Ending deadlock in Karnataka over the split verdict, BJP's CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa has been invited to form the government by the state Governor Vajubhai Vala. Governor has sent a letter to Yeddyurappa's residence inviting him to sworn in as the new CM. With this, Yeddyurappa would sworn in as the new CM of Karnataka tomorrow (May 17, 2018), Thursday. He will take the oath tomorrow.
Governor has given 15 days time to Saffron party to prove the majority. With this, Yeddyurappa has comfortable time till May 29, 2018. As of now, Yeddyurappa has the support of 105 MLAs including one independent. He needs the support of 7 more MLAs to reach magic figure and thus sustain the government.
Earlier even before a formal announcement from the Governor's office, BJP Karnataka's tweet stating Yeddyurappa would take the oath as CM tomorrow had created huge stir.
On the whole, this is a major blow to Congress and JD(S) who are seeking opportunity to form the government considering the coalition with largest majority. Since this is contrary to what had happened in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya, Congress and JD(S) are fuming over Governor.
Reacting on the development, Congress' spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala wrote, "Vajubhai Vala denigrates the Governor's office,tramples upon Constitution,abuses the law & acts as a BJP puppet. He chooses to serve his Master's in BJP rather then serve the Constitution. As @BJPKarnataka informed in advance, orders come from BJP HQ then the sanctity of office"
All eyes are on what will be the future course of action from Kumaraswamy and Congress.