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BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM after night of high drama

The Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa today took oath as chief minister of Karnataka after a night of high drama that saw the Supreme Court of India opening its doors for a post-midnight hearing.
Yeddyurappa was the only person to take oath with the BJP saying that other ministers will be take oath only once the party is able to prove a majority on the floor of the house.
In the recently held Karnataka election, the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats. The party did not manage to cross the halfway mark, which prompted the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) to join hands and stake claim to power.
The Congress and JD(S) combine claim to have the support of 117 MLAs. Governor Vajubhai Vala, however, invited Yeddyurappa to form government last night, a decision that the Congress immediately challenged in the Supreme court.
The Congress filed a petition against the Governor's decision at around 10pm and Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra constituted a three judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SA Bobde and AK Sikri to hear the petition in a late night hearing. 

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