The Supreme Court tonight began hearing at 1:45 am the petition filed by the Congress and the JD(S) challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite the BJP to form the government in the southern state.

The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has constituted a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan to hear the matter in court number six.

The joint petition by the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) has sought a stay on the oath-taking ceremony, as communicated by the governor to the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa.

source: oneindia.com

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