Karnataka Election 2018 in pictures: From voting day to Yeddyurappa's resignation

Published: 19th May 2018 04:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2018 07:36 PM  

A total of 5.06 crore voters from across Karnataka exercised their franchise to elect a new government on May 13, 2018. (S Udayshankar | EPS)
Security forces tightened as counting begins in Karnataka on 15 May, 2018. |(EPS | Udayashankar S)
Election Commission announces results. While BJP emerged as single largest party with 104 members, Congress with 78 and JD(S) with 37 MLAs stitch an alliance. IN PIC: BJP activists in Vijayawada celebrate as BJP leads in the Karnataka election. (EPS | P Ravindra Babu)
Both the BJP and the Congress-JD(S) combine stake claim to form government. IN PIC: Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy address a press conference at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, after. (Pushkar V | EPS)
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala had invited BJP to form government and asked B S Yeddyurappa to take oath as Chief Minister. IN PIC: Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa being congratulated by Governor Vajubhai Vala just after the swearing-in ceremony in Bengaluru on Thursday. | (Nagaraja Gadekal | EPS)
The petition to the Supreme Court by Congress-JD(S) contended that despite presenting the list of 116 MLAs, governor Vala has invited the BJP which has 104 MLAs and has given relatively longer time of 15 days to prove the majority on the floor of the House, alleging that it would promote horse trading of their MLAs. IN PIC: JD(S) supporters protesting against the governor Vajubhai Vala outside Raj Bhavan, Bengaluru. (Pushkar V | EPS)
Supreme Court opened its doors at midnight for an urgent hearing and refused to stay oath-taking ceremony of Yeddyurappa. Lawyer Devdatt Kamat briefs media about the Congress petition in the apex court challenging the appointment of KG Bopaiah as pro tem Speaker of Karnataka Assembly on Friday night. | (Shekhar Yadav | EPS)
On May 17, Congress-JD(S) alliance moved the plea in the top court asking to set aside the nomination of Anglo-Indian Vinisha Nero by the Governor, but the SC on Friday stayed it. IN PIC: Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi arrives at Supreme Court for the hearing of Congress & JD(S) petition challenging Karnataka Governors decision in New Delhi on Thursday. (Express photo | Shekhar Yadav)
Fearing defection to BJP, Congress and JD(S) had shifted their MLAs from a resort to numerous hotels in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. IN PIC: Congress MLAs are seen leaving from Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad to Bengaluru for the floor test on Friday. (Vinay Madapu | EPS)
At 4.00 pm today, BS Yeddyurappa announced that he will resign as CM. IN PIC: BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as MLA at Vidhana Soudha.
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