Congress approaches CJI for urgent hearing on Karnataka issue

  • Congress approaches CJI for urgent hearing on Karnataka issue

Congress approaches CJI for urgent hearing on Karnataka issue

Late in the afternoon, an Independent lawmaker offered support to the BJP, narrowing the gap slightly. Whether they will get the magic mark of 112 or not is still not confirmed.

The BJP is 8 seats short of majority in the 224-member Karnataka assembly.

Dividing Hindus has clearly backfired for Congress and they must be aware of it as far strategizing for Lok Sabha Elections is concerned. The Supreme Court said that it can't overturn the decision of the Governor without seeing on what basis the BJP had claimed to have the numbers.

The Congress-JD (S) alliance together have 116 seats, which is three more than the seats required for simple majority. "If you try such things, we will bring twice the numbers of your MLAs into our fold". We bow our heads to the verdict.

Both the post-poll alliance partners met Vala on Tuesday evening and staked claim to form the new government in the southern state.

As the alliance was agreed upon, the Congress was asked to join the government and offered the post of Deputy Chief Minister and some ministers. Kumaraswamy and the Congress have played the wrong kind of politics.

Kumaraswamy after meeting governor Vajubhai Vala on Wednesday said, "We heard that they are trying to do Operation Kamal now also".

JD (S) accepted Congress' support, and even after coming in third, the party seemed set to make their chosen candidate, HD Kumaraswamy, the next chief minister of Karnataka. The BJP and its allies are in power in 22. "We will jointly go to meet Governor after 5.30 PM today". The Congress termed the move to form a BJP government in Karnataka as "illegal and against the law and Constitution".

Meanwhile, following Governor's invitation to BJP on forming govt, JD (S) leaders contemplate to shift party MLAs to Eagleton resort.

The Governor has given 15 days time to BJP to prove majority.

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex logged a fall of 156 points to end at 35,387.88 on Wednesday amid uncertainty over government formation in Karnataka and no let-up in selling by foreign investors. The allegation was, however, repeated by outgoing chief minister Siddaramaiah, who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of encouraging horsetrading so the BJP returned to power. The party has been leading in 25 seats in the Vokkaliga dominant region of Karnataka. The cabinet will be expanded after he proves his majority on the floor of the house, Rao added.

Srikanth Iyer, chief executive of online furniture and design firm HomeLane, said he prefers a stable government for the next five years without having to deal with a hung assembly.

The Congress, with 78 seats in their kitty, was in the second position.

In the meantime, rumour mills were on overdrive saying that two congress MLAs, who were also aides of former BJP heavyweight Janardhan Reddy, B. Nagendra and Anand Singh, had gone incommunicado, leading to speculation that they were switching sides.

All eyes on Governor, but isn't delaying decision also an "action"?