Kumaraswamy to meet K'taka Governor at 7:30 pm

ANI | Updated: May 19, 2018 19:21 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 19 (ANI): Probable Chief Minister of Karnataka H.D. Kumaraswamy is scheduled to meet the state governor Vajubhai R. Vala at 7: 30 pm this evening to stake claim to form the government.
This comes after Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) B.S. Yeddyurappa submitted his resignation to Governor Vala at Raj Bhavan earlier today.
Yeddyurappa, ahead of the floor test in the Karnataka assembly, announced that he would step down as chief minister, after which he proceeded to Raj Bhavan to visit Governor Vala.
However, the BJP leader in his speech inside the Vidhana Soudha said he will fight for the rights of the people of Karnataka till his last breath, even if he did not get the required mandate.
On Friday, the Supreme Court while hearing a petition of the Congress-JD(S) alliance reduced the 15-day original time given by Governor Vala to the BJP to prove its majority in the house and asked the party to hold the trust vote on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The top court on Saturday quashed the Congress-JD (S) petition to remove K.A. Bopaiah as pro-tem speaker ahead of the floor test and appoint the senior most legislator R.V. Deshmukh in his place.
The apex court also ordered a live broadcast of the floor test to ensure transparency of proceedings. (ANI)