Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa assumes charge at his office in Bengaluru on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

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Supreme Court To Hear Congress’ Plea On Pro-Tem Speaker At 10:30 AM

Congress To Challenge Karnataka Governor's Pro-Tem Speaker Choice

The Governor's decision to appoint K.G. Bopaiah as the pro-tem speaker of the Karnataka assmebly ahead of the crucial floor test is likely to be challenged, according to Karnataka Congress' spokesperson Dinesh Gundu Rao. "All options are on the table. We don't want to divert ourselves from tomorrow's proceedings," he said.

Earlier, Congress’ national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi had also criticised the appointment.

BJP's K.G. Bopaiah To Be Speaker For Tomorrow's Floor Test

Yeddyurappa To Prove Majority Tomorrow

The BJP is ready for a floor test even today, said Seshadri Chari of BJP.

Congress's 'Vindication'

The Supreme Court has called the Bharatiya Janata Party’s bluff that it will form a government without having the needed numbers, said Congress President Rahul Gandhi to the media today.

Karnataka Election: Supreme Court Directs Floor Test Today

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah lauded the order saying that the 15 days time given by Governor Vajubhai Vala was unconstitutional.