Battle of Karnataka: Here is all you need to know

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Confident of proving majority: Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, who was also the BJP’s Karnataka poll in-charge, on Friday expressed confidence that the B S Yeddyurappa government will prove its majority in the state Assembly on Saturday. ” BJP is ready and confident of winning trust vote in Karnataka. We will prove our majority on the floor of the House,” he tweeted.
His tweet came after the Supreme Court ordered that a floor test be held in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm on Saturday to ascertain whether newly appointed BJP Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa enjoys majority in the stat.

The Karnataka BJP welcomed the Supreme Court order on the floor test, asserting that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa would prove his majority in the assembly with the support of over 120 MLAs.

“The Supreme Court has ordered to prove majority in the assembly tomorrow at 4 pm. BJP welcomes this. We are confident that tomorrow at 4 pm BJP legislators and those supporting it will prove majority,” Karnataka BJP General Secretary Shobha Karandlaje told reporters here.

She said, “The BJP under the leadership of Yeddyurappa has worked enough to prove the majority. With confidence tomorrow at 4 pm we will prove our majority.”

The Supreme Court today ordered that a floor test be held in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm tomorrow to ascertain whether newly-appointed BJP Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa enjoys majority.

Responding to a question as to how the BJP would prove majority, Karandlaje said, “Already many people are in touch with us, more than 120 MLAs are supporting us. BJP will prove its majority tomorrow.”

Cong seeks appointment with Prez over Karnataka issue:

The Congress has sought an appointment with President Ram Nath Kovind on behalf of like-minded opposition parties to appraise him about the Karnataka Governor inviting the BJP to form government in the state even though there was a split verdict in the Assembly election.
A Congress source said though the party has sought an appointment with Kovind tomorrow, they are likely to meet him next week in the view of the floor test be held in Karnataka Assembly tomorrow, as ordered by the Supreme Court, to ascertain whether newly appointed BJP Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa enjoys majority in the state.

Video war breaks out between Congress and BJP:

As Madhya Pradesh assembly elections getting close, a verbal war between Congress and BJP started. In response to BJP’s Angad video, Congress has released another video which is now going viral on the social media.
According to video, CM Shivraj Chouhan running away upon hearing the name of Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath with a quite troubled face and two polyethylene in hands. The Delhi Belly song ‘Bhag D.K bose’ is heard playing in the background.
However, it is not yet known the source through which the video has been made viral but people are largely sharing the video. The Congress and BJP have come upfront and open about this video and debates on who created the video are ongoing among either party leaders.

Cong observes ‘Save Democracy Day’ across country:

The Congress party is observeing ‘Save Democracy Day’ across the country on Friday to protest Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s “collusion with the BJP” and his “partisan” action of inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister following a split verdict in that state. The Congress will hold protests at state capitals and district headquarters.
State Congress chiefs have been asked to address press conferences and give memorandums to respective Governors to urge President Ram Nath Kovind to “safeguard democratic principles and the sanctity of the Constitution”.
In a letter to party state units, Congress General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said that the party along with the Janata Dal-Secular had submitted a list of Karnataka MLAs, with the numbers more than the required number to form the government.

Rahul wishesh Deve Gowda happy birthday:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi wisheed with JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on his birthday and over phone and discussed the prevailing political situation in the state.
Sources confirmed that Gandhi and the former prime minister had a telephonic talk, but no details were available about what was discussed by the two leaders.

SC stays plea against Anglo-Indian MLA’s nomination in K’taka Assembly:

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed Congress-JD(S)’s plea challenging the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala’s decision to nominate an Anglo-Indian MLA to the assembly. Earlier on May 17, Congress-JD(S) alliance moved the plea in the top court asking to set aside the nomination of Anglo-Indian Vinisha Nero by the Governor till newly elected Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa undergoes a floor test in the House to prove his majority.

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