Yeddyurappa's fate sealed in his letter to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala: Chidambaram

The Congress veteran's comment came after the Supreme Court said government formation in the state would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.

Published: 17th May 2018 03:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2018 03:47 PM   |  A+A-

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram. | Express Photo Services


NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today said the fate of Karnataka's new Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa is sealed in his letter given to Governor Vajubhai Vala as it makes no mention of a number bigger than the 104 MLAs of the BJP.

His comment came after the Supreme Court said government formation in the state would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.

"Mr Yedyurappa's letter to the Governor will seal his fate. There is no mention of a number bigger than 104. The Governor's invitation does not mention any number at all!," he tweeted.

The former Union Finance and Home Minister said had he been in Yeddyurappa's place, he would not have taken the oath till the apex court took a decision on the petition filed by the Congress-JD(S) combine challenging the Governor's decision to invite him to take an oath.

"I salute the Supreme Court. If I were Mr Yeddyurappa, I will not take oath until the hearing at 10. 30 am on Friday, 18th May," Chidambaram said.

The Supreme Court today refused to stay Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as the chief minister after a rare pre-dawn hearing which saw the Congress-JD (S) combine making a last-ditch attempt to stall the saffron party's surge in the southern state.

The apex court, which commenced the hearing at 2.11 am and ended at 5.28 am, however, made it clear that the swearing-in and government formation in the state would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.

The petition said the Congress-JD (S) combine has the majority in the House with 117 MLAs while the BJP has only 104 seats which was below the majority mark of 112 at present.

The court will hear matter the matter again on Friday.

Yeddyurappa took oath as chief minister this morning.


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    It is the mockery of democracy by the RSS and the BJP government . They want to rule the country by Manuwadi caste capitalism and Brahmanocracy by keeping the Mulniwasis under their perpetual subjugation by grabbing their votes without bringing any change in their lives.
    4 years ago reply
  • George Dinakar

    This guy is a thief. He looted the treasury in his tenure. His wife represented multi national companies doing favors using her husbands clout. His son and all his family are a robbing gang. There is no vendetta here.
    4 years ago reply

    This so called intelligent former FM does not understand. The strength is proved on the floor of the Assembly. So claim to form Government as per Sarkaria Commission report as the single largest party is correct. Strength will be proved in the Assembly. MLAs being adults and responsible law makers
    4 years ago reply
  • Nagendran Chennai

    Former HM&FM in the UPA Government had been targeted by the present Government to drag Not only him his wife his son and also the son in law by the Enforcement directorate It. is a clear case of political vendetta but nothing tangible has been taken against Mr AmithSha in Justice Loya case suspected accused & His son Mr Jayshaw in the money launderering case against him The VYABAM case in MP showed no progress at all as all the central agencies like ED IT CBI & EC will not take without the permission of the central Government All RSS backed Governors are murdering DEMOCRACY The present Government exceeded the Indra Gandhi Government during EMERGENCY
    4 years ago reply
    • Prakash

      why are you taking the side of the chor family.?
      4 years ago reply
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