Governor Vajubhai Vala has invited BJP to form the government in Karnataka, Times Now reports. Yeddyurappa will take oath tomorrow.
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Sachin Pilot said the BJP’s excitement over Karnataka election result was “misconception” since its vote share was less than the Congress although it won more number of seats.
Though the Congress won 26 fewer seats than the BJP in the bitterly fought Karnataka election, its vote share was nearly two per cent points higher.
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JDS and Congress clearly have the numbers. law declared by SC is binding on all authorities in India under Article 141. The governor holds exalted political position. He should not walk a perilous position which is illegal. It is binding on him to invite JDS-Congress.
Karnataka BJP legislature party leader B S Yeddyurappa would be sworn in as chief minister tomorrow, senior state BJP leader and party spokesman Suresh Kumar claimed today.
“B S Yeddyurappa will take oath as chief minister at 9.30 am at Raj Bhavan tomorrow. Let us all gather on this happy occasion,” Kumar said in a tweet in Kannada.
There was, however, no official communique from Raj Bhavan.
Both the BJP and JDS-Congress combine have staked claim to form the government in the state after it delivered a fractured verdict.
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The Congress has cited these precedents to claim that the Karnataka governor should invite it and its post-poll ally JD(S) to form the government and not the BJP.
The way power is being misused to put pressure on MLAs, use of ED, I-T and other agencies and allegations of Rs 100 crore, all this has become a face of our democracy globally.
Since morning there has been jitters in the Congress camp over some ‘missing’ MLAs. There were reports that five MLAs did not reach in time for offering support sparking speculation they may have been “poached”. The MLAs were A Manjunath, CS Puttaraju, Raja Venkatappa Naik, B Nagendra and Anand Singh. But ET Bureau’s Sowmya Aji reports that all of them, except Anand Singh, are with the Congress team.
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The governor has denied permission to HD Kumaraswamy to parade Congress and JD(S) MLAs before him. Times Now reports that Governor Vala has allowed in only 5 leaders each from the two parties.
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There is quite a drama outside the Raj Bhavan. Supporters of JDS and Congress are shouting slogans against BJP. Kumarswamy and senior Congress leaders are inside trying to meet the governor.
At the KPCC office, Congress MLAs are boarding a bus to an undisclosed location. The destination is likely to be either the Raj Bhavan or the Eagleton resort where they will be safely lodged.
The JD(S) too are moving its MLAs. Kumaraswamy said he will play by the ear and move MLAs depending on what the governor says.
Kumaraswamy said if the BJP launched Operation Lotus this time, it would boomerang as 20 BJP MLAs were ready to join JDS.
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The governor has given time to JD(S)-Congress to meet him at 5 pm today. HD Kumaraswamy will stake claim to meet the govenor. Times Now reports Kumaraswamy may try to parade the MLAs supporting him. The channel also reports that at least 2 MLAs of Congress are yet to sign letter of support.
Azad quoted a Supreme Court judgment of March 2017 to argue why BJP should not be called to form govt. “SC had ruled that the claim of single largest party would not hold good if it did not have the numbers. Governor should go by the SC ruling and call JDS-Congress,” Azad said.
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“BJP can’t form the govt in Karnataka as they don’t have the numbers. BJP has approached all our MLAs to offer money and power. Narendra Modiji is supporting this move. He said yesterday BJP will form govt at any cost,” Siddaramaiah said.
BJP is resorting to horse-trading and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is behind it. BJP is misusing the power,” Siddramaiah said.
We hope the new government heeds the voice of the voters for building an economically strong state that supports robust, inclusive and equitable growth and a better Bengaluru with a high liveability index.
Siddaramaiah had survived the 2006 Chamundeshwari by-election with a slender margin of 257 votes, but could not pull off a win in this election.
Congress got more votes but scored less seats
A new set of dramatic developments are in the offing as Karnataka Assembly election sees voters refuse to give any one political party the security of a clear majority
Mayawati took the initiative to break ice between UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and JD(S) chief HD Devegowda, goading them to come together and stake claim to form government before BJP.
“I have been offered from both sides (Congress & BJP). There’s a black spot on my father’s career because of my decision to go with the BJP in 2004 & 2005. So God has given me opportunity to remove this black spot,” Kuamaraswamy said.
Kumaraswamy alleges BJP of resorting to horsetrading. “BJP has approached JDS MLAs with an offer of Rs 100 crore and Cabinet posts,” he said. Where is this money coming from. BJP is using black money to poach JDS leaders, he said.