Section 144 imposed in Mangalore ahead of Karanataka assembly floor test

Mangalore: Ahead of the crucial floor test in Karnataka assembly, the city administration has imposed section 144 in Mangalore as a precautionary measure to avoid any unrest and disturbance in law and order.

Bhartiya Janta Party’s BS Yeddyurappa is set to prove the majority in the assembly at 4 p.m. today ahead of the Supreme Courts order on Friday.

The decision of the floor test was taken by the apex court after hearing long arguments for and against the petition filed by the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) following Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala’s invitation to the BJP to form the government in the state. Earlier BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister on Thursday and was given a 15 day time period by the governor to prove majority.

The BJP emerged as a single largest party with 104 MLAs in the recently concluded assembly election but fell short of the halfway mark of 112 by seven MLAs. The Congress extended its support to JD(S) after the result with 115 MLAs and staked claim to form the government.

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