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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.
What the BJP has done is against the rule book. Ideally the senior most leader is supposed to hold that position: Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress on BJP MLA KG Bopaiah being appointed as pro-tem speaker. #Karnatakapic.twitter.com/1qdqZDSqbl
As per the directions of Supreme Court, we are expected to prove our majority tomorrow. We are sending our file to Karnataka governor to call an assembly session at 11 am tomorrow. We are going to prove majority: BS Yeddyurappa, CM of Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/I03TguRAV7
The BJP is ready for a floor test even today, said Seshadri Chari of BJP.
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.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah lauded the order saying that the 15 days time given by Governor Vajubhai Vala was unconstitutional.
Mr.Yeddyurappa who has 104 MLAs including himself, in the letter requested for 7 days, he had no other name, yet Governor invited him. It was unconstitutional, Governor even gave him 15 days time: Siddaramaiah #KarnatakaElections2018pic.twitter.com/m1mTVPnyNJ