New Delhi, May 17: In the fresh development in Karnataka high drama politics, the Congress and the JD(S) on Thursday moved a fresh plea in the Supreme Court challenging Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to nominate an Anglo-Indian MLA to the state assembly, a news agency ANI reported. The petition was filed in the afternoon and court will hear their plea tomorrow, i.e. Friday. Complete coverage of Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018Also Read - ED Raids Former Karnataka Minister Roshan Baig, Congress MLA Zameer Over IMA Ponzi Scam
The main case against Karnataka Governor for inviting BS Yedurappa for making government will also be heard on Friday. As per the reports, in the petition, the Congress-JD(S) has sought a direction that the nomination of Anglo-Indian Vinisha Nero by the Governor be set aside till Yeddyurappa undergoes a floor test in the House to prove his majority. (ALSO READ: Vajubhai Vala Sacrificed Constitution And Democracy For PM Modi, Says Randeep Surjewala) Also Read - Pegasus Row: Allegations of Snooping, if Correct, Are Serious, Observes Supreme Court; Matter to be Heard on August 10
The fresh petition will be heard by a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde, and Ashok Bhushan. A lot high political drama is going on in the state. On Wednesday night, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited BJP to form the government and prove majority on the floor of the House in 15 days. After which the Congress and JD(S) filed a petition against this decision in Supreme Court. Also Read - Emerald Court Project: NOIDA Reeking With Corruption, in Cahoots With Supertech, Says SC
Earlier in the day, BS Yeddyurappa had sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka after two days of high drama politics in the state with Bharatiya Janata Party emerging as the single largest party, but falling short of a majority. Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the Karnataka Chief Minister by Governor Vajubhai Vala, who has been at the center of controversies in the past two days for inviting the BJP to form the government and ignoring the letters submitted by the JDS and Congress for a coalition government.
According to reports, alleged Congress workers also tried to stop Yeddyurappa’s cavalcade this morning when he was on his way to Raj Bhavan for his oath-taking ceremony.
On May 15, the BJP won 104 seats out of 222 Assembly seats that went to polls in Karnataka. The Congress won 78 seats while the JDS won 38. In a turn of events, the JDS and Congress came together to form a coalition government. They also got the support of one Independent MLA, taking their collective number to 117, well past the half-way mark.