Bengaluru, July 24, 2019: The BJP, which has been waiting in the wings for power for the last six years, is all set to form the new government in Karnataka by the weekend, with jubilant party legislators likely to elect former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa as their legislature party leader Wednesday.
The legislature party meeting will be held at the Ramada resort in the outskirts of Bengaluru, said BJP MLC and state general secretary N. Ravikumar. Before meeting the governor to stake claim to form the new government, the BJP will have to complete certain formalities. After the legislature party elects Mr Yeddyurappa its leader, the party’s parliamentary board headed by the Prime Minister has to approve Mr Yeddyurappa’s name.
At least two days will be required for this and unless the central BJP gives the green signal, Mr Yeddyurappa will not meet the governor to stake claim, said BJP sources. Source close to Mr Yeddyurappa said that he is likely to take oath on Friday, after which the Assembly session may reconvene on July 29.