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Yeddyurappa resigns within 55 hours of taking over as Karnataka CM: Chronology of events

Yeddyurappa, who took oath as Karnataka CM on May 17, was left with no other option than to resign as the BJP could not muster the requisite majority in the Assembly.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 19, 2018 18:30 IST ]
BS Yeddyurappa
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BS Yeddyurappa

BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday resigned as Karnataka chief minister in state Assembly ahead of the floor test.

Yeddyurappa, who took oath as Karnataka CM on May 17, was left with no other option than to resign as the BJP could not muster the requisite  majority in the Assembly.

Here is the chronology of events that led to Yeddyurappa’s resignation:

May 12: Elections held in Karnataka

May 15: Election Commission announces results. BJP emerges as single largest party with 104 members; Congress with 78 and JD(S) with 37 MLAs stitch an alliance 

• Both the BJP and the Congress-JD(S) combine stake claim to form government 

May 16: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invites BJP to form government and asks B S Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief minister the next day 

• Congress moves Supreme Court late evening against the governor’s invitation to the BJP 

May 16-17: SC opens its doors at midnight for an urgent hearing 

May 17: Hearing begins at 2.11 am and concludes at 5.28 am. SC refuses to stay oath-taking ceremony of Yeddyurappa 

• Yeddyurappa sworn in as CM at 9 am 

May 18: SC orders floor test at 4 pm on May 19 

• Congress-JD (S) combine late at night move the SC challenging the governor’s decision to appoint BJP MLA K G Bopaiah as pro tem speaker to conduct the floor test. SC says it will hear plea on May 19 

May 19: SC orders live telecast of floor test to ensure transparency in trust vote 

• At 4 pm: Yeddyurappa says “I will not face confidence vote; I am going to resign”

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