BJP leader B. S.Yeddurappa will take oath as Karnataka chief minister on Friday evening after he staked claim to form the new government with Governor Vajubhai Vala at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
"As the Governor has permitted our party (BJP) to form the government, I will be taking oath around 6-6.15 p.m. today (Friday) evening at Raj Bhavan," a beaming Yeddyurappa told reporters after meeting Vala.
Yeddyurappa met the Governor after the party's national President Amit Shah asked him to stake claim to power and swear in as chief minister by today itself, a party spokesman told IANS here.
The BJP's decision to stake claim to form the government for the fourth time in the southern state comes a day after Assembly Speaker K. R. Ramesh Kumar disqualified three Congress legislators for defying their party's whip and three days after the shaky JD-S-Congress coalition government collapsed on July 23.
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