Singhvi began his arguments by saying that the governor has completely dispensed with the constitutional norm.More news: Geopolitics Trumps Oil Market Fundamentals: IEA
By mid-afternoon the Congress had taken 28 seats and was leading in 49, while the regional Janata Dal (Secular) had seven seats and led in another 31.
Elections were conducted for 222 out the total 224 assembly seats. "This, according to us, is a clear violation of our fundamental right to privacy", she said in the letter. ECI took this decision after more than 9,700 voter id cards were seized from a flat in Rajarajeshwari Nagar area just two days prior to the election. "Calling an immoral and illegal government to be sworn in as an illegitimate child can not sustain the scrutiny of the Constitution or the test of law", Mr Surjewala said at a press conference.
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. They have accepted our offer. "Let us all gather on this happy occasion", MLA Suresh Kumar said in a tweet. On the other hand, the alacrity with which the Congress leadership has reached out to JD (S) seeking a post-election alliance to form a coalition government underscores their common interest to ensure that BJP is kept out of power. "Now, they want to come together and make government".More news: Woman tortured to death by a pack of dachshunds
A few poll pundits have called the Congress-JD (S) alliance an unholy nexus. Kumaraswamy said though which party to invite first is the prerogative of the governor, "without the numbers how can they (BJP) form the government". As far the trends are concerned, BJP has got a huge lead in the state and is expected to form the government. Amit Shah is likely to be in Bengaluru and address the newly elected MLAs at the legislature party meeting on Wednesday.
The Governor has given 15 days time to BJP to prove majority.
The Congress also cited a Supreme Court judgment in the Goa case, where the BJP was not the single largest party but anyway formed the government. As uncertainty looms large, the allegations of "horse-trading" MLAs' have been made from all the three parties.More news: LG G7 ThinQ Global Rollout Begins Today
Karandlaje on Wednesday May 16 evening accused the Congress of playing dirty politics and tapping the phones of three BJP MPs. The Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party and an Independent won one seat each. The cabinet will be expanded after he proves his majority on the floor of the house, Rao added. A fractured verdict in the Assembly polls has moved the battle from the war field to the war rooms.