The Bharatiya Janata Party led by the CM BS Yeddyurappa will have to face the floor test tomorrow instead of the 15 days allotted earlier by the apex court. The BJP was though being confident to prove the majority while the opposition parties like Congress-JD called the Supreme Court’s decision as a ‘historic verdict’.
The three-judge bench headed by justice A K Sikri said with the final statement that, “Let the house decide and the best course would be floor test”.
After the Karnataka Assembly election result on May 12, BJP wins by 112 seats leaving behind Congress with 78 seats and JD with 37 seats. After which, BS Yedyurappa had taken the oath as Karnataka CM at the Raj Bhavan with the confirmation of proving the majority in the legislative assembly within 15 days.
However, speaking in response of the Supreme Court’s decision to prove the majority by the floor test on Saturday at 4 pm, BS Yedyurappa told that they are 100 percent confident to [rove full majority.
Adding further, Shobha Karandlaje, BJP leader told the way they are planning to prove the majority of the floor test tomorrow as her party is in contact with Congress legislators who were upset with the party leadership for joining hands with JD(S).
The BJP has 112 votes in hands and required more eight votes to enjoy the majority in the legislative assembly. BJP is also heading to reach some of the Congress Lingyat legislators who are upset with the congress supporting HD Kumaraswamy.
After the Supreme Court’s decision, Congress’ lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the decision as ‘historic verdict’ and is in path for more directions to be given further.
Singhvi said, “Oath should be administered to all MLAs before the floor test tomorrow and Yedyurappa cannot take any police decisions until tomorrow”.
The Supreme Court also directed BJP not to include Anglo-Indian community to participate in the floor test and the new CM BS Yeddyurappa is restricted to take any major policy until he proves majority in the house.