In a tweet, he also expressed hope that the new BJP government in the state under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guidance will fulfil people's aspirations. It was further refined by the court in the Rameshwar Prasad case in January 2006, when a five-judge bench had adjudicated: "There is nothing wrong in post-poll adjustments and when ideological similarity weighs with any political party to support another political party though there was no pre-poll alliance, there is nothing wrong in it". Vala granted Yeddyurappa 15 days to prove his majority on the floor of the house. The Governor's decision was challenged in the Supreme Court, which refused to stay Yeddyurappa's swearing-in, following a rare all-night hearing.
A successful outcome is key to rejuvenate party members and reverse Modi's declining popularity after several local defeats in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan.
However, the BJP's predicted victory in the huge southern region today suggests that Modi's rallying in the state paid off and will boost his popularity ahead of the general elections next year.
When Singhvi and Rohatgi indulged in unpleasant exchanges, Sikri asked them to stop immediately.
Mining baron Anand Singh, the newly elected Congress legislator from Vijayanagara in Ballari, is suspected to have jumped back to the BJP camp, according to senior Congress leaders.
Meanwhile, senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Thursday approached the Supreme Court in his personal capacity against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of inviting BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to form a new government in the state despite being eight short of a simple majority in the assembly.
Karnataka election resulted in a hung assembly on May 15 with BJP cornering 104 seats while Congress and JD (S) secured 78 and 38 seats, respectively, out of 222 constituencies that went to polls.
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The two parties had earlier approached the state's governor in attempt to rule as a coalition.
The top law officer of the country has been given time to procure the documents from the Governor and produce them before the court on May 18 at 10.30 am.
Amid high drama, chief minister B S Yeddyurappa held a cabinet meeting and made promises to announce farm loan waiver of Rs 1 lakh. It is due to sit again on Friday morning.
Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the biggest victor in the Karnataka state election but has fallen short of a majority, sparking a scramble for power between the party and its arch rival Congress.
"For the BJP, while an outright win would have been ideal, the current numbers are still a positive and critical indicator of their standing", Kumar said. But for the first time in 70 years, we saw Supreme Court judges coming to the people complaining that they are being intimidated and they are not being allowed to do their job.
"It is submitted that the power of the Governor under Article 333 can not be exercised on the aid and advice of Respondent No 3 who is yet to undertake the floor test".