Karnataka Invites

BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Karnataka B. S. Yeddyurappa along with party leaders Ananth Kumar, Prakash Javadekar and Muralidhar Rao, meets Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala in Bengaluru May 16 to stake a claim to form the government, despite the fact that the party is eight seats short of a majority in the Assembly. (IANS photo)

BENGALURU — Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala May 16 invited Bharatiya Janata Party legislative party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to form the new government and take oath as chief minister May 17, a party spokesman said.

"We received a communique from the Raj Bhavan, inviting Yeddyurappa to form the government and take oath at 9:30 a.m.," BJP state unit spokesman Vamanacharya told IANS here.

Only Yeddyurappa will take oath at a simple ceremony in the Glass House on the lawns of the Raj Bhavan in the city center amid tight security.

"The governor has invited party's leaders and newly-elected legislators to the oath-taking ceremony," added Vamanacharya.

There was, however, no official communique from the Raj Bhavan to the media as of the filing of this report. 

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