Amid intense jockeying for power, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on May 16 invited BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa to form the government in the State.
MLAs are being threatened with ED cases: Kumaraswamy
JD(S) will also join in the protest, party chief H. D. Kumaraswamy said. Currently, the JD(S) MLAs are lodged at Shangri-La Hotel.
“The BJP is pressurising Congress and JD(S) MLAs. Anand Singh was taken to Delhi in a chartered flight. He says he is being threatened with ED cases,” Mr. Kumaraswamy said.
“Our prime task is to safeguard our MLAs,” he added.
He said, “Everyone in the country should join in this protest, including Chief Ministers like Chandrababu Naidu, Mamata Banerjee.”
Even as BJP party members celebrate outside the Raj Bhavan, senior leaders of the Congress, including Siddaramaiah and Ghulam Nabi Azad gathered at Gandhi statue outside Vidhan Soudha to protest the swearing-in of Mr. Yeddyurappa.
Yeddyurappa takes oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka
Mr. Yeddyurappa takes oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday. The 75-year-old Mr. Yeddyurappa took oath in the name of “God and farmers”, wearing a green shawl which has come to be known as a symbol of empathising with farmers.
Governor Vajubhai Vala administers the oath to him at the swearing-in ceremony held in the Glass House of the Raj Bhavan. Mr. Yeddyurappa is chief minister of Karnataka for the third time.