Karnataka political turmoil: Key takeaways from Supreme Court hearing on Congress-JD(S) plea 

SC on Friday resumed its hearing on a plea filed by the Congress-JD(S) challenging the decision of Karnataka Governor to invite the BJP to form the government in the State.

Published: 18th May 2018 12:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2018 01:55 PM   |  A+A-

The Supreme Court of India (ANI Twitter Photo)

By Online Desk

The Supreme Court rolled back 15-day time frame given to the BJP government to prove majority by the governor and ordered a floor test to be conducted on Saturday at 4 PM.

The Apex court was hearing a petition filed by the Congress-JD(S) combine against the decision of Karnataka Governor to invite the BJP to form the government in the State.  

Here are the list of top developments:

  • Supreme Court orders floor test to be conducted in Karnataka assembly on Saturday at 4 PM, says Protem Speaker will decide all issues about the manner in which the floor test should be conducted

  • No Anglo-Indian MLA can be nominated to the assembly till the floor test is over, says top court

  • SC restrains B S Yedyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka, from taking any major policy decisions till the floor test is conducted

  • BJP's lawyer Mukul Rohatgi opposes floor test tomorrow, says the party needs more time to prove majority. However, the court rejected the plea. 

  • Congress' lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi says Cong-JDS is ready for floor test tomorrow but asks for adequate security for the party's MLAs

  • Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said MLAs who were staying at Bengaluru resort received threats

  • H. D. Kumaraswamy's advocate Kapil Sibal, says, JD(S) also wants immediate floor test

  • BJP's Yeddyurappa says he is confident of proving full majority tomorrow 

  • Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah welcomes SC's decision, says it is a 'landmark judgement' in the history of the country

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