After a high midnight drama, Bharatiya Janata Party legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa will take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister at 9 am today after his party was invited to form government.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has asked 75-year-old Yeddyurappa to seek a vote of confidence within 15 days of assuming office as the chief minister.
Prime Minister Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are unlikely to attend the swearing in ceremony.
In a rare pre-dawn hearing, the Supreme Court refused to stay Yeddyurappa's swearing-in after the Congress-JDS combine moved the apex court to stall the saffron party's surge in the southern state.
The apex court, which commenced the hearing at 2.11 AM and ended at 5.28 AM, however made it clear that the swearing-in and the government formation in the state would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.