Hours after the 14-month-old HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government of Karnataka collapsed, Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief and former CM BS Yeddyurappa may stake claim to power only after the approval of the party's leadership in Delhi.
On Tuesday evening, the JDS-Congress lost the trust vote in Karnataka assembly as a total of 20 MLAs abstained from voting in the floor test and BJP won with 105 MLAs in support.
Kumaraswamy tendered his resignation as the chief minister after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala while Yeddyurappa congratulated BJP and party president Amit Shah for winning the vote.
Yeddyurappa may fly to Delhi to meet Amit Shah
Before taking oath as the chief minister of Karnataka for the fourth time, BJP's BS Yeddyurappa may fly to Delhi for discussions with Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah, and party's working president JP Nadda. However, Yeddyurappa has never completed a term in office and his last stint was in May 2018, when he quit within two days because he couldn't raise a majority.
Karnataka BJP MLA met Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami in Bengaluru
Karnataka BJP MLA CT Ravi (in kurta), along with his supporters met Raghaveshwara Bharati Swami in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Congress meeting underway in Bengaluru
Congress leaders meeting underway in Bengaluru, Karnataka following the defeat of Congress-JD(S) government during the trust vote in Assembly on Tuesday.
Mayawati slams BJP
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has slammed the BJP, stating that the way power and money were used to topple the JDS-Congress coalition government is shameful.
कर्नाटक में बीजेपी ने संवैधानिक मर्यादाओं को ताक़ पर रखने के साथ-साथ जिस प्रकार से सत्ता व धनबल का इस्तेमाल करके विपक्ष की सरकार को गिराने का काम किया है वह भी लोकतंत्र के इतिहास में काले अध्याय के रूप में दर्ज रहेगा। इसकी जितनी भी निन्दा की जाए वह कम है।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) July 24, 2019