The decision of the Governor to appoint a nominated MLA to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly has been challenged. The Governor had appointed an Anglo-Indian MLA to the assembly after B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka.
The petition filed by the Congress and JD(S) argued that the CM is yet to prove his majority on the floor of the House as yet. Since he is yet to prove his majority, the council of ministers cannot recommends the nomination of MLAs to the Governor, the petition also contended.
The court said that it would take up the plea along with the main petition. The court is hearing a petition filed by the Congress and JD(S) challenging the decision of the Governor to invite the BJP first to form the government. It was contended that the BJP was invited despite not having the numbers.
The marathon mid-night hearing that took place ended with the court refusing to the stay the swearing in ceremony of B S Yeddyurappa. The court asked the BJP to produce before it, the letters Yeddyurappa had written to the Governor on Friday. The case will be heard at 10.30 am