B S Yediyurappa took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister for the fourth time on Friday evening. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered oath of office and secrecy to him at the Raj Bhavan.
Yediyurappa took over the reins of the state three days after the fall of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government that failed to clear the floor test in Karnataka assembly.
Amid fast-paced developments, Yediyurappa met the Governor staking claim to form the government and requesting him to hold his oath-taking ceremony on the same day.
The Governor invited him to form the government.
The 7 time MLA was the only leader to take oath on at the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan on Friday. His family members shared a glimpse of his priorities as CM.
After the May 2018 assembly polls too, Yediyurappa became the CM, but his term was quite short-lived. It lasted merely for nearly 48 hours.
He had resigned before the trust vote in the assembly after which the Congress-JDS coalition came to power which collapsed after 14 months due to rebellion within the 2 ruling parties.
B S Yediyurappa was sworn-in a day after Speaker of Legislative assembly K R Ramesh Kumar disqualified 3 Congress rebels and kept decision on the rest of the rebel MLAs pending.
Currently, BJP has 105 MLAs in the assembly. It is the single largest party in the assembly. Two Independents also back it whereas the coalition has 99 MLAs.
Ahead of the floor test, the BJP exuded confidence of comfortably sailing through.
Immediately after the swearing-in BS Yediyurappa made three big-ticket announcements, the first…his government will face a trust vote at 10 am on the 29th of July, it will then present the finance bill. Yediyurappa announced an additional payment of Rs 2000 for beneficiaries of PM Kisan scheme.
Meanwhile in Delhi, blaming the Congress-JDS coalition for its failure. BJP working president, J.P Nadda said the coalition government crumbled under its own weight. He further said that the state will provide a stable government under the leadership of Yediyurappa.
The main challenges that the newly elected-CM of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa will have to face include proving his majority in the Assembly, choosing his cabinet, and conducting by-polls on the recently vacated seats. Other important challenges will be providing clean governance and finding a solution for distressed farmers.