Will prove majority within 24 hours of oath taking, says Kumaraswamy

The three-day-old BJP government in Karnataka collapsed on Saturday, 19 May, as BS Yeddyurappa stepped down as chief minister minutes before he was to face a floor test to prove his contested majority in the hung Assembly.

Following this, the JD(S)-Congress combine, led by the regional party’s chief, HD Kumaraswamy, was invited to form the government. Kumaraswamy will be sworn in as the chief minister on Wednesday, 23 May, as opposed to the previous announcement that he will swear in on Monday. (The Quint)