B.S. Yeddyurappa has to prove his majority in the state assembly on Saturday at 4 pm, the Supreme Court said.
The decision was taken after the top court on Friday heard the arguments for and against the petition filed by the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), following Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in the state.
Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who is appearing on behalf of the BJP, had requested the top court for time till Monday for the floor test. However, the same was rejected.
Meanwhile, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the lawyer for the Congress-JD(S) alliance, submitted to the Supreme Court that they are ready for a floor test. However, he sought protection of all MLAs appearing for the same.
What the Supreme Court ruled:
After hearing the parties, we are of the opinion that it is necessary to peruse the letters dated 15th May 2018 and 16th May, 2018 submitted by the respondent no.3(Yeddyurappa) to the Governor which found a mention in the communication dated 16th May 2018 of the Hon’ble Governor. We request the learned Attorney General and/or respondent no.3 to produce these letters on the next date of hearing.
This Court is not passing any order staying the oath-taking ceremony of respondent no.3. In case, he is given oath in the meantime, that shall be subject to further orders of this Court and the final outcome of the writ petition”, stated the order of the court.
Protem Speaker will decide what manner the floor test should be held says SC.
The Major Directions of The Supreme Court Here-
1. Floor Test Must Be Conducted At 4pm Tomorrow
2. Protem Speaker to decide the mode of test 3.
3. No Secret Ballot
4. Govt shall not nominate the Anglo Indian Representative
5. B. S. Yeddyurappa Government shall not take any major policy decisions.
Read more at: http://www.livelaw.in/breaking-sc-orders-floor-test-in-karnataka-assembly-at-4pmtomorrow/
It was on Wednesday night that the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the BJP, led by B.S Yeddyurappa, to form the government, on the basis of his claim that he had majority support. After the last hearing the Bench held in the Supreme Court on the plea of Congress-JD(S) legislators seeking a stay of the swearing-in of B.S Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka,the Supreme Court directed him to produce the letter sent to Governor showing majority before the Court on Friday.
The Court, however, declined to stay his oath-taking ceremony scheduled on Thursday.