BJP did not, does not have majority; guv's decision will encourage poaching: Congress: The Congress have reacted to the news reports claiming that the governor has picked the BJP to form a government in state. Addressing a presser at party's Delhi Headquarters, Kapil Sibal said that the governor's decision will encourage poaching and horse trading of MLAs.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said, "Congress and JD(S) were ready to present 117 MLAs before the governor and the Supreme Court has affirmed that if post-poll coalition can prove majority, they are entitled to be invited." He said it was the governor's constitutional duty to invite HD Kumaraswamy to form a government.
BJP Karnataka and party MLA Sureshkumar retract tweet on BSY's swearing-in: Both twitter handles, that of BJP's Karnataka unit and MLA Sureshkumar have retracted their tweets claiming that the governor has formally invited them to form government and that BS Yeddyurappa's swearing-in will take place tomorrow. Here's a screenshot of the tweet put out moments ago, which now stands retracted.
Earlier, BJP MLA claimed that Yeddyurappa (BSY) would be sworn-in at 9.30 am; Raj Bhavan says official word awaited. Several news channels reported that the governor has officially invited the BJP to form a government in Karnataka. The reports were either based on sources or on a BJP MLA's tweet which claimed that a swearing-in ceremony will be held tomorrow at 9.30 am.
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