Supreme Court refuses to urgently hear plea against invitation to Congress-JDS to form govt

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Supreme Court refuses to urgently hear plea against invitation to Congress-JDS to form govt

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to urgently hear a petition challenging the Karnataka governor's invitation to the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) to constitute a new administration.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to urgently hear a petition challenging the Karnataka governor's invitation to the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) to constitute a new administration.

The plea, which was filed by the Hindu Mahasabha, describes the post-poll coalition between the Congress and the JD (S) (who were campaign rivals) as opportunistic, and says it cheated voters.

It demands that the top court cancel the order in which Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the alliance to form a government.

The matter will now come up for a regular hearing.

HD Kumaraswamy, the legislative party leader of the JD (S) is scheduled to be sworn in as Karnataka's chief minister tomorrow.

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The Supreme Court's intervention was sought twice after votes polled in the Karnataka assembly election were counted a week ago.

On Friday, the court advanced BS Yeddyurappa's floor test by two weeks, at the second of two hearings held on consecutive mornings.

But since the chief minister resigned, the floor test never took place.

On Saturday, the court also rejected a plea challenging KG Bopaiah's appointment as pro tem Speaker.

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