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Karnataka awaiting CM

Hyderabad: As the results of Karnataka assembly polls are out with the BJP emerging as single largest party in the state, the state is awaiting next chief minister.

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With the BJP clinching 104 seats while the Congress and JD(S) getting 78 and 38 seats respectively, all three parties have staked claim to form the government in the state. The Congress has said that they will give support to JD(S) to form the government and subsequently, JD(S) too has accepted the offer.


Meanwhile, the BJP has also said that they will for the government and has sought a weeks time to decide upon forming the government in the state.


For the Congress and JD(S) allaince, HD Kumaraswamy will be the next chief minister of Karnataka if they prove majority in the house. If BJP proves the majority in the house then BS Yeddyurappa will be the next CM of Karnataka.

To deliberate further upon forming the government, the BJP has called a BJP legislative party meeting today at 10:30 am.

Who said What

  • Dinesh Gundu Rao, Congress leader siad that Congress and JD(S) have a clear majority. "Yeddyurappa is saying that BJP's single largest party, but single largest party doesn't necessarily form govt. I think Governor should invite the groups having the majority."

  • S Kashyap, constitutional expert said that "Its entirely up to Governor to appoint anyone he thinks proper. He's expected to be guided by his assessment of who is likely to command majority support in the House."

  • M Veerappa Moily, Congress leader said that "JD(S) & Congress have enough numbers to form the government. BJP cannot form the government without the numbers."


  • BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataks's BJP chief ministerial candidate said that "We have met Governor because we are single largest party, and that he allows us to prove majority in the Assembly."

  • He said that "100 percent BJP will form the government in Karnataka."

  • Wait & watch, the cup will be ours: Saravana, JD(S) MLC.

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader said that, "Congress and JDS has 117, we need 111 to form the govt. Since we were in power, and we lost, we have given our support for JDS led government. BJP has 104, we are ahead of them."

  • DK Shivakumar, Congress leader siad that, "I'm here with our independent MLA. The independent MLA Mr Nagesh & others MLAs are with us. We have the numbers. We want a secular government in Karnataka."
What happened after counting of votes was over and results were out

  • Congress claimed that they will form the government by providing support to the JD(S) and HD Kumaraswamy will be the next chief minister.

  • G. Parameshwara, Congress leader said, "We accept the mandate of the people. We bow our heads to the verdict. We don’t have numbers to form govt. The Congress has offered support to JD(S) to form government."

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader said, "We had a telephonic conversation with Deve Gowda ji & Kumaraswamy. They have accepted our offer. Hopefully, we will be together."

  • KC Venugopal, Congress leader said that, "We (Congress & JDS) are jointly meeting the Governor in the evening today."

  • JD(S) accepted the offer from the Congress to formt the next government and give Karnataka a new CM

  • Danish Ali, JD(S) leader said, "JD(S) had always maintained that HD Kumaraswamy will be CM. As per results, we're doing everything to keep BJP out of power. Congress has extended its support, we have accepted it."

  • Former chief minister Siddaramaiah went to the Rajbhawan to submit his resignation

  • BS Yeddyurappa while addressing a press conference said that they will decide the future course of action after consulting leadership

  • BS Yeddyurappa , Ananth Kumar, Shobha Karandlaje & Rajeev Chandrasekhar from BJP met governor at the Raj Bhawan


  • Leaders including HD Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, DK Shivakumar and Mallikarjun Kharge from both Congress and JD(S) met governor at the Raj Bhawan


  • HD Deve Gowda reaches Ashoka Hotel for meeting with senior Congress leaders in Bengaluru.
As election results threw a hung verdict as to who will form the next government and who will be the next chief minister of Karnataka, all eyes would be on the governor, Vajubhai Vala, who has to make the most important decision.

As per constitutional experts, it's entirely upon the governor to decide who will form the government.

The governor has two options in case of a hung assembly-

  • He can invite the coalition that has a majority or,

  • He can invite the single largest party, which is the BJP, and ask it to prove its majority
Subhash Kashyap, constitutional expert said, "It is up to the understanding of the Governor who he calls to form the government. It is upto him if he wants to call the single largest party or a coalition government."

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