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.
#CORRECTION Three-judge bench of Justice AK Sikri, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice SA Bobde* to hear Congress & JD(S) petition challenging Karnataka Governor's decision at 1:45 am #KarnatakaElections
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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.