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Newly sworn-in CM Yeddyurappa '100 per cent sure' of winning vote of confidence

PTI
Published : May 17, 2018, 4:57 pm IST
Updated : May 17, 2018, 4:57 pm IST

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in the May 12 elections which resulted in a hung assembly.

B S Yeddyurappa slammed the Congress-JD(S) alliance as 'unholy' and said they were out to grab power even though the people had 'rejected them outright'. (Photo: File/PTI)
 B S Yeddyurappa slammed the Congress-JD(S) alliance as 'unholy' and said they were out to grab power even though the people had 'rejected them outright'. (Photo: File/PTI)

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said on Thursday that he was "100 per cent sure" of winning the vote of confidence in the assembly and completing the five-year term. 

He slammed the Congress-JD(S) alliance as "unholy" and said they were out to grab power even though the people had "rejected them outright".

 

"I am sure of winning the vote of confidence and my government completing five years," said Yeddyurappa, who has been given a 15-day window by Governor Vajubhai Vala in a decision being considered as "controversial" by Congress and JD(S). 

The Congress has challenged the governor's decision in the Supreme Court.

Yeddyurappa was addressing his first press conference soon after taking the oath as chief minister following an overnight legal battle in the Supreme Court where the Congress-JD(S) combine made a desperate push to stall the government formation.

Yeddyurappa also appealed to the legislators to vote according to their "conscience" and uphold the people's mandate.

 

"I am 100 per cent sure of the success," he said, striking a confident note on emerging victorious in the trial of strength in the assembly.

"I have people's support for me and my party," said  Yeddyurappa, who has now a tough task to muster the numbers to reach the halfway mark of 112.

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in the May 12 elections which resulted in a hung assembly.

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