The logjam in Karnataka over the Assembly elections looks set to continue, with the JD(S) accusing the BJP of attempting to poach their MLAs with bribes of Rs 100 crore each. Meanwhile, reports suggest the Congress will move the Supreme Court if governor Vajubhai Vala invites the BJP to form the government.
8 Congress MLAs and 2 JD(S) MLAs have been reported missing from their respective legislative party meets in Bengaluru
Yeddyurappa has been named BJP’s Karnataka Legislative party leader and the BJP has been granted time to prove its majority in the Assembly
HD Kumaraswamy has been offered the post of chief minister of the eleventh-hour JD(S)-Congress alliance
Congress sources confirmed to The Quint that although 73 out of 78 party MLAs have reached the venue for the meeting, all the MLAs have assured their support to the JD(S)-Congress alliance.
The document, signed by the JD(S) and Congress MLAs will be submitted to the Governor later today when JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy approaches the governor.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee phoned JD(S) party legislative chief HD Kumaraswamy to convey her wishes, reported
Quoting sources, News18 reported that few opposition leaders have advised the JD(S)-Congress alliance to approach the President if they are not invited by the governor to form the government.
Horse-Trading Allegations are Baseless: Prakash Javadekar
Debunking Congress and JD(S)’ allegations about BJP trying to poach MLAs, Karnataka party in-charge 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.”
He added, “Rs 100 crore figure is not only imaginary but it is what Congress-JD(S) do politics through. We are going by rules,we have submitted our claim to the Governor, are confident of forming the government.”
Cong to Move SC If Not Invited to Form Government: Reports
Congress is set to move the Supreme Court of India if the Karnataka governor invites the BJP to form the government in the state, according to reports.
3 Congress MLAs Arrive at the Meeting
Three of the 11 missing Congress MLAs have arrived at the party meeting which is underway in Bengaluru.
BJP Tried to Poach Five JD(S) MLAs: Reports
Five JD(S) MLA-elects have been approached by the BJP in a bid to poach them, reported The News Minute quoting party sources.
BJP Bribing JD(S) MLAs with Rs 100 Cr Each, Where’s Black Money Coming From?: Kumaraswamy
“JD(S) MLAs are being offered Rs 100 crore each,” HD Kumaraswamy told reporters after the JD(S) legislative meeting. “Where is this black money coming from? They are supposedly the servers of poor people and they are offering money today. Where are the income tax officials?”
HD Kumaraswamy Named Legislative Party Leader of JD(S)
HD Kumaraswamy was chosen as the legislative party leader of the JD(S), in a meeting of party MLAs in Bengaluru.