BJP confident to get a call from governor, Yeddyurappa says need time to get majority: The Bharatiya Janata Party, which is short by around 7 MLAs to form a majority government, says that it is positive that the Raj Bhawan will call them to form the government. CNN-News18 quoted sources as saying that the BJP is planning to buy time by staking claim to form government and having to prove their majority later.
Constitutional expert Subhash Kashyap says Goa precedent not valid in Karnataka : Speaking to CNN-News18, constitutional expert Subhash Kashyap said that the Constitution of India very clearly lays down that the governor must appoint the chief minister and that his discretion can't be challenged even by the Supreme Court. He said that the established procedure is that in event of a hung House, the single largest party may be given a chance to acquire a majority. Speaking on the precedent of government formation in Goa, Kashyap said that the single largest party in Goa failed to stake claim after which the governor called the coalition that had the majority
JD(S) and Congress MLAs to meet governor at 4.00 pm: The combined strength of JD(S) and Congress MLAs is going to assert before the governor that their coalition has the requisite majority. The meeting is expected to happen at around 4.00 pm today.
Rs 100 crore figure is not only imaginary but it is what Congress-JDS do politics through: Prakash Javadekar: "They are leveling baseless charges against BJP. Poaching and horse trading is not done by BJP, Congress is famous for it. Their own MLAs are not happy with their alliance. Rs 100 crore figure is not only imaginary but it is what Congress-JDS do politics through," Prakash Javadekar,Karnataka BJP In-charge said on HD Kumaraswamy's horse-trading allegations.
Karnataka Congress MLAs moved to Eagleton resort: The Congress and the Janata Dal Secular are trying to guard their flock with the BJP looking for at least eight more seats to close the gap. "They (BJP) are poaching our MLAs, and we know that. Everyday, there is a lot of pressure. But it is not so easy as two parties have the necessary numbers. However, we are taking all necessary steps," Congress leader DK Shivakumar was quoted as saying by NDTV.
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