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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday invited BJP legislative party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa to form the new government and to take oath as Chief Minister on Thursday, a party spokesman said.

"We received a communique from the Raj Bhavan, inviting Yeddyurappa to form the government and take oath at 9.30 a.m.," BJP state unit spokesman Vamanacharya told IANS here.

Only Yeddyurappa will take oath at a simple ceremony in the 'Glass House' on the lawns of the Raj Bhavan in the city centre amid tight security.

The Governor has invited party's leaders and newly-elected legislators to the oath-taking ceremony," added Vamanacharya.

There was, however, no official communique from the Raj Bhavan to the media till the filing of this report.

During the day, the JD-S accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of horse trading by offering Rs 100 crore and Cabinet berths to its MLAs while outgoing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah dragged Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the matter, accusing him of "encouraging" horse trading, a charge rejected by the BJP

The BJP, the single-largest party with 104 seats that fell eight seats short of the magic number, elected former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa as its legislative party leader. Its delegation later met the Governor to stake claim to form the new government. IANS