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Karnataka government formation: All the updates here

By Oneindia Staff Writer
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After much drama, B S Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. He was quick to effect several transfers and appointments on his first day in office. In his maiden presser, he said that he was confident of getting the numbers during the floor test.

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The Governor's decision to invite Yeddyurappa has triggered reactions in Goa, Manipur and Bihar where single largest parties are seeking to be invited on the ground that they are the single largest party.

Check all the LIVE updates from what promises to be an action packed day.

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3:12 PM, 18 May
B S Yeddyurappa would face a crucial trust vote on Saturday. The Supreme Court directed that he take the floor test. The court ordered that the floor test be held amidst tight security. Yeddyurappa had taken oath on Thursday as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The action now shifts to the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru. You can bookmark this page to check all the updates and events that took place in the run up to the floor test.
3:01 PM, 18 May
Ahead of the tomorrow's floor test in Karnataka Assembly, all recently elected BJP MLAs to meet at party office in Bengaluru, in the evening today.
2:50 PM, 18 May
BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra says, "Congress' double standard over judiciary is exposed. Those who tried to impeach CJI are now rejoicing."
2:48 PM, 18 May
Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde welcomes Supreme Court verdict, says the verdict will help prevent horse trading.
2:38 PM, 18 May
According to reports, former CM Siddaramaiah leaves for Hyderabad. He will escort Congress-JD(S) MLAs from Hyderabad to Bengaluru.
2:08 PM, 18 May
According to reports, Congress-JD(S) leaders hold meeting at Taj Krishan hotel in Hyderabad. DK Shivakumar convenes the crucial meeting. Congress-JD(S) MLAs likely to fly down to Bengaluru this evening.
2:03 PM, 18 May
JD(S) leader GT Devegowda, says, "Rs. 100 crore or Rs. 200 crore, our MLAs are with us. None of our members are going away. Today, evening or tomorrow early morning, we all are leaving for Bengaluru."
1:56 PM, 18 May
BJP leaders have gathered at Taj Westend Hotel in Bengaluru to discuss the strategy for tomorrow's floor test.
1:53 PM, 18 May
"The role that the Governor played was very unfortunate," says Congress' RV Deshpande.
1:49 PM, 18 May
"I have not received any intimation from the Governor. Generally, the senior most member is appointed as Protem speaker, " says Senior Congress leader RV Deshpande
1:17 PM, 18 May
Governor is listening to Shah & Modi instead of following the Constitution. What the Governor did was a murder of democracy. Yeddyurappa had asked for seven days but Governor gave him 15 days to prove majority! It shows clear collusion with BJP: Siddaramaiah
1:17 PM, 18 May
Former CM siddaramaiah, says, "The judgement of the SC is historic. The Governor's role in the Constitution is very important and he must be unbiased. But in Karnataka, the Governor has taken decisions to favor the BJP".
1:10 PM, 18 May
Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, says, "We gave the list of all Congress, JD(S) and Independent MLAs to the Governor. But unfortunately, the Governor invited the BJP to form Government. No Governor in history of independent India has given anyone 15 days to prove majority."
1:00 PM, 18 May
"As per the directions of Supreme Court, we are expected to prove our majority tomorrow. We are sending our file to Karnataka governor to call an assembly session at 11 am tomorrow. We are going to prove majority, " says BS Yeddyurappa, CM of Karnataka.
12:59 PM, 18 May
"On behalf of the Congress Party, I would like to thank the Honorable judges of the Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. Some Governors, appointed by BJP, have not been taking decisions according to the Constitution": Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad
12:51 PM, 18 May
Rahul Gandhi's reaction after SC order on floor test
12:48 PM, 18 May
Governor calls for emergency session tomorrow. He is meeting with legal experts at the Raj Bhavan now.
12:48 PM, 18 May
BJP says that it has the support of 120 MLAs.
12:48 PM, 18 May
The new MLAs will take oath tomorrow. The oath would be administered by the pro-tem speaker.
12:17 PM, 18 May
CM BS Yeddyurappa says, "Will discuss with Chief secretary and call for assembly session tomorrow. We are 100% confident that we will prove full majority."
12:17 PM, 18 May
"Supreme Court also said that oath should be administered to all MLAs before the floor test tomorrow and BS Yeddyurappa cannot take any policy decisions until tomorrow," Singhvi says.
12:17 PM, 18 May
Congress leaders begin Raj Bhavan Chalo march from KPCC office today. Former CM Siddaramaiah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot present in the march.
12:13 PM, 18 May
Supreme Court has delivered a historic verdict, many important directions have been given, one of them being that floor test has to be conducted at 4 pm tomorrow under a protem speaker," Congress's counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi says.
11:55 AM, 18 May
We welcome the Supreme Court's order. We will prove majority on the floor of the House tomorrow, we are ready for floor test: Shobha Karandlaje, BJP
11:44 AM, 18 May
SC asks DGP to take all measures to keep things under control outside the Assembly to make floor test happen smoothly inside the House.
11:42 AM, 18 May
SC bars Yeddyurappa from making policy decisions until floor test is over.
11:40 AM, 18 May
Sibal seeks there should be division of benches. Pro-tem speaker will decide all issues related to floor test in accordance with law says SC.
11:38 AM, 18 May
We cannot give more time says Supreme Court. Let the floor test be conducted tomorrow itself at 4 pm says court.
11:36 AM, 18 May
Supreme Court has started dictating its order
11:32 AM, 18 May
Mukul Rohatgi arguing for the BJP says that the floor test should be held on Monday. One day is not fair, he says. The Congress-JD(S) MLAs are locked up. Give them also time to come and vote he says.
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