Karnataka Election 2018: Key highlights from the SC judgement

The Supreme Court has asked the BJP government to prove their majority in a floor-test on Saturday

The uncertainty surrounding the formation of the government in Karnataka is likely to end on Saturday as a bench comprising Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan has ordered a floor test on Saturday May 19.

Here are the highlights from the Supreme Court’s judgement.

The BJP has to prove their majority in a floor test at 4 pm on Saturday.

The Pro-tem Speaker must decide the mode of the floor test and conduct itThe government led by BS Yedyurappa should make any major policy decisions.

The Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) should ensure the protection of the MLAs. The SC has asked the DGP to supervise the security arrangements.

The bench has rejected the Attorney General K K Venugopal ‘s request for a secret ballot.

The SC has also stopped the government from appointing an Anglo-Indian representative in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

Following the order, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has appointed KG Bopaiah as the pro tem Speaker


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