Karnataka state elections were held on 12 May 2018.Voting was held in 222 out of 224 seats in a three-cornered contest among the ruling Congress, the BJP and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda's JD(S).
The BJP emerged as the single largest party in the 2018 Assembly elections, winning 104 seats, but fell short of a majority by 9 seats. The Congress (80 seats) and JD(S), with 37 seats, quickly announced an alliance.
However, Governor Vajubhai Vala invited Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief minister. Yeddyurappa took oath as chief minister on May 17, 2018.
On May 19, Yeddyurappa resigned in dramatic fashion as he failed to prove trust vote.
However, a raft of resignations by rebel lawmakers, paved the way for the collapse of Kumarswamy government in Karnataka. Later, Yediyurappa took oath as CM on July 26, 2019.
This is Yediyurappa's fourth stint as the Karnataka chief minister and second in the current Assembly.