K’taka governor invites BSY to form govt, gives 15 days to prove majority

NEW DELHI: After a day of intense speculations, Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday evening invited BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form government in the state.

In a letter addressed to the BJP leader, the governor granted the saffron party a period of 15 days to prove majority on the floor of the House.

Following the governor’s announcement, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused the Congress of “blowing up the Constitution to shambles”.

“The party that blew up the constitution to shambles is teaching us the constitution, the party that imposed President rule the most number of times is giving us lessons,” Prasad said.

Shortly before the governor’s letter, BJP’s Karnataka unit had created a stir when it tweeted details of the oath-taking ceremony.

BJP’s Murlidhar Rao said that tomorrow, Yeddyurappa will be taking the oath alone and the rest of the cabinet will be sworn-in after proving the majority on the House of the floor.

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