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Karnataka- SC refuses to stay Yeddyurappa swearing inlatest updates In a joint petition in Supreme Court, the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) had sought a stay on the oath-taking taking ceremony of BJP's chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa

The Supreme Court, after a midnight hearing on Thursday, refused to stall the swearingin of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B S Yeddyurappa as Karnataka's new Chief Minister.The court, however, made it clear that the swearing-in and the government formation would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it. The top court sought the letters which Yeddyurappa had written to Karnataka Governor informing him his election as BJP legislature party and posted the matter for further hearing at 10.30 am on Friday.In a midnight legal push, the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) had approached the Supreme Court seeking an immediate intervention by the chief justice to stay the move, which it termed as an "encounter of the Constitution".The Congress urged Chief Justice Dipak Misra to hold an urgent hearing on Wednesday night itself since Yeddyurappa is slated to take oath as chief minister at 9 am on Thursday.


In a joint petition, the two parties had sought a stay on the oath-taking taking ceremony of BJP's chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa.The Governor on Wednesday invited Yeddyurappa to form the government, as the saffron party has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats. Along with one independent MLA, the BJP has staked the claim at forming the government. "BJP has 104 seats, how will they prove majority on floor, even if they get some independent MLAs? Only way out is to bring Congress and JD(S) MLAs with them, either by using muscle power or buying MLAs. We have filed a petition urging Governor to give us a chance," Javed, lawyer of the JD(S) and Congress, told ANI. Here are the latest developments in the tussle for power in Karnataka: 1. No stay on Yeddyurappa swearing-in: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stall the swearing-in of BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa as Karnataka's new Chief Minister.The court, however, said that the swearing-in is subject to the final outcome of the matter before it.The bench headed by Justice A K Sikri has directed further hearing of the matter at 10.30 am on Friday. 2.Court demands letters sent by the BJP to the governor: A three-judge bench, comprising justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, asked the Attorney General K K Venugopal to produce the letters sent by Yeddyurappa to the Karnataka Governor. 3. Yeddyurapppa to take oath today, on Thursday: Yeddyurappa would take the oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday at 9.30 am at Raj Bhavan. 4. Congress calls Governor's decision unconstitutional: In a petition filed late on Wednesday night after Governor Vala invited Yeddyurappa to form the government in Karnataka, the Congress and the JD(S) called the Governor's decision "unconstitutional" and demanded a stay on Yeddyurappa's swearing-in ceremony. 5. Trend of past judgments not to restrain Governor, says SC: Hearing a petition filed by the Congress, the Supreme Court asked was it not a convention that the single largest party gets invited to form the government. 6. 'Biggest license to poaching': Arguing on behalf of the Congress and JD(S), Singhvi told the bench that the governor has negated democracy by not calling the alliance commanding majority in Karnataka. 7. Mukul Rohatgi defends Karnataka Governor: Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi defended Karnataka Governor's decision to administer oath to Yeddyurappa on Thursday morning at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. 8. Youth Congress protests against BJP, Karnataka Governor: The youth wing of the Congress on Wednesday staged a protest outside Parliament House against the Centre and the decision of the Karnataka Governor to invite Yeddyurappa for government formation.


9. Governor invites Yeddyurappa to form the government: The Karnataka Governor on Wednesday invited BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa to form the government, as the saffron party has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats. Along with one independent MLA, the BJP has staked the claim at forming the government. 10. Security stepped up around CJI residence, SC: Security was beefed up on Wednesday night and a strong posse of policemen deployed on the way leading to the 5 Krishna Menon Marg residence of CJI Deepak Misra, after news spread that the Congress has approached the apex court against Karnataka Governor's decision to invite the BJP to form the government in the southern state.As a midnight political drama was played out, traffic was diverted and barricades were placed at various places on the Krishna Menon Marg.

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Karnataka sc refuses to stay yeddyurappa swearing in latest updates  

Karnataka: SC refuses to stay Yeddyurappa swearing-in; latest updates In a joint petition in Supreme Court, the Congress and the Janata Dal...

Karnataka sc refuses to stay yeddyurappa swearing in latest updates  

Karnataka: SC refuses to stay Yeddyurappa swearing-in; latest updates In a joint petition in Supreme Court, the Congress and the Janata Dal...

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