Congress approaches Supreme Court to stay Yeddyurappa oath taking

In a few minutes the Supreme Court of India will hear an urgent appeal from the Congress party, requesting to put a stay on the oath taking of BS Yeddyurappa. Just a few moments back the CJI Dipak Misra accepted to hear the urgent appeal of Congress at midnight.

According to latest reports, the hearing will take place in a few minutes at either the court number 2 or 6. The cause will be heard by a three judges bench of Justice Arjan Sikri, Justice Arvind Bobde and Justice Ashok Bhushan. Meanwhile a notice has also been sent to the BJP. Former attorney General Mukul Rohtagi will be representing BJP at the midnight hearing.

The Chief Ministerial candidate of BJP, BS Yeddyurappa was scheduled to take oath at 9:30 Am on Thursday. After swearing-in the BJP would have needed to prove their majority in a floor test within 15 days. But a night before the oath taking ceremony the Congress has reached out to the court requesting a stay order.

This perhaps is the first political cause which is being heard by the Supreme Court at the midnight.