Karnataka crisis live updates No need to give names of all MLAs now will prove majority in House says BJP

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NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: Though BJP legislative party leader BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka on Thursday, his fate still hangs in the balance. The three-judge special bench of the Supreme Court will on Friday decide the fate of BS Yeddyurappa who has been asked to show the letters of support given by him to the state’s Governor ahead of his swearing-in ceremony. The apex court bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan resumed the hearing on a petition filed by the Congress seeking a stay on Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in. Meanwhile, the Congress has decided to observe ‘Save Democracy Day’ across the country on Friday in protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to “illegally” invite BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state. The party also put all its MLAs lodged in a resort outside Bengaluru en route an undisclosed location, late on Thursday.

Here are the latest updates from Karnataka.

18 May 2018, 10:56 AM

Speaking in court, Mukul Rohatgi said that the Congress-JDS is an unholy alliance. He also added that there was no need for Yeddyurappa to give names of all MLAs to Governor as he is ready to prove majority on the floor of the House.

18 May 2018, 10:54 AM

Congress leader DK Shivakumar said that the BJP is trying to poach MLAs by “using various government agencies”. To prevent the BJP from getting the numbers on its side, the Congress and the JDS have taken its MLAs to Hyderabad.

18 May 2018, 10:52 AM

The letter handed over to the court by Mukul Rohatgi also state that Yeddyurappa has been elected as the leader of the largest party, BJP and has the necessary support of MLAs. The letter states that the BJP is ready to prove its majority on the floor of the House.

18 May 2018, 10:50 AM

Mukul Rohatgi told court on Friday that as there was no pre-poll alliance between the Congress and the JDS, the BJP can form the government as it is the single largest party in the elections. Rohatgi has also reportedly presented Yeddyurappa’s letter to the Governor in court.

18 May 2018, 10:47 AM

Congress free to take its MLAs even to Pakistan: BJP

Confident of having numbers on its side, the BJP leader Sadananda Gowda said the Congress has a right to take its MLAs anywhere, even to Pakistan. “Certainly BJP has the numbers, without that how can we form the govt? It is their right, no? They can take them anywhere, even to Pakistan,” he said.

18 May 2018, 10:36 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave a call to former PM HD Deve Gowda to wish him on his birthday. The phone call comes at a time when the BJP is fighting against the Congress-Janata Dal Secular combine to form government in Karnataka.

18 May 2018, 10:36 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave a call to former PM HD Deve Gowda to wish him on his birthday. The phone call comes at a time when the BJP is fighting against the Congress-Janata Dal Secular combine to form government in Karnataka.

18 May 2018, 10:34 AM

Even as the hearing on the political tussle has begun in SC, the Karnataka Congress MLAs have arrived at Hyderabad’s Taj Krishna Hotel. Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) head Uttam Kumar Reddy is also present at the hotel.

18 May 2018, 10:31 AM

Mukul Rohatgi who is representing the BJP in court, said that the party has the numbers. “We’ll show the CM’s letter to Court, it shows he has support & support will be shown in the house. There is no issue of horse-trading, it is the other way, as MLAs have been taken to resorts,” he said.

18 May 2018, 10:13 AM

PM Modi speaks to HD Deve Gowda of JDS, conveys birthday wishes to him.

18 May 2018, 10:11 AM

Karnataka BJP leaders have categorically denied the horse-trading charges and said that their leader will comfortably prove majority in the assembly.

18 May 2018, 10:10 AM

Congress MP from Karnataka, DK Suresh, confirms that his party MLAs are coming to Hyderabad and all arrangements are made accordingly.

18 May 2018, 09:36 AM

The apex court will hear senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani’s petition to have an urgent hearing on the Karnataka government crisis.

18 May 2018, 08:49 AM

I’m definite they (Karnataka JDS MLAs) aren’t coming by flight so I’m moving to Kurnool. Not sure about destination if they come here, they’re welcome. I was expecting them yesterday but Civil Aviation Dept didn’t give permission to the charter flight, says Thomas, Kerala JD(S) MLA and Minister.

18 May 2018, 08:47 AM

Two Congress MLAs – Anand Singh and Pratapgouda Patil – have reportedly gone missing, keeping the Congress and the JD (S) on the edge.

18 May 2018, 08:10 AM

Both JDS and Congress have shifted their newly-elected MLAs to ‘safe locations’ to prevent horse-trading from BJP, say reports.

18 May 2018, 07:51 AM

JDS, Congress MLAs to stay united at the same place, says HD Kumaraswamy

18 May 2018, 07:50 AM

Have full faith in SC, it won’t repeat Karnataka Governor’s mistake: Congress

18 May 2018, 07:08 AM

As the battle for Karnataka continues, HD Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister and JD(S) chief, visited Tirupati temple last night in Andhra Pradesh.

18 May 2018, 06:44 AM

JDS MLAs too checked out of a five-star hotel late Thursday night.

18 May 2018, 06:37 AM

Suspecting BJP of attempting to woo its MLAs in order to pass a crucial floor test, Congress transported its MLAs to an undisclosed location late on Thursday. READ

18 May 2018, 06:33 AM

The Congress has decided to observe ‘Save Democracy Day’ across the country on Friday in protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to “illegally” invite BS Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state.

18 May 2018, 06:30 AM

BSY’s letters, dated May 15 and May 16, are the major centre points of the Governor’s invitation on May 16 evening to Yeddyurappa to form a government the next morning itself.

18 May 2018, 06:29 AM

The Congress petition will be taken up for hearing the apex court bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan.

18 May 2018, 06:28 AM

Attorney General, the top law officer of the country, has been given time to procure the documents from the Governor and produce them before the top court on May 18 at 10.30 am.

18 May 2018, 06:26 AM

Newly sworn-in CM of Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa, will show the letters of support to SC, which were given by him to the state’s Governor ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.

18 May 2018, 06:24 AM

The apex court will on Friday resume hearing on a petition filed by the Congress seeking a stay on BS Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in.

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