Karnataka Governor asks BJP-JD (S) coalition to prove majority by Nov 20

November 14th, 2007 - 10:38 am ICT by admin  

This deadline is three days before the date for the floor test sought by Yeddiyurappa.

After chairing his maiden cabinet meeting, Yeddiyurappa said that a decision had been taken to request the Governor to convene a one-day special session of the Assembly on November 23 to enable the government to prove its majority.

Yeddiyurappa was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Monday.

BJP legislators Jagadish Shettar, V S Acharya, Govinda Karajol and R Ashok were also sworn-in as ministers.

Ministers belonging to the JD-S — 18 in all, including a Deputy Chief Minister — will take oath at one go after the Government wins the vote of confidence.

President’s rule was imposed in the State on October 9 after the BJP withdrew support from its coalition with the JD (S) due to differences over transfer of Chief Ministership as per the power-sharing agreement.

Three weeks after the bitter public spat, both parties formed a coalition again under Yeddiyurappa’s leadership.

Yeddiyurappa represents Shikaripur in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. (ANI)

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