BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Updated:3 days, 22 hours ago IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka), May 17 (ANI): After the midnight drama over the formation of government in Karnataka ended in the Supreme Court, the swearing-in of Bharatiya Janata Party's B.S. Yeddyurappa is finally going to take place at Raj Bhavan on Thursday at 9.00 a.m. Yeddyurappa is all set to take oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka after the Supreme Court decided not to put a stay on the swearing-in. During the post-midnight hearing, Congress and JD(S) pleaded for the same citing BJP’s inadequate strength in the assembly to stake claim at forming the state government. Born on February 27, 1943, Yeddyurappa, who will succeed Siddaramaiah. The three-judge bench of Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice SA Bobde, however, did not dismiss the petition filed by the two parties and said "This petition is a subject of hearing later on". The next hearing will take place on Friday at 10:30 am.

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