Latest in the week-long drama after the Karnataka elections
Congress and JD(S) leaders have approached the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of MLA KG Bopaiah as pro-tem speaker for the floor test in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly scheduled for Saturday. A three judge Supreme Court bench will hear the application at 10:30 am Saturday in an unrelenting string of breakthroughs for the legal pushback from the Congress-JDS camp which claims it has the support of 118 MLAs.
Congress leaders are saying (and hoping) Yedyurappa's letter to the Governor will “seal his fate”. “There is no mention of a number bigger than 104. The Governor's invitation does not mention any number at all!”, writes P Chidambaram.