The Bench comprising Justices A.K Sikri, S.A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan was hearing the petitions filed by Dr.G. Paremeshwara, Congress MLA and H.D Kumaraswamy, JD(S) MLA.
After the last hearing the Bench held in the Supreme Court on the plea of Congress-JD(S) legislators seeking a stay of the swearing-in of B.S Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, the Supreme Court directed him to produce the letter sent to Governor showing majority before the Court on Friday. The Court, however, declined to stay his oath-taking ceremony scheduled on Thursday.
“After hearing the parties, we are of the opinion that it is necessary to peruse the letters dated 15th May 2018 and 16th May, 2018 submitted by the respondent no.3(Yeddyurappa) to the Governor which found a mention in the communication dated 16th May 2018 of the Hon’ble Governor. We request the learned Attorney General and/or respondent no.3 to produce these letters on the next date of hearing
This Court is not passing any order staying the oath-taking ceremony of respondent no.3. In case, he is given oath in the meantime, that shall be subject to further orders of this Court and the final outcome of the writ petition”, stated the order of the Court.