SC order Karnataka assembly floor test on Saturday 4pm

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Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa reacts to the Supreme Court’s order for a floor test: “Will discuss with Chief secretary and call for assembly session tomorrow. We are 100% confident that we will prove full majority.”

The SC on Friday ordered that a floor test be held in the Karnataka assembly at 4 pm on Saturday to ascertain whether newly appointed Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa enjoys majority in the state.

Congress-JD-S counsel Abshishek Manu Singhvi said after the SC interim order for the Karnataka floor test at 4 pm tomorrow.

Dr Singhvi said that the today the Supreme Court the has given a historic interim order, a landmark ruling. Enumerating what the SC order said, Singhvi spoke to reporters outside the court. Quick takes:

1. The floor test will be conducted at 4 pm by the pro-tem speaker.

2. Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa cannot take any major decisions or pass any orders before the floor test.

3. Protem Speaker will chose mode of floor test. AG’s request for secret ballot has been turned down.

4. DGP has to ensure safety of Congress and JD-S MLAs.

5. It is clear that BS Yeddyurappa’s letters given today in the court did not disclose how he had any basis for laying stake to form government.

6. Supreme Court also said that oath should be administered to all MLAs before the floor test tomorrow

7. SC also said that a member of the Anglo-Indian community cannot be nominated.

Rahul Gandhi reacts: “Today’s Supreme Court order, vindicates our stand that Governor Vala acted unconstitutionally. The BJP’s bluff that it will form the Govt., even without the numbers, has been called out by the court. Stopped legally, they will now try money & muscle, to steal the mandate.”

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