Yeddyurappa to take charge as Karnataka CM today

State BJP president B S Yeddyurappa today said he will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka by Governor Vajubhai Vala at 6 pm.'I have requested Governor to administer me oath between 6-6.15 pm as the Chief Minister, the Governor has agreed and given me a letter (inviting him to form the government),' Yeddyurappa told reportersafter meeting the Governor at Raj Bhavan here.

Stating that he will take oath by that time, he said, 'who all are to be inducted (in the Cabinet), I will discuss with our national president and inform. 'Yeddyurappa met Governor Vala to stake claim to form the government, and requested him to administer oath of office and secrecy on the same day. He said, as he is already the Leader of the Opposition, there is need to call Legislature party meeting, to elect the leader.