Karnataka government Highlights: BS Yediyurappa Friday took oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka for the fourth time after the BJP was invited to stake a claim. Yeddyurappa was sworn in at Raj Bhavan by the Governor. The development comes three days after the JD(S)-Congress coalition government lost a trust vote on the floor of the state legislative Assembly.
“I just met the Governor to form the government and take oath as chief minister,” Yeddyurappa had said. This is the fourth stint for Yediyurappa as the Chief Minister– the last one was after the May 2018 Assembly polls, when he barely lasted three days after being sworn in.
The Congress in a press conference questioned Karnataka Governor on how BJP has been given a chance to form the government without a majority. Party leader Siddaramaiah alleged, “BJP has the strength of 105 which is way less than the halfway mark. In no way, BJP can form the Karnataka govt if the Constitution is followed.”