Ram Jethmalani has moved the Supreme court against Karnataka governor's decision

Ram Jethmalani has moved the Supreme court against Karnataka governor's decision

Ram Jethmalani has moved the Supreme court against Karnataka governor's decision

It should be obvious to any reasonable analyst that the BJP can cobble together a majority only by resorting to underhand methods, putting to good use its vast war chest; and, the Congress and the JD (S) can come together only by repudiating their pre-election postures. This is the victory of every Kannadiga who voted to uproot the corrupt & divisive politics of Congress.

The latest fractured mandate has given the three main parties an opportunity to form post-poll alliances and prove their majority on the floor of the House. Read Also: No big surprises in BengaluruIn Goa, the Congress had lost out because though it was the single largest party in the State, it did not have a majority. The halfway mark then is 111, with a party needing 112 seats for a simple majority. He holds the record for presenting the state budget in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly: 18 times as Finance Minister. BS Yeddyurappa met the state governor to stake claim after being elected leader of BJP legislature party.

Earlier in the day, lashing out at the alleged bribing of JD (S) MLAs, Kumaraswamy questioned as to why no inquiry was being conducted by the income tax department on the source of the cash being offered.

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Kumaraswamy agreed to accept Congress' unconditional support in forming the new government. The Congress-JD (S) pitch is seen by the BJP crowd, and those with short memory, as a cynical and dishonest attempt to grab power even after voters have expressed their disapproval of Siddaramaiah's track-record. The BJP has, as of now, 105 MLAs, including the independent candidate who gave support to the party.

Uncertainty over government-formation in Karnataka, along with weak global cues, suppressed the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday afternoon.

In the Lok Sabha elections that followed, the BJP won 19 of the state's 28 seats, a remarkable turnaround for the party which had secured a measly 19.9 per cent votes in the Assembly polls just a year ago leading to the fall of its first government. The apex court passed the order despite former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared for the BJP, argued that the time Yeddyurappa should be given to prove majority could be debated after two days.

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Regional forces like the Trinamool Congress, NCP, DMK and the Left said the Congress should read the writing on the wall and join hands with state parties if it was serious about taking on the BJP.

When Asia Times contacted Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on the governor's move, Azad said: "It is an unconstitutional decision taken by the governor". In Manipur, Governor Napa Heptulla had invited the BJP to form the government on the same grounds. Some 15 plus Congress MLAs are yet to reach Bangalore from their respective constituencies making themselves vulnerable to poaching from the BJP.

Two decades later, an 85-year-old Deve Gowda now has all the reasons to cheer the remarks he made. The BJP, which has won 104 seats. Even the most pious community of Lingaysts was divided by the Congress led Government. "I will inform you after getting a letter from Governor". But the harm to India's constitutional and ethical political framework has already been done.

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