New Delhi, May 22: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, refused to give an early hearing into the plea filed by the Hindu Mahasabha that challenged HD Kumarswamy from forming the government in Karnataka. In its plea filed through lawyer Barun Kumar Sinha, the Hindu Mahasabha had stated that appointment of Kumaraswamy as the Karnataka CM was unconstitutional. Also Read - Karnataka Farmers Team up With Flipkart For Home Delivery of Mangoes
The Hindu Mahasabha had challenged the appointment of Congress-JD(S) alliance candidate HD Kumarswamy as the Karnataka Chief Minister. The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) moved to the apex court to oppose Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision of calling Kumaraswamy to form government in the state. Also Read - 'Effective Steps Needed to Redeem Situation': SC Takes Suo Moto Cognisance of Migrants' Plight
The Hindu Mahasabha went to the SC last evening with this plea. The Karnataka political drama refuses to cease with each day bringing a new turn of events. This comes after the crucial floor test on May 19, in which BJP had to prove its majority in the state. The Supreme Court had ordered a live telecast of the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly after there was much hullabaloo over the result of the Karnataka election. Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa resigned prior to facing the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly.
The Karnataka Elections were held on May 12 and the results were out on May 15 for the 222 constituencies out of the state’s 224 seats. BJP got the majority of seats, that is, 104 seats, while the Congress won 78 seats and announced an alliance with JD(S) which got 37 seats.