The Chief Minister, who is a senior Congress leader, expressed concern over the "brazen shamelessness with which the Governor had murdered India's democracy and Constitution by calling a minority party (BJP) to form the government in Karnataka".
Excited over Yeddyurappa, 75, becoming Chief Minister for the third time, celebrations broke out in front of Raj Bhavan, at the party's office in the city's northwest suburb and many districts across the southern state.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud asked Jethmalani to mention his plea on Friday before the bench concerned.
Former chief minister Siddaramaiah, State Congress president G. Parameshwara, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge and many newly elected members of the Congress participated in the protest.
Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister in Bengaluru on Thursday hours after the Supreme Court declined to stay his swearing-in ceremony.
Amid intense jockeying for power, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on May 16 invited BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa to form the government in the State.
The JD-S leader named Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for the offer as the BJP, he said, was desperate to form a government and deny the JD-S a chance to form a government with Congress backing.
Earlier in the day, the new Bharatiya Janata Party lawmakers unanimously elected Yeddyurappa as their legislative party leader.
With no official confirmation on who Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala would invite to form government in Karnataka, the Congress is up in arms against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claiming that the JDS-Congress combine has the right to be given a chance first.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah narrowly escaped from the ignonomy of getting defeated from both the constituencies he contested