On Thursday, speaker Ramesh Kumar disqualified three MLAs
To note, BJP moved swiftly just hours after speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified three MLAs. Ramesh said the resignations of MLAs weren't genuine, and hence action was taken against them under the anti-defection law.
He also said he would decide on the remaining resignations in the next couple of days.
Had BJP not staked a claim, there were chances of President's Rule being imposed in Karnataka.
Now, Yeddyurappa has a week's time to prove majority
Interestingly, with the disqualifications, the strength of the House has come down to 221, and the majority mark is 112. Now, BJP has 105 legislators in the House and it still needs to prove majority.
According to TOI, Vala has given Yeddyurappa a week's time to appear for the floor test.
Last time, he had resigned before the trust vote knowing he lacked numbers.
Yeddyurappa wants Siddaramaiah and Kumaraswamy at his swearing-in ceremony
"I will discuss with BJP's national president regarding who all can take the oath with me today. I request caretaker chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and former CM Siddaramaiah to attend swearing-in ceremony along with other leaders of Congress and JD(S)," Yeddyurappa reportedly said.