BJP’s state unit chief BS Yeddyurappa today met Governor Vajubhai Vala and staked claim to form government in Karnataka. “I just met the Governor, I will take oath as Chief Minister today at 6 pm,” Yeddyurappa told reporters after meeting Vala.
“Our party’s national President Amit Shah has asked Yeddyurappa over phone from Delhi to stake claim for forming the next government and take oath as chief minister at the earliest,” BJP’s spokesman G. Madhusudan said.
The BJP’s decision to stake claim to form government for the fourth time in the southern state comes a day after Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified three Congress legislators for defying their party’s whip and three days after the shaky JD-S-Congress coalition government collapsed on July 23.
Yeddyurappa for the last couple of days had been waiting for “instructions” from the party high command to stake claim to form the government after the Congress-JDS coalition government had collapsed after the floor test on Tuesday.