SC refuses urgent hearing of Hindu Mahasabha plea challenging Kumaraswamy's Oath taking
Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to give an early hearing into the petition filed by Hindu Mahasabha challenging the oath taking ceremony and appointment of H D Kumarswamy as the Karnataka Chief Minister, stating it is unconstitutional.
The Hindu Mahasabha had filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the swearing-in-ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy. The petition says that the entire process is unconstitutional and hence the same be set aside. Kumaraswamy is set to take oath as Karnataka CM on Wednesday at 4.30 pm.
Kumaraswamy is scheduled to take oath as the Chief Minister on May 23, The ABHM, in its plea filed through lawyer Barun Kumar Sinha, has sought quashing of the Governor's communication inviting Kumaraswamy to form the government.
On May 19, the Supreme Court had ordered live telecast of the crucial floor test in the Karnataka Assembly to ensure "transparency" in the trust vote.
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had resigned without facing the trust vote on the floor of the House.
Elections held on May 12 to 222 of the state's 224 seats had resulted in a hung assembly with the BJP getting 104 seats, while the Congress winning 78 and JD(S) 37.
Polling in two seats will be held later. The Congress-JD(S) combine has claimed the support of 117 MLAs, including one from the BSP, and two others.