BS Yediyurappa takes oath as 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka

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BJP Karnataka chief BS Yediyurappa will take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the fourth time at 6 pm on Friday evening. The development comes three days after the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government failed a trust vote in the state Assembly.  The floor test will be held on July 31.

Yediyurappa will become the 19th chief minister of Karnataka.

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26 July 2019
18:11 PM

BS Yediyurappa takes oath as 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka

18:04 PM

BJP Karnataka president BS Yediyurappa reaches Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

18:03 PM

BS Yediyurappa will oath as 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka shortly.

14:42 PM

BS Yeddyurappa changes his name back to Yediyurappa. The 75-year-old had changed the spelling of his name in 2007 for good luck.

He reportedly reverted to his previous name six months ago.

14:41 PM

"As instructed by our National President Shri @AmitShah  ji and working president of BJP Shri  @JPNadda  ji, I have met his Excellency Governor of Karnataka to stake claim to form government. I will take oath as CM of Karnataka today at 6 pm," tweets Yediyurappa.


13:29 PM

Congress attacks Yeddyurappa. 

"Corruption Icon and Former Jail Bird Shri @BSYBJP  has used his excellent Horse Trading skills to subvert democracy and come to power. People of Karnataka remember his disastrous tenure as CM between 2008-2011, which ended with BSY in Jail. History is all set to repeat again," tweets Congress.

12:01 PM

BS Yeddyurappa-led BJP government need to prove majority in state Assembly by July 31: ANI

11:47 AM

BJP cannot stake claim to form government or take oath as it does not have the numbers, said Karnataka Congress in a tweet. BJP and BS Yeddyurappa should have a clear understanding of the constitution, it added. 


11:46 AM
11:45 AM

Letter submitted by BS Yeddyurappa to Governor:



11:42 AM

The Lingayat strongman met the Governor around 10 am on Friday. "I met governor to form the Government and take oath as CM. Governor has agreed and given letter. I will take oath as CM between 6 to 6:15 pm today," he said. 

11:41 AM

Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa is all set to take oath as the state chief minister for the fourth time at 6 pm on Friday after state Governor Vajubhai Vala accepted his stake to form the government. Read more here