BENGALURU: The BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa has said he will stake claim to form government in Karnataka, ending speculation that his party was playing it cautious to secure numbers in the assembly, three days after the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition failed a trust vote.
“I am going to meet the Governor today at 10 am to stake claim to form the government and I will request him to hold oath ceremony today itself,” Mr Yeddyurappa, a three-time chief minister, told news agency.
The announcement was unexpected, a day after the Karnataka Speaker disqualified three rebel lawmakers, reducing the strength of the assembly.
Congress’s Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli were disqualified by the Speaker on Thursday evening. The third lawmaker to be disqualified is R Shankar – the legislator from Ranebennur – one of the two Independents who switched sides.
The Speaker said he had merged his party with the Congress, and so was effectively with the Congress.
Source By NDTV