Bengaluru/Hyderabad: The BS Yeddyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka has been asked by the Supreme Court to take floor test tomorrow at 4 pm. The court today resumed hearing a petition filed by Congress- Janata Dal Secular (JDS) combine challenging Karnataka Governor’s controversial invitation to the BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to become chief minister, the Congress and the JDS in Karnataka moved their lawmakers from Bengaluru to Hyderabad.
Congress-JDS Lawmakers Reach Hyderabad By Bus
In a move that came well past midnight, the lawmakers were taken in bus to the Telangana capital, 569 km from Bengaluru. “The central government was kind enough to refuse all permission for flights so taking the road,” former minister DK Shivakumar was reported saying by NDTV.
‘Resorts’ the only resort for Congress
The Congress and JDS lawmakers spent Thursday in two different hotels in Bengaluru. While the Congress flock was at Eagleton Resorts, the JDS leaders were at Shangrila Hotel. The move to sequester the the 100-odd lawmakers of Congress-JDS was taken to prevent the BJP from luring them as soon as it became clear that Governor Vajubhai Vala was going to invite BS Yeddyurappa to form government. The Congress-JDS combine responded by taking the battle to the Supreme Court that held a rare overnight hearing and took up the case again today at 10:30 this morning.