After a rare late night hearing, the Supreme Court refused to stay swearing-in ceremony of BJP's BS Yeddyurappa as Karnataka's Chief Minister Thursday at 9 am.
The top court commenced an urgent hearing on the plea by the Congress and JD(S) against Karnataka governor's decision inviting BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to form government in the state at 2.15 am today. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Congress and the JD(S) had argued the swearing-in ceremony of Yeddyurappa be deferred.
The court, however, did not dismiss the petition filed by Congress and JD(S), said, "this petition is a subject of hearing later on". SC also issued a notice to respondents including BJP's BS Yeddyurappa, asking to file a reply
Former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the BJP asked the court to dismiss the petition. "It's Governor's job to invite to oath. The President and Governor are not answerable to any court. The court should not stop a constitutional functionary in functioning of his official duties," he said.
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