Reiterating the confidence of winning majority on the floor of the House, he said, "I do not think we need 15 days to prove majority, despite the governor giving us time. This will be a clear indication as to which way the floor test will go", a BJP source said, pointing out that the role of the previous Speaker, who did not take a decision on disqualification of seven JD (S) rebel MLAs who cross-voted in the election to Rajya Sabha in 2016, led to the defeat of the official nominee of the party, B.M. Farooq.
Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), which formed a post-poll alliance, have won 78 and 37 seats respectively.
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. The saffron party's real test lies in electing the Assembly speaker who will ultimately reserve the right to conduct the floor test.
Singhvi told that the Supreme Court restrained Yedyurappa from taking any major policy decisions till after the floor test.
The BJP's "managers" may get "willing supporters" of BS Yeddyurappa government in the Congress and JD (S) resign from their constituencies.
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Yeddyruppa took oath as planned but on Friday at 10.30 am. "In case he is given oath in the meantime, that shall be subject to further orders of this court and final outcome of the writ petition (by the Congress and JD-S)", said the three-judge bench, recording the proceedings of the night in the packed Room No. 6.
The court had directed the Centre to place before it two communications sent by Yeddyurappa to the governor in which he had staked claim to form government, saying their perusal was necessary to decide the case. So, election of Speaker of Karnataka Assembly is to be held and only after that the "willing" Congress or JD (S) MLAs can resign. BJP President Amit Shah said that the people have rejected the negative politics of the Congress.
He made this stunning admission after the Supreme Court bench asked him on what basis the Karnataka Governor decided which party or coalition can prove the majority since both sides have given the letter to Governor, reported Live Law website. With the majority mark at 112, the BJP either needs support from eight legislators to increase its numbers or bring the effective strength of the assembly down with some legislators quitting.
Furthermore, Rohatgi claimed that the BJP was in possession of certain information that many MLAs from other parties had not given any kind of written support to the Congress-JD (S) alliance.
The election to one seat was countermanded after the death of a candidate. "Supreme Court can change interim order tomorrow".