During Supreme Court Hearing On Karnataka, Judge's WhatsApp Joke

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New Delhi:  Like every big development, the Karnataka numbers game also inspired many social media jokes, memes and WhatsApp messages. One of them featured in the Supreme Court hearing in which BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa was ordered to take a trust vote by 4 pm on Saturday.

It was brought up by one of the three judges hearing the Congress petition challenging the governor’s decision to invite Mr Yeddyurappa to form government and take a floor test 15 days later.

Justice AK Sikri, who was heading the bench, wrapped up a tense hearing by referring lightly to WhatsApp humour.

“We are getting a WhatsApp message which says the hotel owner saying he has 116 MLAs, make me the CM,” Justice Sikri commented.

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The message apparently referred to the Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru, where the Congress put up its lawmakers yesterday, to sequester them from possible attempts to bribe or threaten them into switching sides.

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