BSY, Strongman of Lingayat Community, Takes Oath As CM In The Name of God & farmers

B S Yeddyurappa, senior BJP leader, on Thursday took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in the name of God and farmers after his party was invited to form government in the Southern State .The oath was administered to him by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala at Raj Bhawan. The 75-year old Lingayat strongman, who became chief minister for a second time, was projected as The ‘Raitha Bandhu’, The friend of the farmers, during election campaign. Soon after assuming office, he reiterated the BJP’s resolve to waive farmers’ loans .Around 3,500 debt ridden agriculturalists reportedly committed suicide in the State during Congress regime for five years. Before arriving at the Raj Bhavan, Yeddyurappa visited the Radhakrishnan Temple and prayed for a while. Amidst  chanting of Vedic hymns and playing of musical instrument ‘Naadaswaram’, special prayers were performed. He was accompanied by his sons B Y Raghavendra and B Y Vijayendra,D V  Sadanand Gowda , Ex-CM Of Karnataka  currently Minister for  Statistics and Programme Implementation, Union   HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao. The BJP leader has been given 15 days to prove majority by the Governor on Wednesday evening. After post-midnight hearing of a petition moved by the Congress, a 3 Judge Supreme Court of India had rejected the party’s demand for staying Yeddyurappa’s swearing or postponing it.”As far as swearing-in is concerned, we are not restraining it, but we are making it subject to the outcome of the case,” The Bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, said. The hearing lasted three and –a half an hour. The Supreme Court will resume hearing the case on Friday at 10.30 am and has ordered the BJP to produce the letters submitted by Yeddyurappa to the governor ahead of the hearing. Incidentally, that on the day of the voting in Karnataka on May, Yeddyurappa said that he would form the new government in the state on May 17 after winning the poll hands down .”I will fly to Delhi on the 15th once the results are announced and meet Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi. I will invite him and others for the swearing in ceremony which is going to happen most likely on the 17th,” he said .Meanwhile in Bengaluru, Congress and JD-S protested against what they call partisan attitude of Governor Vala for inviting Yeddyurappa despite knowing that the BJP had no majority support in the state legislative assembly. Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and ex- CM Siddaramiah participated along with their newly elected legislators. Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and JDS –Congress alliance’s CM candidate H D Kumaraswamy also went on Dharna with their party‘s MLAs.(Image courtesy DD)

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