BS Yeddyurappa called to form Govt in Karnataka

Clay Curtis
May 17, 2018

The dominant Lingayat leader, however, was forced to resign three years later in July 2011 by the party's high command after the state's anti-graft watchdog (Lokayukta)'s investigation report named him in the multi-crore mining scam that rocked the state for over a decade from 2001-2010.

Dividing Hindus has clearly backfired for Congress and they must be aware of it as far strategizing for Lok Sabha Elections is concerned. "But it is not so easy to do so", said Congress leader DK Shivakumar.

With the 2019 elections in mind, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP leader, and Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi travelled across the state, addressing huge rallies.

"After the election results, no party has got the majority". We have every reason to believe that the Karnataka government is misusing its position and tapping our mobile cell phones.

The petition prepared by advocate Dev Dutt Kamath contended that despite presenting the list of 116 MLAs, governor Vala has invited the BJP which has 104 MLAs to form the government and has given relatively longer time of 15 days to prove the majority on the floor of the House.

"It is a murder of democracy in the country and it is a black day in India's history.The decision has been taken under pressure of BJP leaders", Gehlot told PTI.

BS Yeddyurappa called to form Govt in Karnataka

The exact nature of this post-poll coalition will be confirmed once party leaders successfully stake their claim to form the government in front of Governor Vajubhai Vala. (We) already complained to Lok Sabha Speaker, the Home Minister of India and the Karnataka IG and DG.

A few poll pundits have called the Congress-JD (S) alliance an unholy nexus.

As per a rule, the Governor does not have to invite the single largest party to come forward to form the government. The bench has settled the question on the norm of inviting the single largest party by laying down that the Governor can invite an alliance of parties, pre-poll or post-poll, if he or she is convinced that they have the majority and can form a stable government. "Most probably we will ask the Governor to give us time tomorrow", said Yeddyurappa.

The BJP bagged 104 seats, a gain of 64, while the Congress notched 78, a loss of 44 seats, though its vote share was almost two percentage points more than the BJP. For, the BJP can still engineer defections from the two main opposition parties - Congress and the Janata Dal (S) - who have a total strength of 125 seats.

NCP's Tariq Anwar, noting that the Congress got more votes than the BJP in Karnataka, said, "This is not the defeat of the Congress or the leadership". The other option, but not being given much weightage, is to resort to Operation Lotus - by poaching MLAs from Congress and JD (S) - to reach the magic number of 113.

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