After waiting for a long time, BS Yediyurappa and his BJP colleagues in Karnataka finally got a nod from the BJP chief Amit Shah to stake a claim to form a government. Although the current Home Minister of India did give a go-ahead during a midnight call to the former CM of Karnataka, the most important part of the approval was that he asked Yediyurappa to do it “at his own risk.”
Confident Of Proving Majority
The newly sworn-in BJP government will have to face the floor test on Monday. And the BJP chief in Karnataka is confident that his party will be able to prove its majority in the Vidhan Soudha especially as the rebel MLAs are still absent. In a telephonic conversation with Yediyurappa, Amit Shah who has been keeping an eye on the political developments in Karnataka clearly stated the four-time CM of the state to go ahead and prove majority at his own risk.
Shah also assured that proper guidance will be given to the state government from the Center. If the BJP government led by Yediyurappa manages to prove its majority, it will also initiate the passing of money bill in the assembly. Prior to that, a group of senior BJP leaders from the state headed by the former CM Jagadish Shettar met the national president of BJP and discussed the existing political situation in the state.
The leaders also convinced Shah that the rebel MLAs are least likely to back Congress and JD (S) and hence Yediyurappa government will be able to prove its majority convincingly.
Council Of Ministers To Take Oath After BJP Proves Majority
The council of ministers will take oath after BJP proves its majority on Monday. As of now, the party is yet to finalize the names of MLAs who will be a part of the Yediyurappa government. Incidentally, it is the fourth stint of Yediyurappa as the chief minister of Karnataka. Also, he is becoming the CM for the second time in the current assembly.
When in the state polls of 2018, BJP emerged as the single-largest party in Karnataka, he took oath as the CM. But since the party failed to prove majority Yediyurappa had to resign after serving as CM for just three days.