Governor Vajubhai Vala invites BJP's Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka CM

BS Yeddyurappa. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 16, 2018, 08.24 PM (IST)

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday invited B S Yeddyurappa to take oath as next chief minister of the state.  

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Yeddyurappa will take the oath Thursday at 9 am.

The Governor has given Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove his majority on the floor of the house. 

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Reacting to the news, Congress leader P Chidambaram has tweeted ''Governor invites Mr Yeddyurappa to manufacture a majority in 15 days. Governor gives Mr Yeddyurappa 15 days to convert the number 104 into 111.''

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Earlier addressing a press conference, Congress leaders said Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala should not resort to a "perilous path" by not inviting the JD(S)-Congress coalition, which has clear majority, to form the government in the state.

The remarks by Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal came amid reports that the Governor is inviting the BJP to take a shot at power and the swearing-in of its chief ministerial nominee B S Yeddyurappa will take place tomorrow.

"Our majority is established... The Governor should not act illegally. The Congress-JD(S) combine must be invited to form the government," said Sibal.

Both the BJP and JDS-Congress combine with 104 and 115 seats have respectively staked claim to form the government in the state after it delivered a fractured verdict.