SC orders floor test in Karnataka tomorrow instead of 15 days provided by Governor

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The Supreme Court today ordered a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 PM on Saturday, reducing the 15-day window given by the Governor to BJP Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove majority.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice AK Sikri passed the order after hearing a Congress-JD(S) combine petition against the decision of Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite BS Yeddyurappa of BJP to form the government.

The bench said, the Pro-tem speaker will take decisions in accordance with the law on the issue of floor test. It also directed the Karnataka government and the Governor not to nominate any MLA from the Anglo-Indian community to participate in the floor test.

The apex court also asked the newly elected government not to take any major policy decision till it proves majority in the House. It also ordered authorities including the DGP to ensure law and order outside the Karnataka Assembly.

 

 

(with inputs from AIR News)

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