear a petition filed by the Congress-JD(S) combine in Karnataka against the decision of Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form the government.

The SC bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan will hear the matter around 10.30am on Friday. On Thursday, during a historic pre-dawn hearing, the SC made it clear that it was not interfering with the Governor's decision to invite the BJP to form government. The BJP which won 104 seats has emerged as the single largest party.

During the high-voltage hearing, which lasted from 2.11am to 5.28am, the top court made it clear that the swearing-in and government formation would be subject to the final outcome of the case. The court directed the Centre to place before it two communications sent by Yeddyurappa to the Governor in which he had staked claim to form government, saying their perusal was necessary to decide the case.

It issued notices to Karnataka government and Yeddyurappa seeking their replies on the plea filed by Congress-JD (S) combine and posted the matter for Friday.

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First Published on May 18, 2018 09:34 am
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