New Karnataka Law Officer, Police Reshuffle As Yeddyurappa Takes Charge

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New Delhi:  On a day the Congress said he would prove to be a “one day” chief minister, BS Yeddyurappa got down to business soon after his swearing in, appointing his government’s top law officer and making key changes to the police establishment in Karnataka.

Senior high court lawyer Prabhuling K Navadgi has been made the new advocate general of Karnataka in place of Madhusudan R Naik who resigned.

The appointment of Mr Navadgi, a former additional solicitor general, comes at a time a petition filed by the Congress — challenging the governor’s decision to invite Mr Yeddyurappa to form the government — is being heard by the Supreme Court.

The court has sought the letters given by Mr Yeddyurappa to the governor while staking claim to form the government.

The BJP that emerged the single largest party has 104 of the 222 seats for which polling was held. It’s still shots of eight seats needed to form the government. The Congress-JD(S) combine claims the…

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