100% sure of winning floor test, reiterates Yeddyurappa

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Bengaluru: Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa arrives at Vidhana Soudha after taking oath at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru, May 17, 2018. PTI

Bengaluru: Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa arrives at Vidhana Soudha after taking oath at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru, May 17, 2018.
PTI

Newly sworn in Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa today said he was “100 per cent sure” of winning the vote of confidence in the assembly, as he welcomed the Supreme Court order for a floor test.

“We will abide by the Supreme Court verdict…we have got 100 per cent support and cooperation to prove the majority,” Yeddyurappa told reporters here soon after the apex court’s order.

BS Yeddyurappa faces an uphill task rustling up the 112 MLAs required to cross the floor test hurdle. The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House with an effective strength of 222.

“Amidst all these political games, we will prove our majority tomorrow. We will obey the Supreme Court order,” he said.

On Thursday, Yeddyurappa had said he was “100 per cent sure” of winning the vote of confidence in the assembly and completing the five-year term. He had also slammed the Congress-JD(S) alliance as “unholy”, he charged they were out to grab power though the people had “rejected them outright”.

Yeddyurappa was initially given 15-days time by Governor Vajubhai Vala but the Supreme Court ordered the floor test to be held on Saturday.

Addressing his first press conference soon after taking the oath, 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,” Yeddyurappa 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,” he said.

The BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in the May 12 elections which threw up a hung assembly. On the other hand, Congress got 78 and JD(S) secured 37. Of the remaining three, one belong to BSP, one to Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party and one is Independent.

(With inputs from PTI)