Supreme Court begins hearing Congress-JD(S) petition against Karnataka Governor’s decision at 1:45 am


    Radhika Dhawad | May 17, 2018 1:09

    Congress has sought a hearing from the apex court, against the decision of Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in ceremony as the CM of Karnataka,
    BS Yeddyurappa (Photo source: twitter)

    Just after Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state, the Congress moved the Supreme Court to oppose the Governor’s decision. In their  petition, Congress  and Janta Dal (Secular) have sought a hearing from the apex court, against the decision of Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in ceremony as the CM of Karnataka, which is scheduled to be held tomorrow morning (May 17, 2018) at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

    According to reports, The Supreme Court registrar has arrived at the residence of the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra a while back, with the Congress and JD (S) petition, and the hearing is about to begin.

    In his tweet on Wednesday late night, Congress senior leader Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi wrote: “Ever heard of 15days 2prove majority 2 a 104 MLA strength party when opposers gave lists totalling 116! Sc reduced floor test duration in Jagdambika pal UP case; anil jha Jharkhand case & kevalker Goa case from 7days to 48 hrs in each case. No reason for SC 2differ this time.”

    He further tweeted: “Governor cld not have given written permission & license 4poaching more effectively than by this letter inviting BSY’s minority & then giving them 15days 2show majority. Elementary common sense tells all that no one with 104 can cross 112 wo massive horse trading.”

    According to sources, Congress, which, along with JD (S) , has a total strength of 117 MLAs, had already planned to move court as the speculations were rife that its post-election ally HD Kumaraswamy of the JD (S) would not be invited by the Governor to form the new government in Karnataka.

    Governor has given the single largest party – BJP – 15 days to prove its majority in the assembly.

    The Congress asked the Supreme Court to hold the decision of Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in ceremony as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.