Supreme Court today ordered a floor test in Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm on Saturday (May, 18) for BS Yeddyurappa to prove a majority. The floor test was ordered a day after Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Supreme Court reduced the 15-day time span given to the BJP by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove majority in House.
As per reports, CM Yeddyurappa while speaking about the floor test on Saturday said that he was ‘100% confident.’
Just after Karnataka Governor had invited Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state, the Congress had moved the Supreme Court to oppose the Governor’s decision. In their petition, Congress and Janta Dal (Secular) had sought a hearing from the apex court, against the decision of Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in ceremony as the CM of Karnataka, which was scheduled on May 17, 2018 at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
Even after the BJP emerged as the single-largest party by securing 104 seats out of 222, in the Karnataka assembly elections on May 12, it fell short of eight seats from the 112-halfway mark in the lower House. The Congress secured 78 seats while JD (S) managed to win 37 seats.