Bengaluru : BJP MLA BS Yeddyurappa has taken oath as Karnataka chief Minister a short while ago after the Supreme court, in a rare overnight hearing, said it cannot stop the ceremony.
The Congress had petitioned the apex court to stay the oath-taking citing it had majority MLAs on its side together with its ally JDS.
“As far as swearing-in is concerned, we are not restraining it, but we are making it subject to the outcome of the case,” a three-judge bench, comprising Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, said after the all-night hearing that stretched for three-and-a-half hours
Yesterday, the governor had granted 15 days to prove majority on the floor.
The apex court will resume hearing in the case on Friday morning at 10.30 am.
Meanwhile the Congress-JDS MLAs have left Eagleton resort and will stage protest in front of Karnataka assembly.