Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM on Monday, invited to form govt.

Bengaluru: JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said that Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has invited him to form a government in the state, following the resignation of B.S.Yeddyurappa-led BJP regime ahead of its trust vote.

“The swearing-in ceremony will take place on Monday,” Kumaraswamy told media after meeting Vala and staking claim. Yeddyurappa had resigned before going in for the floor test in the Vidhan Soudha on Saturday after the Supreme Court ordered floor test as he wasn’t able to establish his majority.

Shortly after Yeddyurappa stepped down as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “It’s the victory (BSY’s resignation) of the rule of law and constitution. We would like to congratulate the MLAs of Congress and JD(S) and the independents, including one BSP candidate, who resisted arm-twisting tactics by the central government. Some of our legislatures were kidnapped. They were under the illegal custody of the BJP.”

(Agencies inputs)