With Congress and JDS taking utmost care about their MLAs, attracting the lawmakers has turned into a tough task for BJP, The saffron party should prove its majority in the house by 4 PM, as ordered by the supreme court of India. This task is easier said than done and BJP is getting to learn it the hard way as they are finding it tough to even come in contact with other party MLAs.
It is already known that Yeddyurappa swore in as the chief minister on May 17th, but is yet to prove his majority in the assembly. As of now, BJP has 103 MLAs and need 8 more MLAs to cross the magic figure mark, which is mandatory to form the government. If they fail to do so, it will be a disaster of sorts for BJP, which is the ruling party in 21 of 29 states of India. Also, Yeddyurappa would go down as a 3-day CM in the history of Karnataka politics.
The latest reports suggest that the MLAs will be taking their oaths by 11 AM. The much awaited, Karnataka floor test is set to be carried out at 4 PM in the assembly. It needs to be seen if BJP and Yeddyurappa can overcome this massive hurdle and form the government. The clock is ticking and the odds are changing, all we can do is wait and watch.