SC orders floor test on 19th May at 4 p.m for BSY
News Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday, 18th May 2018 ordered that a floor test be conducted in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday, 19th May 2018 at 4 p.m. for BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was sworn-in on Thursday, 117th May 2018 as Chief Minister, to prove his majority.
Mr. Yeddyurappa cannot take any major decision before the floor test, the court said. The pro-tem Speaker will take decisions in accordance with the law on floor test.
The court also said no Anglo-Indian MLA can be nominated to the Assembly.
The court was hearing a petition filed by the post poll Congress-JD(S) combine against the decision of Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite the BJP to form a government and to nominate an Anglo-Indian member to the Assembly.
Reacting to the Court Order Mr. Yeddyurappa said he will abide by Supreme Court order and make arrangements for floor test. He emphasised that he is confident of proving his majority and will prove it in the Assembly.
BJP's Shobha Karandlaje said "The party will abide by the Supreme Court order and "we are confident of winning the floor test." She adds that many of the MLAs who do not want the JD(S)-Congress combination are in touch with them.