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Karnataka verdict: Both parties to meet governor again

Matrubhumi 2018-05-16 07:48:00

New Delhi:  As no party has gained simple majority in Karnataka assembly election, the decision of the governor Vajubhai Vala is crucial. Both the parties will meet the governor again on Wednesday with the claims of having sufficient support to get the simple majority required.

The BJP emerged as the single largest party in the election, but they failed to gain the simple majority with the difference of only a few seats. They have owned 104 out of the 222 assembly seats for which election took place.

Congress who came second has already declared their willingness to ally with Janata Dal (Secular) with a whopping offer of making their leader H D Kumaraswamy the chief minister.

Kumaraswamy wrote to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala informing him about his decision to accept the Congress' support to form the government.

However, BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa has announced that he had urged Governor Vajubhai Vala to let him prove majority support in the Karnataka Assembly. He also claimed that the governor has allowed one week’s time to prove their majority.

Yeddyurappa made the comments to the media after calling on the Governor along with party leader and Union Minister Ananth Kumar after results from Saturday's Assembly election threw up a split verdict.

(With inputs from agencies)