NEW DELHI: In a major setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court today asked the Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to prove his majority on the floor of the House on Saturday evening, media reports said today.
As per media reports, Yeddyurappa has been told to prove his majority at 4 PM on Saturday.
A three-member bench of the SC passed the order after hearing a case over the issue involving controversial swearing-in of Yeddyurappa despite lacking majority in the House.
The Supreme Court on Friday resumed hearing of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular)’s plea against Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a minority government in the state.
Despite the formation of the government in the state, Karnataka is in dire political crisis since the single largest party, BJP, is yet to touch the majority mark of 113.
A three-judge bench comprising Justices AK Sikri, A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan is hearing the case.