New Delhi: Following are the highlights of the Supreme Court order refusing to stay the swearing-in of BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in Karnataka:
• A bench of Justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan was specially convened at "odd hours" to hear the petition which challenges the Governor Vajubhai Vala's communication to Yeddyurappa to be sworn in as CM.
• The bench noted that it is necessary to peruse the letters dated May 15 and May 16 submitted by Yeddyurappa to governor for claiming stake for government formation.
• It requested attorney general K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre and Yeddyurappa to produce these letters on next hearing on Friday at 10.30 am.
• The court made it clear that its order allowing swearing-in and government formation by the BJP in Karnataka is subject to the outcome of the case before it.
• It also issued notices to the Karnataka government and Yeddyurappa as it was clarified by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi that he was appearing for three BJP MLAs - Govind M Karjol, C M Udasi and Basavaraj Bommai.