Today is the Supreme test for 1-day-old Yeddyurappa government

New Delhi, May 18: Will the Yeddyuruppa government survive or will it go own in the pages of History as the government with shortest stint? This will be decided today by the Supreme Court as all eyes are fixe there.Three judges of the SC will today resume hearing a petition challenging Vajubhai Vala, Karnataka Governor's controversial invitation to BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to become chief minister.Afte this Yeddyuruppa was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. But ven BSY knows that he is wearing a crown of thorns. All this has triggered a huge political row and fears of defection.The Congress-JDS combine is taking no chance and in a midnight drama on Thursday, it has moved out their lawmakers into neighbouring Telangana to ensure its flock of about 116 lawmakers stays intact.Congress-Janata Dal-Secular petitioners argue that BJP may be the largest single party but it did not have th required numbrs to make the governmnet. Inviting BJP to make the government clearly indicates that the BJP is free to do horse trading as it has to prove the majority and how else can it muster support than indulging in horse trading.The political experts are questioning the righteousness of calling a party with 104 to make the government as opposed to 116 MLAs of Congress-JDS alliance. And further the BJP is given 15 days to prove its majority is adding insult to injury by the governor.Senior Lawyer Abhishek Singhvi suggested that the governor may have been misled by Yeddyurappas letter, claiming to have the support of 111 legislators.BJP cannot go from 104 to 111 unless there is defection - and that is prohibited, added Singhvi.The Congress today termed BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa's oath as chief minister of Karnataka "farcical" and said the party's "irrational insistence" on forming government in the southern state when it does not have the numbers made a mockery of the Constitution.While Congress president Rahul Gandhi said India mourns the defeat of democracy, the party's communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala described the events in Karnataka as a "black spot" on the country's democracy that will be erased.Referring the press conference called earlier by Supreme Court judges on various issues relating to the apex court judiciary, Rahul Gandhi said, "The judiciary is under fear, the press is under fear and even the BJP's Members of Parliament are under the same fear as they cannot speak a single word before the prime minister (Narendra Modi)."Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said the Raj Bhawan has been converted into the BJP office."A farcical oath of CM's post, a fraud being played on majority. A treachery with Constitution, a deception with democracy. That is Governor Karnataka illegally swearing in BS Yeddyurappa-turning the Raj Bhavan into BJP Office."This Black Spot on India's democracy will be erased," he said on Twitter.Yeddyurappa has 15 days to prove his majority in the Assembly.The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House, eight short of the magic figure of 112. The Congress and the JD(S), which have announced a post-poll tie-up, have won 78 and 37 seats respectively.

News24Bureau with Agency inputs