Yeddyurappa to stake claim to form government in Karnataka after consulting PM Modi, Shah

BENGALURU, JUL 24

Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday said that he will meet Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake claim to form the government in Karnataka after consulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

“I will discuss with Prime Minister and Amit Shah ji, afterwards I will go and meet the Governor. We are going to have a legislature party meet now,” Yeddyurappa told media on Tuesday.  Yeddyurappa wrote a letter to Shah on Tuesday after Congress-JD(S) government lost trust vote in the assembly.

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for support extended by your good self,other leaders of the party and party in general,” he wrote in the letter.  The former Karnataka chief minister made the statement after the 14-month-old Congress-JD(S) coalition government in the state failed to win the trust vote on the floor of the Assembly on Tuesday.

The defeat in trust vote forced incumbent Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to resign. Minutes after the defeat, Kumaraswamy met Governor Vajubhai Vala to submit his resignation. The Governor accepted the resignation but requested him to continue as a caretaker Chief Minister till a new government takes oath.

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