Yeddyurappa Takes Oath as New Karnataka CM
The BJP-fielded BS Yeddyurappa, reached the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru on the morning of Thursday, 17 May to take oath as Karnataka’s new chief minister, after the Supreme Court refused to stay the swearing-in, following a plea by the Congress-JD(S) alliance on Wednesday night.
"As far as swearing-in is concerned, we are not restraining it, but we are making it subject to the outcome of the case," a three-judge bench, comprising justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, said in a late-night judgment.
Union ministers JP Nadda, Dharmendra Pradhan and Prakash Javadekar are spotted in attendance in the ceremony, reports ANI. Yeddyurappa has also been granted 15 days in order to prove his majority.
WB Panchayat Election Results to Be Announced Today
The West Bengal Panchayat elections, which witnessed an outbreak of violence in the state, that led to the death of 12 people and left 43 injured, will be announced on Thursday, 17 May.
As reported by ANI, the counting of votes has been delayed at a counting centre in North 24 Parganas.
The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) had to conduct re-polling in 568 different booths, following the instances of violence that broke out after polling on Monday, 14 May. The TMC was greatly criticised by the Opposition parties for running a “loose reign of terror” through the course of the polling.
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